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7-Day AcroYoga Challenge

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Challenge Overview

Ever wanted to try AcroYoga (a style of yoga that combines yoga and acrobatics)? Or maybe you already practice AcroYoga and can't get enough of it! We'd like to introduce you to an exciting new challenge we've created just for you: the 7-Day AcroYoga Challenge.  Each day, for seven days, we will email you a handpicked AcroYoga pose or transition (in the form of a two-to four-minute tutorial) that you and your yoga friends can learn from home. This challenge will also introduce you to Acro etiquette, base and flyer roles, and spotting for safety—fundamentals you'll need to get the most out of your practice.  Sign up today, and you're in! Join us on the mat.

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3 CEU’s Upon Completion

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Challenge Outline

7 Days to complete

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Section 1
  • In this short (four-minute) intermediate AcroYoga practice, Chris and Brian share "bow" and "bird" in three parts: first a silent demo so that you can see what's happening, second part with a thorough explanation of the roles of base and flyer, and third with an additional person to show the spotting so you can learn the safety cues. Have fun!
Section 2
  • This two-minute AcroYoga tutorial will teach you how to practice "throne" and "throne presses" in three parts: a silent demo where you'll get to witness what's happening, an examination of the role of base and flyer, and finally, incorporating a spotter.
Section 3
  • Find your majestic AcroYoga throne and learn how to transition back to bird! Chris and Brian will offer a comprehensive tutorial: first they'll offer a silent demo, second they'll break down the roles of the base and flyer, and then they'll bring in a third person to show you how to spot for safety!
Section 4
  • Let's practice back plank and back bird! Chris and Brian will demonstrate these poses in three ways: first they'll offer a silent demo, second they'll break down the roles of the base and flyer, and lastly they'll bring in a third person to show you how to spot for safety. This three-minute practice is tons of fun. Take flight!
Section 5
  • Hand Balancing Tutorials: Tuck Sit and L-Sit

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Section 6
  • In this three-minute, three-part AcroYoga tutorial, Chris and Brian will demonstrate "foot to hand" in three parts: a silent demo, base and flyer roles, and spotting for safety. Bases: You'll learn alignment techniques for staying strong through the wrists so that you can support your partner's flight in a fun and safe way! Flyers: You'll learn alignment tips to secure your balance. Spotters: You'll learn how to provide support so that the flyer can find freedom of expression in this pose.
Section 7
  • Want to learn a fun new AcroYoga pose? Let's explore candlestick in this quick three-minute intermediate-level video! Chris and Brian will prepare you in three ways: a silent demo, exploring base and flyer roles, and spotting for safety. Unroll your mat, grab a couple of friends, and give it a try!

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Meet Your Teachers

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Chris Loebsack
Chris Loebsack, 500 E.R.Y.T, fell in love with yoga in 1995 and began teaching in 2003. Chris uses the... Read more
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Brian Davis
Brian Davis began practicing yoga as a form of physical therapy and rehabilitation after a serious injury... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this challenge in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This challenge is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Challenge completion.
No prerequisites are required; this challenge is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the challenge is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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