December AcroYoga Workshops

Opportunities for Acro in December!

12/3 Intro to AcroYoga

12/17 Washing Machines

 

 

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Acro for Climbers

Join Brian Cruikshank and Maren Hill for AcroYoga for Climbers class at Earth Treks in Crystal City, VA on Monday November 7th from 8:30-10:00. AcroYoga is a fun and uplifting practice that can be both playful and challenging, plus it compliments your climbing routine. AcroYoga combines the playfulness of partner acrobatics with the mindfulness of yoga, and the creativity of dance. Working in partnership with others, the practice builds trust, communication, connection, flexibility, and strength. No partner required.

This clinic is limited to 18 participants. Register the day of the clinic.

ALL the Washing Machines

Join Brian Cruikshank and Maren Hill for a spin filled AcroYoga workshop where we’ll share some of our favorite washing machines. What’s a Washing Machine? It’s a dynamic sequence of AcroYoga poses that ends where it began, creating a repeatable cycle. In the workshop we’ll explore timing, body placement, weight transfer, and dynamic transitions to find ease and fluidity in each cycle. Take one step towards ALL THE WASHING MACHINES!

No partner necessary!

Pre-reqs: side-star, back bird, bird

Investment: $30 – income based sliding scale available (please paypal or venmo maren.hill@gmail.com to reserve your spot or contact to find out about sliding scale)

Since it’s Halloween weekend, costumes are encouraged, but not required. Just make sure costumes allow for the ancient acro art of schmearing (to slide one’s foot across a flyers hip, back or thigh to achieve a more desirable placement).

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Size Doesn’t Matter: A Basing Course

Flying is great — but that’s only half the fun! Maybe you’ve had more opportunities for flying than basing; or maybe you’re brand new to acro and need to learn the fundamentals of how to put people safely and happily up on your feet. Whatever the case, if you wanna learn to base like a boss, so that you can do #ALLTHEACRO!, this class is for you. Check out the Facebook event page.

The three-class sequence will focus first on basing simple poses with good technique and proper body mechanics; then we’ll move on to techniques for smoothly basing various transitions between these poses. By the final class we’ll be working on putting it all together to develop simple flows, and focusing on some tools, tricks, and tips for basing flyers bigger than yourself. It’s open to all levels, with some exposure to acro yoga helpful but not mandatory.

Class sessions will meet from 6:30 – 8:00pm on Monday 10/17, Monday 10/24 (Wheatfield Yoga, 609 Hawkesbury Terrrace, Silver Spring, Maryland), and Wednesday 11/2 in Silver Spring. On 10/24 we’ll be at Wheatfield Yoga.

Since the classes build on each other, please plan to come to all three if at all possible! Contact organizers if something comes up and you have to miss one, and we’ll try to find a way to get you caught up before the next session.

Investment: $45 for all three classes or $20 per class (paypal maren.hill@gmail.com to confirm your spot)

Learn the basics of basing – the BASEics, one might say — and automatically double your acro joy. 🙂

Foot to Hand Workshop

Learn how to foot to hand like a cowboy. Join Ari and Maren for a workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of foot to hand: grip, alignment, entrances and dismounts. Participants will develop their foot to hand technique, and will have the ability to experiment with various skills, foot-to-hand transitions to other poses

Developing strong foot to hand technique allows movement through many flows, washing machines, and pops with grace and fluidity. Focusing on proper technique will help build strength and stability and lay the foundation for hand to hand and other advanced static poses. We will provide progressions for different levels

When: 2:00-4:00PM on Sunday October 9 (come to class and stay for the jam)

Where: Malcolm X Park (Dance Loft is the rain location)

Investment: $30 (please paypal or venmo maren.hill@gmail.com) contact if you have questions!

Washing on Star Workshop

Come play with us upside down! Join Elise Foster and Maren Hill as we explore dynamic transitions to and from star, through star washing machines.

We’ll break down alignment techniques and conditioning shift from one pose to the next with ease. After class join us for the free AcroYoga jam in the park to continue refining these transitions and washing machines.

No partner necessary. Come alone or bring all your friends. Stay after for the jam to keep working on these skills!

Pre-requisites: Star, star spotting experience

Date: Sunday, July 31 – 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Meridian Hill Park, Washington, DC
Personal Investment: $25 suggested donation

To Register: PayPal your donation to elise.foster@gmail.com (please, use the “Send money to Friends or Family” option.)
Questions: contact Maren and/or Elise

Fly with us!

AcroYoga blends the mindfulness and breath of yoga with the playfulness of acrobatics and partner work. Working with partners, the practice builds trust, communication, connection, flexibility and strength.

 

Intermediate Skill and AcroLab Tune Up

Looking to expand your practice or tune up before the AcroLab Workshop next weekend? Come play with Elise Foster and Maren Hill as we unpack the secrets of Shin2Foot, Foot2Shin, Star, Reverse Star, and Side Star.

Explore basing and flying techniques, conditioning, and games that will take your practice to the next level. After class join us for the free AcroYoga jam in the park to continue refining these poses.

Open to all levels. No partner necessary. Come alone or bring all your friends.

Date: this Sunday! July 10 – 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Meridian Hill Park, Washington, DC
Personal Investment: $25 suggested donation

To Register: PayPal your donation to elise.foster@gmail.com
Questions: contact Maren and/or Elise

Fly with us!

AcroYoga blends the mindfulness and breath of yoga with the playfulness of acrobatics and partner work. Working with partners, the practice builds trust, communication, connection, flexibility and strength.

DC based Acro