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AcroYoga is the harmonious combination of the Fun and energy of acrobatics, the wisdom and connectivity of Yoga and the Loving Kindness and healing attributes of Thai massage.
Started relatively new in the western world by Jason Nemmer (of Mexican decent), an acrobat and Jenny Klien (American decent), a yogi about 12 years ago.
AcroYoga moves away from the introspection of yoga and creates Kula - community, a support system world wide where everyone is welcome to play. This is an environment where one can build strength, openness and Love, where one can support and be supported, trust and be trusted and liberate oneself from fear.
Lois and Ben started the Africa AcroYoga community in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2011. Lois is affiliated with AcroYoga international as an AcroYoga JAMbassador, co creating a safe environment for any and all AcroYoga enthusiasts. Being an AcroYoga JAMbassador requires strict safety standards set by AcroYoga international which allows the practice to be safe, yet playful.
AcroYoga is compromised primarily of a Base, a spotter and a flyer. Initially the Base is in control, the flyer surrenders and the spotter makes sure the flyer is safe. As one progresses, the flyer has a more engaged and active working role as the relationship is symbiotic.
AcroYoga is definitely on the must try list for anyone who enjoys yoga, or acrobatics or fitness.