acroyoga // partner yoga, inversions & therapeutics
AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness.
Partner flying is at the root of the AcroYoga practice and comes in the forms of Therapeutic flying and Acrobatic flying. Therapeutic flying incorporates elements of Thai Massage to open and lengthen the back and relax the arms and legs- it is most likely one of the best massages you will ever receive as a flyers spine typically lengthens at least an inch over the course of a five minute flying session.
Acrobatic flying requires higher levels of strength and trust as more technical moves and transitions are performed allowing the flyer to invert into asanas such as shoulderstands, handstands and deep back bends with the support of the base. Workshops for AcroYoga and acrobatics have a focus on handstand & inversion training as well as conditioning for strength and tightness in the body.
AcroYoga specific classes / workshops / retreats and JAMS can be found at www.AcroYoga.org as well as a list of teachers and classes world wide.
AcroYoga at the DNC