What Is Acroyoga?

Acroyoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics.

There are 7 main elements to acroyoga: circle ceremony, asana, partner flow, Thai massage, therapeutic flying, inversions & spotting, and partner acrobatics. There are three primary roles in an acroyoga practice: base, flyer and spotter.

This dynamic artistic expression has incredible therapeutic qualities for the entire being. The practice cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. The goal of acroyoga is to bring people into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with a higher power. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, celebrated and shared for the benefit of all. Through partner and group movement a conscious community develops through nurturing of confidence, communication and self acceptance.

Yoga + Acrobatics + Thai Massage = Acroyoga!

The term ‘acroyoga’ has been used at Santa Monica Muscle Beach informally since the ’90s. However, the physical practice itself was first documented with young kids as ‘flyers’ in 1938, by Krishnamacharya. In the early 2000s, the word AcroYoga was claimed to promote the specific school.


Official Instuctor: Emelia Symington Fedy
Contact: emelia@acroyoga.org

Workshops with Emelia:

Jan 2, 2011 Vancouver, BC AcroYoga Inversions & Acrobatics With Emelia
Jan 16, 2011 Vancouver, BC AcroYoga Fundamentals With Emelia

More acroyoga in Vancouver:
Contact: mane.rayne@gmail.com
Location: 4th Avenue and Macdonald Street, in Kitsilano

Join us as we glide gracefully surpass the limitations of the mind. You may find yourself taking more risks in your daily life as we release fear into a centered new world cultivating joy and loving kindness, with new friends.

Live on Vancouver Island? You can connect with other acroyogis in Victoria on the Acroyoga Victoria Facebook Page.

Official Acroyoga website: www.acroyoga.org

Are you involved with acroyoga? Is it a style of yoga you would be interested in trying?

About the Author: Taya

Taya Ng has written 156 posts on this site.

She is the founder of Vancouver Yoga Review.

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