WHAT IS ACROYOGA?

Basically, partner yoga!

(NO PARTNER NEEDED)

Acro comes from "acrobat" - a skilled gymnastics performer (aerialist, balancer, contortionist, tumbler, tightrope walker, etc).

Yoga, traditionally, is the connection of mind, body, spirit, and the universe.

AcroYoga takes many forms - from therapeutics and restoration to very challenging exercise, to relationship practices with self and others,

to impressive performances, and everything in between! Find your style

A Typical Class

 

Short introductions and disclaimers

Group/partner cardio

Partner exercise warm-up

AcroYoga Poses

Pyramids or flow sequences

Partner therapeutics

+ Apres-class JAM

The Benefits

It is one of the most well-rounded exercise you can do. See the above typical class - it has everything! It combines all the benefits of yoga, thai massage, and acrobatics. Furthermore, it includes the human connection we all crave, especially now that devices are slowly replacing human connection.

Physically:

Cardio, strength and flexibility, yoga poses, balance, coordination, weight training, calisthenics, endurance, restoration, massage, alignment.

Mentally/emotionally:

Trust, patience for yourself and others, team atmosphere, synchronizing with others and yourself, emotional self-regulation, confidence, openness, boundaries, attention, focus, determination, and more! Not to mention a nice big ego-boost when you accomplish poses. The amount of new things you can do in acro are endless, and you always surprise yourself every time you practice.

Life:

Good habits like priorities, forgiveness, no blame, etiquette, help those who help you, responsibility, honesty, reality checks, self-limitations v.s. self-potential, safety above all, and that's just off the top of my head!

How!?:

Furthermore, Acroyoga teaches us all these things at the brain-stem level by repeatedly practicing the art of overcoming certain obstacles in a fun, safe environment. The old saying is so true: Practice makes perfect! Acroyoga is so addictive, it makes these positive impacts on our lives effortlessly effective.

 

How though?!

Because HUMANS ARE HARD-WIRED FOR PLAY.

We get trained out of it with jobs and obligations, and Acroyoga is an opportunity to re-connect to your playful nature WHILE overcoming obstacles. Studies show the more you look at life playfully, the easier life is, the more you achieve your goals, and the more joy you have and spread to others. Just imagine thinking every challenge is a game instead of a heavy obstacle. This is how Acroyoga can transform you from Zero to Hero.
 

Want to practice great life skills while having fun and connecting with others AND get superhuman fit?

Choose the perfect place for you to start:
1. Schedule

2. Private Classes

3. Online Programs

Contact Bridget to talk about which option is best for you.

Taaaaaa!

ABOUT US

 

Bridget Maitland

 

Hi!

My name is Bridget. I'm a certified acroyoga teacher, passionate about health and community.

I have a background in holistic practical nursing, yoga, swimming, ski instructing, ski patrolling, and a variety of exercise. I have been known to climb trees, jump off bridges, frolic. But most of the time I walk and talk normally, and attempt laundry on a weekly basis like everyone else.

I have a spiritual and realistic approach to life and yoga. I have done my fair share of research, and enjoy continuing learning. These attitudes led me to Acroyoga because it's one of the most well-rounded activities I've found.

Eric Rothwell

 

Hey!

My name is Eric. I'm a professional photographer, ski instructor, bike instructor, and Bridget's acro and life partner. Chances are I'll be in the class you're going to.

My passion is outdoor adventure, so I made careers around it. I also really enjoy coffee.

My approach to life includes working hard, and playing harder. Which is why acroyoga and I get along. It's hard, but it's so much fun. And, the more I practice, the more I notice my body works even harder, and plays even better!

Check out my website to see what I do:

www.maitwellphotography.com

 

WHAT MAKES "SHIFT HAPPENS" SO SPECIAL?

"Shift Happens" isn't just a cute name. It's a philosophy filled with amazing puns to help us remember the teachings.

We understand that in life, shift happens! We meet you where you're at, and go from there.

We do that by taking playtime to the next level.

AcroYoga in its nature is basically just playtime for all ages, and we add the extra modifications, tricks, and challenges to make it accessible for everyone.

You will probably end up getting addicted to exercise (sorry not sorry) because it's actually fun and super social!

We also take the time to move and give you tools to get you through emotional challenges like fear and trust!

The "Shift" Rant

Shift happens to us all the time. Big shifts, small shifts, all shifts! More often though, we create our own shifts.

We are called upon, by the universe, to shift. Daily. They are gifts that help us move better through life.

Sometimes, though, we may go a while without taking a shift that has been offered to us by the universe. This causes a blockage in our..... chakras.

Shifting too often could also be a problem! Living life too quickly leaves us no time to actually process and retain the gifts that come from shifting.

To skip a day or two is fine - as this is just the natural ebb and flow of life.

So why do we need to shift every day?

We need to be ready for when shift hits the fan. And it will.

If you're regular and practiced, your mind, body and soul will all have the necessary tools and tricks to clean up the mess.

When things get shifty, you will be able to keep your cool and go with the flow, instead of either imploding or exploding. Either way

So what shift pattern should we expect from ourselves?

Shifting is the same, yet different on some levels, for everyone. For healthy flowing humans, one shift a day keeps you regular.

It's important to bring to awareness of our own shift history - memorable shifts.

 

Ask yourself

What was that process like?

What did I get out of it?

What did I let go of, or gain, to be at my most optimal state?

Did I need help?

What do I still need to let go of?

What do I need to absorb more of?

Do I shift too much, or not enough - or am I right on track?

If I'm not right on track - how do I get there?

If I am - how do I maintain this regularity?

How do I anticipate my shifts?

Please feel free to contact us or find the facebook group to chat more about the philosophy. Share your shifts with the world!

Share this rant with friends to start the conversation

 
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