Acroyoga

What is acroyoga?

Acroyoga combines the power of acrobatics with the mindfulness of yoga, connecting two (or more!) people in a playful way. And it’s easier than it looks! Because it uses technique instead of, say, strength, anyone can learn acroyoga — regardless of age, gender or size.

A regular acroyoga practice will help improve strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness — a truly holistic workout that can be enjoyed with friends! By working together, we also learn how to build trust, communicate effectively, and reach new heights with each other.

  • Intro to Acroyoga: Learn the fundamentals of acroyoga and gain confidence to tackle more skills! This class will teach you basic acroyoga poses and terminology, plus the techniques required to make acroyoga easy and effortless.
  • Level 1 (Advanced Beginner): This class presents extra challenges for beginners by linking together basic poses into flows. Both classic, well-known washing machines and original flows are taught. No experience is necessary, but because the class moves at a faster pace, less time is given to explain techniques and terminology.
  • Level 2 (Intermediate): This class is geared toward those with acro experience or keen body awareness from developed through a related fitness area (e.g. yoga, dance, strength training). Each class will be based around an original L-base flow consisting of basic and intermediate poses, with some funky and more challenging transitions. Students should already be able to smoothly enter and hold basic poses such as shoulderstand, star, side star, etc.
  • Level 2+ (Intermediate-Advanced): This class is geared toward those with acro experience. Our original L-basing flows (with forays into sitting and standing acro) will feature more unique combinations, as well as introduce advanced skills such as hand-to-hand, pops, whips and hands-free movements. Skills can also be leveled up to provide more challenge for advanced practitioners. Best suited for people with a solid grasp of acroyoga fundamentals.
  • Level 3 (Advanced): This class teaches advanced skills such as hand-to-hand, pops, whips and hands-free movements through original L-basing and standing flows. Students should be able to perform transitions through basic and intermediate-level poses with ease, as well as have some technical knowledge of pops, whips, hand-to-hand, etc.
  • All-Levels: This class has something for everyBODY: mastery of fundamentals, steady progressions, and dynamic and unique skills for more advanced practitioners.
  • Standing: Unlike in L-basing acroyoga, the base is standing in standing acro. It is not necessarily more challenging than L-basing, nor does it require much more strength. Read more about our standing acro classes.

Absolutely not! While acroyoga is a partner sport and you will be practicing in groups, you do not need to come with a partner. In fact, we encourage participants to mix and mingle to help gain a deeper understanding of how their own bodies and other people’s bodies work.

Don’t let that get in the way! Acroyoga tends to foster an open atmosphere, and we do our best to ensure participants are comfortable with each other. You don’t have to come with the intention of making friends, but don’t be surprised if it happens.

As with every sport, there are certain physical risks to doing acroyoga. To minimize these risks, in addition to teaching and demonstrating proper safety measures, we always practice in groups with at least one spotter (or more if needed). Spotters help ensure that flyers still land safely in the event of a fall.

Our entire acroyoga room floor is outfitted with tatami mats used in professional martial arts training and competition — specially designed to protects athletes by absorbing impact from falls.

We also have thick (4 cm) roll mats and crash mats in the studio.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes that you can move in (regular sports clothes will do just fine), water, and a towel if you tend to get sweaty. Most importantly, bring an open attitude and be ready to play!

In terms of etiquette, please keep in mind that acroyoga is a close contact activity. It would be considerate of others to be mindful of your personal hygiene before coming to class.

Please also observe our general studio rules.

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