Hitch's Last 2 AcroYoga Classes Before Thailand --
Fridays at 6pm, December 7th & 14th, Mission Yoga 3rd Floor (Mission @ 20th St, NW corner)
WHEN: Friday, December 7th and Friday December 14th, 6:00-7:45pm
WHERE: Mission Yoga, in huge non-descript commercial building on the NW corner of Mission & 20th Streets. From the street, enter down the ground floor hallway to the center of the building. Take elevator or stairs to 3rd floor Sunroom!
WHO: Anyone with a desire to learn AcroYoga that has some basic flexibily and that has no major injuries. No partner necessary. No yoga mat necessary (provided!). Beginner and intermediate students welcome.
WHAT: Want to start your weekend off right? Shake off those work-week jitters, aches & pains by taking our AcroYoga Fundamentals class tonight!! Here you will learn the AcroYoga basics of partner yoga flow, thai massage, and therapeutic flying. What are you waiting for?
COST: Donation Based - Pay whatever you can afford
AcroYoga is a partner-based yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage practice that helps people laugh, connect with others and feel blissed out after every session!
If you can touch your toes and have no major injuries, I can teach you!!
Familiarity with yoga helpful. No partner necessary!!
Still not sure what AcroYoga is? See photos and read more at http://www.acroyoga.org
THE LEVEL 1-2 CLASS: ACROYOGA FUNDAMENTALS
Open your yoga practice with the ease, comfort and the support of a partner. This ongoing class touches upon all the disciplines that AcroYoga offers, combining Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Massage. The class experience may include: Circle Ceremony, Mirrored Asana, Partner Yoga Flow, Assisted Inversions, Partner Acrobatics, Flying Sequences and Thai Massage. Grounded in the breath, we will draw upon the natural forces of gravity and "metta" loving kindness to encourage the body to let go of fear and tension. Students are requested to have familiarity with yoga. No partner necessary! Do come...you won't
AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. See http://www.acroyoga.org for more photos and info.
I was first trained in partner balancing, an aspect of Acroyoga, by circus performers in San Francisco and began casually performing at music festivals and weddings. One day in the park, while balancing partners on my knees and shoulders, I was discovered by the founders of Acroyoga and invited to spend the next year intensively studying the practice and becoming a teacher. I dove into AcroYoga and now it is my passion!
Personally, my Acroyoga practice has improved my strength, flexibility, spirit, and my ability to communicate and connect with others. As a teacher, I have flown and taught:
At festivals and camp outs, such as the Soup, Lightning in a Bottle and Symbiosis
Rock stars like Michael Franti and members of Thievery Corporation
Circus performers like those in Lucent Dossier Circus
Small children all the way up adults weighing over 300 lb.
People with disabilities, like a fellow that was missing both an arm and a leg
Other people in my tribe & in my community just like you!
I am also a community organizer of groups such as Ecotribe, a Dinner Party & Chess Club, and Acroyoga Play Sessions. I am an electronic music junkie & dancer, and lover of acrobatics and partner balancing. My other job is I am a professional real estate agent in San Francisco where I help people buy and sell homes.
Now AcroYoga my passion and I looks forward to teaching you!
You may contact me directly for any reason at:
Matthew "HItch" McDermid
SF REALTOR, Community Organizer, AcroYoga Teacher...