I attended my first AcroYoga class tonight with Marc Bauchet and it was such a fun and wonderful class.
After reading about AcroYoga which blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts, I was interested to join the class although the part about acrobatics was a bit scary for me but I was game to give it a try.
As I was the first one to arrive for the class and while waiting for the rest of the practitioners, I got to be a Flyer with Marc as the Base which was an exhilarating experience and a preview of what the class would be like.
Marc started the class by asking us to place our mats in a circle and we did some poses which helped to build core balance as well as strengthening our wrists. Next, we were asked to partner up and this was where we learned to trust our partner as we leaned into each other to reap the benefits from the stretches.
After that, it was into the acrobatic part of AcroYoga where each one of us took turn to be the Base, Flyer and Spotter. The Base is the person lying on the floor and creates the foundation for the acrobatics, the Flyer is the person being elevated off the ground by the Base while the Spotter is the person who provides the support to assist both the Base and Flyer by ensuring their safety as well as giving cues to improve their form. After each turn, we get to give each other some restorative stretches and massages.
Learning from Marc is so much fun as he is so passionate to share the joy and benefits from the practice and I am looking forward to going to his next classes.
Marc will be teaching in Chi Fitness at Bangsar Shopping Centre every Tuesday, from today until 26 June 2012. The classes are at 11.30 am and 6.30 pm. Check out his event page at FB.