Aerial Straps Teacher Training


Momentum Aerial, Flagstaff, AZ – Teacher Training – January 3-7th  – SOLD OUT!
Arizona, USA – Teacher Training – January 13-16th – Spaces Available
Kam Hram, Split, Croatia – Teacher Training – April 20th-24th, 2020 – Spaces Available

The training will support aerial teachers in building their knowledge and curriculum of straps style techniques (using straps and other apparatus!). During the training, participants will learn a range of static skills, transitions, relevant progressions/regressions, and spotting techniques. The training has been built in collaboration from Australian and US physical and myotherapists with a focus on common potential injury risks.

The focus of the curriculum is on scalability and building lesson plans that allow for safe progression of students in a group class (without being solely a straps conditioning class, but still building strength over time). Functional anatomy/physiology and appropriate strengthening/injury prevention will also be covered to build awareness of correct body mechanics specific to static and dynamic straps-style skills.

Program Highlights 

• Participants will receive a 75+ page manual with pedagogy, strength training principles, and a skill dictionary for use after the training.
• Skill dictionary of static positions, dynamic techniques, skills and transitions
• Safe spotting techniques
• Progressions/regressions using multiple apparatus geared towards training straps-style skills safely
• How to build stations into class planning to encourage efficient and safe movement through different drills and skills

• Identifying common problems in conceptual techniques and pathways
• Developing effective teaching practices based on current learning research
• Focusing on both strength and conditioning as well as movement patterning
• Functional anatomy/physiology/kinesiology
• Shoulder/thoracic spine health/injury prevention

General Prerequisites Guidelines  (Prerequisites will vary based on training/intensive):
• Minimum of 2 years aerial teaching experience (does not include aerial yoga) OR 3 or more years seriously training aerial
• 5 pull-ups from dead hang and 5 push-ups
• Ability to safely straight arm invert in the air multiple times
• 30 seconds – 1 min dead hang hold with hollow body and shoulder engagement
• Ability to hold meathook for 5-10 seconds or more
• Ability to hold support position (and/or back balance) and false grip for 10-30 seconds 
• Experience training spinning and swinging skills like flares and beats
• Experience training for reverse meathooks/back balances – this needs to be shown

Applicants must submit an audition video via email to with the above pre-requisites PLUS a demonstration of the following:

– A sequence of aerial movements/skills/sequencing without relying on foot locks (or floor contact) for 30 seconds – 1 minute (on fabric/rope/straps)
– A video teaching an aerial apparatus in a class/lesson setting

In preparation for the training, it is highly recommended to read Emily Scherb’s Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts as part of the training to have a beginning understanding of anatomy to build off of.

Payment plans available, but to secure your spot, a deposit of 50% must be made upon acceptance into the program (or two months in advance of the start date). Payment of the remaining 50% is due 1 week prior to the start date of the program.

Kam Hram, Split, Croatia – Teacher Training – April 20th-24th, 2020

Early bird: 550 euro due before December 15th, 2020 
Normal registration: 650 euro open until all slots are full or April 10th, 2020

Momentum Aerial, Flagstaff, AZ – Teacher Training – January 3-7th  – SOLD OUT!
Arizona, USA – Teacher Training – January 13-16th – Spaces Available

Registration fee: $850

For more information, email