Flying high: Acro Yoga comes to London

Sunday 18 May, 2008

So-called 'Acro yoga' has been around for a while now, but this week sees London welcome the American Acro Yoga team and a chance to see first-hand what all the fuss is about.

If images of leaping around, gizelle-like, on a trapeze spring to mind, take heart: there's more to Acro Yoga than you might think. And, reassuringly, you don't need super-human agility and endurance to give it a go.

acro yoga It aims to blend the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage and the dynamic power of acrobatics.

The result is a thoroughly modern blend of yoga that seeks to foster trust, connection and playfulness.

And it's not all about pure agility - the technique draws on an unusual mix of pilates, vinyasa and acrobatics.

If this all sounds a tad out of your comfort zone, take heart that it's meant to be fun - I'm assured it involves a lot of giggling.

Still need convincing? Sarah, an Acro fan, says: 'I had a really fantastic experience and because I was having so much fun flying and flying upside down it made me feel like a child again.

'The feeling after the session I could only describe as 'like a rubber ball bouncing within a rubber ball.'

Any adventurous yogis out there? If so, the following info may be of interest:


Two Acro Yoga sessions are scheduled for June 1 at the Vitality Centre at Alexander House -


If you go along, do report back on how it was for you.


Lucia Cockcroft, editor

Additional reporting by Inna Costantini



unfortunately, our session

unfortunately, our session with appleyoga has been cancelled. if anyone is interested in flying with us, please come play on sunday at the vitality centre! feel free to drop me a line at scott(at)



looking forward to seeing you there!

Sorry to hear that, Scott -

Sorry to hear that, Scott - hope the Vitality Centre event goes well!


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