Aerial Yoga Teacher Training » Flex Yoga Wooster


Lead Teacher Emily Moorefield Mariola
Assistant Melissa Schultz


We are excited to announce Flex Yoga now offers Aerial Yoga Teacher Training as a 200 HR, Yoga Alliance certified Aerial Yoga specific certification. The training will be divided between FOUR MODULES offered at different times throughout the year. The first 3 modules will be 24 hours of instruction each, and the fourth module will be 44 hours. Additional work outside of the modules’ scheduled time will be required to complete the 200 HR certification.
For those who do not wish to complete the full 200 Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (particularly for those who are already 200 HR certified Yoga Teachers) Module ONE will be recommended and will be similar to our weekend Aerial Yoga Trainings in the past.
$100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of signup to secure your spot
Module One, Two and Three are $550 EACH, and Module Four is $1200, equalling $2850. Registration for all four (if enrolled at the same time) is $2750.

MODULE ONE (24 hours):


Intro to Aerial Hammock Yoga
Safety & Spotting
Rigging, Care & Maintenance
Wraps & Binds
Teaching Warmups and Conditioning
Teaching Basic Inversions and Backbends
Teaching Yoga Asana in the Aerial Hammock
Intro to Basic Aerial Tricks, Flips and Drops
Building Blocks of Creating an Aerial Hammock Yoga class


Email us at or to sign up online CLICK HERE to visit our MindBody Enrollments page.
We have a number of different teacher trainings scheduled so make sure you select “Module One: 200 HR Aerial Yoga Teacher Training”

MODULE TWO (24 hours):


Aerial Sequencing
High Flying Hammock
Low Flying Hammock
Alignment and Intro to Anatomy
Verbal Cues and Physical Assists in Aerial Yoga


MODULE THREE (24 hours):


Thursday September 6th 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday September 7th 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday September 8th 9:00am – 3:00pm

Advanced Tricks, Flips and Drops
Restorative Aerial Hammock Yoga
Advanced Aerial Asana
Advanced Aerial Sequencing


Email us at or to sign up online CLICK HERE to visit our MindBody Enrollments page.
We have a number of different teacher trainings scheduled so make sure you select “Module Three: 200 HR Aerial Yoga Teacher Training”

MODULE FOUR (44 hours):


Wednesday December 5th 7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday December 6th 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday December 7th 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday December 8th 7:00am – 6:00pm

History and Philosophy
Refining Aerial Alignment
Refining your teaching style and finding your authentic teaching voice
Refining Verbal Cueing and Physical Assists


Email us at or to sign up online CLICK HERE to visit our MindBody Enrollments page.
We have a number of different teacher trainings scheduled so make sure you select “Module Four: 200 HR Aerial Yoga Teacher Training”


Emily Moorefield Mariola is the founder of Flex Yoga Wooster and is a certified Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200) through Amazing Yoga Studios of Pittsburg Pennsylvania, and a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor through the Destin Pilates Center in Florida.  Emily also completed additional aerial training at the Boulder Circus Center with Aircat Aerial Arts.  Emily took her first yoga class in 2004 and has been hooked ever since. Originally a competitive runner, Emily uses her understanding of competitive athletics and awareness of physical capabilities to enhance her yoga practice as well as her teaching.

Emily teaches a Power Vinyasa Flow style of yoga that integrates the physical poses (or asanas) with the breath (or pranayama) in a fluid and powerful way. Although many find a yoga practice to fulfill their exercise regime, Emily believes it is also the best supplement for the competitive athlete, those looking for “the edge”, and for those interested in restoring balance and flexibility in a more gentle practice. The emotional benefits of a consistent yoga practice can equal (and often exceed) the physical benefits of yoga, and the instructors at Flex Yoga are committed to carefully guide all students to work within their limits. Emily’s goal is that Flex Yoga can be a space where all people can find and experience the emotional and physical benefits of yoga. Very young to very old, very fit to not fit at all, yoga can bring softness, flexibility, balance and strength to the body and the mind.

With a strong commitment to continue and enhance her yoga education Emily has taken additional teacher trainings and workshops from some of the best yoga instructors in the country, including: Karen and Sean Conley, Kathryn Budig, Bryan Kest, and Doug Swenson.

A potter by trade, Emily has found yoga creeping into her art more and more these days. Emily and her husband Mike live on a farm just south of Wooster with their four free-range children: Ian, Vincy, Annie and Mia.



Melissa Schultz

Melissa is a graduate of Flex Yoga’s first aerial yoga teacher training in January of 2016. She loves learning new things and the support, challenge, and body awareness that comes from practicing in the aerial fabric. She took her first aerial class in December of 2014, but it wasn’t until she began a committed aerial practice almost a year later that she truly began to love it. Her full-blown addiction to aerial is supplemented by just about any other Flex class she can fit into her schedule.
A student of all things health and wellness, she is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and a Certified Professional Chocolatier – because life needs balance.
Born and raised in Wooster, Melissa married her high school sweetheart and has two awesome daughters (also budding aerialists). She spends her days as Director of Web Communication at the College of Wooster and serves on the board of the Wayne County Humane Society.