How long will this program take? What sort of time commitment will I have to make?

The modules in this course can be completed at your own pace, but is segmented to be completed within 8 week. You will have lifetime access to your materials and full course to reference whenever you wish. During this course, you will need to schedule weekly coaching instructor calls, and complete 2 live assessments via zoom or skype. Graduates of this program also receive a massive 30% discount on all future aerial specialty courses to further enhance your aerial practice!

Are the courses interactive, or done on my own?

Courses in this program are done both on your own and interactively. You review the video and text content on your own schedule and at your own pace, and are required to complete video and written assignments, plus 2 live demo assessments (via zoom or skype) as you move through the coursework. During your coursework each week, you will receive feedback in additional to your coaching calls. Our certified and experienced mentors review and grade each assignment and provide thorough feedback. You can also freely interact with the mentors and other students currently in the program throughout your coursework through the course community and/or via messaging.

Are there any prerequisites for signing up?

There are no prerequisites for this course, and you need not be a yoga expert before registering. However, is recommended that you have at least some level of fitness practice under your belt so you are familiar with basic flexibility and understanding of the basics to help prevent injury. Because this course has been developed, tweaked, and refined by Doctor of Education, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, and Certified Yoga Alliance Aerial Yoga Certified Teacher Trainer, you will find that this program fills in the gaps that many other programs lack. The goal of this program is not only for you to feel confident teaching aerial yoga and fitness, but have a deep knowledge of body anatomy, metrics, and physics as it pertains to fitness and yoga flow.

What system/other requirements are needed to participate?

You will need to make sure you have the following:

  1. A webcam, camcorder, or video capture capability on your smartphone or other device as you will need to submit videos to us as part of your coursework.
  2. A decent internet connection to be able to access the course materials.
  3. You will be provided with a reading list that is highly recommended, but not required for purchase.
  4. Proficiency with English is recommended, as all instruction is given in English.
  5. Last but not least, access to a secured and properly rigged aerial hammock (The Align Your Light shop offers a full aerial yoga kit complete with silk and mounting hardware for purchase.)

Can I complete the program on my iPad or other mobile device?

Yes, you can use your iPad or other mobile devices to complete this program.

What payment options do you accept?

You can pay with a credit card or PayPal using our secured checkout process. All pricing is listed in US dollars and payments will be automatically be converted to US dollars if you are paying with another currency.

Do you have a payment plan?

YES! Payment plans include 2 and 4 month payment options.

What about Certification?

Upon successful completion of The Align Your Light Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program you will be certified by Align Your Light Institute. We are creating a dedicated and searchable website for our certified teachers which will feature your bio, link to their website or studio website, and contact information so the world can see that you’ve met our rigorous testing standards and demonstrated your ability to lead epic classes.

Will I be a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor Upon Completion of this Program?

This Teacher Training with Align Your Light Institute is not currently registered with Yoga Alliance. Though we work closely together with students both one-on-one and in our unique online community in this course for over 200 hours, Yoga Alliance has informed us that according to their interpretation of “contact” hours, working online does not qualify for “contact” hours. We greatly, but humbly disagree.

But...rules and rules, and thus, in accordance with their requirements, this program is in the process of becoming a certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Course for the in-person/hybrid versions. Those who complete this course will be offered the opportunity earn their CECs once accreditation is achieved at no additional cost. Students in this course will receive updates regularly on this as they are available.

In an effort to quell common concerns over this, this online program has been developed specifically to far exceed the standards of a 200 hour Yoga Alliance training. Here’s how:

  • Personalized guidance, review, and feedback of coursework and assignments throughout the course
  • Rigorous testing standards including video uploads of teaching technique
  • ALL educators are 500++ hours trained in The Kaivalya Yoga Method and complementary techniques
  • Classes, training and consultation available around the clock, and for review as many times as necessary
  • Extensive body of knowledge covering all aspects of yoga & teaching technique that is viewable again and again at your convenience including:
  • 35+ hours of training in anatomy for yoga: an essential body of knowledge for all teachers
    • Safe and effective hands-on adjustments techniques
    • Principles of bhakti (devotional) yoga
    • Extensive sequencing skills based on body mechanics and principles
    • Feedback and review of your teaching practice throughout the course
    • Business skills and insider insights into how to land jobs, market, start teaching private and public classes, opening your own studio, and tailor teaching to specific demographics such as beginners and prenatal clients
    • Instruction on traditional, and global yogic principles and methods

None of these are required by Yoga Alliance, nor are they common among other teacher training. Times have changed as technology has allowed massive advancement and opportunities for individuals who otherwise would not have access to programs, such as this. While those on the "front-lines" such as aerial yoga instructors and yoga teachers see the value and amazing abilities they have the opportunity to develop through online formats, accreditation bodies such as the Yoga Alliance take a considerable amount of time to "catch up." Why? Online hours, at this time, are difficult to prove. Because contact hours are required (meaning the instructor teaches face to face and can attest to your time in-seat), online time is very difficult to prove. While developers at the Align Your Light Institute work hard to research new pieces of technology to help meet this requirement, it takes much more time for agencies such as the Yoga Alliance to make revisions/adaptations that address the online vs. contact hour gap as research and case studies, as well as pilots and testing must be conducted to ensure online hours accurately reflect equivalent contact-hours. We will keep the dialogue with Yoga Alliance open in an attempt to work with them, however your path to becoming an epic yoga teacher will not be affected by their decision. It is important to be clear that a Yoga Alliance credential or designation is NOT required to teach or train in aerial yoga, nor is it even required to obtain insurance, build a studio, etc. Rest assured that the program you are committing provides you with equally as in-depth material, in-fact, even MORE so, than those with the Yoga Alliance designation.

Yoga Alliance is a registration body, similar to that of a trade organization. They do not certify teachers, nor do they test or require anyone to meet any of the standards they set. Because we recognize certification is important to you, we have created the Align Your Light Institute / PyloCore Aerial Yoga Method certification program. Completion of this course certifies you by Align Your Light Institute and as a PyloCore Yoga Method Instructor.

Your registration fee is included with the cost of this training, and you will never be charged a yearly renewal fee. We are creating a website to feature your bio, teaching schedule, and contact information so the world can see that you’ve met our rigorous testing standards and demonstrated your ability to lead stellar classes for a wide variety of students. This is our sincere and grateful attempt at highlighting our approved teachers and providing you the chance to shine within our powerful network of teachers and students.

Together, we will show the yoga world the power of online education and the spirit, heart, and strength of the community that binds us.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@dreamingtoliving.com

Do you offer in-person training?

In-person training are available. Typically, these are done for groups wishing to complete a full scale immersion training over a 3-4 day period. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the training and students are also provided with the opportunity to obtain professional headshots/pose shot at no additional cost. Cost depends on the size of the group and the distance needed to travel, but participants can expect fees to be similar or less than the online program. To inquire about in-person training, please email hello@dreamingtoliving.com