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Make Aerial Yoga a Career with Industry-Leading Aerial Yoga Postgraduate
Advanced Course Nov 2021 / Aerial Therapeutics Course Jan 2021
Advance your aerial yoga instruction, harness the key therapeutic benefits of the aerial hammock, while learning how to make a career out of this beautiful modality.

This 150HR Postgraduate Course offers professional development for graduates of Aerials Essentials (or existing Aerial Yoga Teachers) and is comprised of the 50HR Advanced Aerial Yoga Teaching (includes business module) and 100HR Aerial Yoga Therapeutics (includes special population modules). This course is delivered in monthly 20hr modules involving theoretical online learning and in-person or live-stream interactive practical training.

Available in Person or 100% Virtually

BOOK Complete Aerial Yoga Therapeutics PostGraduate 150hr

50HR ADVANCED AERIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

This course takes you to the next level of skilled Aerial instructorship! Students will be captivated by your ability to speak the language of the aerial body and guide them safely toward advanced practices including flips and supported handstand inversions.

✔️ Instructor development in facilitation of advanced aerial curriculum
✔️ Explore biomechanics and functional anatomy
✔️ Develop observational skills is assessment
✔️ Improve effective and corrective exercise cueing skills
✔️ Program design considerations for individuals and groups
✔️ Program design principles for pre-training, strength and recovery
✔️ Business marketing skills and personal branding development

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Facilitated by Industry Experts in Aerial Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Business

100HR AERIAL YOGA THERAPEUTICS TRAINING

Develop the skills to work therapeutically with special populations on a 1:1 basis and become masterful in adapting to the individual needs within your group classes. (Advanced Aerial Instructor course is a pre-requisite to this course). With contributions from expert facilitators in the fields of physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy and expressive therapy we will explore in depth the theoretical background and practical applications of the aerial hammock for these special populations:

✔️ Injury + Pain Management
✔️ Women’s Health
✔️ Neurodiverse Children
✔️ Mental Health

"There was so much invaluable learnings about the human mind and body! I feel forever grateful to Renae's influence and teachings!"

— Rachael Gibson, Aerial Teacher/Therapist
How is the Aerial Hammock used to support Pain Management?
The benefits of inversion therapy, sensory motor learning and the significance of proprioception have been previously documented in research on chronic back pain (Kim et. al, 2013; Tong et. al, 2017). Leading experts in pain management suggest the direction for innovation in pain interventions require methods that address both mind and body processes (Mostagi et al., 2015; Chou et al., 2017). Aerial therapeutic interventions are currently being adapted into exercise rehabilitation by physiotherapists in Australia and New Zealand with promising results with low back pain and other pathologies (Performance Pilates & Physiotherapy, 2017; UprightCare, 2017).
How is the Aerial Hammock used to support Mental Health?
The fundamental understanding behind using body-orientated therapies is that from birth onwards all experience is embodied. Past experience can be recognised in present physiological states and re-enacted in actions such as breath, gestures, sensory perception, movement, emotion and thought. From this understanding, remembering or speaking of the trauma may not be required in the process of recovery as one can work directly with self-awareness and self-regulation to reduce symptoms and learn new ways being in their body and in the world (Rothschild 2000). Multi-modal interventions, such as the aerial hammock, that integrate the brain, body, senses and creative expression are proving to be successful in trauma therapy and supported by emerging neuroscience research (Van der Kolk, 1994; Van der Kolk, MacFarlane & Weisaeth, 1996; Malchiodi, 2008; Carey, 2006). The aerial hammock opens opportunities to establish trust, which is considered essential in safe trauma treatment, and limits the dangers of re-traumatization (Friedman 1996; Friedman et al. 2010). This modality is also effective cross-culturally and is often experienced as a relaxing, non- threatening activity by adults and children.
Graduate Testimonials

Personal Trainer Testimonial - Maggie Vukovic
“I really feel this course took me to a new level of knowledge, experience and quality in my PT business along with creating a new chapter of my professional career of using the hammock as a recovery/therapeutic apparatus. I found the 150HR Course very well designed, included different level of exercises and its progressions. It was also useful for anyone who is interested in helping people move better, improve posture, wellbeing and overall health habits. It definitely help me improve my delivery of training to clients during one on one and group training sessions.”
Maggie Vukovic, Contracting Personal Training & Pilates Instructor, Brisbane QLD


Practicioner Testimonial - Anke Wagner
“Thank you for this beautiful & enriching course. With your professionalism and eye for detail you have set the benchmark for online learning in the Yoga/Pilates/ Fitness world!

The course not only teaches you exercises in a therapeutic format, it also educates you in a lot of other areas like anatomy, biomechanics, Yoga and Pilates as well. The rehab and remedial repertoire in the hammock gave me more ideas, skills and confidence to work with a new range of clients who are normally not on my scope of practice.”
Anke Wagner – Pilates Practitioner, Rowville VIC

Studio Owner Testimonial - Catherine Nicolas
“The 150HR course has been a wonderfully enriching and enlightening journey into the world of aerial yoga for therapeutic application. Both fascinating and practical, Renae has created a comprehensive course which has equipped me with the skills to literally add a new dimension to my 1:1 Pilates and Aerial Yoga teaching. The value of the hammock in a therapeutic setting is enormous for working with both injuries and conditions, and for addressing mental health and trauma informed practice. Renae brings an incredible depth of knowledge and experience together with her calm and Centered delivery to inspire and educate.

I recommend this course for studio instructors working 1:1 with clients, and to other practitioners seeking to add a new skill set to their practice. Renae is inspiring and the course is beautifully put together so that it’s interesting, the pace is great and the learning is enjoyable.”

Catherine Nicolas – Owner of Embody Pilates, Castlemaine VIC
Expert Co-Facilitators

Simon Borg-Olivier (MSc BAppSc Physiotherapy)
Simon Borg-Olivier has been practicing traditional forms of posture, movement, breathing, and mental control for 50 years. He has been teaching for 38 years and has been a registered physiotherapist for 23 years.

Simon works as a research scientist and a University lecturer. He has been regularly invited to teach about lifestyle, posture, movement, breathing, and meditation at conferences, festivals, and intensive teacher training courses internationally since 1990

Simon will be facilitating ‘program considerations & cueing for efficiency in key movements’ in the 150HR Postgraduate Course
Simon Borg-Olivier is a Physiotherapist and International Yoga Presenter

Mark Comerford (BPhty, MCSP Physiotherapy)
Mark Comerford has conducted and published research, lectured and practiced physiotherapy extensively for 30 years. Mark has established postgraduate courses in dynamic stability and muscle balance and presents worldwide in 20 countries and 7 languages. He also consults for various sporting and professional organisations around the world such as the Chicago Bulls.

Mark possesses a special interest in the development of clinically relevant models of movement analysis, retraining, and the understanding of pain’s influence on movement, muscle function, and performance.
Mark will be facilitating ‘injury/rehab considerations’ in the 150HR Postgraduate Course

Mark Comerford is Principal Physiotherapist of Performance Rehab Physiotherapy, Brisbane QLD

Audrey Ng (BPhty Physiotherapy)
Audrey Ng is a Polestar Pilates Principle Educator and certified Meditation, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga Teacher. Audrey has lectured and practiced physiotherapy extensively for 30 years.

Audrey is the Director and Principal of Performance Pilates & Physiotherapy. Audrey has been incorporating Pilates in her physiotherapy treatments since 1998 and over the last 8 years has used the aerial hammock in innovative clinical application.

Audrey has been a mentor for Renae whilst completing her Polestar Pilates training and has been instrumental in assisting Renae in the creation of safety guidelines for therapeutic applications of Aerial Yoga.
Audrey will be facilitating ‘movement principles’ in the 150HR Postgraduate Course

Audrey Ng is Principal Physiotherapist Performance Pilates & Physiotherapy, Perth WA

Dr Sue Jackson
Sue Jackson has 30 years of extensive experience in research, lecturing and practice in psychological and meditative approaches. Sue has a special interest in working with individuals and groups to help them tap into their potential to find flow in their performance and in their lives. Sue’s practice influences include ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), iRest Yoga Nidra, and Mind with Heart mindfulness training in education. Sue assisted Renae in understanding of the science behind flow states and how this applied to the therapeutic use of the aerial hammock. Find out more about Sue & Flow States here.
Sue is a guest facilitator in the Advanced Aerial Instructor Course on the subject of Flow-State.

Dr Sue Jackson is a Psychologist & Founder of Body & Mind Flow

Dan Ross (Bcom)
Dan Ross is the owner of Bend + Fly, one of the most respected Aerial Yoga Studios in Australia. Dan has spent the last 25 years in entrepreneurial roles, establishing and growing respected multi-site businesses in telecommunications and the fitness industry.

Dan has strong expertise in all marketing activities from branding to lead generation and digital marketing. Dan also has a passion for team management and culture building.
Dan will be facilitating ‘keys to business success’ including all set-up information in the 50HR Advanced Course

Dan Ross is the Owner of Bend + Fly, Brisbane, QLD


Janine Murray
Janine Murray, has a Masters of Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Men’s, Women’s and Pelvic Health through Curtin University. Janine has worked in a variety of clinical settings in both Perth and London, and has developed a strong interest in helping women with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and through the pregnancy and post-natal journey.
Janine has collaborated with Renae to deliver the Women’s Health Module in the Aerial Yoga Therapeutics Postgraduate course

Janine is a Physiotherapist and Women’s Health Specialist
Cat shares her experience completing Aerial Postgraduate 100% virtually
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Course Pricing & Booking Details
50hr Advanced

Starts November 1, 2021


$1499 Upfront

Or Payment Plan 4x $399/Month

Early bird pricing ends
Oct 18 (save $100)

* Enrol in the virtual delivery of this course & receive a studio-quality Aerial Yoga Hammock Kit valued at $299
100hr Aerial Therapeutics
100HR Therapeutics starts January, 2021

Pay Upfront $2499

Or Payment Plan - 5 x $525/Month
early bird pricing ends
October 31 (save $300)

* Enrol in the 150HR Postgraduate Course to receive a studio-quality Aerial Yoga Hammock Kit valued at $299

150hr Full Postgraduate Course
50HR Advanced + 100HR Therapeutics starts November 1, 2021 (online opens)

Pay Upfront $3499

Or Payment Plan - 8 x $475/Month
early bird pricing ends
October 18 (save $300)

* Enrol in the 150HR Postgraduate Course to receive a studio-quality Aerial Yoga Hammock Kit valued at $299

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