元 AcroWest Movement Society

Intro to Acroyoga (Level 0)
with Natalia

November 26 (Sunday)
at 6:15 pm

Class length
60 minutes

Location
341 East Broadway (Ach矇 Brasil)

Never tried Acroyoga? Perfect! This class will introduce you to basic moves and poses, teach you fundamentals, and help you explore what it's like to be in the air for the first time! This Foundational class is great for those that might be new to movement practices outside of daily life and want to ease into it gently. If you are curious about Acroyoga and wonder "can I do that?" check out this class and you'll be surprised what you can do! In this easy, slower-paced class we will gently introduce you to Acroyoga and help you feel safe, comfortable, and have fun with new friends! 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

WHAT TO EXPECT: There will be stretches, fun warmups, and easy-to-follow games. Well provide a safe welcoming environment to learn the basics, refine your foundational 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:

YouTube Video "What Is Acroyoga?"


WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CLASS?

Everyone is welcome! We invite you to take this class especially if you have never done Acroyoga or any other form of yoga before! If you want to try this movement modality and have no movement background, you're in the right place! Come enjoy a fun, welcoming learning environment where you get to discover the foundations of Acroyoga. Here you'll be set up for success and provided with gentle guidance on technique, safety, and communication. If you cant touch your toes, feel intimidated by flashy Instagram posts, or think I could never do that, this class is for you! 


DO I NEED TO BRING A PARTNER?

No, you dont need to bring a partner as youll be working with others in the class to develop skills in 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, thats okay too!


WHAT IF I DONT WANT TO DO SOMETHING?

This is an easy-going, friendly class and you dont need to do anything you dont want to do.  Its okay to ask for an easier move, its okay to take a break and sit out for a while and just watch, and its 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 IM NOT FLEXIBLE/STRONG/ATHLETIC?

You dont 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 which 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 youd like to learn more or help with our mission feel free to get in touch.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  You can reach us on Facebook Messenger at http://m.me/AcroWest/ or via email at [email protected].



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