Holly Johnson, Founder
Holly Johnson, an international yoga instructor and author, blossoms from an extensive background of research, study, and direct experience of therapeutic avenues to balance and mend the relationships between the mind, body, and Spirit. Presently rooted in the state of Illinois serving the growth and expansion of the aerial yoga industry in the Chicagoland area, she frequently travels to new studios in other states and countries to support the global movement of the gifts of aerial yoga as well as stand up paddle board yoga.
She is certified as a nutritional therapist, personal trainer, equine massage therapist, aromatherapist, Reiki master, Thai bodyworker, and 200-hour yoga instructor. Her extensive comprehension of optimal alignment, spiritual understanding, and energetic sensitivity lends to her authentic presence as a heartfelt, humbled leader in the aerial and SUP yoga industries.
Holly is committed to her path as an educator, healer, and facilitator of empowering experiences. Her vision for possibility and passion for a life of purpose placed her on the pursuit of a niche for the dynamic and abundant benefits offered through aerial and SUP yoga. Aviana appeared in Holly’s life at just the right timing while traveling through Ecuador, to serve as the vessel for Holly’s pursuit.
Upcoming Classes and Workshops with Holly
Training and Education:
2004 Associate's Degree in Science
McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
2005 Equine Massage Therapy Certification
Indian Creek Equine Rehab. Worden, IL
2006 Oil Essentials Training and Education
Young Living Essential Oils Denver, CO
2007 Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
2010 AFPA Personal Trainer Certification
2011 200 Hour Yoga Certification
Breathe Yoga Fort Collins, CO
2011 16 Hour Blood Chemistry Analysis
APEX Energetics Del Mar, CA
2011 Reiki II, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
Fort Collins, CO
2011 Reiki Master, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
Fort Collins, CO
2011 ZUMBA Instructor Certification Level 1 & 2
2012 TRX Suspension Training Certification
2013 20 Hour Aromatherapy Certification
The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy Naperville, IL
2013 Young Living School of Natural Remedies
2013 Young Living Essential Oils Beauty School
Salt Lake City, UT
2013 Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Aircats
2014 Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
The Nutritional Therapy Institute Denver, CO
2015 20 Hour Thai Yoga Bodywork
Soderworld Willowbrook, IL
"Thank you Holly for the awesome month of aerial yoga! You are an awesome, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable yoga teacher. Despite being completely unfamiliar with the yoga hammock and aerial techniques, I was able to practice comfortably and confidently without fear or hesitation on the very first night of practice. My comfort level was entirely due to your clear and easy-to-follow instructions for moving into postures while suspended in the hammock. And, it was a wonderful opportunity to practice yoga with my daughter! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am excited to practice aerial yoga with you next time you are in Boulder!"
-Lisa McClellan, Aerial Yoga Student
IS A VISIONARY ARTIST, INTUITIVE, AUTHOR, TEACHER, SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR, SHAMANIC PRACTITIONER, ENTREPRENEUR AND PAINTER OF SOULS.
She is inspired to bring beauty, love, soul healing and a vision of inspiration to others through visionary art; empowering classes and workshops including intuitive painting classes, Artist Shaman Healer Sage courses, Journeying with the Goddess workshops; monthly New Moon Goddess Wisdom Circles and Full Moon Shamanic Healer Circles; in addition Katherine offers intuitive guidance and healing services including soul portraits (a process unique to Katherine and her intuitive guidance), intuitive readings and soul guidance sessions, shamanic healing sessions and spiritual coaching.
Life’s experiences tell her that each breath is sacred, to live fully, to choose love in every moment, to aim for happiness and joy no matter what, and to see the divine within all beings.
After a long career in corporate retail, Natalie has found her true calling through yoga. Passionate and dedicated to sharing this lifestyle, she has recently completed her 200-hour yoga certification with Tru Nature Yoga, as well as Level 1 Aerial Yoga and Restorative Aerial with Aviana Yoga. She is also a Reiki Master in the Usui Method and enjoys teaching others to become certified themselves. She has found great fulfillment through healing herself and others. Some of the classes she offers include Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Meditation.
She is very eager and excited to expand her horizons. Presently residing in New Jersey, she feels very fortunate to have been able to have lived in places like California, Alberta, and Florida, and is grateful for how those life experiences have helped shape her life.
She hopes to continue her study and practice, strengthening her bond to the universe, and helping others to acknowledge and honor the light within themselves as well as others.