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Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

May 6 10:00a -7:00p
May 7 8:00a - 3:00p
Mantra fit Nabbs Creek

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training - Level One

What is Aerial Yoga? Aerial yoga is one of the newest blends of yoga and aerial circus arts, utilizing a silk hammock as a prop to aid the student in surrender during traditional postures that are difficult to achieve due to minimal flexibility or strength, physical injuries and often times, emotional fear. Aerial Yoga is an amazing practice and fun way to change up your traditional experience with yoga on the mat, as well as a teaching yoga. Practicing Yoga in the hammock allows you to discover and unleash your hidden challenges and strengths. It balances and encourages deeper and unique stretching through a traditional Aerial Yoga Flow class.

What are the benefits of Aerial Yoga Flow?
1. Physical Healing: Natural alignment and decompression of the spine and joints.
2. Emotional Healing: Opening the heart, hips, and core so that the student can go beyond their fear to inversion, creating a space for svdhyaya, self-study.
3. Spiritual Healing: Creating a new perspective, moving energy up to the crown chakra, broadening students understanding of who “I am” through the practice of isvarpranadhana, surrendering all to the universe.

This training is a unique and fun way to expand your experience as a yoga teacher and the perfect way to earn your CEU’s! 

In this two-day training you will receive a comprehensive cirriculum with photos and detailed information, along with practice and teaching support to lead aerial yoga classes for basic beginner and advanced level one poses and flow. 

All sections of a traditional yoga class and will be taught in this training as well as:

• Safety Information and tips
• Benefits of practicing in the hammock
• How to assist your students in the hammock
• Centering the student prior to practice
• Breath Work
• Basic Standing Supported Postures in the Fabric
• Basic Seated Supported Postures in the Fabric
• Various wraps used in an Aerial Yoga Class
• Suspended Inversions such as back bends, hand stands, down dog, hip openers, savasana, and seated postures.
• How to balance classes of multiple levels
• Safety elements of the rigging
• Complete 60 minute class created and ready to use
• 10 required hours – karma/apprentice hours
• Assisting
• Hanging and caring for your silk and equipment

What will you take away?
1. Background study on aerial arts and basic aerial yoga practices.
2. How to create a safe environment for the student and address fear in the student
3. Cueing
4. Sequencing the practice to open and close the student’s hearts and Meditations that address fear and inhibitions
5. Assisting the student
6. Hanging and caring for your equipment

You do not have to be yoga certified to take the teacher training. Fitness professionals and yoga enthusiasts looking to deepen their practice are welcome to attend. 

Teacher Training led by: 
Kelly Kuder 500 E-RYT, 200 E-RYT
Co-Founder, Transcend Wellness & Yoga

Kelly A. Kuder – (500 E-RYT) has practiced various styles of yoga since 2000 and never imagined the positive impact it would have on her life. "When I found yoga after decades as a professional dancer as well as Aerial and SUP Yoga, I was hooked. “ I thought what? I don’t have to compete?” I can just “ be?” I love how yoga grounds me, Aerial Yoga lightens me, and SUP Yoga allows me to "ride the wave."... bringing me to a place of balance and freedom. Having the ability to share the gift of yoga, SUP Yoga and Aerial yoga with my students is such a blessing and has been so much fun!". Kelly is also certified with the American Council on Exercise, a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, and holds a Masters Degree in Dance. She has been Regional Manager for the DEA Youth Dance Program for over 14 years bringing free after school dance lessons as a creative and healthy alternative to risky behavior. Kelly is a mom of an adorable 12 year old and a rockin hubby!! Namaste… let your light shine!

$490 early bird by March 29th

Mantra Fit Nabbs Creek
864 Nabbs Creek Road
Glen Burnie, MD
(Nabbs Creek Marina)

Our studio is located waterside at Nabbs Creek Marina. Showers and restaurant (Broken Oar Bar & Grill) are on site.


FLOYO Teacher Training

MAY 13 & 14
8:00a - 5:00p

The FloYo Teacher Training curriculum was developed in 2012 with the intention to create a weekend course that would give yoga instructors the skills they need to take their teaching to the water. With numerous contributors, we have developed a solid certification that is backed by the worldwide leader in Surfing and SUP education, the Academy of Surfing instructors. FloYo has led SUP yoga teacher trainings, workshop and retreats at some of the most beautiful paddle destinations around the world. Once certified, FloYo instructors join a global community of SUP yogi’s teaching the branded FloYo classes and continuing to learn and spread the joy of FloYo with our international affiliate network.

What Will You Get?

  • Two fun filled days of training which will qualify you as a FloYo SUP Yoga instructor, accredited by the Academy of Surfing Instructors
  • Develop sound stand up paddleboard skills with emphasis on stroke technique and turning methods
  • Gain an understanding of paddle etiquette, water safety, rescue and recovery skills
  • Learn how to cue and demonstrate each yoga pose and exercise that makes up a FloYo SUP Yoga class
  • Develop the tools needed to create an effective SUP yoga class and learn how to teach all 3 FloYo class sequences; the signature FloYo class, SloFlo a more restorative class and FloYo Fit an athletic interval style class
  • Perfect your teaching and delivery skills in front of a group with 5+ hours of first hand teaching experience
  • Business coaching workshop on how to launch your SUP Yoga business
  • Goal setting tools to help you discover where you want to take this new business opportunity
  • 20 hours Yoga Alliance CEU’s
  • Ability to also obtain ASI SUP Yoga Certificate (there are some additional requirements)

Course Requirements:

  • CPR & first aid certification
  • 200 hour RYT certification
  • Proficient swimming skills 
  • 2 years teaching experience (yoga, SUP or group fitness)*
    *If you are unsure if you meet this requirement please email


The cost of the 2 day FloYo training is $595. This includes an in depth ASI SUP Yoga training manual which includes valuable resources such as risk assessment, emergency response procedure, etc.,  and 20 hours of Yoga Alliance CEU’s (if you choose to petition for them). Depending on the location of the training this cost may also include board rentals and equipment for the training; however, please check on your specific training location. The price of this training does not include the ASI Water Rescue or SUP Wise, those training courses must be purchased separately through ASI. 

Mantra Fit Nabbs Creek
864 Nabbs Creek Road
Glen Burnie, MD
(Nabbs Creek Marina)

Our studio is located waterside at Nabbs Creek Marina. Showers and restaurant (Broken Oar Bar & Grill) are on site.


PaddleFit Core

MAY 20 & 21
8:00a - 5:00p

The definition of core: an essential and foundational part; a basic, essential enduring part. That definition is what PaddleFit Core represents: the essential and foundational elements of the PaddleFit coaching system. Our certification model reflects our commitment to being the best and providing an outstanding educational experience for our incoming coaches.

Two Day Course: 

  • Day 1 will be an interactive teaching format with 20 to 30 videos, discussions and presentation
  • Day 2 will be on the water and involve both skill assessments and practical teaching sessions
  • Coaches will be introduced to the PaddleFit Technique Screen™ which is a technique assessment tool


  • Introduction to PaddleFit coaching system
  • Comprehensive water safety and rescue
  • Coaching philosophy
  • Industry knowledge
  • SUP fundamentals
  • Group dynamics
  • Foundational SUP fitness concepts
  • Interactive, dynamic classroom setting
  • Extensive written exam
  • Skill practical exam
  • Comprehensive physical and technique assessment


  • Intermediate paddling skills or better (paddle straight, control the board, comfortable in varying conditions)
  • Complete pre-course worksheet to be distributed after registration
  • Effective communicator to be able to lead small groups

Mantra Fit Nabbs Creek
864 Nabbs Creek Road
Glen Burnie, MD
(Nabbs Creek Marina)

Our studio is located waterside at Nabbs Creek Marina. Showers and restaurant (Broken Oar Bar & Grill) are on site.