Why try Acro? Short answer: Fun. This hybrid style combining acrobatics and healing arts like Thai massage with yoga can help you take the next step in your practice by connecting you with others while boosting strength, body awareness, and playfulness.
It will take you out of your comfort zone and require that you exercise your trust muscle," says Deven Sisler, lead AcroYoga teacher on Wanderlust's 2015 tour. "Breathe deeply—you will be flying before you know it!"
Round up a couple of friends and try this sequence Sisler created for YJ. These poses require a base (the person closest to the ground, who supports the flyer), a flyer, and a spotter.
WARM UP Start with three rounds of Sun Salutations to connect to your center and breath before you start working in a partnership. Then do hold Plank Pose for 30 seconds to fire up your core. Practice one backbend of your choice to further warm up your spine.
SAFETY During the sequence, if a pose feels painful or the flyer is on the verge of falling, the base, flyer, or spotter can say "down." Then everyone brings the flyer safely to the ground. After each pose, rotate roles so that everyone can try basing, flying, and spotting.
Want to see how it works? Watch our Acro 101 Video