14 Quotes To Strengthen Your Partner Yoga Practice When pairing up with another, we all come to crossroads of frustration and blame or patience and communication. It really doesn’t matter what it is, when we step outside of just working alone, we are faced with many new challenges. Challenges always exist, whether you are alone or partnered … Read more 14 Partner Yoga Quotes To Lift You Up
Lift Your Acro Friends Up With These Special Holiday Gifts For Acroyogis It’s the holiday season, and you want to get your acroyogi friends a gift that lets them know you really care. Well you’re in luck, because we are acroyogis and we know the perfect gifts that will get your acro friends pumped. There … Read more 10 Best Holiday Gifts For Acroyogis
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?
Let’s Warm-Up Before We Play Whether you’re getting ready to do acroyoga, slackline, go running, or do some handstands, it’s important to warm up the body. When you warm up the joints and muscles, it gets the fluids moving and the heart pumping. The body likes warming up before you put a lot of high … Read more RESPECT YOUR JOINTS. Warm Up Before Activity.
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
I’ve Never Used Social Media Until Now… Here’s a little fun fact about me…I’m one of those people who still don’t have a Facebook account. Actually I’ve never had a personal social media account of any kind. Still to this day I don’t have a personal account. Oh wait–I have a LinkedIn account that’s not … Read more How Slacklining and AcroYoga Got Me On Social Media
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
Discover Your Inner Strength We all need a little help from our friends. Whether it be a friend you know or a friend you haven’t met yet, the progress we seek is fostered all around us. Let the distractions of the outside world fall away to make space for intuition and connection to the lessons that … Read more 17 Quotes To Encourage And Empower You
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!
Let’s Get Ready To Laugh… Mad Libs for Slackliners + AcroYogis Remember that silly Mad Libs game you played as a kid? You had to fill in the lines with adjectives, nouns or verbs to create a story full of funny sentences. Everytime you have a different person fill in the nouns and adverbs, you get … Read more Slackrobats Mad Libs #1
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
Training Quotes To Keep You Headed Towards Your Goal… Sometimes you just need a little support. Sometimes you just need your fellow Slackrobats to remind you just how strong you really are. Next time you are training towards a goal and you find yourself struggling, let one of these quotes settle you. Let room be created … Read more 19 Training Quotes to Encourage and Inspire
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
Finding Balance Through Healing Words Early in life I learned that words are very powerful and carry energy with them. It is our choice which words leave our mouth. It is also our choice what intention we put into forming and expressing those words. Often can be the case that thoughts, and intentions along with words can … Read more 17 Quotes to Heal the Heart
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!
AcroYogis Unite! AcroYoga is a journey, not a destination. A practice, not a move, or series of moves. Seek this and like the rivers, your AcroYoga will flow. Believe and participate in communication and trust, and your heart will be open, as will your options for connection. Humans can build dams to cease the … Read more 13 Quotes to Inspire and Support Your AcroYoga Practice
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
The Art of Balance I am grateful in my life to have been presented many opportunities to explore the magical world of balance. I suppose it’s a way of looking at things around me, or a curious nature inside that drives me to dissolve the idea that balance is separate from me, or outside of … Read more We Are Love, We Are Balance