AcroYoga refers to the physical practice which combines both yoga techniques and acrobatics.
Origin + Founder:
AcroYoga is a relatively new practice.
Acroyoga Inc., established in California with Jason Nemer and Jenny Klein, was labeled as Acroyoga in 2006 and combines acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage.
Both schools offer teaching certificates and have many similar poses.
According to Acroyoga Inc., AcroYoga is a "dynamic partner practice that blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a partner practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community."
There are three roles in an AcroYoga practice: base, flyer, and spotter:
In general, AcroYoga combines acrobatics, therapeutics and yoga. It is an advanced practice that requires significant strength, coordination and balance.
AcroYoga is perhaps the only form of yoga that requires partner support.
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