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Aviana Aerial Yoga Retreat Teacher Training

Submerge Yourself into Nature to Flourish and Shine!

Aviana has searched far and wide to connect with a center that embodies all that we cherish close to hearts for mindful, sustainable-living in a collective community center.  We certainly found it in EVERY aspect of The Yoga Forest!  Watch the sun rise over the volcanoes during meditation. Practice aerial yoga in the colorful fabric adorning the yoga shala with breath-taking views of the Lake Atitlan. Indulge in nourishing vegetarian food to cleanse and realign with nature. Gather for an intimate expression of connectedness through the Sisterhood of the Silks. Fall asleep to the natural rhythms and sounds of the forest. Realign with the innate sacred harmony of your heart to feel fully enveloped in life with the abundance this world has to offer you. It is your time to SHINE!

All of this while obtaining your comprehensive training for leading heartfelt, mindful Aviana aerial yoga classes!!!  The energy surrounding you and resonating through you during this retreat will permeate into every aerial yoga class you teach in order to share the beauty of this sacred space with every student you encounter.

A sacred retreat and career development ALL IN ONE!!


·              Level 1 Teacher Training Intensive for the 50-Hour Aviana Aerial Yoga Certification

o   Logistics on Teaching Over 60 Asanas with the Hammock (modifications, alignment, spotting)

o   Aromatherapy 101

o   Chakra Therapy 101

o   The Business of Aerial Yoga

o   Setting up a Studio with Aerial Yoga

o   Sequencing Aviana Aerial Yoga Classes

o   Confidence in Teaching

o   Archetypal Goddess Integration

o   Benefits of Aerial Yoga

·              Invitation of join the Sisters of the Silks Sisterhood!

·              Daily Aerial Yoga Classes

·              Accommodations for 7 nights

·              3 Vegetarian Meals/Day

·              Once a day Tea/Coffee Service

·              Unlimited Filtered Drinking Water

·              Group Sauna Experience

·              Karma Yoga Day to a Local Community Project to Volunteer while supporting a cause for the greater good

·              The opportunity to UNPLUG and dial-in to oneself with a supportive nurturing community

·              Full Moon Ceremony of Abundance and Magnification

·              Group Shuttle Transport to and from the airport

·              A new community to connect to and share with from all over the globe

·              And all the fresh air and positive vibes you can handle!!

Example Day During Teacher Training Hours

        Morning Meditation

        Nourishing Breakfast

        Aerial Yoga Flow Flight Class

        Aerial Yoga Lectures and Workshops

        Delicious Lunch

        Aerial Yoga Asanas

        Practice Teaching

        Fulfilling Dinner

        Quiet evening of integration and reading material

 *Ample Breaks and Restoration Time will be Integrated as Needed

To learn more about the Aviana Level One Teacher Training visit:

Pricing & Accommodations

Early Bird by February 25th: $2,295

Thereafter: $2,495

Deadline for registration is March 25th

Shared Cabanas

Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, our shared cabañas accommodate four people,in large single beds. Using natural building techniques, our cabañas are constructed with either bamboo or  cypress, palm roof and natural adobe walls or traditional bahareque (wattle and daub) of this area. The beds are comfortable, with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan Cushions.

*Private accommodation available upon request for an additional fee 

Payment Details

Payment Installments

A $350 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration to secure your spot for the training.  Payment may be submitted via credit card information on the registration form. 

Payment may be received in full at the time of registration or can submitted via 3 or 4 payment installments. Payment is to be settled by April 10th. Contact to discuss options.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.


90 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive:  Any money paid above the $350 non-refundable deposit, less a credit card fee of 3.5%, we cannot refund any travel costs incurred.

31-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive:  50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Aviana Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Retreat to In-state Training within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.  You are still responsible for the FULL cost of the training/retreat.

0-30 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive:  no refunds or credits will be given.

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to:


We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Aviana Yoga must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:

        You cancel your participation in the yoga retreat

        Retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip

        Lost baggage

        Medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured

We recommend TRAVELGUARD, which offers a variety of travel insurances, including the option for a comprehensive “cancel for any reason” policy. If you cancel your retreat – for any reason – your airfare, hotel, retreat costs, etc. up until 48 hours prior to travel, will be covered. This comprehensive package is called the ”Gold Package Cancel for Any Reason Policy”. You must contact Travelguard and purchase the policy within 15 days of buying your airline tickets or incurring any costs for any part of your travel. You can also just insure your air tickets. Travelguard can give you quotes for each scenario.


An email will be sent to you with the registration packet to be filled out and returned. 


Holly Johnson Master Level Aerial Yoga Instructor, Author, and Owner of Aviana Yoga

Holly Johnson blossoms from an extensive background of research, study, and direct experience of therapeutic avenues to balance and mend the relationships between the mind, body, and Spirit. 

She is certified as a nutritional therapist, personal trainer, equine massage therapist, aromatherapist, Thai bodywork therapist, Reiki master, and 200 hour yoga instructor.  Her extensive comprehension of optimal alignment, spiritual understanding, and energetic sensitivity lends to her authentic presence as a heartfelt, humbled leader in the aerial yoga industry. 

Holly is committed to her path as an educator, healer, and facilitator of empowering experiences.  Her vision for possibility and passion for a life of purpose placed her on the pursuit of a niche for the dynamic and abundant benefits offered through of aerial yoga.  Aviana appeared in Holly’s life at just the right timing while traveling through Ecuador, to serve as the vessel for Holly’s pursuit.  Since then, Holly has served the aerial yoga community for the past two years offering teacher trainings globally and authoring the first comprehensive guide to aerial yoga, Soaring with the Soul.  

Aviana was an undiscovered galactic goddess requesting to come into being in order to serve as a portal for the people to connect with the radiance of the Divine Feminine energy discovered through an aerial yoga practice.  She lends her presence to connect with a true understanding of rhythm, balance, harmony, grace, and sensitivity to the frequencies of the Earth’s energy.  It is through Aviana that aerial yoga opens a whole new level of dynamic understanding.