Led by founder and creator, Carmen Curtis, AIReal Yoga™ Teacher Training curriculum creates an opportunity to explore the yoga asana while using a hammock as a prop. Our hammocks are hung on a single point anchored with a swivel, allowing for flow, vinyasa, alignment and revolved postures.
AIReal Yoga™ is the first brand to be recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Using only professional riggers, you are ensured that your studio's rigging will be the safest in the industry, and that your gear is held to the highest of standards.
Carmen Curtis is a world-renowned yoga teacher, a professional Cirque du Soleil performer and a former national gymnast. She has been practicing aerial yoga for over 15 years.
What you receive by taking our 50 Hour Teacher Training and becoming a certified AIReal Yoga instructor:
- Complete manual with postures, lesson plans, sequences, progressions and digressions
- Learn to teach ALL levels and styles of yoga
- Hands-on instruction with Carmen Curtis
- Access to professional riggers, whose safety in installations cannot be matched by any other aerial yoga brand
- Subscription to our YouTube channel with access to many different styles of classes, including Intro, Slow Flow, Power, and Restorative, allowing for continued practice and review
- Access to buy only the safest and highest-rated gear and equipment available
- Continued education units with Yoga Alliance
50-hour Intensive, taught over 7 days
August 10th - 16th, 2018
Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Daily Schedule TBD
All requests to withdraw from the course must be received in writing. Those withdrawing 4 weeks prior to the start of a given level are eligible for a refund, minus a non-refundable $500 administrative fee. Those withdrawing after the 4 weeks prior, but a week ahead of the start date, are eligible for a partial refund, minus $500. There will be no refunds after a week before course instruction begins.
Payment plans available, inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers will be required to sign a contract.
Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu: 4 star contemporary hotel near swimming beach, shady jogging park paths, and relaxing ocean views. Just steps from the prestigious Ala Moana Center, the world's largest open-air shopping mall. Wide range of Dining Options. Close to Waikiki Beach area.
Shared room: comes with retreat package
Single Option: $100/night upgrade
Transportation (not included): local cab, Uber takes roughly 10 minutes or a lovely 25 min walk.
Meals provided: Buffet breakfast at the Plantation Cafe at the Ala Moana Hotel, and a healthy catered vegetarian lunch provided at the Center.
Venue: Still & Moving Center is a lovely oasis in the midst of thriving Honolulu. The main studio, Barefoot Ballroom, will be used for this event. A glorious 1600 square foot space, equipped with aerial points, sprung mango-wood floors, sound system and gorgeous artwork.
Meet Carmen Curtis, the founder of AIReal Yoga™, the first and only brand of aerial yoga accredited by the Yoga Alliance. Carmen is one of the premiere experts in the world of aerial yoga and fitness. This petite powerhouse is simultaneously raising the bar on what it means to be a modern-day renaissance woman. Balance is key after all, according to the inspirational and acclaimed yogi; who also counts successful entrepreneur, business owner, teacher, professional Cirque performer, aerialist, choreographer, accomplished athlete, master motivator and, most importantly, wife and mother, among her many titles.
A zealous practitioner for more than two decades, Carmen first found yoga as a way to heal her body from the extreme sports of gymnastic and Cirque performing, and has been teaching it ever since. A testament to the masterful-blending of athlete, art and yoga,Carmen, who is deeply influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rae, Gurmukh and Bryan Kest, has garnered a reputation as the go-to guide for self-love and healing through yoga and the aerial arts.
Hailed as a "teacher's teacher” who guides practices with great empathy, compassion and a desire to help serve, the highly sought after traveling yogi teaches workshops, retreats, conferences, teacher trainings and performs all over the world.
Following the birth of her second child and wanting to return to her yoga and Cirque roots, Carmen designed AIReal Yoga™ to use an aerial hammock as a yoga prop to align, deepen stretches and safely do inversions. Carmen’s AIReal Yoga™ offers a 50-hour, for certified yoga teachers, and a 200-hour teaching training course accredited by the yoga alliance, where yogis learn both floor based yoga and aerial yoga. Carmen Curtis and the senior certified AIReal Yoga™ instructors are featured presenters at leading global yoga festivals, such as Wanderlust 108, Wanderlust Festivals, Bhakti & Shakti Festival, and Telluride Yoga Festival.
When not traveling, Carmen can most likely be found hanging around at The Aerial Studio, in Ventura, CA, a certified RYS that she was encouraged to open in 2012 after wowing the community with her aerial abilities that she practiced out of her garage. Carmen co-owns the popular multi-faceted modern cirque, acrobatics, dance, yoga and AIReal Yoga™ studio, along with her husband and fellow former Cirque performer and creative, Gregg Curtis.
Celebrities are often among the thousands of people Carmen touches with her craft, most recently training Beyoncé and her dancers, in the art of aerial dancing, including harness and AIReal Yoga™, for the superstar’s current Formation World Tour. In addition, Carmen choreographed, and Gregg directed the aerial acts featured in what is Beyoncé’s biggest and most spectacular world tour to date.
Carmen is a former gymnast at UCLA where she helped her team win a NCAA National Championship. From early childhood and throughout her college and post-graduate career, she consistently trained in dance, theater and swimming. She earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Higher Education at UCLA and pursued her M.S. in Holistic Nutrition.
Fast-forward to present day and Carmen is still masterfully maneuvering life with grace and balance as a successful working mother of two, literally walking and dancing on air...while jumping through an occasional hoop.