AcroYoga

THE PRACTICE – 3 MAIN ELEMENTS

AcroYoga is a partner practice that blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power and precision of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of this practice that cultivates trust, playfulness and community.
Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer co-founded the practice in 2003, which has since touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. AcroYoga International supports AcroYoga as a practice that is available for every body, age, and ability. We support all beings through movement, connection and play.

Acrobatics

solar
Trust, empowerment and joy.

Therapeutics

lunar
Listening, loving and letting go.

Thai Massage

thaimassage
metta, karuna, mudita & upeksa.

Yoga

yoga
Breathe awareness, life balance and connection.
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Trust is the currency that we exchange in acrobatics

Solar Acrobatic Practice

With this blanket of trust, we become empowered and empower others. The Solar Acrobatic Practices are the tools to unlock that power in others and ourselves. The solar elements are strength building, inversions with spotting, and partner acrobatics.
As we build strength by using acrobatic and gymnastic training techniques we can expand the vision of our personal power. Push ups, down dog push ups, abdominal exercises and partner conditioning drills are some of the building blocks that bring the mind and body into strong teamwork. We also cultivate the ability to coach each other to encourage positively and teamwork.
The inversions and spotting give the chance to build trust and efficient acrobatic techniques for headstands, handstands etc.
Partner Acrobatics is where we put it all together in a group of 3: Base, Flyer & Spotter. The base creates the foundation for the acrobatics, the flyer trusts and dances through the air and the spotter makes sure this all happens safely! These practices build a playful, strong community that can help us all realize our true potential.

Build the connection through listening yourself and the other

Lunar Healing Arts Practice

The Lunar Therapeutic Practice includes thai massage, therapeutic flying and partner yoga. The aim in these practices, is that both the giver and receiver can feel more full and balanced. Our main tools are gravity, sensitivity, loving kindness, feeling and releasing.
Thai Massage is an ancient gift from traditions. It is a practice that can be cultivated by to open the body using bodyweight, loving touch and mindfulness. Before students fly each other it is key for them to have some massage technique so they can be more confident when they massage people while they are in the air.
Therapeutic flying is an inverted aerial massage. The base supports the flyer with their legs as the flyer hangs passively. The base uses gravity, stretching and sensitive touch to open the flyers upper body. When the flyer comes down they do massage on the bases warmed up legs. The session is complete when both partner have given and received, based and flown, inhaled and exhaled.
Partner yoga is the art of using each other’s body weight and breath to open and warm the body. This is a way for us to use a partner’s strength or bodyweight to open our bodies in new ways. In all of these practices gravity and loving touch help us to let go of fear and pain. As we learn to listen deeply we can use our power in a sustainable way.

Presence breath by breath, awareness in the touch

THAI MASSAGE

Thai Massage is an ancient gift from traditions. It is a practice that can be cultivated by to open the body using bodyweight, loving touch and mindfulness. Before students fly each other it is key for them to have some massage technique so they can be more confident when they massage people while they are in the air.

Arriving to the now… Presence

First we sink with gravity… Grounding

Then we find rhythm and movement… Joy

Movement becomes stillness… Silence

5 Bodies are aligned… Peace

Thai Massage goes beyond the limitations of the mind. Traditionally practiced in Buddhist monasteries, since 2500 years. Thai massage is regarded above all as a spiritual practice, a meditation in movement, closely connected with the teachings of the Buddha. The masseur practices in a meditative state and develops his sensitivity and compassion to tune into the patient’s needs, and offer him/her the chance to tap into their own healing journey.
However, the essence of touch and massage has existed since time began…among all living beings…we often even see trees bending to touch one another in the forest.

True Thai Massage is a melting pot of METTA (loving kindness), VIPASSANA (meditation of insight), MASSAGE and YOGA

Thai Yoga Massage is a Sacred Dance. It is a holy communion between two people used to unblock energy stagnation. Learning how to give and to receive….to touch….to breathe….to feel. When we massage, we don’t aim to heal, we aim to help others believe they can and will be healed.
Thai massage promotes general health and well-being. It has a double purpose. On the preventive side, it actives the free flow of energy and improves fluid circulation, digestion, breathing capacity, body posture, flexibility, as well as releasing nervous tension. On the therapeutic side, it can cure a large number of pathologies such as lower back pain, headaches, digestive problems, stress, insomnia, nervous imbalance, neck and shoulder muscular tightness…to name just a few…

Principles of Thai Yoga Massage

  • Full participation
  • Welcome the gravity – “weight already”
  • Posture – Open knees, Straight back, Locked elbows, Distance to the body
  • Sinking into the body ¿How we do it?
  • Pressure: low – medium – strong
  • Smooth transitions
  • Find your rhythm
  • Perfect fit
  • Fullness of touch
  • Skin Burn / perpendicular pressure / nesting your touch
  • Which part of …elbow / Thumb (joint & pad) / Foot / Knee…
Oliver and Sharon are both Thai Massage instructors and therapists
Oliver has been deepening into Craneo Sacral, Acupuncture, Osteopathy and other fields, actually he is studying at the:

Master Osteothaï

This new adventure has started last November : 18 people coming from 11 different countries, same group for the 5 modules, last one in April 2019 !
” The Master Osteothai (MOT) is for everyone willing to challenge his/her beliefs & skills about Touch and Technique. The Master Osteothai offers you the opportunity to enter a completely new paradigm of Healing through Touch with a series of 5 different courses !….”

Click here to have more details: www.lulyani.com/master-osteothai/

Dynamic Thai Massage

Life is movement, and rhythm is its main component.
This course is an invitation of movement, rhythm and playful spirit!
The class is based on rhythmic, rocking and oscillatory movements. Some of the techniques come directly from Thai Massage, and some from Osteopathy (harmonic techniques, general treatment).
Extremely therapeutic, this class will give you new tools to improve fluidity, continuity and change of rhythm in your massage. Dynamic Thai massage is a new way to approach the body, to restore lost mobility, to release the nervous system and come into contact with the Water Element…!

Yoga is the glue between the Solar and the Lunar practices

Yogic Practices

It is a Physical Practice as well as a life philosophy that is honed through postures, breathing exercises, mantras, etc. All partner practices are fed by solo practices. In AcroYoga we have designed a Solar and Lunar solo Practice that will help students embody the techniques that will feed into partner practices. As we delve deeper and self reflect in all areas of our life, Yoga Philosophy helps us to understand our divine gifts and invites us to put them to good use.
It is a Physical Practice as well as a life philosophy that is honed through postures, breathing exercises, mantras, etc. All partner practices are fed by solo practices. In AcroYoga we have designed a Solar and Lunar solo Practice that will help students embody the techniques that will feed into partner practices. As we delve deeper and self reflect in all areas of our life, Yoga Philosophy helps us to understand our divine gifts and invites us to put them to good use.
AcroYoga is a community based practice. We ignite our collective potential as we support each other to reach new heights. AcroYoga invites you to experience the full spectrum of your being through opportunities to: give and receive; to support and to be supported; to be strong and sensitive. It is a systematic approach designed to be accessible to every practitioner, and encourages personal transformation in an atmosphere of acceptance, celebration and safety.

It is a happy talent to know how to play

AcroYoga Family

AcroYoga Family is rooted in educational games and dynamics, human values, yoga, acrobatic flying, massage and is designed for the whole family. It provides a time and space for kids and their adult friend/parents to play and have fun together and develop creativity, connection, communication, and play.
In Family AcroYoga we aim to bring generations together in the spirit of nurturing, play and discovery. Family AcroYoga engages a child’s natural, unlimited energy, and conveys essential lessons in positive thinking, body and mind awareness.
Family AcroYoga engages a child’s natural, unlimited energy, and conveys essential lessons in positive thinking, body and mind awareness.
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