Acro Yoga For Beginners
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Acro Yoga For Beginners

Tutorials to bring you from beginner to intermediate. Start with the basics and work your way up.
5.0 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
31 students enrolled
Created by Amethyst Ward
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Practise and strengthen your acroyoga poses, understanding the alignment and technique behind them.
  • Create your own unique flows incorporating the poses and transitions covered.
  • Recognize the importance of therapeutics to keep a healthy balance in your body.
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Requirements
  • Foam roller is optional for self care of tight muscles.
  • You will need one partner and 2 in some cases when a spot is required.
Description

This course will take you from beginner to intermediate by completion. Completion time will vary student to student but regular practise will take you a long way! The course includes partner warm ups that will warm you up quickly and effectively before you start your practice as well as get you used to working with your partner. You will learn the alignment and techniques that are necessary to perform poses properly as well as build a strong foundation for you to progress to the next level. You will also learn how to practise safely, how to spot and some of the therapeutic techniques that are important in taking care of yourself and your partner.

The course includes video tutorials, where you can watch the entry into the poses and transitions from pose to pose in slow motion - as well as regular speed - with a step by step guide for the base and flyer. There are also checklists for a quick reference to alignment when you need it.

While taking this course you will learn more than just how to do the poses. It teaches trust, communication, patience, and builds deeper connections through touch and non-verbal communication. The course may be challenging at times but you are guaranteed to have many laughs and A LOT of fun.

So get a group of friends together and get ready to have some good ol' sober fun!

Who is the target audience?
  • This acroyoga for beginners course is meant for physically active people who want to learn a new fun skill. You do not have to be super strong or flexible as this course will help you to build on those areas. Previous yoga experience recommended.
  • I wouldn't recommend this course to anyone with any serious injuries or issues with being upside down.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
7 Lectures 08:37

Welcome to Acro Yoga for Beginners!

Preview 01:31

This lecture talks about how to take the course.

How to take this course
01:00

Share with me
00:08

Understanding the importance of safety and spotting.

Safety and Spotting
01:18

Demonstrations on how to spot some of the poses that will be covered in this course. Feel free to come back and watch as needed!

Preview 01:26

The importance of therapeutics and some examples.

Preview 01:34

Getting into folded leaf and some examples of therapeutics you can do there.

Preview 01:40

A couple questions to make sure you were paying attention in this section.

Section One Quiz
2 questions
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Warming Up
2 Lectures 05:52

This lecture shows the hand-grips that will be used throughout the course.

Hand grips
1 page

Examples of some partner warm-ups that will warm you up quickly and effectively.

Preview 05:52
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Meet The Poses
8 Lectures 13:14

Tutorial on getting into our first pose Bird.

Preview 02:13

Checklist outlining the steps on getting into Bird and alignment of holding the pose.

Bird checklist
00:24

More ways to get into Bird and Bow pose.

More with Bird
03:50

Tutorial on getting into Shin Balance.

Shin Balance
01:33

Tutorial on getting into Throne.

Throne
02:09

Checklist outlining the steps of getting into Throne and the alignment of it.

Preview 00:23

Tutorial on getting into Shin Mount.

Shin Mount
02:15

Checklist outlining the steps of getting into Shin Mount and the alignment of it.

Shin Mount checklist
00:25
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Transitioning
3 Lectures 05:45

Tutorial on transitioning between Shin Mount and Shin Balance.

Shin Mount to Shin Balance
02:32

Tutorial on transitioning between Bird and Shin Mount.

Bird to Shin + Shin to Bird
01:42

Tutorial on transitioning between Bird and Throne.

Bird to Throne + Throne to Bird
01:31
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Star and Example Flow
6 Lectures 10:08

Tutorial on Bridge Pose Press-up in preparation for the final pose Star.

Prepping for Star- Bridge Pose Press Up
02:28

Tutorial on getting into Star.

Preview 03:51

Checklist outlining the steps of getting into Star and the alignment of it.

Star Checklist
00:31

Example Flow
02:46

For your final - and only - project, create an AcroYoga flow of your own!

Get Creative! - Final Project
00:16

Congrats on completing AcroYoga for beginners!

Congrats! You've completed acroyoga for beginners
00:16
About the Instructor
Amethyst Ward
5.0 Average rating
3 Reviews
31 Students
1 Course
Yoga and Acro Yoga Instructor

After attending my first yoga class in 2009, I was immediately in love with it. I always knew I wanted to do something that I loved, and I found it. It was only a few months later that I was on my way to India to do my 500 Hour Sivananda Yoga teacher training.

Through teaching and practicing yoga I have learned so much, it has changed my life in countless ways. I would have to say that the biggest gift yoga has given me is courage. Courage in my own practice, courage in my life, and the courage to teach. I attend classes every chance I get, there’s always more to learn and more fun to be had.

In 2013 I discovered Acro Yoga. It began after seeing some poses online followed by goofing around with my friends to try to get into these poses. A lot of it looked pretty simple, but without knowing the proper way to get there, was actually quite difficult! So I looked around and found a local class that my friend and I would go every Monday that we could!

We seemed to learn quite quickly and had so much fun in the process! There is something so special about working together that makes Acro Yoga so unique compared to any other style of yoga I’ve tried. I eventually took an amazing Acro Yoga teacher training with Acro-muse, and am now having a blast teaching many classes and workshops.