200-Hour 5 Elements Vinyasa + Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Sri Lanka w/ Lindsay Nova

  • Talalla Retreat Talalla Retreat
  • 340 Pinellas Bayway South #307
  • May 1 - 22, 2019 (22 days)

About This Event

About our Teacher Training Program

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 program 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.

“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

Event Highlights

  • Aerial Yoga
  • Advance Your Career
  • Understand Yourself
  • Safety and Rigging
  • Daily vinyasa
  • Improve your Inversions
  • What You Will Learn
  • 5 element theory
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excursion to local rock temple


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 and relax

15:00-17:30 Asana Lab or Workshop

17:30- 18:30 Practice Teaching

Evening activity after dinner 3x/week (kirtan 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.

Venue Highlights

Talalla Retreat is located right on the beach and has an on-site restaurant and spa. All of it's room are spacious eco-chic, some with outdoor showers and air conditioning. The food is healthy and delicious local Sri Lankan curry and Western fare. Tuk-tuks are available to take guests into town and reception can help book tours to local attractions such as surfing, tea plantations, and more.


Every room has a private bathroom. Single rooms have a double bed. Only seaview rooms are air-conditioned. Some rooms have open air shower.

Other rooms are open-air eco chic. Big house rooms are the smallest. Bamboo huts are next to the ocean. These rooms are not air conditioned. Shared rooms will have twin or double beds depending on room size.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Delightful Sri Lankan curries featuring dhal and coconut sambol as well as roti and Western fare including eggs, granola, sandwiches, pasta and more are available. Fresh tropical fruit and coconuts, too!


Fly into the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the morning of May 1, 2019. Send us your flight details and we will arrange for a group shuttle transport pick-up to Talalla one-way. You are responsible for your transportation after the training. Transportation from Talalla Retreat available at additional charge. Taxi, shuttle, and bus service is available.

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