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Joanna Puchala is a highly trained and knowledgeable yoga professional, who will help you become an Aerial Yoga expert. During the training, you will gain greater strength and flexibility while feeling completely relaxed hanging inverted in an anti-gravity environment. Once the training is complete you will be able to connect with the Aerial Yoga community worldwide and start the new and improved yoga life!
Aerial Yoga combines traditional mat yoga with postures suspended in soft hammocks. With the help of gravity, you can playfully explore floating, fluid movements and create space in your body without compression of joints or spine. The feeling in the body is exquisite.
Meet the instructor: Joanna Puchala
Joanna is an aerialist, contemporary dancer/choreographer, pilates, yoga/aerial yoga teacher and yoga therapist for mental health, depression and anxiety based in London. She leads international workshops, training courses and retreats.
Joanna came across Aerial Yoga few years ago when she was a well advanced and experienced yoga teacher. After five years of delivering Aerial Yoga classes, workshops and retreats she saw a big potential to run an aerial teacher training course to develop the expertise and job opportunities for other yoga professionals. As regular mat yoga is becoming saturated, aerial yoga is emerging as from niche to a main stream form of yoga therapy. There are immense benefits associated with the inversions and suspensions of aerial and antigravity yoga and it helps make yoga practice deeply therapeutic and spiritual. Joanna has created a unique form of aerial yoga flow practice which allows one to experience suspension while strengthening and opening the body and mind. Her unique approach to aerial yoga practice has made her become a very well defined teacher who is greatly in demand for her teaching skills. This interest inspired her to share her skills and train other professionals and help them to enjoy the success and opportunities she has found in the course of last 7 years of aerial yoga teaching.
Joanna has 20 years experience in different mind body practices such as yoga (Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow), pilates and contemporary dance. She teaches Vinyasa flow that focuses on core strength and flexibility and allows for self-expression, body toning and a deep connection between body and mind. As a Yoga Therapist for mental health, depression and anxiety trained with Minded Institute, she uses other techniques to stimulate the body and mind, such as: Pilates and Free/Flow/Improvised movement to release the stress and calm down the nervous system.
FlowMove provides with the Highly Qualified Master Aerial Yoga Teachers trained by our school. We reserve the rights to provide with other Master Teachers in case the founder of FlowMove for some exceptional reason can not attend the AYTT. You will be notified about the change as soon as possible.
- Inversion techniques and handling Aerial fabric
- Benefits, contraindications and spotting of Aerial Yoga practice
- Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (AYTT) completion of international certificate
- Accessible to everyone: yoga and non yoga teachers
- AYTT manual
- Access to online AYTT course
- You’ll be able to insure with Balens and World Yoga Alliance or any another insurance company as an Aerial Yoga Teacher and teach Aerial Yoga Internationally
- Basic principles of aerial yoga beginners and advanced aerial poses (asanas)
- Living in natural reserve of Maiandeua Archipelago on the Amazonian – Algodoal island, far from civilisation
- swimming in the warm water of the Atlantic Ocean
- long walks on the sandy beaches or in the middle of the beautiful dunes
- Captivating sunsets, sea and mangroves views,
- Rich wild life: paradise of variety of birds and monkeys species
- Natural Caribbean like landscapes and variety of boat and walking trails
- Detaching from the outside world by living in the harmony with the nature of Amazonia in extreme north of Brazil-near by Equadore
- 8 day (50-hours) retreat
- 7 nights accommodation
- 2 daily vegetarian meals (brunch and dinner)
- Airport transfers
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Yoga style: Aerial
8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English, Polish, Italian, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 13:00
- beach rustic newly built wooden two floor house in the natural reserve of Atlantic Amazonia on Princesinha Beach of Algodoal Island in the Archipelago of Maiandeua islands in Brazil
- Just in front of the ocean
- Front ocean aerial/yoga studio
- Front sea and back mangroves terraces
- 5 x 2/3 people rooms capacity
- Nice fresh breeze of the wind in this tropical Amazonian climate of 30C through out the year
- Unlimited long beaches walks
- Optional kitesurfing
- Winter season with beautiful refreshing tropical rains
- Dream and Paradise like stay
The Accommodation provided by FlowMove includes all the basic and rustic facilities needed for the comfortable and minimalistic stay at the FlowMove Retreat Centre. We create an sustainable environment in the middle of a nature reserve. The goal of this retreat is to create a community setting for like minded people who want to experience a simple life style as we used to live long time ago. It’s a 2 floor 5 bedrooms house for up to 15/20 people, chill out space on all floors, 4 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, studio area and the terraces with both sea and mangroves views. The property is in the natural reserve of Maiandeua Archipelago made of 4 islands: Algodoal, Fortalezinha, Mococa and Camboihna. There are no cars on the islands to preserve the environment. There are horses with the carriages and the boats which can take you to the places. There is the sand mainly on the island and what you really need is a pair of flip flops, hat, bikini and sunscreen. There are a couple of shops here where you can find things as well if you forget to bring something. The sea and desert landscape on the low tight covers a vast area and invites long walks along the beaches and across the dunes. Mobile Internet access works well with the rain interruptions. However we recommend not to use it to have a full experience of isolation from the hectic life style you leave behind.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive international certificate affiliated with FlowMove. Registration with FlowMove meets the identified standard set by the organisation. You’ll be able to insure with Balens or any other of your insurance company as an Aerial Yoga Teacher and teach Aerial Yoga.
There is a huge demand for Aerial Yoga teachers therefore we can guarantee you are going to have plenty of work after the completion of this course. Also we are going to include you in our directory of covering and potential studio teachers as well as virtual aerial yoga teachers in our online academy.
We do not take any responsibility for the regulations from your country regarding the registration as an aerial yoga teacher. You are responsible to check out what are the requirements in your country to insure as an aerial yoga teacher.
Aerial yoga basically combines traditional mat yoga with postures suspended in soft fabric known as hammocks. With the help of gravity and the hammocks, you can playfully explore floating, fluid movements, and create space in your body without compression of your joints and spine. The feeling in the body is exquisite.
The Aerial Yoga training will be outdoors immersed in the Amazonian nature with a wonderful ocean view in the front and mangroves view in the back.
This is the only Aerial Yoga Retreat Centre in that part of the world.
Aerial yoga is one of the most beneficial forms of alternative therapy. It is leading in the modern yoga trend. It provides a workout that allows you to stretch and strengthen without over stressing your joints or compressing your vertebrae. Aerial yoga uses the hammock with which you will learn to invert and hang suspended in the air. The physical benefit of the practice is significant but even more the mental and spiritual aspect of aerial yoga practice is extraordinary.
8 Day Retreat
10am– pick up from the Airport In Belem
15:00 – Check in – Algodoal Island @FlowMove Retreat Centre
15:00-19:00 – Settling in/Explore local Area/ Sunset Walk on the beach/Free Time
19:00 – Welcoming Dinner & Introductions
Day 2 to 5:
08:00-10:00 – Aerial Yoga Flow (Meditation and Aerial Yoga Practice)
11-12 – Brunch
12-13 – Free Time
13-14:30 – Asana (pose) Alignment & Aerial Analytics
14:30-16:30 – Free time/Self Practise/Teaching Practice
16:30-18:00 – Aerial Yoga Flow
18:00-19:00 – Evening walk/Free time
19:00-20:00 – Dinner
08:00-10:00 – Exam & Feedback
11:00 -12:00 – Brunch
12:00-18:00 – Visiting Fortalezinha-the Island
This is on the same Archipelago of Maiandeua islands to which belongs also Algodoal (boat/horse carriage or walk – the way of getting there and returning depends on the tide)
19:00 Closing Ceremony & Certification and Dinner
8:00-10:00 – Aerial Yoga Practice lead by students
11:00 to 12:00 – Brunch
12:00-16:30 – Free time/chilling out/swimming/walking on the beach
16:30-18:00 – Aerial Yoga Flow lead by students
18:00-19:00 – Evening beach walk/Free time
19:00-20:00 – Dinner
8:00-10:00 – Aerial Yoga Practice lead by the instructor or free time
11:00 to 12:00 – Brunch
12:00-13:00 – Free time/chilling out
13:00 check out
13:00-17:00 – Transfer to the Belem Airport
Full Price: £750 shared rooms (all inclusive: course+certificate+accommodation+food+airport transfer)
Early Bird 10% off (£675) available until 15th November 2021
Spaces are limited!
Pay by bank transfer
in the UK:
J S Puchala 20-44-86 83931528
outside the UK:
GB48 BUKB 20448683931528
The aerial yoga teacher training (AYTT) is newly located in breathtaking Amazonia where
the Atlantic Ocean mixes with the Amazon River.
This is a calm and grounding place, in the arms of mother nature, away from the hustle and bustle. The perfect place to immerse yourself in an aerial yoga teacher programme. Based at the FlowMove Wellbeing Intimate Space, we are offering a lovely aerial/yoga space with deck, terrace and sea/mangroves view, as well as good standard basic facilities and staff.
The place is located on one of the best beaches of Algodoal Island – Princesinha Beach. It’s in a peaceful and natural reserve immersed in the wild world of Amazonia. It’s on the beach with the mangroves in the back. The place is one of the most beautiful spots in Maiandeua Archipelago. Front sea – Ocean view, near by restaurants and bars but still away enough to make this place isolated and unique. You can walk or go by horse to the national park of Princessa Lake – 1.1 miles away and walk via beach to Fortalezinha 3 miles. You can sail around island and you can swim in front of the house.