Yoga – Acrobatics – Thai Massage
This amazing fusion has made its way from California to Australia!
Two of the 6 accredited Australian AcroYoga teachers, Tanya Zappala and Stacey Elmes joined in 2008 as “Support Surrender”.
Together they tour around Australia teaching workshops, sharing the magic of AcroYoga and creating communities based on trust, play and meaningful connection.
Blending the spiritual wisdom of Yoga with the loving kindness of Thai Massage and the dynamic power of Acrobatics
These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness.
Our highest aim is to bring individuals into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with the divine.
From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, honored and shared for the benefit of all.
Starting with a Circle, we establish connection with those around us and set the tone and theme for our journey.
Asana warms the body and grounds us individually in preparation for partner work, developing concentration, focus, and flexibility.
Partner Flow is a creative sequence of mutually beneficial partner asanas and stretches. Communication, self-acceptance and honesty are the roots of the partner experience.
Inversions turn our world upside down and bring out our childlike nature. Inversions force us to summon our courage and let go of fear.
Spotting techniques develop deeper levels of trust, building the foundation for acrobatic partner skills.
Partner Acrobatics is the most dynamic expression of this work. Greater levels of risk amplify the need for heightened trust, concentration and presence.
Flying flows can range from gentle, massage-based stretches to more dynamic balancing or acrobatic sequences.
Therapeutic flying utilizes gravity to release and open the flyers’ spine while grounding and empowering the base. Once the flyer lands the roles change with the flyer giving back some ‘leg love’ to the base with the same metta that was offered during the flying.
Thai Massage is a healing art that combines massage and yoga asana with an emphasis on “metta”- loving kindness. It cultivates the healing capacity of the giver and uses passive yoga stretches to open energy lines in the receiver. It is a time to honor and express gratitude to our partners.
The practice is accessible to all ages and levels of experience.