5 Elements Vinyasa + Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

with Lindsay Nova at Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka

 May 1 – 22, 2019

Take the next step and become a certified yoga teacher!

About our Teacher Training Program in Sri Lanka

This course combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of today through vinyasa and aerial yoga. Learn to fly and teach vinyasa and aerial yoga on the paradise island of Sri Lanka! Known as the teardrop of India, this part of the world is tucked away into a vibrant and bustling South Asian culture, the perfect backdrop for learning yoga.

Lindsay Nova, the director of this yoga school in Sri Lanka, 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 12 students to ensure quality instruction and ample time for questions and individual feedback. Join us at the peaceful Talalla Retreat center, just steps away from the ocean.

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. Are you ready to follow your heart? Join us today in paradise for this special yoga training that will change your life for the better.

Why aerial yoga? Find out here! 

Learn to Fly

Advance Your Career

A new pathway for your career as a
health and wellness practitioner 200 hours of 
Training + a Certificate of Completion..

Understand Yourself

A deeper understanding of your body
and how you can use that to help others through a regular meditation practice

Study the 5 Elements

We will study the 5 elements from Ayurveda earth, air, fire, water, and ether and how to use them to create unique yoga classes for healing

Safety and Rigging

How to sequence, teach, and spot
a safe aerial yoga class as well as how to properly rig an aerial hammock.

Improve Your Inversions

.Overcome fears both physical and mental through the practice of inversions and arm balances under the expert guidance of Lindsay

Stress Relief

Experience and share the therapeutic
benefits of yoga for yourself!

What to expect

What’s Included

21 Nights Accommodation

at beautiful Talalla Retreat, complemented by daily classes in vinyasa, aerial yoga, philosophy, history, methodology, anatomy, rigging, business and more! There will be 1 day off per week.

A fun and supportive small-group environment!

And access to the members-only Facebook group for support after the training. We keep our training small to ensure every student receives the most attention possible.

Certificate of Completion

Plus daily breakfast and dinner, your yoga manual, an excursion to a sacred rock temple, and a gift bag.

For a list of what’s not included, please click here.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • 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 & Philosophy from a Vedantic perspective
  • Living the Yoga Lifestyle
  • Yogic Health Through Ayurveda
  • Yoga Business & Marketing Strategy for New Teachers

For sample curriculum schedule, please see here.

Customized Instruction For Every Student

I’ll work with each of you during and after the training, to help you enjoy the experience and be able to share it with your own students.


What People Are Saying

“I completed my aerial teacher training with Lindsay in Sri Lanka in May and the overall experience was incredible. From the very beginning stages of planning the trip all the way through the end of the training program, she was there to help answer questions, give advice/ suggestions and share her knowledge and bright personality with us all. I would recommend working with her to anyone interested in aerial yoga. She creates a very safe, supportive and fun learning environment for her students!”

Meghan Dwyer

The Details

Food & Lodging

  • Eco-chic lodging steps from the ocean
  • Daily breakfast and dinner including local Sri Lankan curry and Western food
  • Filtered water, tea, and coffee

Travel Experience

  • One-way airport shuttle at the designated time to Talalla
  • Excursion to a sacred rock temple
  • Access to the swimming pool and spa (services at extra charge)


Deluxe Private $3799 $3599 (1 left)

Deluxe Double $2799 $2599 (3 beds left)

Deluxe Triple $2599 $2399 (2 beds left)

Big House Single $3199 $2999 (1 left)

Please inquire for more housing options.

Save $500 with deposit by January 31st, 2019!

Sample Schedule

7-8am Meditation & Pranyama

8-9:30am Vinyasa or Aerial Yoga Class

9:30-11am Breakfast

11:00-13:00 Lecture (Anatomy, history, etc.)

13:00-15:00 Lunch/Free Time to enjoy the pool, beach, and relax

15:00-17:30 Asana Lab or Workshop

17:30- 18:30 Practice Teaching

Evening activity after dinner 3x/week (discourse or movie)

You will be required to read the Bhagavad Gita before arrival for discussion during the lecture classes. These hours will count toward your certificate.

Please plan to arrive the morning of May 1st to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka for the shuttle pick-up. We will have our opening ceremony and first class in the evening of May 1st. Check out is May 22nd by 11am.



Early Bird Registration

  • Early Bird by February 28, 2019: Subtract $500 from the total if you make your deposit by February 28, 2019! Prices listed above are discounted.
  • Deposit: $499, nonrefundable, nontransferable
  • Remainder of balance due 30 days prior to the start of course.
    **Payment plans available**
  • Send your deposit to: paypal.me/lindsaynovaarts or inquire about other methods.

Travel insurance is always recommended.

Experience in yoga, aerial, or fitness is beneficial.

Please note that you will be required to teach a 1-hour class at the end of the course to receive your certificate.

If you have any questions, send me a private message or set up a free call with me at setmore.lindsaynova.com.

Ready to Learn to Fly?

Register today to reserve your spot, or contact me with questions!