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Online Teacher Training 

ENROLLMENT IS NOW CLOSED - We'll reopen the course in early 205

We're thrilled to announce that our Level One course is now available online! This virtual version of our course can be taken from anywhere in the world, saving you travel costs and time away from home.

The Level One Teacher Training course has been created to provide you with a thorough understanding of how to lead Introductory through Beginner Level aerial silk classes. The curriculum will teach you key concepts that will help you develop a solid teaching philosophy, an eye for clean technique and the tools to excel as an aerial teacher. Our course is proudly recognized by American Circus Educators, NASM & AFAA.


The foundation is the most essential part of an aerialist's training and the same goes for teaching. To ensure safety and success for you and your future students, the course focuses on risk assessment, optimal technique, essential modifications & progressions for aerial skills, clear cueing, spotting, basic anatomy, common injuries, stretching & conditioning methods, Pilates concepts & exercises, along with basic rigging, class structure, lesson plans & the business side of aerial arts.

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How it works

Apply to receive your Level One Teacher Training Certification through Aerial Physique! You'll need a safe aerial set-up to practice, have 2-3 years of silks experience, be over the age of 18,  have a good internet connection (to watch pre-recorded videos & tune in to LIVE weekly Zoom calls) and have the drive & focus complete the course. 



Fill out the application, submit a video of the required aerial skills and pay a $25 USD application fee. This fee allows us to be able to carefully review your video and offer feedback.


Jill Franklin will review your application and video. We will let you know if you're accepted in no more than 5 business days.  


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Upon acceptance, you'll receive a welcome letter that includes your payment options


After making a payment, you'll receive a link to your online course library and access to our private Facebook group. All 10 modules will be released into your course library on March 22nd.



Beginning March 24th, you'll have the opportunity to tune in LIVE on Sundays from 9 -10 am PST to meet with Gabe or Jill on Zoom to ask questions and connect with fellow aerialists. The weekly video meetings will last through May 19th (9 Zooms total). They will be recorded and shared with you if you can't attend.



Upon completion of the course, you'll be given until December 1st, 2024 to submit your final teaching video and skills test. An additional $150 USD review fee applies (not included in the course fee). Upon passing, you'll receive a certificate for your Level One certification from Aerial Physique. 


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It's imperative that attendees who receive an Aerial Physique certification follow and stay up to date on safety guidelines, techniques, protocols and teach from a place of integrity. For this reason, your Level One certification will expire two years from that date that's on your certificate unless you take part and pass Level Two before your Level One expiration date. Click here for the easy renewal process and terms. 



How much is it? 



$949 USD*

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of $329 USD*

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*An additional $150 USD review fee applies upon completion of the course for your final teaching & skills evaluation. A passing score on each is required to receive your Level One certification. 

Studio Owners - Have 3 or more teachers who'd like to attend?

Click here to fill out our studio form 


Save $ 

By taking part in the online course you're saving on travel fees & accodmations. 


With step-by-step virtual guidance, we'll help keep you on track no matter where you are in the world! 


Tune-in to the pre-recroded videos any time you'd like! Plus, you'll have access to the course for years to come! 


Connect with other aerialists particpating and tune into LIVE weekly Zoom meetings led by

Jill or Gabe.

Meet your Master Trainers
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Jill Franklin 
  • Founder of Aerial Physique
  • 15+ years of aerial experience 
  • Ballet & Pilates background 
  • Performed professionally 
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Gabe Hilden-Reid 
  • 15+ years of aerial experience
  • Grew up training in circus arts
  • Is Aerial Physique's head coach at our Los Angeles studio

Want a sneak peek before you apply? 

Grab your FREE 30-page teacher training manual preview! 

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What progam attendees have to say ...


"Not only did this course make me a better coach, it also helped improve my technique! Can't wait for Level 2!"



"I highly recommend Aerial Physique to everyone. I'm the instructor and studio owner I am today because of this teacher training!"



"After taking AP's Level 1 teacher training my own training became safer and more productive & my students began to excel." 


Have questions? We have answers!

Is the course live?

The entire course is pre-recorded and broken up into modules so you can tune in anytime you'd like. No time zones to worry about! You can join us LIVE for weekly Zoom calls on Sundays at 9 am PST between March 24th - May 19th to ask questions and connect with fellow aerialists. 

Do I need an aerial rig? You will need access to a safe aerial setup to participate. 

How long do I have access? Upon completing the course, you'll have access for years. 

What level should I be at? Participants should be intermediate or above with at least 2-3 years of silks experience. Click here to see the required skills for the video portion of your application. 

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