40 hour aerial Yoga Training: San Diego, California
Fall Training: October 24th - 28th
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Aerial Yoga La Jolla Training Highlights

Tuition: $1200. Only 12 spaces Available.
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The Aerial Yoga Teacher Training at Trilogy Sanctuary is a comprehensive, immersive, 40 hour intensive teacher training. Our San Diego aerial yoga studios include a beautiful rooftop yoga studio in La Jolla with ocean views and an indoor studio with 16 aerial rigging points. Trilogy Sanctuary also offers infrared yoga (heated yoga), private meditation rooms, showers, a vegan cafe and spiritual healing and counseling - so many holistic services to enhance your teacher training experience! View our La Jolla Area Guide for hotel accommodations if you are traveling to San Diego, California to become a certified aerial yoga teacher.

The mission of this Aerial Yoga Training is to provide each student with the foundation to teach skillfully with compassion, safety, and integrity while honoring his or her individual voice and style. The curriculum will guide you to integrate the hammock as a prop into your existing yoga or fitness teaching and personal practice. You will discover a new relationship with gravity, deepen your understanding of alignment, and enhance Pranic flow throughout the body. Trilogy’s aim is to fully integrate mind, body and spirit so our training will thoughtfully touch on how to guide your students towards a more mindful practice. Not only using aerial yoga for the many amazing physical benefits, but also using it as a tool for emotional growth and to deepen one's connection to their own practice and life’s journey. 

After graduating from our Aerial Yoga Training, you will have the skill and confidence to immediately teach your own well-sequenced, stimulating and creative Aerial Yoga classes. You’ll also belong to an authentic, conscious and vibrant community of fun, and sincere aerial yoga instructors from Trilogy Sanctuary Training.

Leila Dora founder of Trilogy Sanctuary along with Hannahsita Smyth and Brittany Johnson, both teachers at Trilogy – have created a complete Aerial Yoga curriculum, drawing on valuable knowledge they have discovered from many years of practicing and teaching. In addition to creativity from years of being aerial acrobatic performers. They have a combined experience of 20 years in the field of yoga, fitness and aerial arts. Their individual styles of teaching will inspire you to find your own creative and individual teaching style. 

Trilogy’s Aerial Yoga Training offers an incredibly comprehensive aerial yoga teacher training program at one of San Diego’s most desirable studio spaces in La Jolla, California! 

In addition, Trilogy Sanctuary leads Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training - perfect for yogis looking for opportunities to teach private yoga clients and at vinyasa yoga studios, or to deepen and transform their own yoga practice. 

Trilogy's Training happens on our sky deck and in our earth room. two stunning spaces !

Aerial Yoga Training offers the following modules

Theory and Practice of Aerial Yoga

Topics Include: Warming up and cooling down with the silk, standing postures (on the floor and in the silk), suspended inversions and flying poses, hand stands, back bends, forward bends, hip-openers, seated postures, restorative poses and flips and tricks.

You will be given the tools you need to create the following styles of class:

Healing Aerial Yoga – a more gentle and restorative approach.

Aerial Yoga level 1 – a well rounded class for beginner and intermediate students.

Aerial Yoga Fitness – a class with a focus on strength building in order to progress to higher level classes. 


 Opening warm-ups

 Creative sequencing

 Inventive transitions

 How to ‘read’ your students

 Hands on adjustments

 Inversions – Inversions – Inversions!

 Restorative postures

 Conditioning (strengthening for upper body and core)

 The benefits of practicing with silks

 The spiritual and emotional benefits of practice and poses.

 Practice-practice-practice teaching

 Safety techniques for rigging


Leila Dora, Hannahsita Smyth and Brittany Johnson, at Trilogy  created a complete Aerial Yoga curriculum, drawing on valuable knowledge they have discovered from many years of practicing and teaching along with creativity from years of being aerial acrobatic performers. The instructors have a combined experience of 15 years in the field of yoga, aerial yoga, fitness and aerial arts. Each style of teaching will inspire you to find your own creative and individual teaching style!  



Leila’s interest in yoga sparked at a very young age with early memories of being intrigued by her mum standing on her head. Her curiosity for all aspects of yoga, physical and spiritual lead her to India in 2010, where she became a certified Yoga Teacher.

During her time in India, she was brought back to the roots of yoga; how it is a way of life, not just movements on a mat. Leila says “I feel that in the West we have come far away from the true meaning of Yoga. It has become just another way of getting fit and getting the body into shape. While finding harmony in the physical body is important in Yoga, creating it in the mind and spirit holds perhaps the greatest benefit.”

As well as teaching yoga, Leila has always had a passion for circus arts. Being fire dancer and performer her love of Aerial silks naturally lead her to Aerial Yoga. For her, Aerial yoga creates the perfect balance of strength, grace, flexibility and flow. It is playful and exciting, and at the same time relaxing and nourishing.

Her passion for yoga, aerial, food and healing inspired her to create her own wellness space. Her and her husband created Trilogy Sanctuary in 2014, to further encourage health, wellness, community and soul connection. She has been teaching Yoga for 10 years, and Aerial Yoga for 5 years and has lead a number of aerial trainings both in the USA and aboard. Leila’s classes are light hearted and soulful, offering students insightful ways to deepen their mind body connection through the art of play and movement.



Caroline is known for her compassionate and nonjudgmental teaching style by creating a safe and encouraging environment to fit a diverse group of students, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Caroline’s passions as they relate to teaching yoga are the breath, generating the flow of prana throughout the channels of the body, and empowering students to connect to their physical bodies, while uniting the physical to the Ātman (the soul, or true self).

Among completion of her 200YYT at Trilogy Sanctuary, Caroline is also a certified Aerial Yoga instructor and finds tremendous healing and freedom through the aerial arts. She is currently pursuing her advanced 500RYT certification at the Soul of Yoga Institute in Encinitas, and has had the honor and privilege of studying under various experts with lifetimes worth of experience in the field of yoga studies.

Caroline finds joy in travel and nature and encourages a feeling of interconnectedness to all things. Ayurveda is one of her greatest interests, and she pulls much inspiration for her classes from the Ashtanga lineage and the teachings of Pattabhi Jois.

Patanjali’s Sutra 1.1 : “Atha yoga anushasanam“ Now, the teachings of yoga...

Aerial Yoga Training and tuition Includes

One aerial asana color manual with 70+ poses. This is a complete and comprehensive resource of aerial yoga poses adapted from classical yoga and modern aerial acrobatics.

Additional handouts for self-reflection, note taking and personal development.

Access to local Aerial meet up groups, and internet based forums to help inspire one another and continue learning after your training.

A certificate of completion from Trilogy Sanctuary, San Diego's most renown and reputable Aerial Yoga studio,

Free unlimited aerial yoga and mat yoga classes at Trilogy Sanctuary for one month before or after training.

Trilogy Sanctuary aerial trainees receive discounted rates for future Aerial workshops and trainings

Trainees have the opportunity to apply to be an aerial yoga teacher at Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla, and at future Trilogy locations worldwide.

Why Trilogy Sanctuary? Type of Certification? 

Trilogy Sanctuary is a yoga alliance certified studio. Yoga alliance certifies our 200 hour yoga program. Aerial yoga is currently an unregulated form of yoga and yoga alliance does not offer certification for aerial trainings. If the aerial training is part of a 300 hour extended yoga training then that is how it can be certified, it counts as a part of the complete 500 hour training. For a stand alone Aerial certification there are actually no governing bodies that give credentials of any kind to these types of trainings. 

When choosing a training, it is important to find a studio or program that is well known and has a high standard of teaching. There are many franchised programs that are very restrictive - taking a training with them means you can only teach at their franchised studios. Trilogy’s aerial certification is very well rounded and has no restrictions on what or where you can teach. It will give you the tools to teach a Level 1 aerial yoga class anywhere in the world. 

Trilogy Sanctuary is one of the leading Aerial Yoga studios in California so it is a highly recognized certification with very high standards. We only accept students who we feel will become competent teachers, which is one reason why we only accept those with a 200 hour yoga, pilates or PT certificate. We also require previous aerial yoga experience. Lastly, our training is one of the few trainings that gives you experience in teaching real students, in our community classes. This is an invaluable part of the training process and is essential to creating a good teacher.

If you do decide to choose us to certify you, we offer support from start to finish, to ensure that all of our students feel confident in teaching a safe class to all students.


Applicants must have a 200 hour yoga instructor certification (RYT), Personal Training certification (CPT), Massage Therapist certification (RMT), or Physical Therapist certification (PT).

Must have completed a minimum of 10 aerial yoga classes prior to the teacher training program start date.

Must be prepared to complete 10 contact hours at Trilogy Sanctuary within 1 month of the teacher training intensive. For those who are not local – please contact us to see if we can schedule your 10 hours straight after the training is complete.


Attendance of all immersion hours of training

10 contact hours (includes home study plus teaching a public class with students/co-teachers)

Adequate demonstration of knowledge in all areas of aerial yoga

Pass a completion exam 1 hour

To reserve your spot, a $400 non-refundable deposit is required

Please email for more information

NOTE: There is no official certification governing body like Yoga Alliance for aerial certification. Trilogy Sanctuary is one of the leading Aerial Yoga studios in North America so it is a highly recognized certification with very high standards. The training will give you the tools to teach a Level 1 aerial yoga class anywhere in the world! 


San Diego, California: 40 hour intensive from October 24th - 28th

40 Hour Intensive Includes:

30 contact hours of study time. 
Thursday 24th 6pm-10pm
Friday 25th 6pm-10pm
Saturday 26th 8am-5pm
Sunday 27th 8am-5pm
Monday 28th 6pm-10pm

5 hours of home study 
Assignments and projects will be given throughout the weekend
Must be completed by Friday 1st November

3 hours of class observation
To be scheduled between Sunday 27th Oct - Friday 1st November

2 hours of practice teaching 
To be scheduled between Sunday 27th Oct - Friday 1st November

Once all hours have been completed you will receive your certification. 

Trilogy’s Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is impressively thorough. When the intensive was complete, I was confident in my abilities to lead safe and therapeutic classes. The training manual is extensive and a fabulous reference when planning classes. I recommend this training to any yoga teacher looking to add to their teaching repertoire. It was a really amazing training.!
— Trilogy Aerial Graduate


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