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!
This lecture talks about how to take the course.
Understanding the importance of safety and spotting.
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!
Getting into folded leaf and some examples of therapeutics you can do there.
A couple questions to make sure you were paying attention in this section.
Checklist outlining the steps on getting into Bird and alignment of holding the pose.
More ways to get into Bird and Bow pose.
Tutorial on getting into Shin Balance.
Tutorial on getting into Throne.
Checklist outlining the steps of getting into Throne and the alignment of it.
Tutorial on getting into Shin Mount.
Checklist outlining the steps of getting into Shin Mount and the alignment of it.
Tutorial on transitioning between Shin Mount and Shin Balance.
Tutorial on transitioning between Bird and Shin Mount.
Tutorial on transitioning between Bird and Throne.
Tutorial on Bridge Pose Press-up in preparation for the final pose Star.
Checklist outlining the steps of getting into Star and the alignment of it.
For your final - and only - project, create an AcroYoga flow of your own!
Congrats on completing AcroYoga for beginners!
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.