AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form this practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. There are 7 main elements that make up the practice: circle ceremony, asana, partner flow, Thai massage, therapeutic flying, inversions & spotting, and partner acrobatics. Our highest aim is to bring individuals into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with the divine. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, celebrated and shared for the benefit of all.
Acroyoga is a relatively new type of Yoga and is a mix of basic Yoga positions and acrobatics.
While Acroyoga may seem difficult or complex, you don?t need to be a circus performer to participate. The positions are relatively easy and they?re always fun and challenging.
All you need is a partner, whether it be male or female does not matter. Each partner compliments the other and it is good to practice with someone who you can trust. The person who is on the floor is the base and must be strong and secure in the positions. The person who is on top must be flexible and have had some Yoga experience.
Some of the positions you are going to see here are not so easy. These positions were performed by two professional Yoga teachers: Juliana Barrera and Michael Olusczak. Both work in the Miami Beach area teaching Yoga and are exceptionally experienced in their work. Perhaps after seeing these pictures you may be interested in taking some classes with them!
The founders of Acroyoga live in San Francisco. They travel nationally and internationally and are constantly organizing workshops in local Yoga studios.
To see the dates and places of their trips, visit their web site at www.acroyoga.org. There you will also find all the information you need to organize a workshop in your area.
All the positions you see in these photos and many others are described step-by-step in a very detailed book called AcroYoga Flight Manual, which you may purchase through their website.