AcroYoga is the result of blending the practices and wisdom of Sports Acrobatics, Partner Yoga and Thai Massage. With the power and dynamics of the Solar side of the practice, we have fun creating beautiful flows, balances and eye catching moves. In the Lunar side we practice facilitating healing in our partners through supported flight that allows the body to melt in unique and sublime positions that promote healing.
Jess and Chad are both certified AcroYoga instructors (through AcroYoga.org). We fully embrace the mission of the organization to 'build community through divine play'.
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Trust is the currency that we exchange in acrobatics. With this blanket of trust we become empowered and empower others. The Solar Acrobatic Practices are the tools to unlock that power in others and ourselves. The solar elements are strength building, inversions with spotting, and partner acrobatics. As we build strength by using acrobatic and gymnastic training techniques we can expand the vision of our personal power.
Partner Acrobatics is where we put it all together in a group of 3: Base, Flyer & 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.
Excerpts taken from AcroYoga.org
The first steps in the practice of AcroYoga are listening and relearning to be open. The Lunar Therapeutic Practice includes massage, therapeutic flying and partner yoga. The aim in these practices, is that both the giver and receiver can feel more full and balanced. Our main tools are gravity, sensitivity, loving kindness, feeling and releasing.
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.
Excerpts taken from AcroYoga.org
We currently hold class every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Dance Fit Oregon, inside the Cedar Hills Crossing Mall. Class is a Beginner to Intermediate level and we welcome practicioners of all levels!
HIIT meets the wisdom of Acrobats in this explosive and fun workout!
Every AYfit class begins with a partner based strength training circuit that gets the blood pumping and the sweat flowing. Rather than using weights and machines to provide resistance, we use our friends! The added benifit of the social component in your resistance training provides increased motivation, changing the focus from reps to connection and form, and results in a lot more laughter!
Inversion and Toning
Training in a community we learn to safely go upside down. In no time you'll have a handstand practice and understand how tightness and tone through your core provides you balance and support through the rest of your life. You will spot and be spotted, trust and be trusted, encourage and be encouraged, fail and succeed... and you'll never have more fun in any other workout!
AcroYoga Peak Poses
We conclude the class with fun AcroYoga poses and skills. Depending on the level of the class these can be easy beginning postures and movements, all the way up to hand balancing and standing acrobatics. With all the strength and form elements prior to this section, you will drastically improve your AcroYoga skillset and become the BadAss base and/or flyer you dream of becoming in a very short time!
We love to travel! Bring us out to your community!
We'll come and support your community!
As travelling instructors our entire purpose is to build your community and inject new life and vitality into your students. Whether you are lovingly building a new AcroYoga Kula or needing some fire and excitement for your advanced students, we have a workshop ready to bring to you!
To schedule an event in your community, contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll begin tailoring your event for your needs!
Beginning Solar and/or Lunar
This workshop is perfect for new to intermediate communities. The purpose of the event is to expose new students to the practice and offer sound and safe techniques and instruction to other beginning to intermediate practicioners. Depending on your community needs we can teach any where from one 2-3 hour, 4 events over two days, or even full week retreats and immersions.
Jess and Chad are well known within the AcroYoga community for being able to blend partner dance with acrobatics. Each year at Divine Play they consistently draw 70-100+ students to their workshops, and their performances at the annual Divine Play bring down the house. We love bringing dance lifts workshops to communities across the country, and have enjoyed having swing dancers, salsa dancers, pole dancers, gymnasts join the AcroYogi's in amazing multi-day events that result in flash mobs for unsuspecting but delighted crowds!