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Upcoming Workshops!

 

Soft Foot Acro Intensive 

May 12th & 13th

Sat 9am-12pm, 2-5pm
Sun 9am-12pm, 2-5pm

with Chris Filkins and Emily Reuman

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Learn to flow like butteh. To fly with smoothness and badassery, to base with the power that comes from soft and artful footwork.

When Emily and Chris founded the Soft Foot Acro Intensive series in Oakland, CA in the winter of 2015 it sparked a series of collaborations that’s taken off across the country through classes, workshops, & festivals. The first intensive sparked two additional, consecutive Soft Foot 2.0 and 3.0 intensives in the Bay area. Now refined and upgraded, we are delighted to export the excellence and bring Soft Foot to you!

The Soft Foot Movement was born once upon a time when a wee flyer named Emily thought that painful acro was all part of the fun. It was the price to be paid for the joy of inversion and getting high in the air. But there was another way!! Chris brought her to the light and in this teaching partnership, Emily & Chris aim to bring comfortable, joyous, nearly worshipful play to the masses.

Since then, this partnership has built and shared teachings at numerous weekly classes, workshops, and events including the AcroLove Festival series, Ignite Fire Conference, Burning Man, and more.

Chris @filchyboy leads Westside Acro, the longest running acro series in Southern California. Chris comes from an extensive background in gymnastics, ballet, calisthenics, & circus arts. His 40+ years of movement practice & teachings are sought after worldwide. His efforts at promoting safety & consent in partner modalities are known worldwide and his students have gone on to become some of the leading teachers in the practice.

Emily @emplays teaches acro classes and workshops at Aerial Artique, Athletic Playground, and other studios across the Bay Area. Originating from the Philly scene, Emily pulls from her breakdance, fusion partner dance, Mysore yoga, flow movement, standing and L-basing acro practices. Emily cares much more about refined technique and effortlessness of execution than fancy tricks. 

While Emily loves teaching solo both as a base and a flyer, she loves the spark of creativity and fun that arises from playing with a base so deeply skilled and grounded in proven technique as Chris.

Will you be challenged and learn a lot? YES. If not, you weren’t paying attention.

 

Acro Intensive with AcroYoga Founder

Jason Nemer

May 19th& 20th

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Warrior Bridge is excited to announce a special weekend long intensive led by AcroYoga International founder Jason Nemer!

 

SATURDAY

WORKSHOP #1

9AM-12PM

 

Hand to Hand : The Essential Tricks and Tips

As many times as you might do hand to hand there is always more to learn and coming back to the foundation is how the highest level acrobats keep getting better. We will break down all the drills needed to clean the foundation, then do more advanced variations.

Pre-Req solid foot to and, Handstand with a spot for 30 sec, patience and receptivity

 

SATURDAY

WORKSHOP #2

2PM-5PM

 

Rehab for handstand junkies

You know who you are out there in the Acro world, I am a recovering handstand junkie and sometimes the best medicine is knowing how to apply self care and partner massage to release the tension from over training. We will train some handstands to warm the muscles then we will do decompression therapy to bring the body back to its optimal blueprint.

Pre-Reqs; you should like training handstands and want your soreness to go away!

 

SUNDAY

WORKSHOP #3

9AM-12PM

 

The One

One arm handstands and mono limb acronanagans

This workshop is about doing things you never thought were possible. It is not through force or even will power that we find success in this level of acrobatics. Its knowing the progressions to unlock wisdom in parts of your body then connecting the dots. I will not guarantee that you will learn a one arm handstand in 3hrs but for sure you will learn new ways to train it and will have a ton of fun playing with new skills.

Pre-Reqs; solid handstand 30 sec. with a spotter, desire to learn how to train one arms

 

SUNDAY

WORKSHOP #4

2PM-5PM

 

First class flights

How did I become friends with Serge Brin, Tim Ferriss and Ashley Judd??? I flew them in a first class therapeutics way and we have been friends ever since. Flying therapeutics uses gravity and trust to break down barriers, move energy and make people more happy. I will teach principles that will apply to all types of flying, acrobatic and therapeutic, the softer and smarter your hands and feet get the more you will be able to unlock in your flyers. Pre-Reqs; Know how to base, folded leaf, straddle bat & high flying whale

 

about Jason:

Jason Nemer is the co-founder of AcroYoga. He has been blessed to have many great teachers on his path. His family was always very supportive of his many passions. His younger brother brought him into gymnastics and from there he found acrobats playing at the gym and was hooked on both. During his teenage years he trained with some of the top Russian and Bulgarian acrobatic masters. Competing among the best acrobats in the world inspired his practice and taught him about humility.

 

In 1991, after 4 years of dedicated practice at the age of 16, Jason represented the US at the World Championships of Sports Acrobatics in Beijing. In 1996, he performed acrobatics in the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic games.

 

Yoga came to him in his last semester of university in 2001. After that first class there was no looking back. Connection to the breath and the lifestyle philosophy of yoga filled him with so much joy and new ideas of how to bring his past passions into a new form.

 

Currently he travels to teach, study and bring communities together. He believes this practice can be used as a tool to heal and connect people in a playful dance that can promote global peace.