AcroYoga Performers: Matthieu Lesage and Hedia Tammuz
Video/Editing: Filip Jedraszak | Music by: Balkan Beatbox
Filmed in Gokarna
Acro-yoga is a physical practice which blends elements of yoga, acrobatics, performance and healing arts.
There are two schools of Acroyoga. Acroyoga Montreal, led by Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku, has used the term since 1999 brings together acrobatics, yoga and dance/performance. Acroyoga Inc., which began in California with Jason Nemer and Jenny Klein and was labelled as acroyoga in 2006. The latter practices brings together acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. Both schools offer teaching certifications, and despite some differences have many similar poses.
AcroYoga may provide physical and mental health benefits. In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of AcroYoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements can provide stress relief. However Acroyoga is more vigorous than many traditional yoga practices and this may lead to more injuries. Use caution and practice safety.