Learn to fly and teach vinyasa and aerial yoga in the vibrant and colorful Goa, India! This course combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of today through vinyasa and aerial yoga.

Lindsay Nova, the director of this yoga school, Samanova Yoga, will be joined by international staff to make this course a well-rounded and thorough study of yoga from a variety of perspectives. Combined, the teachers have over 20 years of experience and emphasize that the practice of yoga is more than just exercise, it is a lifestyle. This is a great place to deepen your understanding of yoga, develop your own personal practice, and of course, how to teach it to others.

Spaces are limited to just 15 students to ensure quality instruction and ample time for questions and individual feedback.

You will learn how to sequence a yoga class as well as study in yoga history and philosophy. You will also learn basic inversions in aerial yoga and how to spot them in classes. Our training also has a focus on safety and proper rigging, which is essential when teaching aerial yoga!

You will walk away from this training with not only all the skills necessary to ensure you are ready to teach yoga on a professional level, but also with a transformed body and mind to stay motivated in following your soul purpose.

All levels are welcome on this course, even if you do not plan to teach right away, because we believe yoga is for everyone.

Course Content

Breakdown of vinyasa and aerial yoga postures

  • How to sequence a full yoga class
  • Sanskrit and English yoga terminology defined
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Injury Prevention
  • Energy Body & The Chakra System
  • Mantra & Mudras
  • Pranayama (Breathwork) and Meditation
  • The Language of Yoga and how to speak effectively
  • How to the theme a class using the 5 Elements
  • Hands-on adjustments for yoga postures
  • Yoga History & Philsophy from a Vedantic perspective
  • Living the Yoga Lifestyle
  • Yogic Health Through Ayurveda
  • Yoga Business & Marketing Strategy for New Teachers

Lindsay Nova often calls herself “a one-woman spiritual circus” and is known as a leading yoga teacher trainer worldwide. An internationally acclaimed performance artist, sought-after yoga instructor and world traveler, she is a firm believer in the wisdom of the body, the strength of the heart, and the power of the breath. After studying dance, yoga, and movement around the world, she has dedicated her life to being a creative mind-body educator and multidimensional performance artist, inspiring and empowering others to take charge of their lives and live their own dreams.

While her current primary focus and practice is yoga, she also holds a BFA in dance, choreography, and performance, in addition to certifications in Pilates and barre. She is also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and regularly teaches yoga teacher trainings around the world. Her studies include Ashtanga, vinyasa, acro yoga, aerial yoga, yin, and restorative yoga as well as most recently kundalini and Iyengar yoga in Dharamsala, India.

Her teaching style is a fusion of contemporary movement with traditional wisdom, which always contains a spark of creativity (shakti!) with deep intention. She honors the body as a sacred vessel to explore this world with and uses her spiritual practice to help others peel away the layers of their being to understand their own personal power and role in life, or dharma. She bows deeply to all of her teachers for the wisdom and inspiration they have passed on to her, which she continues to ignite in others.

She teaches internationally with previous residencies at The Sanctuary Thailand, Talalla Retreat in Sri Lanka, Danyasa in Costa Rica, and Aqua Wellness Resort in Nicaragua. In the United States, she has taught yoga, Pilates, and barre in California, Florida, and Ohio in addition to her specially curated circus and aerial arts programs for children and adults. She has also created her own Hula Hoop Yoga fusion class, which she has taught at events such as Burning Man and Cosmic Convergence in Guatemala.

After years of performance and injury, she set out to travel the world and created her own aerial yoga teacher training curriculum called Rising Wings Aerial Yoga which is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education program and the basis of her 200-hours school alongside vinyasa. She has taught the program in 4 countries so far and is renowned in India for teaching her method to students who have gone on to set up aerial yoga studios in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad and conduct their own teacher trainings in areas like Goa.