Find your next Acro Retreat

Find your next Acro Retreat

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July 26 - August 1, 2020
7 days retreat to immerse in the strengthening practice of yoga, AcroYoga & healing effects of Thai massage. It'll focus on the refinement of contact, communication skills & increasing awareness.
July 26 - August 2, 2020
8 days deep into the heart of AcroYoga to evolve the practice in all aspects. Thai massage, therapeutic flying techniques & transitions, as well as alignment, balance & endurance in inversions.
July 26 - August 2, 2020
Retreat will cover twice a day group yoga classes, group back rehabilitation sessions & a group handstand session every day. All group sessions are optional & there's also option for private sessions.
August 1 - 8, 2020
Retreat to work on the basics & to learn a set of new tricks. There will be guided yoga, acro classes, jams, swimming in the river, handstands, guided cool down & Thai massage. 3 meals included.
August 14 - 18, 2020
Everyday AcroYoga practice, dance, animal movement, breathwork & Thai massage, explore the bonds between movement & communication, create flows with precision & incorporate empathic listening.
August 19 - 23, 2020
5 days in the countryside, full of AcroYoga workshops, gong sounds, yoga practice, creativity, playtime & massages. Everyday workshops will be offered by international teachers.
September 12 - 18, 2020
Retreat to learn basic & advanced techniques, with up to 8 hr of daily practice including acrobatics, yoga, contact improvisation, breath work, bodywork & meditation. All levels are welcome.
September 23 - 29, 2020
A week full of relaxation, hiking, yoga, therapeutic exercise & different practices. No previous experience needed, the level will be adapted according to participants level.
October 4 - 11, 2020
1 week retreat with certified teachers for all levels, with AcroYoga, yoga classes, surf lessons & healthy food. Practice & improve mindfulness, strength, flexibility, confidence & balance.
October 10 - 17, 2020
7 night retreat, 2 workshops per day led by 4 teachers, content includes yoga, AcroYoga flows, pops, whips, icarian games, standing acro, acrodance, handstands & massage will also be offered.
October 10 - 17, 2020
AcroYoga with children to enhance physical awareness & self-confidence. Yoga, acrobatics & Thai massage combined to create a lot of possibilities for families. Participation for children over 4 years.
January 22 - 24, 2021
Each day learn skills, connect with others & explore the mountains. 10+ hr of intimate yoga, handstands, AcroYoga instructions & access to ski resorts. Dates pending, more details to follow.
February 26 - 28, 2021
A weekend full of AcroYoga, Thai massage, yoga, skiing & handstands. Gourmet meals included in the ticket. Each day learn & train skills, connect with others & explore the mountains.

Acro Yoga Retreats All Around the World

 

The decision to go on an acro yoga retreat should be a fairly simple one. You have all the ingredients for an awesome experience: intensive acrobatic practice, fellow acro-yogis from around the world (or at least the country), great location, beautiful scenery and top-notch hospitality - can you ask for anything more? 

 

The spectrum of acroyoga retreats is a very wide one. There are those retreats that really stay true to the concept and offer a unique hospitality experience to ‘wrap’ the acro practice. These higher-end retreats can take place in resorts, have chef-prepared meals and pampering facilities. On the other side of the spectrum there are retreats that offer a more basic approach - shared rooms, sometimes even tents and food that aim to satisfy hunger rather than delight the senses. 

 

Many choices require deliberation, especially since you have different elements to consider, weigh and position against each other.

 

 What to Consider Before Booking Acro Retreats

 

The ideal acro retreat obviously offers the best of everything, but in the real world we usually can’t have it all, and so we need to compromise in one way or another. 

 

So stretch your legs and flex your muscles, here are the main decisions that need to be made when looking for an acro yoga retreat. 

 

Location vs. Content

 

Location has many different facets; from the part of the world the retreat takes place in (continent, country) to the nature of the location - does the retreat takes place in an urban surrounding or a natural surrounding - an island or a cool beach, a moist spot in the mountains, an ashram in the desert. 

 

The location of a retreat can juxtapose the content offered. For example, you can come across your dream Icarian retreat but realize it takes place on the other side of the world, or just in surrounding that you appreciate less. On the other hand, you can find an acro retreat in Bali - your dream vacation spot - but realize that the content of the retreat is focused around handstands, which you’re less interested in. 

 

Skill level is also a major thing to pay attention to - we’re talking about the basic trio: beginner, intermediate, advanced. The larger events, like an acro yoga festival, tend to offer a variety of workshops in different levels, but usually a retreat for 20-30 people will focus on one skill level.

 

Accommodation vs Community

 

This section applies to the less-fancy retreats where your choice is cosying up in tents, or in shared rooms - or opting out for the nights in an AirBNB or a hotel room nearby.

 

If you’re staying with the rest of the participants obviously you’ll be benefiting from the shared experience of being a part of the community. During the late evening and into-the-night hours is when the ‘magic happens’ sort to speak, and spontaneous jams take shape; multiple duos of base and flyer with helpful spotters break into flows and washing machines, practicing the day’s worth of poses, transitions and movements.

 

So if you’re in your comfy apartment or hotel room you’re both getting a decent break from the daily grind and losing on the community spirit of the event. It’s all a matter of your reason for attending the event - are you laser-focused on developing and sharpening your strength, balance and partner acrobatics skills, or you’re also into feeling a part and building connections with fellow acro-yogis from around the world.

 

Cost vs Experience

 

Acro yoga retreats vary in price, from the very affordable to the expensive. The ‘experience’ part refers not to the actual training of acrobatic tricks, therapeutic flying or whips and pops, but rather to the ‘package’. The cost of these events reflects directly the accommodation, food and other treats that are included, or not.

 

So again - a choice. Go for the pampering ‘all-inclusive’ types of retreats or the more bare-boned affairs where the focus is the immersion-slash-intensive acroyoga training of lifts and moves, static positions and flowing sequences. 

 

It is a matter of what you’re after. An experience with insta-ready moments, or hours of L-basing or hand-to-hand until you get it just right.

 

Teachers vs Everything Else

 

Here we get to the essence of it all. The teachers. If you get to spend precious hours with your dream teacher, you might endure less-than ideal circumstances. If you’re the spoiled type, who frowns upon tenting, you might make an exception for the chance to learn from the best, or at least that Thai massage superstar you’ve been aching to take a class with.

 

Clocking hours with a formidable acroyoga teacher is priceless to some. To others, it’s all about having a swell time, meeting interesting people and enjoying some physical body fun. There’s nothing wrong with both approaches - you just need to figure out what’s the right course for you and whether you’re there to build your core acrobatic skills or to play; not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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