Carmen Curtis


Carmen Curtis is an inspiration to the balance of athlete, art and yoga. She is a guide for self love and self healing through yoga and the aerial arts. Her classes are therapeutic and transformational, with a deep passion for making yoga accessible and safe for all through alignment based yoga and the use of props.

Carmen is a champion gymnast from UCLA, professional Cirque performer, aerial choreographer and acclaimed yogi. Most recently training and choreographing Beyoncé and her dancers, in the art of aerial dancing, harness flying, and AIReal Yoga™, for the superstar’s Formation World Tour. Carmen has performed in and helped create acts in incredible shows like in “De La Guarda” and “Le Reve”, and has worked with Cirque Du Soleil, MTV, the Olympics, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, just to name a few.

She is the creator and founder of AIReal Yoga™, the first brand of aerial yoga teacher training recognized by the Yoga Alliance and teaching aerial yoga for over 15 years. Carmen is also the owner of The Aerial Studio a modern cirque, acrobatics, dance and yoga studio in Ventura, CA. Carmen found yoga over 20 years ago as a way to heal her body from the extreme sports of gymnastic and Cirque performing and has been teaching it ever since. She is a passionate teacher and community leader, she is a “teacher’s teacher”, guiding practices with great empathy, compassion and desire to help serve. Her wisdom is overwhelming and her passion to teach is deeply heartfelt.

The traveling yogi and mother teaches workshops, retreats, conferences, teacher trainings and choreographs all over the world. Follow her journey @carmencurtis1 and @airealyoga

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