Teach AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga

STOP PRESS: 2016 UPDATE to Teacher Training Schedule 2016 _ next Teacher Training Event at Virgin Active, Collins Street , Melbourne February 2016: Bookings now available!
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AntiGravity® Yoga: Our Philosophy
Fun: AntiGravity® denotes combatting the laws of physics, but it also means against graveness -- in other words, stay light and have fun! When you laugh you are working your risible muscles. In AntiGravity® Yoga we are intent on keeping them in shape.
Awareness: Yoga is a practice of awareness in body, mind and spirit. Finding "now presence" is the objective of yoga practice. It is in the present moment that you are safe, that you are in flow with the universe and that you experience joy.
Accessible: Fitness techniques are not just for those who are physically gifted. They should be for everyone. AntiGravity® Yoga is easily modified to accommodate all fitness levels. It has been our desire to make AntiGravity® Yoga accessible to anyone who is sincerely pursuing health.
Inspiration: Inspiration is the key to sticking with a fitness program. AntiGravity® is a creative technique based on a movement art form that is meant to inspire fitness. The process should be rewarding, not only based on the physical results one will receive, but also on the satisfaction of creative accomplishment.
Anti-Aging: AntiGravity® denotes fighting against the aging affects of gravity. As the body ages, the joints need to be pushed to maintain mobility. The muscles need to be worked to maintain proper alignment and the discs need to be hydrated to minimize deterioration. If we don't use it, we lose it.
Grace: Physical grace comes from trained kinesthetic awareness. AntiGravity Yoga prides on creating beauty. Balance, body line and agility are dependent on fine-tuned proprioceptors (sensory receptors). This is best accomplished though a wide range of motion through numerous physical planes. This kind of conditioning is also a great cross-training technique for other sports, guaranteed to make an athlete faster and give them the competitive edge.
Flight: Although man was not born with wings, the dream of flight is primal to humans. AntiGravity® Yoga stems from that dream. Participants leave class feeling for a moment that they have "slipped the surly bonds of earth", sprouted wings and realized the dream of flight.

So you think you've got what it takes to teach AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga?

AntiGravity® Yoga Teacher Training is for those who want to teach others to fly through aerial yoga. The comprehensive course curriculum is a thorough, well-tested suspension fitness technique. As the originators in the genre, it is the only aerial yoga program approved by US governing fitness organizations AFAA and ACE. (note: AGY trainings count as AFAA and ACE continuing education credits in the US. Please note we are working with Fitness Australia to get this course eligible for CECs).
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AG Fundamentals 1 & 2

Fundamentals 1 & 2 are the foundation for all AntiGravity® Aerial Fitness courses. Although offered separately, they must be taken combined. After the 4-day course, you will be able to teach 3 specific classes to your students right away. This course will open the doors for you to continue your education in either AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga, or AntiGravity® Suspension Fitness as well as any of our Specialty (Secondary) courses.

Duration: 4
Minimum Requirements: We do not require any specific certification. You should have a good understanding of the body and be comfortable teaching in front of a class. Flexibility, coordination, core strength are a plus.

AntiGravity Fundamentals 1

Discover the power, excitement and pure joy of moving freely in all directions of open space with a proven step-by-step technique created by AntiGravity founder and silk hammock inventor Christopher Harrison. Learn all you need to know to safely teach a complete “Decompression Session” class that includes zero-compression inversions. This 2 day foundational course in aerial fitness training is a prerequisite for AG Fundamentals 2 and all other Trainings using the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock.

AntiGravity Fundamentals 2

The discovery expands in this 2 day foundational aerial fitness training course with many more new movement sequences. These new sequences combined with different wraps, inversions & spotting techniques generate 3 solid class designs. Both AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 are required before moving on to AG Aerial Yoga, AG Suspension Fitness and/or any AG Specialty Course on the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock

- Prior to any AntiGravity Training registration:
Understand and adhere to all "Contraindications".
Understand full participation of all training days is required.
Understand no guests or video recording are allowed during training.
Programe Detail
Program Code : PP001
Cost of certification : $ 1,450.00 +GST
Minimum requirements : We do not require any specific certification. You should have a good understanding of the body and be comfortable teaching in front of a class. Flexibility, coordination, core strength are a plus. Training Programs that one can apply for after completion : Other requirements for the program : a good sense of humor and the wish to explore new boundaries. Mostly.... a wish to FLY!
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AG Aerial Yoga 1

AG Aerial Yoga 1
Explore the evolution of yoga into 3-dimensional space. This body/mind/spirit course provides everything you need to instruct a safe and challenging Aerial Yoga class to students of all levels. Every asana, vinyasa sequence, grip/wrap/trap on the Harrison AntiGravity®Hammock is named and taught with clear progressions. Designed by the original creator of the genre, Christopher Harrison, this course allows you to present three distinct, flowing Aerial Yoga classes.

Duration: 2
Minimum Requirements: Fundamentals 1 & 2

Programe Detail Program Code : PP005
Cost of certification : $ 750.00 +GST
Minimum requirements : Fundamentals 1 & 2
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AG Aerial Yoga 2

Embolden your AntiGravity Aerial Yoga knowledge base and discover your own potentials with over 50 challenging new asanas, flying asanas and vinyasa variations on the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock. Fine-tune your sporting and cueing with enhanced anatomy, kinesiology, bhandas and Sanskrit terminology. Discover ananda (blissful joy) in levitating meditations and increase your own awareness of this ground-breaking new genre of yoga.Designed by the original creator of the genre, Christopher Harrison, this 2 day course allows you to present three new unique advanced Aerial Yoga classes.
Programe Detail
Program Code : PP006
Cost of certification : $800.00 + GST
Minimum requirements : Fundamentals 1 & 2 AG Aerial Yoga 1
Training Programs that one can apply for after completion : AG Aerial Yoga 1.
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AG Suspension Fitness 1

AG Suspension Fitness 1
If you liked what you learned in the Fundamentals training and you want to continue your training in Suspension Fitness, this is the course for you!

Duration: 2
Minimum Requirements: Fundamentals 1 & 2

AG Suspension Fitness 1
Get out of the box! Elevate your workout, burn calories and raise your mood! Suspension Fitness is the new frontier and Christopher Harrison¹s AntiGravity® performance team (est. 1990) started the trend! Originally approved by the Broadway unions and utilized to flip and fly rock stars, AG Intelligent Aerial Techniques have also been approved by AFAA, ACE, CYQ & Yoga Alliance. Utilizing the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock to gain leverage and move freely in all dimensions of open space, classes are designed to be safe, challenging and entertaining. All participants learn to flip in their first class! In this 2 day course, learn all the different grips/wraps/traps and spotting needed for presenting 3 unique variations of a flying fitness class, including inversions and flips.
Programe Detail
Program Code : PP003
Cost of certification : $750.00 +GST
Minimum requirements : Fundamentals 1 & 2
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AG Suspension Fitness 2

AG Suspension Fitness 2
Once you‘ve "tasted air" in the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock, you and your students will be hungry for more moves and new challenges....and this 2 day Advanced AntiGravity Course delivers!
Learn new aerial flips, radical stretches and upside down tricks. Teach confidently using clear progressions, special tips and succinct cues while knowing how to incorporate spotting and scanning. Three powerful new lesson plans in this course give you many unique options for challenging yourself and your students

Duration: 2
Minimum Requirements: Fundamentals 1 & 2 AG Suspension Fitness Basic

Programe Detail
Program Code : PP004
Cost of certification : $800.00 +GST
Minimum requirements : Fundamentals 1 & 2 AG Suspension Fitness 1
Programs that one can apply for after completion : AG Suspension Fitness 1
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AG Restorative

AG Restorative Yoga
AntiGravity® Yoga Restorative is the gentle, healing side of Christopher Harrison‚s AntiGravity Yoga. This powerful method focuses the mind through powerful visualizations as it floats the body through a series of gentle gyro-kinetic motions, deeply opening the entire spine, hips, and connective tissues of the body. This technique features full body inversions, alongside various forms of flowing spinal traction. It offers accessibility to students with physical limitations, but is loved by all as a portal into deeper spinal flexibility, and mind/body connection. Taught in a sequential flow to music, the class incorporates levitating meditations, zero-compression inversions, supported sun salutations, joint opening poses, and a floating sivasana. Working from different hammock heights allows for the gentle opening of hips and spine.
Programe Detail
Program Code : PP007
Cost of certification : $ 900.00+GST
Minimum requirements : Fundamentals 1+2
for bookings contact : training@antigravityfitness.com.au

AntiGravity® KIDS - JUST KIDS

The AntiGravity® Kids Training is supported by 3 years of beta-testing. Each trainee will receive the skills, and tips to successfully assist in the rewarding path of teaching children. It is a child’s inherent nature to laugh, swing, spin, climb, flip and play. When a child plays the spirit soars. This training provides the tools to share this gift of flight with our future generation

The first 2 days of training, the Water Series, focus on the flexible spine. This series has new poses and sequences with original names designed to engage and delight every child. Age-specific and developmentally appropriate techniques, classes range from 5-10 years old. Provided are template class designs for 10-week sessions. This course is supported and backed by our award-winning AntiGravity Digital Academy (AGDA).
Specifically, you will receive:
10 progressive class designs for 5-6 year olds (for a 10-week progression), and
10 progressive class designs for 7-10 year olds (for a 10-week progression)
Total of 20 class designs

Day 3 and 4: Earth Series is about Inversions and Twists. This series has been carefully crafted to include swinging, spinning, stretching, gripping, and inverting - thereby fine-tuning all the kinesthetic and spatial systems of a child’s body. Clear nomenclature supports brain acuity for the child. Trainees will learn new poses and sequences with verbal cueing, games and teaching tips to challenge any child. Also included are template designs for 10-week sessions. This courses is supported and backed by our award-winning AntiGravity Digital Academy (AGDA).
Specifically, you will receive:
10 progressive class designs for 5-6 year olds (for a 10-week progression), and
10 progressive class designs for 7-10 year olds (for a 10-week progression)
Total of 20 class designs
Cost: $1200 plus GST
pre-requisite: FUNdamentals 1+2
for bookings contact : training@antigravityyoga.com.au

AirBarre®

This extensive Aerial Dance Conditioning program is, the newest Aerial Fitness technique to come out of AntiGravity Fitness, Originators of the Suspension Fitness and Aerial Yoga genres.

As an award-winning Broadway Aerial Choreographer who brought the aerial arts to Broadway, Christopher Harrison is proud to announce AntiGravity® AIRbarre. This extensive Aerial Dance Conditioning program is, the newest Aerial Fitness technique to come out of AntiGravity Fitness, Originators of the Suspension Fitness and Aerial Yoga genres. Harrison was assisted in the creation of this exciting new program by Certified AntiGravity Master Instructor Trainer, Lorianne Major.

Dance develops ideal bodylines through the toning and lengthening of muscles, while also developing balance and agility. Recently, new methods of ballet barre training have found their way into fitness studios as participants notice the many benefits of training physical grace. AntiGravity’s version, AIRbarre, challenges the body and mind beyond the vertical plane and up into the air!

“Dance classes always start at the barre with pliés. As a disciplined Broadway dancer and guest artist with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet for numerous years, this classical form of training has been deeply engrained into my psyche. Transferring much of the movements to a silk hammock that allows for 3d movement on multiple planes has been thrilling. The beautiful and talented Lorianne Major has helped me put together this latest AntiGravity technique with playful class designs that inspire movement. It is accessible to non-dancers, with the Harrison Hammock helping them find alignment, and also challenges accomplished dancers, giving them more airtime in jumps!” Christopher Harrison, creator
Whether you are a fitness enthusiast eager to try to new forms, a dancer who wants to explore the air or an aerialist who wants to work on lovely lines, AntiGravity AIRbarre will get you up and flying!
Pre-Requisite: FUNdamentals 1+2:
Cost $900+GST

AG®Pilates

AG Pilates
Explore new territory with your Pilates workout! Transferring the Pilates movement vocabulary to the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock is a natural evolution that Joseph Pilates would most certainly have approved of. AntiGravity® Pilates is a suspension training program from Christopher Harrison’s AntiGravity® Fitness, creators of the revolutionary program AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga. This certified technique allows practitioners to perform Classical and Contemporary Pilates exercises from the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Ladder Barrel - all on the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock! These classes take core-strengthening and targeted muscle conditioning to new heights. Explore the amazing benefits that can be derived by training your in the Pilates Method on the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock in combination with AntiGravity®'s Zero-Compression Inversions.
No prior Pilates experience is necessary. We will incorporate the foundation and the principles of Pilates in the AG Pilates program. The Pilates background is covered sufficiently to successfully execute the AntiGravity Pilates curriculum.
Time: 2 days. Every training day is an 8 hour day.
Duration: 2
Minimum Requirements: Fundamentals 1 & 2
Cost: $990+GST