Devon French is one of the co-founders of Acro Yoga VanCity and has been bringing this incredible practice of communication, trust and exploration to Vancouver for many years.
Join him for an afternoon of exploration and fun!
What is acroyoga?
Acroyoga is acrobatics with a yogic consciousness. The essence of acroyoga is being in the moment in balance with another.
Can anyone do acroyoga?
Yes as long as you are physically active in some way and have no grave medical conditions, you will be able to practice acroyoga in one form or another. If you do not like to touch people though it will be problematic.
I like all the acrobatics but I don’t care for the yoga part, can I still do acroyoga?
It is called acroyoga because yoga is ½ of the equation. Yoga can help us when the ego starts to take over and we start obsessing about our future greatness and prowess and lose sight of the moment or why we are doing acroyoga.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing which does not reveal too much anatomy when you go upside down, bend over or spread your legs. Also avoid wearing any jewellery that can get tangled, cut skin, or get caught in the bases feet or hands. Avoid wearing heavy perfumes.
Do I need to come with a partner?
You can come with a partner if you feel more comfortable working with a familiar person. But in most classes’ people find a partner and change partners numerous times. It is good to change partners because it helps us develop tools to adjust to a new environment. When we return to our familiar terrain with our regular partner there is a greater appreciation and respect for that partnership and also new insights gained from working with an unfamiliar body.