AcroYoga Camp-Out

Camp-Out Daily Schedule

The Main Event:

Thursday

  • 2:00 pm Check-In opens
  • 3:30 to 6:30 Thursday Intensives (Optional add-on)
  • 7 pm Dinner
  • 8 pm Welcome Circle

Friday

  • 7 to 8:15   Yoga
  • 8:30  Breakfast 
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstands & Conditioning
  • 10:30 to 12:30  Block IV
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 3 to 4 pm: Intro to the SlackLine  OR Connecting Games
  • 4:30 to 6:30 Block V
  • 7 pm Dinner
  • 8:00 Thai trade
  • 9:30 pm Dance Party

Saturday

  • 7 to 8:15   Yoga
  • 8:30  Breakfast 
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Mellow Warm-Up
  • 9:45 to 10:15  Handstands & Conditioning
  • 10:30 – 12:30 Block VI
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 3 to 4 pm: Slackline clinic OR Twerkshop
  • 4:30 to 6:30 Block VII
  • 7 pm Dinner
  • 9 pm  Show

Sunday

  • 7 to 8:15  Yoga
  • 8:30  Breakfast
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Mellow Warm-Up
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstands & Conditioning
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Block VIII
  • 12:45  Closing Circle
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • Depart by 6PM

Early Arrival:

Tuesday

  • 2 pm:  Check-In opens
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:00 Opening Circle

Wednesday

  • 8:30 am  Breakfast 
  • 9:45 to 10:20 Dynamic Warm-Up
  • 10:30 to 12:30 pm  Block I
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 4:30 – 6:30 pm Block II
  • 7 pm Dinner

Thursday

  • 7 to 8:15 am Yoga
  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:45 to 10:20 Dynamic Warm-Up
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Block III
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
acro food provided

8:30 am Breakfast

1:00 pm Lunch

7:00 pm Dinner

If you arrive more than 30 minutes late we can’t guarantee what will be left.

2024 Workshop Schedule

Alphabetical List of Workshops

What do you mean, you haven’t done Acro in a while (or ever!)?!

Well neither have a bunch of your friends! Let’s get together and have a ton of fun remembering how to play well together! Session will include solo and partner yoga, warm-ups, tightness drills, partner inversion practice, counterbalances, L-base basics, AcroFit style strength training, and more.

 

Beginner.   All levels welcome

This one is so fun and requires a strong range of motion from the base and strong pulling + impeccable timing from the flyer. 

If you can work together this one will light you up!

Prerequisites: Mono reverse star, foot to hand

A continuation of the ABC’s.   This class is open to everyone and we will explore Star.  This fundamental pose is key for opening up many different transitions.  We will find ways into and out of star.   

Brand new students and those looking to refine their Star skills are both welcome.

Play and connect through foundational acro principles. Meet and build trust with fellow Acro Campers with authentic relating games. 
 
Chris Taylor “Maui Chris” is a YogaSlackers and Acro Rev teacher. He blends playfulness, inclusive energy and a strong focus on core principles to encourage communication, trust, playfulness and connection. 
 
Note:  This class is from 3pm to 4pm on Friday and does not interfere with other workshops.

Dazzle your friends with this dynamic dance flow! Beyond just the lifts, we’ll also focus on entries and exits, creating a short performance-worthy sequence for you to take home and enjoy. Come for the giggles, stay for the flourishes.

prereqs: shoulder bird, thigh stand

Get ready to spin, flip, dip and whirl in this dance lifts extravaganza. Starting slow and ramping up, we’ll be teaching basic assisted flips like around the world, lawnmower, and more.

Level: Intermediate

Pre-req’s: Ability to hold a spotted or wall handstand for 20 seconds

We don’t know what these are called but we know what we’re doing. We saved the more technical dance lifts for round two, for those who want to spin, flip, dip, and whirl higher.

Pre reqs: high bird, some version of a partner cartwheel

Level: Int/Adv.

Treat yo’self!  Enjoy a session of AcroYoga Therapeutics to decompress and destress. We’ll start with principles and techniques, and leave lots of room for longer aerial massage sessions for each participant.

All levels

Explore dynamic movements into and out of foot to hand playing with multiple variations including regular, reverse, low, extended, mono and liberty.

Level: Intermediate

Pre-req’s: 20 second chill holds in low and extended regular and reverse L-base foot to hand.  Some experience with pops and foot to hand weight shifts is helpful.

Explore washing machines with more bases and more flyers! In this class we will put together some 2 base 1 flyer machines and even some 2 base, 2 flyers machines! And for the hardest it will be 1 base and 2 flyers! This class is sure to have you falling down and laughing with your friends! 

Pre reqs:  side star, f2h, basic machines, basic pops

We will explore ways to pop into H2H. This class will be L-basing. Material might include hummingbird Pops (bird to H2h) or pancake pops (back plank to H2h to rev front plank) or a combination of pops.

Level: Int+/adv.

Prereq: Solid L-base ext h2h, ideally with some press between low and extended

Intro to hand standing on feet.

Level: Int/Adv.

Pre-Req’s: consistent jump into L-base H2h. 

This class will cover free reverse star and free mono reverse star as well as transitioning through a machine with light hand connections (maybe possibly no hand connections).

Level: Intermediate with Advanced options

Prereqs: comfortable mono reverse star (w/ hands)

Warm up your body so you stay strong, limber, and injury free.  A full body warm up with a focus on handstands with extra attention to wrists, shoulders, core, and hip flexibility. Your body will thank you! 
 
(This class is offered each morning from 9:30 to 10:15 and the instructors vary)
 

Twirling and spinning over and over! A plethora of options for the spin lovers out there.

Level:  Int./Adv.

Pre-req’s:

You’ve learned the basics, now let’s put that material to work and create a popping flow using the fundamentals of Icarian to guide the way!
 
Pre reqs – Bird straight pops, throne straight pops, having attended Hobs and Kenas intro to Icarian class is a bonus! 

Some spinning moves with a few complicated foot placements.

Pre-reqs: Be ready to work hard

Come learn the fundamentals of Icarian.

Lots of exercises to get you flying high off the floor! Pitching can often feel mysterious and inaccessible…join us to unravel the magic and bounce high as if you’re on a pogo stick 🙂

Level: Intermediate Standing class

Pre-req’s:

Never tried whip pops? This class is for you! Done it before, but want to clean up the basics and gain an understanding of fundamentals? This is also for you. We will cover foundational skills needed to jumpstart your whip-pop practice. Our goal is to make these dynamic skills as safe and fun as possible through clear communication and incremental calibrations. We will cover both regular and back whip pops. 

Level: beginner-mediate

Pre-reqs: ability to do a tarzan (with spotter ok), icarian straight throws (bird, throne)

Take your Thai skills into flight and advance your basing to the next level to have flyers fighting over your feet. We’ll refine subtle therapeutic base techniques to go deep with your lucky flyer. We’ll also work on easeful transitions from fly to thai, thai to flying and while in flight.

Prereqs: Comfort L-basing for ten minutes through acrobatic poses.

We are excited to help you master one of the most coveted Icarian moves:  The Varial Flip. 

This move is a 360 vertical and 180 horizontal pop.  We call the class “Pathway to Varial” because the moves leading up to the Varial are fun and impressive all by themselves such as log 180, log 360, pizza pop and pizza flip!

We can’t wait to guide you through our favorite progressions that are wins along the way so you have all the tools to nail that varial or a clear path to progress towards it!

Pre-reqs:  180 log pops.

We’ll be sharing some of our favorite innovative and unusual poses.  Guaranteed not to be found anywhere else.  Get ready to be quirktastic!

Pre-req’s: comfort with intermediate acro poses and transitions (i.e. reverse star, bed, couch, thinker, shoulder-stand, foot to hand)

Whether you’re newer to standing reverse h2h or a seasoned vet, this class will offer a progressive journey towards more precise standing reverse h2h – beginning with the hand connection itself. Flyers will map a clearer pathway towards their “stack” and bases will gain more stability and body awareness – even through new, dynamic entrances. Be prepared to nerd out on the details and be a champion spotter. We will bring the tools, you decide the “peak skill”!

This is an intermediate/advanced standing class.

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What can you do with similar-sized Sapiens? Scads! Sample a sumptuous selection of strange skills, some scintillating, some silly, from counterbalances to reciprocals. All levels.

In this time with Chelsey and Jason, you will learn amazing skills and progressions from one of their favorite poses in acrobatics: Shoulderstand!  Shoulder stand is the gateway pose for almost all of your acrobatic goals. Come train variations, progressions and more with us!

Pre-reqs: 1 min foot to hand, 30 sec shoulderstand (any variation), 1 min star.

Come learn a montage of side star based machines and link them together in your very own custom flow. In this class we will clean up the classic side star transitions and introduce unconventional steps that will unlock new L-base adventures. 

Pre reqs: all four side stars

Want to combine your slackline & acro practice?   This class is made just for you.   

It’s the perfect spot to blend the thrill of balancing on a line with the joy of AcroYoga. In this unique workshop, you’ll practice poses and discover new ways to enhance your acroyoga skills through the principles of slacklining. Whether you’re looking to challenge your balance, refine your technique, or just have fun, this workshop has you covered. Join me to explore how slacklining and acroyoga intersect in an exciting, supportive environment!   

Note: You do not need to know how to slackline to join this class.

Spiral step up your base and into a hand to hand moving through the classic Bronco! This class will focus on refining technique and will introduce dynamic tosses into hand to hand! 
 
Pre Reqs: Standing H2H entrance + 5s no steps, comfort adjusting grip in Revf2h with a safe entry/exit, experience spotting h2h entries if planning on spotting.

The focus would be on progressions towards and comfortable and confident hand to hand for both base and flyer.

Level: Intermediate

Pre-req’s: Comfort flying or basing star and tuck sit.

In this workshop, we’ve carefully curated a selection of our favorite transitions from our favorite acro friends that exhibit impressive elegance and require precise technique. Join Camellia and Debbie as they analyze these dynamic maneuvers, breaking them down into easily understandable segments.

Pre-Reqs:  Side Star & basic washing machines

Half daydream, half fever dream, this flow will challenge your brain as well as your bod. Step into the creative minds of AcroMash and join us on a fantastical L-base journey created just for this class.

Hallucinations may include: suddenly finding yourself upside down and backwards, a loss of familiarity with the concepts of right and left, and wondering whether there’s really that much difference between arms and legs. In all seriousness, it’ll be a fun time.

Prereqs: side star, reverse star

This session will draw from fourteen years of experience with long time partners and offer progressions that will take your practice and communication to the next level.

Pre-req’s:  Comfortable basing or flying side star

Workshops by Block

Scroll down for an alphabetical list of all workshops

  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstand training and conditioning
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Block I
  • 4:30 to 6:30 pm Block II
  • 7 to 8:15 Yoga
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstands & Conditioning
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Block III
  • 3:30 to 6:30 Thursday Intensives 
  • 7:00 to 8:15 Yoga 
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstands & Conditioning with Matt & Ash
  • 10:30 to 12:30  Block IV

Choose from the following classes during Block IV:

1. ABC’s of AcroYoga (Kelli Mae & Sam)

ALL LEVELS

What do you mean, you haven’t done Acro in a while?!

Well neither have a bunch of your friends! Let’s get together and have a ton of fun remembering how to play well together! Session will include solo and partner yoga, warm-ups, tightness drills, partner inversion practice, counterbalances, L-base basics, AcroFit style strength training, and more.

Beginner.   All levels welcome

2. Put a Handstand on It…! (Crystal & Reno)

Level: Intermediate

Think outside the box of hand to hand – there are so many ways and places to handstand on each other! Discover a handful of ways a flying handstand can be creatively based and supported. 

3. Foot to Hand Ground Rolls (Sam & Luka)

Level: Intermediate

Bases are gonna get off their backs and onto their bellies with this classic F2H roll! We’ll also play with some fun F2H entrances and drills for building greater stability and ROM.

Prereqs: Comfort in low and extended F2H. Some experience with stair steppers between low and extended F2H.

4.  Intro to Icarian (Aaron Lind)

Level: Intermediate

Learn the fundamental elements of Icarian Games! Bases will learn how to create power and precision in launches, gentle catches, and how to train progressively to sequence skills in tempo. Flyers will learn precise movements and timing to make the most of a base’s launch. Spotters will learn how to build quick reflexes and a variety of spotting techniques that will create safety and gradually give space to the base and flyer.

Prerequisite skills: Bases: Chair pop to RF2H, hold 15 seconds. Flyers: 30 second handstand with a spotter, cartwheel on ground.

5. Icarian Cartwheel Pops (Debbie & Matty)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This class is all about Cartwheel popping! I’ve discovered a number of places this Cartwheel pop can go. We will begin with the easiest ones and get to harder ones like Throne and Bed. You should be familiar with straight throws in Bird, Throne, and Bed.

Pre-reqs: Cartwheel Tic Tic, Bird Pops, Throne Pops, Bed Pops

6.  Pitch to Bird (Jenae & Cody)

Level: Intermediate/advanced.  This is a standing class.

Pre-reqs: experience with toe pitching, 10 second standing bird

  • 3 – 4 pm: Intro to Slackline (w/Mark Warren)
  • 3 – 4 pm: Connecting Games (w/Maui Chris)
  • 4:30 to 6:30 Block V

Choose from the following classes during Block V:

1. Performance Whirlwind (Matt & Ash)

ALL LEVELS

Join us as we co-create a short and sweet group performance blending physical theater and partner movement. 

We will share it at the talent show on Saturday night.

All levels are welcome to join this workshop.

2. Intro to Hand to Hand (Jacob & Reno)

Level: Intermediate

This L-basing workshop will help you open up the exciting and rewarding world of Hand to Hand.  By training foundational elements we will help you demystify this elegant pose.

Pre-Req’s:  Familiar basing and/or flying Star and Foot-to-Hand.

3. Miracle Whip (James & Shelly)

Level: Intermediate

A fun, challenging flow of whips and pops with lots of variations various skill levels and comfort. Featuring back whips, reverse back whips, icarian pops, and a whip-pop. Options provided for hands-connected pops if Icarain isn’t already in your practice.

PRE-REQs: Tarzan whip, bird-to-throne pops.

4. A Flowy Flippy Dance Lifts (Jessica & Tavis)

Level: Intermediate

In this class, you will learn flowing and flippy dance lifts with ease and grace.  The class is designed for acrobats who want to enhance their skills in lifting and being lifted.  The class will also cover proper technique, timing, and calibration between partners.

Prereqs: Open to everyone and please practice accurate self-assessment before attempting skills.

5. Advanced Spinning (Lux)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This one is so fun and requires a strong range of motion from the base and strong pulling + impeccable timing from the flyer.

If you can work together this one will light you up!

Prerequisites: Mono reverse star, foot to hand

6. Advanced Entrances & Exits to Standing H2H (Adi & Orville)

Level: Advanced

More than just an entrance from two high – learn some new transitions into and out of hand to hand. Come for refinement, drills, thrills + more.
Level: Advanced
 
Prerequisites: comfortable walking forward/backwards in two high, comfortable without spotter in standing h2h (10 sec without base taking a step) (we will have spotters for this class)
  • 7:00 to 8:15 Yoga with Ashia
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstands & Conditioning with Reno & Crystal
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Mellow Warm-up with Loc
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Workshop Block VI

Choose from the following classes during Block VI:

1. Washing Machines with Fun Inversions (All levels w/ Reno & Crystal)

All Levels Class that incorporates unique inversion poses. Opportunities for challenging variations in the flow to meet you where you and partner where you’re at.

2. Same Size Acro (Int. w/Katelyn & Kaely)

Always wanted to try flying but couldn’t find someone big enough to base you?  Want to get some basing experience but not sure how?  Same size acro is an awesome way to switch roles, learn precision in your moves and have a ton of fun being creative! 

Kaely and Katelyn have been working together as a same size duo for many years and love the opportunity same size partnership provides to think of new ways of doing things, build confidence, refine technique and surprise yourself and a crowd!

No partner required

Skills needed:

-base or fly bird, base or fly throne, base or fly star, excellent spotting skills, willingness to try basing and flying

-accurate self assessment

3. Dippin Dots (Int. w/Matt & Ash)

Join Matt and Ash in a washing machine that feels more like astronaut ice cream than yellow snow. We’ll add momentum and flare to surprise and delight all of the judges. There will be modifications up and down to satisfy every partnership.

4. Group Standing Acro (Int. w/ Adi & Orville)

Experiment with standing acro in groups of 3+. We’ll experience a fun sampling of banquine, group poses, swings, and more.
Level: Intermediate
 
Prerequisites: Necessary movement skills will be taught, prepare to get comfortable (physically and mentally) with lifting others or being lifted.

5. Varial Flip Class (Int./Adv. w/ Aaron)

Learn to base, fly, and spot a Varial Flip!  A Varial is a spinning skill in which a flyer completes a full twist as the base spins the 180º.  Bases will learn how to spin, how to assist the flyer’s twist, and how to spot for safety. Flyers will practice tension in dynamic twisting movements and learn how to read a base’s pop for optimal timing.  Spotters will learn how to work in synchronized pairs to spot this dynamic skill!

6. Handstand on Shoulders (Int./Adv. w/ Jenae & Cody)

Learn to pop from camel up to handstand on shoulders

Level down option: post up from a friend

Level up options: base is hands free

  • 3 – 4 pm: Slackline with Maui Chris
  • 3 – 4 pm: Twerkshop with Bee
  • 4:30 – 6:30 Block VII

Choose from the following classes during Block VII:

1. Feel Good Flying: AcroYoga Therapeutics (Kelli Mae & Sam)

ALL LEVELS

Treat yo’self!  Enjoy a session of AcroYoga Therapeutics to decompress and destress. We’ll start with principles and techniques, and leave lots of room for longer aerial massage sessions for each participant.  All levels welcome.

2. Debbie Legs Symmetrical Washing Machine (Debbie & Matty)

Level: Intermediate

Learn how to make washing machines really flow smoothly with beautiful movements. This will be a long symmetrical machine that we will refine and perfect. 

Level: Intermediate 

Pre-reqs: basic machines like Big Le Moi and Ninja Star, stable Side Star

3. Ascending the Monolith (James & Shelly)

Level: Intermediate

Join us as we ride the monorail to monolimb foot-to-hand and beyond. Leave the monotony of 2-footed balancing behind. Don’t let inversions monopolize your hand-balancing practice. We’ve got lots of tips, tricks, drills, and thrills to share as we focus our monocles on this exciting skill.

PRE-REQs: L-base extended F2H.

 

4. Look Ma, No Hands! (Sam & Luka)

Level: Intermediate

Refining technique in free balances and mono free balances, we’ll be progressing towards hands-free transitions, including Free Corkscrew. Pre-reqs: Solid Corkscrew w/ hands. Some experience with Free Star and Mono Reverse Star

5. Strange Postures (Lux)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Photogenic and strange poses I have participated in developing over the years.

4. Dance Lifts – High Poses (Jessica and Tavis)

Level: Intermediate

Description: Learn a variety of standing Acro poses that are impressive, fun, and photogenic. You’ll combine strength, timing, and trust into effortless entrances and exits for skills like high bird, high side star and more. Use these skills and pointed toes to take your next photoshoot to a higher level.

Prereqs: Accurate self-assessment

 

  • 7:00 to 8:15 Yoga with Jaime
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Handstands & Conditioning with Aaron Lind
  • 9:45 to 10:15 Mellow Warm-up with Loc
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Workshop Block VIII

Choose from the following classes during Block VIII:

1. Thai & Fly Therapeutics (All Levels w/ Loc)

In this two hour workshop, we will explore the watery side of AcroYoga by softening our touch & surrendering.  We begin with an opening circle to ground ourselves and connect with one another.  A gentle warm-up game will invite listening, trust, and connection. 

Afterwards, we will learn to give and receive Thai Yoga Massage in a seated position.  For the remainder of the session, we’ll explore basic forward flying therapeutics and end the workshop in a closing circle.

This workshop will help you enhance your awareness & sensitivity by using gravity, healing touch and patience.  This is an all-levels class and no prior experience or partner is necessary.

2. Transitions in Performance (Int. w/ Adi & Orville)

Let’s get creative! Transition from ground to base to standing. Innovate & refine some new transitions for your acro practice and performances.
Prerequisites: Cartwheel & tick tocks (L-base)

3. Intermediate Washing Machines  (Int. w/Crystal)

4. Hand to Hand Flow (Int. w/Sam & Luka

We’ll be playing with a number of challenging but elegant H2H transitions to build a fun and dynamic flow. Pre-reqs: 5 sec L-base low and extended H2H and RH2H are ideal, but we’ll also offer progressions.

5. Group Machines (L-basing) (Int. w/ Debbie & Matty)

Grab more of your friends for this workshop. We will do washing machines but with more bases and more flyers! In this class we will put together some 2 base 1 flyer machines and even some 2 base, 2 flyers machines! And for the hardest it will be 1 base and 2 flyers! This class is sure to have you falling down and laughing with your friends! 

Pre reqs:  side star, f2h, basic machines, basic pops

6. Foot to Hand Pirouettes (Int./Adv. w/ Jenae & Cody)

This is an intermediate/advanced standing class.

Pre reqs: 10 second standing foot to hand, some experience with reverse foot to hand helpful

Level down option: base seated or kneeling instead of standing

Level up option: add a catwalk, creative entrance or dynamic exit

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