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Participating in acroyoga in a park.

Acro-yoga is a physical practice which blends elements of yoga, acrobatics, performance and healing arts.[1]

There are two schools of Acroyoga. Acroyoga Montreal, led by Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku, has used the term since 2001 brings together acrobatics, yoga and dance/performance.[4] 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.[5] Both schools offer teaching certifications, and despite some differences have many similar poses.


There are three primary roles in an Acro-yoga practice: base, flyer, and spotter.[6]


There are many static acro yoga poses [7]. A series of acro yoga poses that are repeated in a continuous flow is called a Washing Machine [8].

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  1. ^ Andrea Ferretti. "Partners in Play." Yoga Journal. June, 2008. Retrieved on May 16, 2008.