COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- BC Covid Rules (Sep13): Masks aren't required for indoor sport, but proof of vaccination is.
- 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!
Hey y’all! We’re teaching Beginners Acroyoga twice a week! 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 safe, fun, lasting play. If you can’t touch your toes, feel intimidated by flashy Instagram posts, or think “I could never do that”, then this class is tailor-made just for you. We make it safe and easy.
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, bring a water bottle to keep you hydrated, and bring a yoga mat if you have one.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
You can find the latest schedule and locations on AcroWest.com.
Many classes have an optional 30 minute supervised jam (open-gym time) after where you can practice and get one on one coaching from us on what you learned in the class or any skills you're working on.
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 volunteer-run non-profit committed to promoting acroyoga and movement classes in Vancouver. All of our revenue goes directly to hiring teachers, renting studios, 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.
- Booking - You must pre-register online for the class at AcroWest.com
- Masks - Masks - Masks are not currently required for indoor low-intensity exercise classes but you can wear one if you want to.
- Proof of vaccination (Sep 13): You must provide proof of vaccination.
- Groups - We'll be working together with the rest of the class in groups of 3-4. If you come with someone you want to practice with it's okay to stay in their group.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. You can reach us on Facebook Messager at http://m.me/AcroWest/ or via email at [email protected]