Acro yoga’s trending among yoga lovers these days. Its not hard to see why – combining a mix of dynamic movements and partner work, this form of yoga is influenced by circus acrobatics, contact yoga and Thai massage.
These three elements blend together to form a practice that goes beyond building strength – it also cultivates trust and openess, and teaches practitioners that taking control comes from letting go. If you’re intrigued by this practice, here’s where you can partner up and give acro yoga a go in Samui:
There aren’t many places you can go to for regular acro yoga classes in Samui. In fact, the only yoga studio where you’ll find weekly classes is the beautifully appointed Vikasa Yoga. Lessons are conducted by George, the center’s resident acro yoga certified teacher.
Experienced practitioners who are up for more than just the weekly classes will be glad to know that George also conducts regular acro yoga jams on the beach. Sun, sand, sea and acro yoga – who will say no to this enviable combination?
- Location: 211 Bontji Moo 4 Koh Samui 84310
Acro yoga retreats
It’s too bad that there aren’t many studios offering regular acro yoga lessons on the island. Thankfully, there are number of retreats and workshops offering acro yoga classes conducted through the year. Here’s how Samui’s acro yoga event calendar looks like from now till early 2017:
This 8-day retreat at Vikasa will appeal to yoga lovers who like to keep their retreat schedule free ‘n easy. All activities included in the program – from the acro, vinyasa and yin yoga classes to meditation sessions – are optional, leaving you free to plan your days as you wish.
Need to still a racing mind or work off excess energy? Don’t miss out on the daily morning meditation session or twice per day yoga classes. Feeling low on energy? Follow the natural rhythm of your body and indulge in a lazy afternoon by the pool.
Perks are aplenty too, making this retreat a cut above the rest. Dig into daily organic buffet meals, stretch out with top-notch Manduka Yoga accessories, and enjoy daily access to a Sky Gym and open-air yoga studios.
- When: 22 – 29 August 2016
- Where: Vikasa Yoga | 211 Bontji Moo 4
This yoga program is just right for a clan of yoga lovers, young and old. Professional day-care staff and acitivities are available for your little ones at this family-friendly retreat, so you can sit back and unwind completely during the retreat.
The recommended schedule starts at 5:55am with a sunrise meditation and yoga session, while the rest of the day involves outdoor excursions, beach time, yoga sessions, acro yoga therapy, spas, massages and healthy meals. But the schedule is flexible, so you can make adjustments and flow freely along with your mood and energy levels.
- Duration: 7 days
3. 300hr Yoga Alliance Certification Course (Advanced Training for Teachers)
This 300 hour course isn’t for the average yoga practitioner – it’s created specifically for yoga teachers keen on giving their yoga career a boost. Lasting over a duration of a month, the course not only aims to help yoga teachers improve their practice, but also to equip them with career management skills and a certification. Its modules cover a wide array of aspects – from educating instructors on integrating soft tissue self-massage and anatomical principles into their lessons, to an introductory session on acrovinyasa.
- When: 3 – 31 March 2017
- Where: Absolute Sanctuary | 88 Moo 5 Bophut
For more information…
Keep your finger on the pulse on the latest acro yoga events and classes by following the Acroyoga Samui Facebook page!