Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Aerial Yoga Teacher Training – Flex Yoga Wooster


Lead Teacher Emily Moorefield Mariola

LEVEL ONE Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
SAT. & SUN. APRIL 6th & 7th
8am – 6pm

COST: $550
$100 deposit due on registration which will go toward the total training cost

The training is led by the Emily Moorefield Mariola, Registered Yoga Teacher, Trained Aerial Yoga Instructor, and Flex Yoga studio owner.

Aerial Yoga, also referred to as anti-gravity yoga, combines traditional yoga poses, pilates, and dance with the use of an aerial hammock. The aerial hammocks are suspended from the ceiling, hold 2000 pounds, and are made of high density nylon fabric. Yoga in the silks can increase body awareness and mindfulness, help build strength and control, and can help build space in the body without compressing the joints and spine. Aerial Yoga can unwind fascial knots, quiet the mind, build core strength, and increase confidence.

All participants will receive a Teacher Training manual and will have a chance to practice teach, work in the silks, ask questions, and address concerns.

One year of Aerial Yoga practice and a teaching certificate in yoga, pilates or barre are highly recommended.

Feel free to send us an email at if you have any questions about the training!

Aerial Topics Covered Include (but are not limited to):

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


To enroll and pay online with a CC for the Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (deposit or the full amount), CLICK HERE. Select the “Sign Up Now” button next to the Aerial Training. If you do not have a MindBody account already, you will need to create one. You can also enroll for the training at the studio if you prefer.

If you pay the deposit you can pay the remaining amount at the studio with cash, check or CC. The remainder is due by the first day of 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.