When I first encountered AcroYoga, I had been doing acrobatics for about 5 years already, and was very excited about my new passion.
I wanted to perform on stage, learn all kinds of circus disciplines and get real good at acrobatic tricks and flows.
Yet something was still missing, I just wasn’t really aware of what it was.
I liked the acrobatics community, the people were fun to hang out with and very nice.
So nothing wrong there...
But I had also started a therapeutic massage education, and in that, experienced a depth of touch and connection that I didn’t find anywhere else.
Then one day
Some of my acrobat friends told me how they had done a teacher training with the "AcroYoga" school, and "if I was interested in trying it out?"
Of course, I joined them in a small circle, and had my very first therapeutic flight, and my first time doing partner stretches, and my first Thai massage. I loved it!
On a technical level it felt very easy, but on an emotional level, this felt like such a nourishing way to connect to others.
The atmosphere was friendly, happy and loving, and we had a great time together.
It was like finally my acrobatic practice became whole and complete.
My friends were acrobats first and foremost
but they had the same intuitive understandings that I had had:
We human beings long to connect physically to others in loving and safe ways
Playing is the most fun when you feel like you can totally be yourself
And it’s not just about doing the hardest tricks; it’s also about taking good care of your body, relaxing and being nourished, so you can thrive instead of survive (because acrobatics can be quite intense at times).
This is what I find so beautiful about AcroYoga:
Yes, we play hard and learn awesome tricks and flows and get very excited, but we also take time to check in with ourselves and our friends, to feel what our bodies need, and we nourish ourselves with yoga, massage, hugs and loving communication.
In Playful People Tribe, we see AcroYoga as a holistic path, because it is like a mirror.
It invites us to bring more connection, playfulness, care and passion into all areas of our lives, not just when we train or jam.
At least, that's what we hope for all who practice it :)
Now over to you
What do you love about AcroYoga? What made you fall in love with it? Share in the comments below, so we can exchange experiences!
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