November 25 (Saturday)
at 2:00 pm
341 East Broadway (Aché Brasil)
Curious about Acroyoga? Come to this fun & dynamic Beginner Class that introduces you to a number of foundational poses and transitions between them. Learn the ABC's of Acroyoga poses and techniques, make new friends, and have fun! There are no prerequisites to attend this class.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I need experience? No, this is a class for beginners.
Do I need a partner? No, you'll be working with others in the class in groups of 3-4.
Can I stay in a group with my friend/partner? Yes, that's no problem.
How do I attend? Just pre-register at AcroWest.com and show up!
WHAT TO EXPECT: There will be games, there will be fun, and we’ll provide a safe, welcoming environment to learn the basics, refine your skills, make some new friends, and have a great time!
WHAT IS ACROYOGA?
Acroyoga is a form of partner yoga made more playful by the influence of acrobatics. Practicing Acroyoga involves finding static poses and moving through flows with a Base, a Flyer, and most importantly, a Spotter. The Base elevates the Flyer off the ground in these poses, and the Spotter keeps everybody safe and in proper alignment. Acroyoga is immensely fun and guided almost entirely by a spirit of playfulness and community.
To see some Acroyoga in action, check out this great youtube video, What is Acroyoga:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CLASS?
Everyone is welcome and we invite you to take this class especially if you have never done Acroyoga (or any other form of yoga) before! We want to give you the foundations of Acroyoga and set you up for success with guidance on safety, plenty of fun, and generous community spirit. If you have movement background - great! If you can’t touch your toes, feel intimidated by flashy Instagram posts, or think “I could never do that”, also great! This class is a great introduction to this movement modality. And if you prefer a slower pace or want to hone your basics, we also have Intro to Acroyoga (Level 0).
DO I NEED TO BRING A PARTNER?
No, you don’t need to bring a partner as you’ll be working with others in the class to develop skills basing, flying, and spotting with a variety of people. Also, this makes it easier to meet other acroyogis! Note that if you bring a partner and want to work with them the entire class, that’s okay too!
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DO SOMETHING?
This is a very fun, friendly class and you don’t need to do anything you don’t want to do. It’s okay to ask for an easier move, it’s okay to take a break and sit out for a while and just watch, and it’s okay to only practice some of the roles (base, flyer, spotter). A huge part of acroyoga is communication, and practicing that with partners and classmates in the moment will actually accelerate your skill development.
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE? WHAT IF I’M NOT FLEXIBLE/STRONG/ATHLETIC?
You don’t need any experience. We have taught many absolute beginners and they were amazed at what they could do. Wherever your starting point is, we will meet you there and teach you the foundations.
WHAT DO I WEAR AND BRING?
Wear clothing that you feel comfortable moving in and a water bottle to keep you hydrated. We have mats in the studio.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
You can find the latest schedule and locations on AcroWest.com.
Some classes have an optional jam (open-gym time) after where you can practice and ask us any questions or provide your feedback. We'd love to hear how your first experience was!
WHAT DOES IT COST AND HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Your first class is free! And after that, we have by donation drop-in and monthly passes available. Pre-register on AcroWest.com to sign our waiver and reserve a spot in the class.
WHO IS ACROWEST?
AcroWest Movement Society is a non-profit committed to promoting acroyoga and movement classes in Vancouver. All of our revenue goes directly to expanding our community and promoting recreational acroyoga and movement classes in the Greater Vancouver Area. If you’d like to learn more or help with our mission feel free to get in touch.
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