AcroYoga is your own private Cirque du Soleil performance… on your living room floor
From the moment you experience being in the air, AcroYoga becomes one of those pivotal life experiences that reminds us how to play. Tari is thrilled be a part of this revolution as AcroYoga becomes recognized on a global level. He is an AcroYoga expert and one of only a small handful of truly amazing certified AcroYoga teachers in the world. Together, the AcroYoga community is a close knit group of talented people who have been hand picked to help share the indescribably joy and healthy benefits that comes from this practice. They play, heal, support, and have a large network of capable hands that reach worldwide. And while AcroYogis exist on every continent and corner of the world, it’s still the planet’s best kept secret. It is Tari’s passion and focus to help AcroYoga become globally recognized through performance and workshops, private training and television appearances.
What is AcroYoga and how do you do it?
AcroYoga is a practice that transforms you both internally and externally.
AcroYoga blends three individual and powerful practices into one:
Acrobatics, Yoga and the art of Thai Massage
Each role is perfect for almost everyone to enjoy. Acrobatics requires great focus, skill and strength. Thai massage unwinds us after practice, and Yoga of course balances our mind, body and soul.
AcroYoga is practiced in groups of 3 with a Base, Flyer & Spotter
As you build confidence and trust you can eventually play with only one partner.
The Base, has the most contact with the floor and creates the steady platform upon which the flyer takes flight. The Base’s role is one of strength, intelligence and patience. They must also be steady like a rock yet sensitive and adaptable in their touch with soft hands and feet to gently support the different bones and insertion points of their Flyer. The Base uses several tools such as bone stacking, counter balancing and breath to support the Flyer.
The Flyer takes flight by trusting and engaging with the Base. As a flyer, you experience the freedom that comes from being in the air as you help your base twist and place you into positions you’ve only ever experienced with the floor beneath your feet. When performing or practicing at an acrobatic level, the Flyer will engage, squeeze, lift more, and become light by being tight. If receiving a therapeutic treatment or Thai massage the Flyer then takes on a role of total surrender and passiveness, allowing their body to melt over the legs of their base. This is where some of the deepest forms of transformation take place.
In the absence of resistance, healing prevails
The Spotter is an equally important third partner who stands intimately near the Base and Flyer from the moment they take flight. The Spotter pays constant, active attention to make sure that everyone is flying safe. Using different yogic postures such as a warrior or goddess stance for stability, the Spotter helps bring the partners back into alignment if they tip over or if things get a little shaky and need some extra support. Having a spotter is what actually lets the Base and Flyer grow and progress. Spotting equals sustainability and is an art unto itself.
A community is simply one more than two people. These three roles build a playful, strong community that does so much more than strengthen, tone and pleasure our senses. As an internal practice, the amount of growth and personal development you will go through is undeniable. AcroYoga is such a connecting practice that you simply cannot help but go deep.
From the moment you join hands with a partner, you’ll immediately be aware of whether you can let yourself go or not, and whether you can trust and be trusted… Feeling and giving trust is different with every partner. In AcroYoga we learn to give more robustly and to ask for what we need.
You can get started now by ordering a private coaching package with Tari or check the AcroYoga LA calendar above by mousing over events.
To find teachers and classes worldwide, festivals, gatherings, immersions and more, visit the official AcroYoga website at AcroYoga.org
PERSONAL ACROYOGA TRAINING
For your safety and pleasure Tari has got a robust resume of training in AcroYoga and gymnastics and has devoted an years of his life to this practice since 2009. Trainings, immersions, events, workshops performances and more are all under his belt.
Solar – 2014 – Van Nuys, CA 5 Days
Lunar 2012 – Sherman Oaks CA, 5 Days
Solar 2011 – San Francisco CA, 5 Days
General 2011 – Oakland CA, 5 Days
AcroYoga Certified Teacher Training – 2.5 weeks – Ojai CA
FESTIVALS / RETREATS / EVENTS:
Divine Play 2010 – 3 Days – Oakland CA
Divine Play 2011 – 3 Days – Fort Mason, San Francisco CA
Divine Play 2013 – 3 Days - Portland, OR
Shakti Fest 2012 – 3 Days – Mojave CA
Liquid Land Water Therapy and Thai Massage – 4 Days – Chimulco, Guadalajara, Mexico
AcroGasm 2013, 3 Days – San Diego
THAI MASSAGE TRAINING
Sarahpeutics 7 day Thai Massage Training – Los Angeles
Sarahpeutics 5 day Thai Massage Training – Los Angeles
Five Element 7 Day Thai Training – Los Angeles
Day Long plus 2 Additional Half Day Trainings with Arno L’Hermitte
Bodywork Training with Jennifer Yarro
Bodywork Training with Alison Winchester
ACROYOGA PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES
Cairo Caravan – Queen Mary 2011 & 2012 – Live Stage Show
Jeckyl & Hyde – Moorpark – 2010 – Live performance
Boardners Hollywood – 2011 – Live Stage show
Once Upon a Dream – Hollywood – 2010 – Live Stage Show
Froggy’s Topanga – 2011 – Live Stage Show
Hansel and Grettel – 2010 – Live performance
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – 2009 – Live performance
Private Malibu Mansion House – 2011 – Live Oceanside performance
Duplex on Third – 2012 Red Carpet Fashion Gala for Designer Shail K
Domestic Goddess Rock the Pole, 2013, Various Performances
Westlake Magazine 21st Anniversary Performance Nov, 2013
LuluLemon Athletica 2011-Present: Store Openings, Demos, Events
Countless AcroYoga Classes
Intermediate AcroYoga Training with Lara, Sonia, Sarah and Sarah
Private Gymnastics and Movement Training with Ido Portal – Los Angeles
Private Gymnastics and Body Strength Training – Johnny JSap Sapinoso
Training on the AcroGreen, Muscle Beach in Venice
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION WITH MASTERS
Private training with AcroYoga founders Jenny and Jason
Private Thai Massage Training with Sarah Yovovich
Private Handstand courses with master hand balancer Lu Yi
Private Training / Coaching with Cirque du Soleil performers