Ladies Daytreat
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Ladies Daytreat

Picture yourself going with the flow, feeling the support of sisterhood and choosing joy. 
Awaken your inner goddess and explore more at the 3rd Annual Ladies Daytreat! 

I'm stoked to be a presenter at this event and offering AcroYoga and Therapeutics. 

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Jun
16
to Jun 17

Convergence Acro Festival

I'm super stoked to be teaching at the Convergence Acro Fest in London, Ontario. 

WHAT IS CONVERGENCE?
Convergence Acro Festival is a celebration of acrobatic movement: Partner Acrobatics, AcroYoga, Cheerleading, Handbalancing, Tumbling, & more! Featuring over 20 teachers from 14 cities across the south-eastern Great Lakes area, it is an opportunity for different movement communities to converge, connect, and discover what’s possible through the sharing of skills & smiles. 

Learn more and register here.

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Chicago AcroYoga Festival
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Chicago AcroYoga Festival

The Chicago Acroyoga Festival is a gathering and celebration of the growing Acroyoga community in the Windy City and the greater Midwest. Imagine two days filled with classes for all levels ranging from Introductory Acroyoga to high-level Acrobatics, handstands, therapeutics/massage, and everything in between. Classes are taught by the best instructors from all over the Midwest and the country. Plus there is plenty of time to share skills, play, and connect with this exciting community!

Get your tickets & more info here.

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Chicago Elemental Immersion
May
26
to May 28

Chicago Elemental Immersion

This gathering is an invitation to deepen your relationship to yourself, your fellow students, and to the both the Acrobatic and Therapeutic sides of the practice of AcroYoga.

Lead Teachers:  Paula Bui and Chris Loebsack

Daily Schedule: 
Morning Session 9:30-1:30
Lunch Break 1:30-3:00
Afternoon Session 3:00-7:00

What you can expect from the Immersions:
*Learn progressively in a safe, supportive environment
*Refine and expand your understanding & embodiment of the practice
*Receive guidance from highly experienced and passionate
*Build community with local and international students
*Celebrate the joy of play
*Gain tools for honest & compassionate communication
*Learn how to use relationships as a mirror for self-reflection and transformation
*Release perceived limitations and explore your highest potential

Tuition Details:

3 Day Pass: $595 Early Bird Discount save $100 and pay $495 when you preregister by April 15th, 2018
**NEW Years Flash Sale first 8 spaces at $450! 

2 Day Pass:(Sat and Sunday only) $395 Early Bird Discount save $145 and pay $250 when you preregister by April 15th, 2018
**NEW Years Flash Sale first 5 spaces at $225! 

1 Day Pass (Sat or Sunday only) $195 Early Bird Discount save $125 and pay $250 when you preregister by April 15th, 2018
**NEW Years Flash Sale first 5 spaces at $122.50!


This course fulfills a pre-req for AcroYoga Teacher Training Application. CE Credits Available for Yoga Educators


Event Questions: 
E: Chris Loebsack:
yogachris1@yaoo.com

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AcroYoga FUNdamentals
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

AcroYoga FUNdamentals

Curious about different ways to connect with your partner or friend? Looking for new ways to stretch & get upside down? Join Paula for an afternoon of AcroYoga where we'll develop a strong foundation of the practice with some partner yoga, supported inversions, and more!
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.

Be prepared to empower yourself by going upside down in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

No partner necessary.

Register here. 

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Level Up: Hand to Hand
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Level Up: Hand to Hand

The human hand consists of 27 bones with 4 hands involved that's 108, likely be enough to have someone in a handstand in someone else’s hands.

Paula and Phil have played with hand to hand for a hot minute nearly every time that they have seen each other for the last six years. Sometimes there is a profound difference, sometimes not but always the repetition has taught them that balance requires connection. We will start by connecting those 108 bones in the hands then deepen to see how we become more aware of how we can hold ourselves, support each other, and find ease.

Pre-reqs-
Comfort in:
Needle/superfree shoulderstand
Handstand against the wall
Tuck sit

Class from 2-4p
Jam from 4-6p

Investment: $30
$5 just to jam
Paypal: philblaetz@hotmail.com
Venmo.com/Phil-Acro-Blaetz

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AcroYoga FUNdamentals
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

AcroYoga FUNdamentals

Curious about different ways to connect with your partner or friend? Looking for new ways to stretch & get upside down? Join Paula for an afternoon of AcroYoga where we'll develop a strong foundation of the practice with some partner yoga, supported inversions, and more!

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community. 

Be prepared to empower yourself by going upside down in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

No partner necessary.

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Partner Yoga with SKY Yoga
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Partner Yoga with SKY Yoga

Join me for a Partner Yoga class hosted by SKY Yoga with a killer view, we'll practice on the 94th floor observation deck of the John Hancock building! 

We'll start our morning with a guided individual practice to warm up in our bodies and then go a little deeper with the support of our friend.  

Reserve your spot here.

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AcroYoga 101 at Athleta
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

AcroYoga 101 at Athleta

Join me for a free beginner-friendly AcroYoga class at Athleta! 

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of Acrobatics and the loving kindness of Thai Massage. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. Learn to go upside down and have fun with the support of a community in a safe environment. No partner necessary.

RSVP here.

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Partner Thai Massage
Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

Partner Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient healing form of bodywork dating back to the time of the Buddha rooted in Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine. This practice involves moving into different 'yoga-like' postures and stretching that invites both receivers and givers to let go and focus on the breath.
In this workshop you can expect to be guided through a flow of supported partner yoga and a Thai sequence. Stay afterwards for chocolate + champagne!

No partner necessary, but feel free to register with a friend or loved one! Comfortable clothes recommended.

Investment:
$35 per person or $60 per couple (membership discounts apply)

Register here.

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Inversion Immersion
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Inversion Immersion

Paula Bui and Jamie Mann are thrilled to collaborate and share their love of inversions, particularly how to balance on one's hands. 

We will develop a strong foundation of the practice with supported inversions, strength/conditioning drills and creative partner exercises. 

Be prepared to empower yourself by going upside down in a fun, safe and supportive environment. 

Register here.

$30 for members
$35 non-members

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Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Benefit for Puerto Rico & Nicaragua

Unite, Rebuild, Restore: 
Yoga and AcroYoga United for Hurricane & Disaster Relief

 

Let's come together as a Chicago yoga community to show our support for Puerto Rico and Nicaragua, both lands have endured severe weather-related disasters in the last month and are in dire need of basic things like clean drinking water and rebuilding their homes. 
Our intention to is to offer an afternoon of Yoga, AcroYoga, and live music. 

Paula, Blanca, and Amber believe in the power of unity and coming together to make a difference. 

This event will be an all levels class experience where we will weave three different style as a reflection of how we can all work together to create something beautiful. 

Suggested minimum cash donation: $20

Funds donated will be split between the GoFundMe that was created to aid those affected by Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Dulce, Nicaragua and Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that is working on rebuilding homes in Puerto Rico. 
Can't join us? 

Here's how you can still help Puerto Rico: 

Donate to Habitat for Humanity
Write to your leaders/representatives and ask them to to fund the emergency response, remove the obstacles, and get help to our fellow Americans.

Learn more about us here: 

Amber

Blanca

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Acro 2.0 Trio Edition
Oct
29
3:30 PM15:30

Acro 2.0 Trio Edition

After taking several intro AcroYoga classes you're ready to take it to the next level. You've learned several poses and machines, now it's time to string them together and discover what's next when your partnership becomes a TRIO!

More info & pre-reqs TBA!

No need to sign up with a partner or trio to register. 

Members: $35
Non-Members: $40

Register here

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Tricks & Treats: AcroYoga FUNdamentals
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Tricks & Treats: AcroYoga FUNdamentals

Join Paula & Stephen for this 3 hour workshop, where you'll learn some exciting new tricks & treat yourself to some delicious therapeutics!

~ Sound spooky?
No experience necessary!
You don’t have to practice Yoga.
You don't have to practice Acrobatics.

~ So what is it? 
AcroYoga takes elements from both Yoga and Acrobatics to form a partner-based practice that will make you stronger, more limber, and more centered… you know like Yoda. But not to worry! This workshop is for ALL LEVELS-- even for those who can’t (yet) touch their toes.

~ You can expect to:
• Climb (literally) out of your comfort zone.
• Build strength and balance with your partner and community.
• Learn to trust and be trusted & to support and be supported.
• Challenge your stability & turn your world upside down and backwards.
• Discover new ways to help make people feel good through therapeutics.

~ What you'll need:
• Strong desire to have fun and play
• Comfy clean clothes
• No partner required – but friends are always welcome!

~ Cost:
Pre-Register -- $35 Mission Members / $45 Non-Members

At the Door -- $45 Mission Members / $55 Non-Members

~ Payment:
To reserve your spot & pay, please email: pbui172@gmail.com 

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Acrocamp
Aug
3
to Aug 6

Acrocamp

My colleague and friend Joe Yonek puts together Acrocamp every year and it's always a blast. It's in its sixth year and will no doubt be loads of fun! I'll probably be teaching a workshop or two, join us at its new location this year!

More info here.

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Intro to Thai Bodywork
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Thai Bodywork

Join me for an Introduction to the fundamentals of Thai Bodywork at Yoga Six's South Loop location. 

Come and learn:

-Ways to take care of your body with a short partner restorative yoga sequence
-How to use your breath and body to make your partner feel gooey
No prior massage experience necessary, comfy clothes are recommended

 

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AcroYoga at The Movement Jam
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

AcroYoga at The Movement Jam

I'll be offering a Beginner AcroYoga class at The Movement Jam: 

Go Infinite and First Ascent are teaming up for a night of movement inspired competitions, classes, and entertainment for the whole family. A portion of the event proceeds will support the construction of a new kids playground for one of our local Chicago Public Schools. 

More details here.

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Bodywork & Dessert Playshop
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bodywork & Dessert Playshop

  • 3231 West Armitage Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is a bodywork & dessert jam? It's Therapeutic Flying meets Thai Bodywork and a side of yummy sweets to indulge in. 

Paula and Tati will guide you through a short Thai Bodywork sequence and share some of our favorite therapeutic flying moves for the winter time. 

We'll save the last half hour to play and freestyle with what you've just learned and share sweets. 

Please bring a yoga mat and a small pillow.
No massage experience required. 

$25/person
$40/pair 

Get your tickets here

 

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Partner Yoga & Thai Bodywork
Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

Partner Yoga & Thai Bodywork

Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient healing form of bodywork dating back to the time of the Buddha rooted in Yoga, and Ayurvedic Medicine. This Traditional healing practice may begin from the feet to the head, targeting all 5 body sides or specific areas, combining elements of acupressure, energy work, meditation, while cultivating Metta (Loving Kindness), inviting the flow of healing Prana (life force) to move through the body and opening areas that may be blocked in the receiver as well as benefiting the giver.

In this workshop Paula will guide you through a flow of supported partner yoga and a restorative Thai Massage sequence. No prior yoga or massage experience is necessary. 

Please bring a small pillow and blanket.

Register here.

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AcroYoga Washing/Training Machines
Jan
29
1:00 AM01:00

AcroYoga Washing/Training Machines

  • 10933 Reed Hartman Highway Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm stoked to be traveling to Cincinnati and co-teach  this workshop with Matt (more about him below). Washing Machines are so 2016 - 2017 is the year of the Training Machine! How we flow from one pose to the next can feel super graceful or like a total wreck. Let’s strive for grace by building on ease and (re)learning how to refine transitions and flow in our partnerships. We’ll break down some machines designed to make you smarter, stronger acrobats, where we either work together or fall apart! Like smart acrobats, we train smarter by ending with some gentle therapeutics to sustain the body. 

$30 pre-reg/ $35 at the door

Sign up here!

More about Matt:

Matt co-teaches a weekly class here in Cincinnati every Tuesday at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. He has been practicing Acroyoga since 2013 and received his teaching certification from Acro Revolution in the summer of 2016. He regularly travels for additional training and strives to teach in a way that is accesible to beginners and interesting to regular while maintaining a safe and supportive environment.

Like CincyAcro on Facebook to hear about classes happening in the Cincinnati area.

 

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Intro to Thai Bodywork
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Intro to Thai Bodywork

Join me for a workshop at The Yoga Shop's Chillfest that is dedicated to the healing and therapeutic practice of Thai Bodywork.

Come learn:
-Ways to take care of your body with a short restorative yoga sequence
-How to use your breathe and body to make your partner feel gooey
-How to connect with your partner using your breath and body

No prior yoga or massage experience necessary.
 

Register here.

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AcroYoga 2.0 Level Up!
Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

AcroYoga 2.0 Level Up!

  • First Ascent Climbing and Fitness (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After taking a couple of intro AcroYoga classes you're ready to take it to the next level. You've learned several poses and now it's time to string them together and discover what's next. Join me for an afternoon of exploring AcroYoga transitions and flows. Be prepared to be challenged and find finesse as you move in sync with your partner.

No partner required.

Pre-requisite: shoulder stand

Members: $35
Non-members: $40

Register here.

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AcroYoga Solar Immersion in Nashville
Oct
22
to Oct 26

AcroYoga Solar Immersion in Nashville

  • Steadfast and True Yoga (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be on the assisting team for five days of acrobatic training during the Solar Immersion led by Chris Loebsack and Matt Giordano!

Details:
Take your practice to the next level as we explore kick-your-asana conditioning. Inversion training and awesome acrobatic techniques. We will build progressively towards hand to hand and standing acrobatics. Please check out the prerequisite video. This week is not for the faint of heart.

Skills covered:
Solar AcroYoga Asana sequence, Strength training elements, Alignment, balance and endurance in inversions, Spotting techniques, Specialized Acrobatic flying groups (2 bases, 2 flyers), Foot-to-Hand, Hand-to-Hand, and 2-High Acrobatics

Got Questions?
email:chris@acroyoga.org

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Divine Play: An AcroYoga Festival
Oct
3
to Oct 9

Divine Play: An AcroYoga Festival

AcroYoga International will bring over 1000 acrobats, AcroYogis, acrobats and therapeutic practitioners under one roof at the Oregon Convention Center October 3-10.

This is the seventh year AYI has hosted this event, AcroYoga Fest: Divine Play, and the 4th year in Portland, Oregon. now the largest AcroYoga festival in the world. I'm super stoked to be presenting two workshops during Divine Play: Foot to Hand and AcroYoga Architecture.

Hope to see you there!

Get your tickets here.

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