I’m Dao, creator of Yogidao. If you’re new to Acro Yoga, this page is for you ^_^ It contains the information you need to lay the foundation for safe practice and start your own acro adventure confidently!
What is Acro Yoga?
Definitions vary. It’s often described as a blend of acrobatics, yoga, and Thai massage.
A better questions may be “what is Acro Yoga for?” To me, it’s a practice that builds strength, confidence, skills and fosters creativity, connection, and growth. More importantly, it is FUN. In other words, Acro Yoga can take the “work” out of workout. Instead of lifting weights, you lift each other and create valuable experiences together. When you enjoy something, you keep doing it.
I approach acro from a place of self-responsibility. I believe you are responsible for your own safety whether you are practicing as the base (bottom) or flyer (top). This means accepting the inherent risks of being elevated. Accidents happen and are a part of learning. However, if you learn to fall well, it can actually be half the fun! I have three basic safety videos that I deem required watching for anyone who wants to learn how to fall well. This is the foundation of my practice as well as everything I teach here.
It all begins with an empowering mindset.
Excited about Acro? Let’s get to work.
I Appreciate You!
I’m so glad you found me and I hope I’ve been a helpful guide on your acro adventure . I don’t hold myself above anybody – unless I’m flying of course ^_^ I’m not special; I’m just a guy who likes to work hard, play smart, and use the influence I have online to help make the internet a better place. And if you’ve made it this far, I’d love for you to come say hi to me on my Instagram and Facebook Page. It’s getting tougher as this blog gains in popularity, but I will always do my best to respond!
P.S. I love seeing photos and videos of random people having found my site and learned how to acro safely so please use the hashtag #yogidao when posting photos/video on facebook, instagram, and twitter