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Carmen Curtis

Carmen Curtis is an inspiration to the balance of athlete, art and yoga. She is a guide for self love and healing through yoga and the aerial arts. She is a visionary, creating space and opportunities for others to feel like a kid again, light, energized and free. Deeply influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rae, Gurmukh and Bryan Kest. Carmen is a champion gymnast from UCLA, professional Cirque performer, aerialist, choreographer, acclaimed yogi and fitness expert. She performed in incredible shows like in “De La Guarda” and “Le Reve”, and has also worked for Cirque Du Soleil, MTV, the Olympics, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, just to name a few. She is a co-owner of AIRealistic, (airealistic.com), an internationally renowned aerial theatre and rigging company and founder of AIReal Yoga™ (AIRealyoga.com) the first and only brand of aerial yoga accredited by the Yoga Alliance. Carmen is also the owner and directer of The Aerial Studio, a certified RYS, (theaerialstudio.net) a modern cirque, acrobatics, dance and yoga studio. 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 performs all over the world.