AcroYoga: A Tool To Build Trust And Community When I think about acroyoga, I get really excited. I think about how amazing my body feels after playing around with one–or many fliers. I flash back to all the smiles and beautiful people I’ve met at Divine Play, AcroGasm and other training workshops. My brain starts … Read more Building Trust with AcroYoga
5 Yoga Postures to Compliment Your AcroYoga Practice Today I’m going to review 5 yoga poses you can train to strengthen your AcroYoga practice. These five yoga poses mimic the body shape needed to execute the AcroYoga postures. So by training the yoga pose, you are strengthening and stretching the body, as well as familiarizing yourself with … Read more Train These 5 Yoga Poses to Support Your AcroYoga Practice
Let’s Get Your Legs Warm and Ready To Base Solo and Partner Leg Warm-ups Before you get right into your AcroYoga practice, take care of your muscles. Treat yourself to a simple warm-up session and get the juices flowing, while helping you to prevent injury too. Since injuries can occur from cold or tight muscles, … Read more AcroYoga Warm-Ups: 6 Leg Warm-Ups For Bases
A Brief History of AcroYoga The Origins & Roots of Acrobatic Yoga Like a tree that grows many beautiful branches, acroyoga has blossomed into many different styles over the years. There may be many branches on each tree, but they all start from the same trunk. Acroyoga is no different, meaning that all the various … Read more The History of AcroYoga: Origin & Roots
What’s Up With AcroYoga? Is this practice for me? Do you remember how you felt to be a kid playing on the monkey bars or in the jungle gym with your friends? Those feelings of freedom and exploration…of laughter and curiosity? Do you remember how hard the pull-up bar station was? How great it felt … Read more Is Acroyoga For Me?…How Do I Get Started?
Specific Terms To Align The Body AcroYoga 101 Today I’m going to go over some standard cues you might hear when learning acroyoga technique. These verbal cues are designed to be simple and clear, as well as to instruct an individual into a proper stack. It’s easy to get confused when your upside down and … Read more Learning AcroYoga: Terminology and Body Cues
CTL Training Constant-Tension-Load (CTL) Let’s talk training technique. Today I’m going to discuss ONE specific style of training called CTL Training. This refers to constant tension load training, which is a great technique for building muscle mass. CTL training means keeping the muscle under tension (activated) and turned on while working out. For example, when you do a … Read more Cultivate Balance With CTL Training
Inspirations Discovered In Acro To me, acro inspires and creates beauty. The movement within the art is very controlled and can be done with such grace and elegance. The technical skill behind some of the flows and poses is mouth dropping. Overall acro is an amazing human display of art, expression, and skill. This art form … Read more Acro Art: Inspiring My Inner-Painter
The Acrolining Adventures Continue… Awhile back, around December 2015, I wrote a blog about combining two passions into one practice. The fusion of Acro and Slacklining…to create Acrolining. This is where a Base lays down on the slackline and a Flyer gets onto the Base and into different acro poses. Most of the poses I had tried … Read more Acrolining: The Love Child of Slacklining + AcroYoga
Are You Ready To Get Your Acro On? This month we are taking yoga into the air for a 10-day AcroYoga-focused #SlackrobatsChallenge! Join us in Instagram December 7th-16th for a chance to win some amazing gear from @myinnerfire and @toesox. We couldn’t be more excited about the hosting team we’ve gathered to support you…they are all … Read more Our Next #SlackrobatsChallenge Begins Today!
Acro Safety Guidelines How to Cultivate a Safe AcroYoga Practice Acroyoga is a pinch of yoga, with a partner for spice. A dash of acrobatics, and a sprinkle of bone stacking. Mixed in a binding agent of compassionate communication and trust. Put all this together with accurate self assessment and you have a great recipe … Read more Cultivating a Safe AcroYoga Practice
We’re Taking Our Balance From The Slackline …To A Person! This Monday marks the start of our 2nd Instagram challenge! (#SlackrobatsChallenge) But THIS time we will be balancing on PEOPLE! The challenge runs August 1st-August 10th and we have some seriously inspiring hosts including @acrobuddhas, @lindsikaycircus, and @slacroduo. The best part is that after having 10 … Read more It’s Time For Another Slackrobats Challenge!
For PHOTOS from our trip, check out @slackrobats and @lindsikaycircus on Instagram. Our Nerve-Wracking Adventure to Ubud, Bali Driving in Bali ZOOOOOM, another moped goes racing by! This time passing on the left of this narrow two-lane highway. Here the cars drive on the left side of the road, completely different then what I … Read more Monkeys & AcroYoga: Traveling to Ubud, Bali
Slackline Memories Over a Frozen Waterfall AcroYoga, Highlining, and Circus! It’s early, it’s cold, the kind of cold that spells itself out every time you take a breath. I’m up with the sun, excited and getting ready to roll over to a friend’s house. My backpack is stuffed with snacks, drinks, juggling clubs, and … Read more Highlining with the YogaSlackers…Just Another Day in Oregon
Sharing Intimacy and AcroYoga “Wait a minute, I don’t know if I can do this. Maybe we should just stop doing Acro! No, that’s not the answer…” thoughts racing through my head like a cheetah full speed in an open field. Heart pumping fast, in sink with the surges of adrenaline rushing through the … Read more 2 Relationships, 1 Lover – Sharing Intimacy and AcroYoga
A Growing Desire in the Merging of 2 Practices I started my AcroYoga practice about 2 1/2 years ago in May of 2013. I also started my slacklining practice at the same time, actually…the same day. I realized quite quickly that both of these practices were of solid interest to me, just like simultaneous thought … Read more ACRO + Slacklining = AcroLining: Combining 2 Passions into 1!
Are these adventure sports Olympic-bound? When you consider what folks can do in both acro and slacklining, I can see it happening. Acroyoga is basically in the olympics already, it’s called partner gymnastics. Yes, I know there are differences. And I could see them adding to partner gymnastics with things like L-Basing and yogic positions. So that’s not much of a stretch. … Read more Acroyoga And Slacklining In The Olympics? | Fletch