This is the best piece of advice for anyone wanting to practice Acroyoga and it comes from the coolest acro duo, Nicholas and Dana a.k.a. Tarzan and Sprout.
“When you mess up in an acro move, analyze yourself first before you start barking at your partner for doing it wrong,” said Dana. “Also, if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.”
For those that don’t know, acroyoga is a dynamic practice that combines yoga, healing arts, and acrobatics. It’s a partner-based practice, and Tarzan and Sprout are the perfect pair. They met for the first time at an acro expo.
“His job was to put people in acro moves. I tried it for the first time with him, and I was hooked,” said Dana. “Then we realized we lived in identical VW Vanagons. His was red, mine was blue. We would park by the beach, do acro, and get to know one another, and then we never wanted to be apart from each other since.”
Now the duo is embarking on a cross country road trip, converting Tarzan’s van into a home, and maybe even hosting some pop-up workshops.
“We are planning to create acroyoga, ninja training and handstand tutorials on our summer road trip in the beautiful places we discover along the way. It's a fun way to show our adventures but also a great way to share our passions with those who want to learn it!” said Dana.
Just a few weeks ago, they were in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where they taught their first workshop of their summer tour.
“We had such an amazing time teaching and playing around with everyone!” said Dana.
And there’s more to come. Tarzan and Sprout are hosting a Beginner’s Acro Workshop in Santa Monica on June 2nd to let those new to acro get their toes wet and learn the basics of acro communication, trust, and etiquette.
Get in the acro mood with their playlist.