Acro Yoga

Understanding Acro Yoga

Let’s be honest. It is in our basic human nature to vie for acceptance and feeling relevant. In today's world, where all of us want to feel secure and take control but won't trust or let ourselves be, Acro Yoga comes in as a yoga of trust.

Acro Yoga will help you realize that to truly feel in control you need to first let go and trust.

 

But what is Acro Yoga? It is a beautiful synergy that combines the wisdom of yoga, the dynamics of Acrobatics, and the therapeutic powers of Thai Massage; a practice that allows you to think outside the box, shake up the old dogmas, find the freedom to let go, and of course, trust.

 

Acro Yoga works with poses taken from traditional asanas - forming a “base” (person on the mat) and a “flyer” (person who is elevated) who work together to create postures.  The “spotter” is the individual whose only objective is to focus on the safety and make recommendations to the improve form.

 

In practicing Acro Yoga, you will not only learn to support others but also trust enough to allow yourself to be supported.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to bring a partner for Acro Yoga?


If you have a partner to join you, that’s great. Coming in single? No problem. You’ll find someone to soar with once you arrive. While you will be more comfortable working with someone you know, Acro Yoga helps break barriers and alleviate our need to control by working with a wide variety of people.




Is there a size or weight limit?


No. While it is normal to assume that the heavier amongst us will do the lifting, this isn’t always true. Acro Yoga is not about defying gravity either. It uses technique than relying on one’s strength. You will use bone strength than muscle strength to lift someone twice your size.




Is there an age limit?


No. All you need is an open mind and the grit to try something new. However, if you suffer from vertigo, high blood pressure, any herniated discs, destabilized sacrum, and/or recent surgery, Acro Yoga is not recommended.




Is flexibility a prerequisite?


No. You don’t have to be extremely flexible. You can work with your existing capabilities and take one step at a time to reach the next level.




How different is Acro Yoga from regular yoga?


While Acro Yoga may seem both simple and complex, it is ideally a group or partner practice. Unlike other yoga practices that only concentrate on the individual self, Acro Yoga elevates the dynamics between you and your partner, by helping each other to build strength and flexibility together rather than by yourself, which makes it not just a fun work out, but teaches you to learn to let go and simply trust. That is not all. It compliments Hatha Yoga or other individual yoga practices. It also works on your verbal and nonverbal communication by asking for what you want, saying no to respect your body and listening to your own body and others.





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