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Aerial Teacher Training Certification
with Waverly Jones

Waverly Jones

Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop/Lyra

Level 1 & Level 2  

w/ Coach Waverly 

Feb 1-4, 2024

This Aerial Teacher certification is an in-depth approach to learning how to teach aerial silks or aerial hoop techniques tricks and safe progressions for beginner Level 1, and Level 2 instructors.

Training includes 4-day/16 hour teacher training intensive followed by a twenty six hour mentorship program required to complete certification.

Pricing:  Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training Certification $1540/ $1440 early bird special 

Please Note: Additional Mentorship program requirements for level one certification include an additional 26 hours of training done within 90 days of the intensive training. Cost is $234 due at completion, by May 4th, 2024. Mentorship program encouraged but not required for level 2 certification.

Deposit: $300 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to reserve your spot.

Monthly payment plans available.


Attendees should be at a level deemed “Intermediate” at their studio, and should have proficiency in the following skills on both sides of the body:


- inverts from standing

- Figure 8 and Dancer’s Locks (“eggbeaters”)

- Basic (“French”) and Step (“Russian”) Climbs

- Rebecca Split Wrap


Training Certification 

  • How to break down skills step by step with variations for all body types.

  • Cues & Safety 

  • Injury Prevention & Spotting

  • Class lesson plans

  • Introduction to Aerial rigging

Because Level 1 & Level 2 are very entry-level friendly, coaches of all experience levels are welcome to attend, whether they have been teaching for 10 years or gearing up to teach soon. We provide lesson plans, spotting techniques, modifications, variations, and progressions that coaches of any level of experience benefit from. 


Thursday 7-9pm

Friday 6-9pm

Saturday 1pm-6pm

Sunday 9am-Noon & 1pm-4pm (1 hour break for lunch)

Venue: Cirque de Vol, Downtown Raleigh, NC


Cirque de Vol Level One Certification requirements:

(completed within 90 days of intensive training required for certification).

Required for all Level one students wishing to receive a certificate of completion with Cirque de Vol.

  • 6 hours observation of other certified teachers

  • 8 hours teaching alone under direct supervision of a certified teacher 

  • 12 hours co-teaching alongside a certified teacher

Meet Your Trainer

Waverly Jones

As a versatile aerialist, Waverly Jones specializes in several apparatuses including Aerial Tissu, Aerial Hoop, Duo Aerial Arts, Spanish web, Corde Lisse, and Dance Pole Arts. Waverly began performing professionally in January of 2011 when she became a company member of Asheville Aerial Arts. She has since performed at countless festivals, galas, fund raisers, carnivals, corporate events, weddings, concerts, and private parties.


In July of 2015 Waverly and dear friend Heather Poole
opened Asheville’s first and only certified aerial and movement arts studio: Empyrean Arts. Empyrean Arts provides students with a safe and supportive environment for anyone wanting to explore personal development through movement art education.


Waverly holds a Master Trainer Instructor Certification in Pole Dance and Fitness from Aradia Fitness USA, and in the spring of 2017 she collaborated with Dakota Fox and Heather Poole to create Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop teacher training programs. More than anything,
Waverly deeply enjoys connecting and growing with others through the performance and instruction of aerial arts.

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