Welcome to AYG
What is AcroYoga?
AcroYoga is a partner practice that involves creating and building physical shapes through collaboration, communication, and physical engagement. Partners move with each other to achieve postures together.
To build and support worldwide and healthy human connection through AcroYoga.
AcroYoga Global envisions being a community and platform built on authenticity and compassion. Our goal is to make AcroYoga Global accessible and beneficial to a diversity of people in terms of race, gender, body size, language, class, and more.
We intend to share the practice through the values of safety and inclusion. We commit to the following guidelines:
- Safety: First and always. Physical, mental, and emotional safety is our top priority. We will choose pathways to achieve skills progressively so we stay safe throughout the practice. Our teachers guide a class by minimizing risk through meticulous progressions and by choosing exercises with appropriate challenge, and a healthy, yet safe dose of risk.
- Collaboration: Through partnership and cooperation to achieve common goals, we foster and nourish belonging and community. Our live online elements cultivate interaction, feedback, as well as the“in-class” feeling.
- Play: We believe in the power of play. Let’s nurture our curiosity and creativity together through laughter and fun.
- Accessibility: AcroYoga is for everyone, yep, everyone. The company is rooted in social awareness. It does its part in the collective effort to identify and dismantle systems of privilege and marginalization. We commit to offer a variety of levels of classes, a schedule to fit your location, and funding for those who need a financial boost to join. Playback options are offered so members can enjoy classes anywhere around the Globe, at a convenient time for them. If there are ways we can do better, reach out!
The founders of AcroYoga Global are close friends who met through the practice. They imagined an online platform to foster community and to bring movement to folks in the face of social distancing and isolation. At a time when the world is so divided, they aspired to build a place where people from all horizons could come together. Their dream was born on May 27th, 2020, when the first class was offered on AYG.
Jill Campbell fell in love with AcroYoga in 2005. She dug deeper into the practice when she came to Montreal and discovered the creativity and awareness that Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku (AcroYoga Montreal) approached the practice with. She met Heidi Blais in 2010 and they began a 10-year journey together, traveling the world to share their unique and creative repertoire.
Her travels led her to Aaron Levy in 2014 at a jam in Las Vegas. Aaron’s joie de vivre and funky practice style were easy to connect with and their relationship bloomed. (They are now engaged!)
Jill met Joey Stafford-Abbott at the 2017 AcroYoga Montreal Teacher Training. Joey’s first thought after trying AcroYoga was, “I have to share this with my students at Vanier college.” A few months and many meetings later, the Physical Education Curriculum Committee approved the first ever AcroYoga class for college credit. The only problem was, Joey wasn’t certified to teach the class he’d proposed.
That’s how he met Jill, Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku at the AcroYoga 2017 teacher training in Montreal. The college class was a great hit and continues to be difficult to register for due to its popularity. Jill truly appreciated Joey’s vision, to the point of brainstorming with him on ways to collaborate.
Reach out to us!
We are committed to providing economically accessible classes. If you want to donate to help others afford their membership or need financial support for yours, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*As part of our commitment to the health and welfare of humans, we donate a portion of our profits to GiveWell.org, an organization that ensures donation dollars go to the most effective causes worldwide. When you sign up, your dollars go beyond Global.