AcroYoga

AcroYoga combines yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. It is performed with a partner, one the base, the other the flyer. Often a third person called a spotter gets involved for safety.

The physical practice was first documented in 1938, when Krishnamacharya used small children as flyers, but the term AcroYoga has only been used in the past few years to describe a specific school of partner yoga using acrobatic techniques.

Traditionally the techniques of Kundalini were only communicated from Master to disciple and through a long initation process. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan began teaching kundalini yoga openly to the public.

AcroYoga incorporates bandhas (locks), ujiay breath (sounded breathing), Vinyasa flow type movements synchronized with breathing, and forms of modern dance.

AcroYoga emphasizes staying in the moment and creating a union with another person in a compassionate and dynamic way. It is most suitable for those with previous yoga experience and a higher level of physical fitness.