Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training

Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training
Karen A. Fuhrman performs perspective-shifting inversions.

Our comprehensive certification program empowers those who complete it to deliver professionally-founded artistic instruction from the innovative cutting edge of aerial art, backed by world renown Grounded Aerial®. Level 1 teacher training provides you with all the necessary information and training to begin your bungee classes. Level 2 continues the journey with more challenging terms, focus on pedagogical principles, artistic expression, and connections/choreography.


Certification and licensing includes: 

    • Harness safety instruction
    • Bungee safety and rigging instruction
    • Working relationship with our bungee manufacturer who can customize to your studio’s dimensions and needs
    • History lesson of aerial dance
    • Class themes, choreography and repertoire
    • Over 40 phrases (terms) and ways to move
    • Front-point and back-point work establishing full frontal and dorsal work out
    • Holistic training approach incorporating Mind, Body, and Spirit into the educational process
    • Lessons on how to apply aerial concepts to life and art
    • Insights into the “business of aerial work”
    • Information on posture benefits 
    • Adaptive exercise modifications
    • Corrective techniques using hands-on adjustments
    • Class structure and formatting
    • Lessons plans for beginning, intermediate, and advanced aerialists
    • Pedagogy of creative and fitness development that has been honed over the last 20 years
    • Promotional support through Grounded Aerial®
    • Continued support and assistance


  • Upon the conclusion of this program, participants have passed both written and movement exams, as well as an instructional test. Licensed trainers also agree: to provide video samples of their classes, to collaborate in the analysis of class videos, and to adhere to the standards of safety, professionalism and excellence established by Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training

16-Hour Certification Program Cost:

  • $850.00 per person training fee 

As a requirement for certification, trainers will sign a limited licensing agreement for $25 per month. (Billed monthly or annually). Use of the Grounded Aerial® name, logo and marketing materials is included in this agreement. This small fee also allows us to offer continued support with GA®BT LIVE. Grounded Aerial® LIVE  is an efficient and affective way to stay connected to trainers across the world. Accessing Grounded Aerial® cutting edge choreography motivates and rejuvenates clients’ interest and the movements are fun and challenging for all levels. The licensing fee can be waived for performers and clients who agree not to teach bungee classes. (Requires additional contract addendum)

New phrases performed by professional aerialists (broken down in clear beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) can be accessed via a password.  Message board comments can also be posted to answer questions or begin discussions with our international community.  This is truly a global connection and support group of like-minded folk that learn from each other. We connect aerial movers, studio owners, and fitness gurus around the world.


Here is the breakdown of what you receive:

The benefits of Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training LIVE

1. Continued updated information and insights

2. Cataloged video of individual terms/skills available 24/7 

3. “Watch a full class” developed by Owner and Artistic Director Karen A. Fuhrman. There is notated and broken-down information as the class is being taught.  This allows understanding new moves, comprehending the lesson plan, seeing trouble-shooting in effect, and also observing Karen in action and the application of mind/body/spirit- while keeping it fun and cardio filled!

4. Blog providing international support, business networking, problem-solving, troubleshooting, creative ideas and community.

5. Videos from GA®BT instructors from around the world are highlighted on our website, promoting your gym at a global level. 

GA®BT includes access to our acclaimed and elite aerial community. This is a great way to stay connected to Grounded Aerial® trainers across the world.  At just $25 per month this is one of the lowest cost fitness licensing programs in the world.

Additional Information:

  • Detailed rigging, installation and bungee sales/information are available. Our provider is Paul from Adrenalin Dreams. Guidance will be provided on what to specifically purchase. 
  • DEPENDING ON HARNESS the entire bungee rig can cost as little as ~$360.00 per person
  • For more information to enroll please call 917-447-6285, skype karenfuhrman, or email


Note- Grounded Aerial® Bungee Trainers are of excellent caliber, and we intend to maintain our spotless safety record and artistic excellence. Depending on the exam results, Grounded Aerial® will either mail the certificate immediately, or potentially require a 6 week addendum for students that have not completed the requirements of the exams on a satisfactory level. If needed, we ask for the students to study the exam and send in changes from their original test, and to send video of their movement progress on their bungee system illustrating competence and growth in understanding the terms/repertoire.

Please know that we are here to help, and anyone (with diligence and perseverance) can eventually become certified and licensed.


We are now holding Level 2 certifications. Contact us at for more information

Level 2:  Intermediate-The next step in your bungee expertise.

We dive deeply into the application and the pedagogy of how to teach the beginner and intermediate curricula.  Level 2 includes investigating lesson plans and reviewing what is successful, and what to steer clear of…the  application and mastering of the mind/body/spirit…advancing to the next step of comprehension in physical and artistic prowess of bungee.  This will further you as a business-minded person, teacher, and bungee artist.

Main focus:

1. More advanced terms ( 15+) while executing prowess and ownership

2. How to consistently inspire with life applications. Diving into the mind, body, spirit

3. Focusing on transitions and how to connect the movement authentically 

4. Investigating and developing personalized new moves individually–understanding and teaching the details

5. detailed lesson plans and review (the teaching of bungee)

6. review of all terms previously learned and full mastery of them


a note from Karen:

“Level 2 is crucial for our Grounded Aerial® trainers.  If you have been looking to advance clientele numbers with clearer ways to teach and want to go the next step toward teaching mastery, this training is necessary.  This will help you offer the fun, the ease, and the prowess that bring people coming back.  That unforgettable joy that bungee can give you is de-mystified, and now with more advanced moves– it just is the next logical step.”

-Karen A. Fuhrman

Bungee Height Example

Bungee classes are possible with as little as 9 ft. of ceiling height. Level adjustments may be necessary and are achieved by varying the clip-in height. Use the “floating lotus” method to establish proper clip-in height.

Easy to follow technical diagrams
Technical and safety instruction.


Bungee dance, in the United States, and the world for that matter, is quite new and uncharted territory.  So, we here at Grounded Aerial® take our pioneering and innovative system very seriously, as we realize that we are setting the bar for all to follow.I have been teaching and performing aerial bungee for the last 18 years, I have been a professional dancer in NYC for 20 years, have my Masters Degree in Dance Education from NYU, and own an aerial dance company which performs in different venues around the world. 

I have developed and honed the GA®BT system slowly, mindfully, and with fine-tuned mastery.  It is my passion.  

It is an honor and joy to bring aerial bungee movement to the masses, and I would love to talk to you more on the phone to answer any questions.  Our legitimacy is of great importance, and we certainly have the history, creative and pragmatic focus, spotless safety record, and testimonies to illustrate just that!



I wanted to let you know I taught my first five (yes five!) bungee classes this weekend. They went really well — all five were sold out! And, I said “surrender” and “#justlikelife” in every class!Thank you again so much for the great training.

Elin Waterston

South Salem NY

Karen’s passion for bungee training is infectious! Just did the Harleysville training and it was such a cool and fun experience! The training is so informative and she really devotes herself to helping you learn every aspect of the course! Jason, Phoenix and Rabbit were awesome too! Cannot wait to do this on a regular basis!

Courtney Frey

Lewistown, PA

Grounded aerial is absolutely one of the best places to meet great people, get a great workout, and learn something about yourself that you never thought you could do before. As an aspiring professional dancer and performer and teacher, I admire Karen for what she does and how she has such a passion for aerial bungee and passing that knowledge and love on to others.

Gabrielle FitzPatrick
Delanco, NJ

I’ve just completed the course in Wales and it was amazing! Karen and Jason are so welcoming I felt at ease immediately. Thank you so much guys.

Mel Kirk

Doncaster, UK

Super crazy amazing! Energy was off the chart and I love the idea of every aspect of this new fitness genre!!! CANT WAIT TO TEACH IT!!
Lori Aragona

Port Saint Lucie, FL

I just completed the Grounded Aerial Bungee Training Certification which was held in Los Angeles. Such a great experience! Karen and Jason are awesome teachers..extremely knowledgeable with the ability to convey that knowledge. The class was well structured and super informative. I felt support from both of them on all levels which created an atmosphere of trust, relaxation and acceptance. And oh so much fun!

Susan Wileman

Ventura, CA





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