What people are saying about Fly & Release's
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training & Retreats
When I first heard of this opportunity there was a little voice inside of me that said "just go!" so I signed up a few days later and it was THE BEST decision. I don't even know where to start and fear that I cannot even describe my feelings accurately on how truly amazing this trip really was. It gave me everything my soul was needing; a beautiful daily yoga practice, an astoundingly beautiful place to stay (unreal views everywhere!), lovely people to share my experience with and two fantastic hosts that really made this trip great. Spyros owns the property and he made everyone feel right at home. He prepared a delicious breakfast every morning and for dinner he would take us to these very authentic Greek restaurants and the food was to die for. I would go back for the food alone, I'm not kidding. And then there's Jodi, she's one of my most favorite people on the planet. She put together this whole retreat and I applaud her for for making everything smooth sailing. I've practiced yoga with her before and I love going to her classes because well for one shes an amazing teacher who caters to all levels but really she just has this energy you want to be around. Her energy shined throughout this entire trip and it was a treat to spend the week with her. Some things I really loved about the trip was the wine tasting at Avanti Winery, the local hikes. the authentic Greek food and of course the daily yoga practices and meditations. If you're looking to make lifelong friends, do some yoga with the best views you could ever ask for, relax and unwind and eat some great Greek food then this is the trip for you!
Courtney Galusha- 2017
Whether looking to teach aerial yoga, expand deeper into your practice or even just into yourself , Fly and Release aerial yoga teacher training is an extraordinary way to do so. Jodi takes the time to really teach a student how to understand themselves and what they are capable of. She goes above and beyond making a student feel limitless , empowering them and making them feel at home in the hammock.
As a yogi of over 5 years Fly and ReleaseAYTT is something I felt honored to be able to have experienced. I took not only the technique of the aerial art home with me but so much more. The bond that develops in that room is unlike any other. I walked in having no idea what to expect and left feeling strong , confident with the ability to FLY.
I highly recommended this training to anyone who is looking to learn more and fall in love with the idea of"I can". Anything is possible if you just believe..... Fly and Release has mastered making that happen!
Shauna Volpe- Fly Squad Costa Rica 2017
Fly & Release AYTT was hands down one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Prior to enrolling in my teacher training, I took aerial yoga classes with Jodi and instantly fell in love with aerial yoga. When I heard she was offering a teacher training course, I didn't hesitate to say yes-- the timing was perfect for me in terms of my work schedule and I knew this would be an ideal way to share my love of aerial yoga with others. Jodi's AYTT was the perfect teacher training class. It was incredibly efficient and always engaging, I never had the feeling like any part of it was a "waste of time." Most importantly, I can't even stress enough how devoted and dedicated Jodi is to her class and to her students-- and as long as I have known her, she's always possessed this amazing quality which is hard to find nowadays. When I walked into day 1 of my teacher training, it was incredibly apparent how excited she was to be sharing her love of aerial with others. It was clear that she had spent so much time and preparation into crafting and perfecting her course to ensure that her students gained the ultimate benefits from this experience. Jodi provided us with a precise schedule that students could easily follow throughout the training and to created her own AYTT manual containing a plethora of information about the practice of aerial yoga, how it affects the body, details about the specific poses, and pages for reviewing and reflection. Every day she encouraged us to take the info we learned, step outside of our comfort zone, create our own sequences to teach the others, and provided incredible feedback and insight structured to each particular student. The resources provided in the training were concise but so incredibly valuable. I have now been teaching aerial yoga classes on my own for over 6 months and I still to this day reference Jodi's materials and feedback prior to teaching. Jodi was also incredibly receptive to feedback from our class- she was always interested in hearing our questions, thoughts, comments etc. and I found it so refreshing to have a teacher that was genuinely invested in our yoga education and cared so much about giving the best training possible.
I could honestly go on and on about how wonderful Jodi and her teacher training are, but the most important takeaway is that Jodi is one of the kindest, passionate, genuine, dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, and experienced instructor I have ever met, and it's always such a wonderful positive experience simply being in her presence. I believe everyone can benefit from her teacher training-- those that are interested in teaching, those that just want to improve their own aerial practiced and even those that just want to be around a genuinely all-around awesome woman. I am truly grateful to Jodi for introducing aerial into my life, for continuing to educate me about my practice and teaching (even still to this day!) and always keeping me excited to share the love of aerial with others, and- above all- for being a phenomenal, knowledgeable, positive, down to earth individual that I'm so happy I can call a friend :)
Amanda Weiner- Fly Squad since May 2016
I immediately fell in love with Aerial Yoga after taking a Bollywood Dance and Aerial Yoga Fusion workshop in Jersey City during the summer of 2016. I heard about Jodi's Fly and Release Aerial Yoga teacher training at Tula Yoga in Aberdeen, NJ and decided to give it a try. As an E-RYT 300 Yoga Teacher, I can tell you that Jodi's Fly and Release Aerial Yoga teacher training is a must for any teacher looking to broaden their personal yoga practice as well as to spice up their students' yoga practice to the next level. Jodi's lighthearted presence, attention to detail, caring, but also empowering sense of pure truth during the training helped solidify and expand the repertoire of skills necessary to develop and cultivate strength and grace for postures that once seemed quite difficult on the yoga mat. With her guidance and genuine kindness, she helped cultivate the space for a more caring and nurturing atmosphere within the aerial hammock, especially for more difficult postures such as arm balances, backbends, and inversions. Jodi's style of teaching and guidance has helped me advance into the second series of Ashtanga Yoga and I am forever grateful. I am now able to drop back from backbends and perform arm balances much easier due to the beauty, nature, and foundation with which the aerial hammock provides. This could not have all been possible without the years of experience, but most importantly, the true genuine humanity that Jodi brings on and off the yoga mat. Jodi is the real deal and will help you take your yoga practice to the next level.
Ivan- Fly Squad since September 2016
I loved Jodi's Aerial Teacher Training, I highly recommend it for anyone who either wants to deepen their knowledge of Aerial Yoga or who wants to teach students to "fly". Very well thought out curriculum, filled with lots of information and of course delivered by the fabulous, very entertaining and fun Jodi Kobrin.
Patricia- Fly Squad since April 2016
Fly and Release Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with Jodi took my yoga practice to the next level. I now have a greater understanding of my body and all of the amazing things that it can do both on the mat and in the hammock. I have been able to master poses I never thought I would be able to, and this has allowed me to be more confident and to trust my body more. I am so thankful for Jodi's class, and I would highly recommend it!
Taylor- Fly Squad since March 2016