AcroYoga Global (AYG), the only worldwide online community for the practice and teaching of AcroYoga, celebrates the first anniversary of its online teaching platform this week on May 27. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, AYG provided a platform to globally unite people who were socially isolated and looking to feel empowered through their body’s capacities.
Combining the principles of traditional yoga practice and acrobatics, AcroYoga is a partner practice that involves creating and building physical shapes through collaboration, communication, and physical engagement. Partners counterbalance with, stack onto, and move with each other to achieve postures.
Over the last year, AYG has shared making this physical practice accessible and safe to all who want to participate, while embracing playfulness, curiosity, and creativity. Classes are offered in English with support in 8 languages, depending on the instructor. Teachers are from over 38 countries and represent all continents except Antarctica.
“The pandemic has greatly altered human connection, especially intimate social interactions such as touch and interaction. Our need to belong to a community, to a support group, to a chosen family has never been repressed on such a global scale,” says AYG Co-Founder Jill Campbell, “In AcroYoga, you touch your partner not only to achieve the postures, but also to nourish trust, complicity, friendship, and compassion, among other human qualities.”
AcroYoga Global offers classes for all levels, from first-timers to seasoned practitioners, with a mission to make AYG accessible and beneficial to people of all race, gender, body size, language, class, and more.
In celebration of their first anniversary, AcroYoga Global seeks to grow its community by offering a free trial week of classes. After the initial week, receive unlimited classes for only $49 a month. AYG members have access to 15+ live classes per week and a constantly refreshing library of class playbacks, accessible on demand. Check them out at acroyogaglobal.com and find the schedule of classes here.