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Intro to Acro Yoga w/ Alicia Graham & Paul Gelinas

$35 for 1 yogi (+ GST)

OR

$60 for 2 yogis (+GST)

*SPACE IS LIMITED: Click HERE to register. Pre-registration is advised.

Join Alicia and Paul on an exploration of partner dynamics that will have you laughing, moving, and communicating (both verbally and non-verbally) with friends and new acquaintances alike. Acro Yoga is a fun and empowering practice that integrates strength, flexibility, shapes, and concepts already found in a yoga practice. In this 2.5 hour workshop, we’ll explore playful partner exercises, the fundamentals of Acro Yoga, concepts such as bone stacking and alignment, safe spotting techniques, and how to progress in your Acro practice. This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners. Come alone or bring a partner — you’re sure to make new friends either way. Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any ensuing Acro addictions.

 

Alicia Graham: Alicia is a Partner Acrobatics teacher, facilitator, and dancer, who frequently combines the three to share experiences of transformation, connection, and authenticity. She is passionate about human connection and completely believes that our capacity for connection is directly proportional to our ability to change the world for the better.

Alicia is certified to teach Partner Acrobatics, Dancing Freedom, and Hatha Yoga. She also works with empathy and non-violent communication in her community life, mediation, and personal relationships. For more information send her an e-mail at alicia@unify.org.

Paul Gelinas: One of my goals in the acro community is to communicate the powerful metaphor of acro yoga to all participants. A playful practice can often surprise us and destroy preconceived ideas of what we tell ourselves is possible. Amongst other things, I use acro as an access point to empowerment and connection. I use playfulness and humour to help participants develop the confidence and skills needed to progress safely and creatively.

I am a co-founder of Vancouver Acro Festival, an active member of the community, and I lead regular acro classes in Vancouver. I have completed a 500 hour yoga teacher training, a 300 hour Yoga Therapeutics training, and have been certified as a personal trainer for nearly 10 years.

When not teaching, I can be found pursuing my endless interest in movement arts, competitively playing sports (though pretending to not be competitive), tending to my garden, exploring BC’s natural landscape, or studying the countless things I'm curious about.