What to expect at your first acro class
• You don’t need a yoga background to do acroyoga
As long as you’re in good health and have no existing injuries, you are fit to do acroyoga. Of course, having a certain amount of core strength will help you nail the poses more easily.
• You don’t have to show up with a partner
No worries about being solo. There’s usually a good number of students who attend the class alone, so you’ll get to pair up with them. Your instructor will make sure everyone has a buddy, or find an assistant to join in.
• You won’t just be subjected to one role
In your first class, you will learn how to be the base, flyer and spotter. With proper techniques in place, a lighter person can base someone heavier without difficulty.
• You will be able to check at least one acroyoga pose off your list
Most beginners start with the front bird (plank) pose, which Jessica says can be easily mastered in 15 minutes at The Yoga Mandala.
• You’ll need to focus a lot
Yoga trains the mind to be present, and so does acroyoga. In fact, you’ll need to tune in even more because every pose involves someone else. It just takes one misstep to fall or hurt yourself and your partner. Keep listening to your instructor or spotter’s cues, and pay attention to your partner’s performance.