The First Airo Yoga Online Training Course

AIRO YOGA FOUNDATIONS

Airo Yoga is a fresh and playful spin on aerial yoga. It combines elements of Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, and Acro-play, with the custom-designed Airo Yoga swing.

The main purpose of Airo Yoga Foundations is to teach you the beginner basics of Airo Yoga in order to build a self-practice from home.

We’ve developed a set routine and structure for you to learn and understand Airo so that you can start this practice by yourself.

And we’ve packaged it into a cutting-edge eLearning platform so that you can develop your practice anywhere, at any time.

Our First Online Training Course

AIRO YOGA FOUNDATIONS

Airo Yoga is a fresh and playful spin on aerial yoga. It combines elements of Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, and Acro-play, with the custom-designed Airo Yoga swing. The main purpose of Airo Yoga Foundations is to teach you the beginner basics of Airo Yoga in order to build a self-practice from home. We’ve developed a set routine and structure for you to learn and understand Airo so that you can start this practice by yourself. And we’ve packaged it into a cutting-edge eLearning platform so that you can develop your practice anywhere, at any time.

What Will I Learn?

ABOUT THE COURSE

5 Set Sequences

2 Inversion Methods

8 Peak Poses

The Structure of an Airo Yoga Class

The Airo Yoga Method & Philosophy

The Pilates Principles

All About the Airo Yoga Swing

How to Build a Practice at Home

The Full Lowdown

COURSE STRUCTURE

INTRODUCTION

Course Welcome & Founder Note

ABOUT AIRO YOGA

About Airo Yoga
A Brief History Lesson
Course Structure
Developing Your Practice
Choose Your Variation
Quiz

LESSON 1: AIRO YOGA BASICS

Benefits
A Doctor’s Perspective
The Swing: Origin
The Swing: Safety Features
Differentiation
Quiz

LESSON 2: AIRO YOGA METHODOLOGY

Airo Methodology
Pilates Principles
Finding the Neutral Spine
Understanding Vinyasa
Metholodgy Overview
Airo Yoga Express Format
Let The Practice Begin
Quiz

LESSON 3: WARM-UP

Warm-Up Introduction
Warm-Up Sequence I Video
Warm-Up Sequence I Map
Warm-Up Sequence I Script
Quiz

LESSON 4: BUILDING HEAT

Introduction
Set Sequence I
Set Sequence I Video
Set Sequence I Map
Set Sequence I Script
Set Sequence II
Set Sequence II Video
Set Sequence II Map
Set Sequence II Script
Set Sequence III
Set Sequence III Video
Set Sequence III Map
Set Sequence III Script
Backward Facing Entry Introduction
Backward Facing Entry & Exit Video
Backward Facing Entry & Exit Map
Backward Facing Entry Script
Backward Facing Exit Variation I Script
Backward Facing Exit Variation II Script
Forward Facing Entry
Forward Facing Entry & Exit Video
Forward Facing Entry & Exit Map
Forward Facing Entry Script
Forward Facing Exit Variation I Script
Forward Facing Exit Variation II Script
Quiz

LESSON 5: PEAK POSES

Peak Poses Introduction
Backward Facing Entry Peak Poses Video
Backward Facing Entry Peak Poses Map
Backward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Down Dog Script
Backward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Star Pose & Hanging Star Script
Backward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Pigeon Pose Script
Backward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Handstand & Hanging Bat Script
Forward Facing Entry Peak Poses Video
Forward Facing Entry Peak Poses Map
Forward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Down Dog Script
Forward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Flying Cobra Script
Forward Facing Entry Peak Pose: Scorpion Pose Script
Quiz

LESSON 6: COOL DOWN

Cool Down Introduction & Savasana
Cool Down Sequence I Video
Cool Down Sequence I Map
Cool Down Sequence I Script
Quiz

CONCLUSION

Congratulations
What’s Next
Continued Education
Teacher Training Certification
Airo Yoga Community
Final Quiz

What’s In The Box?

COURSE MATERIALS

21 Sequence Videos

Each new sequence kicks off with a Sequence Video. This visual demonstration allows you to watch the sequence before we get into more detail.

9 Sequence Maps

We've put together image-based Sequence Maps to guide you through the sequences once you're comfortable with the poses. This visual reference is kind of like a cheat sheet to help you remember everything during your practice.

18 Detailed Sequence Scripts

For each pose and sequence through the course, there is a Sequence Script. These scripts break down each pose into more detail, offering key alignment aspects and breath cues, as well as extra tips and things to avoid when trying each pose yourself.

8 Quizzes

Worried you might not remember everything? Don't worry, the quizzes are super easy and are simply there to keep you focused and keep the content fresh in your mind.

Cutting Edge e-Learning Technology

The full course has been designed and developed for you to access right here on the Airo Yoga website, from your computer or mobile device. With the freedom to structure your own course progression, you're in full control of how much time you spend on each module. You can track your progress as you work through the course and refer back to earlier lessons at any time. And the Sequence Videos, Sequence Maps & Scripts, theory modules and built-in quizzes will guide you every step of the way through your Foundations journey.

Certificate of Completion

Once you complete the course you'll receive a shiny digital certificate as a little memento of your dedication to the course. And well, who doesn't like certificates?!

Access to Airo Yoga Discounts

Once you've completed the course, you'll receive a 10% discount code to use on one of our upcoming 50-hour Teacher Training courses if you decide to further develop your Airo journey.

Pick Your Package

COURSE PRICING

Airo Yoga Foundations - Course Only
Airo Yoga Foundations - Course Only

$350 SGD

Airo Yoga Foundations + Swing
Airo Yoga Foundations + Swing

$450 SGD

Get a 10% discount on the Airo Yoga Swing with your purchase of Airo Yoga Foundations.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AIRO YOGA?

Strength

Airo Yoga builds upper body, lower body and core strength and teaches you to use your muscles correctly, while being easy and supportive on the joints.

Flexibility

Airo Yoga builds flexibility in the hip flexors and shoulder girdle, and with the correct support of the custom-designed swing you avoid hyper-extension.

Alignment

Through correct alignment based on Pilates and yoga principles, it allows energy to flow correctly through the body and helps to avoid future injuries.

Inversions

The swing provides the support to practice tough inversions which will decompress and elongate the spine, stimulate the nervous system and increase blood flow to the brain.

Confidence

Airo Yoga encourages you to overcome fear in your practice and in your everyday life by learning to play and enjoy. Simply trust and let go.

Mindfulness

Raise your vibrations through sparking joy during your practice. Learn how to connect to your body by taking a playful and less serious approach to movement.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SELF-PRACTICE?

Based on the Mysore Ashtanga Yoga method, a set structure is taught to students so that they are able to practice and move through the method themselves.

Think For Yourself

You have to UNDERSTAND the practice; there's no teacher to follow.

Entwined Dichotomy

You become both the student AND the teacher.

Learn To Know Yourself

Develop a greater understanding of your body.

Break It Down

Develop a greater understanding of the poses and structure of a class.

Self-Evaluate

Monitor and observe your own progress.

No Competition

Without any distractions, it's just you and your practice.

Self-Development

Self-practice will help to build your discipline.

Freedom

Practice anywhere at any time of the day.

Pure Joy

You'll enjoy it! Isn't that reason enough?!

About The Founder

NATALIE BASCH

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Hey guys!

 

I’m Natalie, and I started Airo Yoga in 2018. My yoga and aerial journey started a long while back, and it has taken me to some pretty cool places in the world: Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India. I’ve been growing Airo Yoga, my take on aerial yoga, with a structured and systematic approach for the past two years. In this time, I’ve taught over 1500 hours in Airo classes, 13 workshops, hosted 5 teacher trainings and have qualified 38 Airo teachers. Airo is taught in four studios in Kuala Lumpur, three studios in Morocco and at a five-star resort in Sri Lanka.

 

In April 2020, the world came to a halt and we were all forced into lockdown. I was in Rishikesh in India at the time, taking some time off and coming back to my own practice. My intention was to develop a self-practice through Ashtanga yoga, and I immediately noticed the benefits of learning a set routine and sticking to it. I wanted to incorporate this into Airo Yoga and used my time during lockdown to create Airo Yoga Foundations: A COURSE ON HOW TO LEARN AND PRACTICE BY YOURSELF.

 

A lot of love, time, and effort has been put into this, and I feel that this course will keep your mind occupied, develop your understanding of Airo Yoga and teach you another playful alternative to moving your body! The course is for EVERYONE! It doesn’t matter if you have no flexibility, if you’re scared of being upside down, if you’ve never done Airo – or if you have – this is the FOUNDATIONS course, and you will understand everything from the beginning to the end.

 

ENJOY IT! And I’ll see you on the swing!

Hey guys!

 

I’m Natalie, and I started Airo Yoga in 2018. My yoga and aerial journey started a long while back, and it has taken me to some pretty cool places in the world: Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India. I’ve been growing Airo Yoga, my take on aerial yoga, with a structured and systematic approach for the past two years. In this time, I’ve taught over 1500 hours in Airo classes, 13 workshops, hosted 5 teacher trainings and have qualified 38 Airo teachers. Airo is taught in four studios in Kuala Lumpur, three studios in Morocco and at a five-star resort in Sri Lanka.

 

In April 2020, the world came to a halt and we were all forced into lockdown. I was in Rishikesh in India at the time, taking some time off and coming back to my own practice. My intention was to develop a self-practice through Ashtanga yoga, and I immediately noticed the benefits of learning a set routine and sticking to it. I wanted to incorporate this into Airo Yoga and used my time during lockdown to create Airo Yoga Foundations: A COURSE ON HOW TO LEARN AND PRACTICE BY YOURSELF.

 

A lot of love, time, and effort has been put into this, and I feel that this course will keep your mind occupied, develop your understanding of Airo Yoga and teach you another playful alternative to moving your body! The course is for EVERYONE! It doesn’t matter if you have no flexibility, if you’re scared of being upside down, if you’ve never done Airo – or if you have – this is the FOUNDATIONS course, and you will understand everything from the beginning to the end.

 

ENJOY IT! And I’ll see you on the swing!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What equipment do I need for the course?

All you need is the Airo Yoga Swing, a metal or wooden beam to hang it from and a yoga mat. Ensure that you order your swing online at least two weeks before you plan to begin the course. Swings are currently available in Australia, Kuala Lumpur, and Indonesia, and shipping takes between 10-14 working days. For other locations, please send us an email. The mat you use should have enough grip that your hands do not slip. You can also place a towel over the mat for some extra grip.

Where can I install the swing?

The swing can be installed at home, in a park or at the gym.

 

Try to find a beam or a crossbar in your house, garage, cellar or attic, and ensure that the structure is stable. If you hear the structure squeak or see the structure bend and submit to your weight, find somewhere else. A metal structure is usually best. You can also place two mental hooks in the ceiling. They need to be hip-distance apart. This will differ from person to person, but is usually between 50-65 cm wide.

 

You can find a strong tree in the park. Test the strength by hanging from the swing. If you hear a creak or think that the branch won’t hold, find a thicker branch.

 

At the gym, use the pull-up bar.

I already have some form of aerial equipment. Can I just use that?

If you already have a hammock, yoga belt, or something similar, you are able to complete the course using that. It is, however, recommended that you purchase the swing prior to the course. The Airo Yoga Swing has been custom-designed specifically for this practice and is safe, durable, and easily adjustable.

I am a beginner. Can I still do the course?

Airo Yoga Foundations is beginner-friendly. The course also offers variations from beginner to advanced. Be sure to choose a variation that best suits you and slowly build towards the advanced poses.

I have not exercised in a long time. Can I still do Airo?

Airo Yoga is the perfect form of exercise to get you started. The swing is a supporting tool that will help you build strength and stability in a safe and supported way. The practice is also super fun and playful, which will keep you motivated, and get you into the practice.

I am not fit. Can I practice Airo?

Airo will help you build the fitness you feel you may not have.

Is Airo Yoga safe?

All physical practices come with their risks. If you follow the instructions carefully and ensure that your swing is properly installed, the swing and the practice are safe. It is recommended that you at least do the Foundations Course or attend a class or workshop before practicing on your own. It is also essential to know where your limits are. Do not do anything that does not feel right in your body. Ensure that you take rests in the practice when you need to, and do consult a doctor or physician if you suffer any pain or injury prior to the practice.

Inverting is not really my thing. Should I still do the course?

The practice combines elements of on-the-mat practices and off-the-mat practices. If you feel that going upside down is not good for you, there are still many standing poses and sequences for you to follow and practice. Inverting is just one part of the practice and you will still be able to obtain physical benefits from the on-the-mat practices.

Do I need to have done yoga before?

No, but this will definitely tickle your curiosity about yoga and help you create a solid foundation for a future yoga practice.

I am not flexible. Can I still practice Airo?

“I am dirty. Therefore I will not take a shower.” – said no one ever. Same applies to this. If you’re not flexibile, then you SHOULD definitely try Airo.

Do you offer individual assessments?

Yes we do. You can either submit a video and receive feedback, or you can schedule a Zoom session for a live assessment. Check out Individual Assessments in our Airo Online Academy for more info.

Still have questions? Check out our dedicated Airo Yoga FAQ page.

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