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 is an inverted aerial massage. The base supports the flyer with their legs as the flyer hangs passively. The base uses gravity, stretching and sensitive touch to open the flyers upper body. When the flyer comes down they do massage on the bases warmed up legs. The session is complete when both partner have given and received, based and flown, inhaled and exhaled.
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. There are 3 roles in partner flying; Base, Flyer, and Spotter. The base creates the foundation for the acrobatics, the flyer trusts and dances through the air and the spotter makes sure this all happens safely! These practices build a playful, strong community that can help us all realize our true potential.