Aerial  Therapeutics PostGraduate 150hr Course
Become An Advanced Aerial Teacher & Unlock The Hammock's Therapeutic Qualities With Aerial Yoga Therapeutics
Learn how to advance your aerial instruction and harness the key therapeutic benefits of the aerial hammock. This 150hr postgraduate course offers professional development for graduates of Aerials Essentials and is comprised of the 50hrs Advanced Aerial Yoga Teaching and 100hrs Aerial Yoga Therapeutics. This course is delivered in monthly 20hr modules involving theoretical online learning and live/interactive live-stream practical training.
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.
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).
Advance Aerial Yoga Instructor Course 50hr
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.

MODULE 1. Program Design and Exercise Variables

MODULE 2. Instructor Development

MODULE 3. Business & Instructor Success: Step-by-step guide for integrating the aerial hammock into your business or class/treatment offerings
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
Fitness Program design for beginner to advanced movers
Aerial Dance Choreography Program design for beginner to advanced movers
Develop skills in instructing live and virtual group classes
Discover the ‘Keys to Success’ in Personal Branding and effective Aerial Studio Business Models
Aerial Yoga Therapeutics Course 100hr
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:

MODULE 4. Special Populations 1: Injury Rehabilitation and Pain Management
MODULE 5. Special Populations 2: Women’s Health

MODULE 6. Special Populations 3: Neurodiverse Children
MODULE 7. Special Populations 4: Mental Health - Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Sleep disorders

Explore the unique neurobiological benefits of the aerial hammock system
Understand the trauma-sensitive approach and the power of the therapeutic relationship
Appreciate ‘clinical’ language utilised in multi-disciplinary teams in mental and physical health
Recognise the boundaries of professional scope and ethical practice
Know ‘red flags’ and referral processes

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