200HR Acro warrior

TEACHER TRAINING

Sep 28 - Dec 17

MODULE 1
September 28 - October 1
foundations of flight

MODULE 2
october 19 - 22
the art of balance

MODULE 3
November 23 - 26
dynamic skills & transitions

MODULE 4
december 14 - 17
The advanced one

 
Warrior Bridge is excited to reintroduce the Acro Warrior Teacher Training in a new modular format this Fall. Over the course of our 4-day modules, we will break down, practice, and refine skills from across the spectrum of acro practice. Each module will consist of technique refinement, conditioning, teaching practice, lectures, and group discussions to cultivate you into becoming a skillful acro teacher. We will offer you the tools necessary to create intelligent warm ups, cue clearly and confidently, and prepare well thought out progressions and modifications. Our training will focus on developing your personal movement practice through handstands, flexibility training, acrobatic conditioning, and other movement arts. The modules can be attended individually to develop your personal knowledge and understanding or as a complete program to receive an acro teacher certification. Trainees enrolled in the complete training will be given assignments in and out of the studio between modules to further develop the skills necessary to become successful teachers and community leaders.

Training will be co-led by Sean Langhaus & Emily Lesinski with additional sessions led by Mendel Romanenko, Bassam Kubba, Laura Lebron and graduates of past Acro Warrior Teacher Trainings.

To apply for enrollment in our Acro Warrior training, please submit an application here.

Training Dates
MODULE 1
September 28 - October 1
Foundations of Flight

Any structure is only as strong as its foundation. In this module, we will explore the foundations of Acro practice. Key concepts for bases, flyers, spotters, and teachers will be introduced and practiced. We will learn and explore L-basing acro, handstands, standing acrobatics, and therapeutic acro. Lecture topics will include “Anatomy of Acrobatics”, “Self-Care and Prehab” and “Spotting for Safety & Success”.

MODULE 2
October 19 - 22
The Art of Balance

Acro is a practice that can be accessible to most (if not all) bodies, but balance can be tricky. It can take work to find the point where everything stays in alignment, and sometimes we need to fight to keep it. In this module, we will explore balance from a variety of angles: balance in our acro skills, balance between giving and receiving, between training and play, as well as between specializing and generalizing. Skill sets learned will include hand-to-hand, counterbalances and creative L-basing.

MODULE 3
November 23 -26
Dynamics Skills & Transitions

Movement is what gets us to places, and stillness is what will allow us to appreciate where we have arrived. In this module, we look to work on and refine both movement and stillness. Proper positioning and alignment will set us up for ease in holding poses and dynamically moving and flowing transitions. Skill sets learned will include tempo popping, Icarian, whips, standing, and L-basing flows.

MODULE 4
December 14 - 17
The Advanced One

This module will provide you tools for working on peak skills and goals. Whether your goal is to inlocate into hand-to-hand, Icarian front tuck, or expand your knowledge of advanced skills, we will get you where you want to be. Becoming an advanced acrobat takes more than endless hours of acro practice (though of course that’s a part of it). You will be asked to transition between the role of coach, student, and observer. There are times when you need to dig into your personal bank of experience and times when you need to look outside of yourself. Sometimes it’s a technical cue that will make all the difference. Sometimes it’s our own solo movement techniques and skills that need to be worked on. We will give you tools that will guide your own personal training and abilities to coach advanced students.

Additional Requirements for Certification
50 instructional hours outside of modules at Warrior Bridge or with approved instructors
25 hours of outside assignments
15 hours of in-studio assignments

Prerequisites
Minimum 100 hours of acro instruction from qualified teachers in the form of group classes, workshops, or private classes,
Minimum 1 minute free handstand
Minimum 1 minute wall handstand
If you don’t quite meet these requirements but feel that you are otherwise capable of participating in training, please email acrowarriortraining@gmail.com.

Tuition

Single Module $695 ($100 discount if paid in full one month prior to start date)
Full Tuition $3250
Early Enrollment Tuition $2750 if paid in full by August 31st

Full tuition includes enrollment in all four modules of the 200Hr Acro Warrior Teacher Training program, four hour long private lessons with training staff to aid you in your development as a teacher, and an unlimited membership at Warrior Bridge from September 28 - December 31. Trainees will be eligible for special discounted rates on workshops and private lessons with teacher trainers.

MEET THE TEACHERS! 

SEAN LANGHAUS    Program Director   Sean's teachings aim to show students that they are more capable than could have imagined.  An avid skateboard for over a decade, Sean began his deeper studies into movement, fitness and meditation in his college years when he was introduced yoga and martial arts.  In the years after graduating college Sean moved to NYC where he would study with many of the cities top yoga teachers and martial artists. Sean began teaching full time in 2013 where taught in many of the cities top studios and quickly became known for his skillful teaching methodolgy and specialties in AcroYoga, Rocket Yoga and hand balancing. 2014 Sean co-founded the original Warrior Bridge studio in Lower Manhattan, it was in this studio Sean began fusing years his of experience across Yoga, Martial Arts, Acrobatics as well as a host of other movement and healing arts into the unique style he teaches today. His classes range from restorative and therapeutic to athletic and acrobatic, they are designed according to a wisdom that different bodies need different tools to achieve different goals. In 2016 Sean founded and directed the Acro Warrior Training Program, NYC's first immersive training in AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics.

SEAN LANGHAUS

Program Director

Sean's teachings aim to show students that they are more capable than could have imagined.

An avid skateboard for over a decade, Sean began his deeper studies into movement, fitness and meditation in his college years when he was introduced yoga and martial arts.

In the years after graduating college Sean moved to NYC where he would study with many of the cities top yoga teachers and martial artists. Sean began teaching full time in 2013 where taught in many of the cities top studios and quickly became known for his skillful teaching methodolgy and specialties in AcroYoga, Rocket Yoga and hand balancing. 2014 Sean co-founded the original Warrior Bridge studio in Lower Manhattan, it was in this studio Sean began fusing years his of experience across Yoga, Martial Arts, Acrobatics as well as a host of other movement and healing arts into the unique style he teaches today. His classes range from restorative and therapeutic to athletic and acrobatic, they are designed according to a wisdom that different bodies need different tools to achieve different goals. In 2016 Sean founded and directed the Acro Warrior Training Program, NYC's first immersive training in AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics.

EMILY LESINSKI    Anatomy, Movement Science, Injury Prevention & Management   From a young age, Emily was interested in body movement and an active lifestyle. She grew up dancing competitively from the age of 6 and practiced ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance, and rode horses hunter-jumper style as a teenager.  Emily began a regular Yoga practice while earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from New York University where she also completed her Bachelor's in Psychology. Upon graduating, she worked for several years as director of physical therapy at large NYC clinics, until May 2016 when she left that position to treat patients independently.  In her private practice Emily works with yoga teachers, movement professionals, high-level athletes and office workers alike, blending manual therapy, postural training and yogic awareness and alignment to offer patients greater movement range, freedom from pain, and reduced injury risk. In her teaching practice, Emily draws on her extensive training and day-to-day work with anatomy, kinesiology and movement science to create a safe practice for students and empower them with increased knowledge of their own bodies.

EMILY LESINSKI

Anatomy, Movement Science, Injury Prevention & Management

From a young age, Emily was interested in body movement and an active lifestyle. She grew up dancing competitively from the age of 6 and practiced ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance, and rode horses hunter-jumper style as a teenager.

Emily began a regular Yoga practice while earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from New York University where she also completed her Bachelor's in Psychology. Upon graduating, she worked for several years as director of physical therapy at large NYC clinics, until May 2016 when she left that position to treat patients independently.

In her private practice Emily works with yoga teachers, movement professionals, high-level athletes and office workers alike, blending manual therapy, postural training and yogic awareness and alignment to offer patients greater movement range, freedom from pain, and reduced injury risk. In her teaching practice, Emily draws on her extensive training and day-to-day work with anatomy, kinesiology and movement science to create a safe practice for students and empower them with increased knowledge of their own bodies.

Mendel grew up in the Bronx and his passion for movement began with break dancing over 12 years ago. His curiosity led him to hip-hop, parkour, gymnastics, and yoga. In 2012, he had his first AcroYoga experience and has since been thoroughly hooked into the world of partner acrobatics and AcroYoga. In 2015 Mendel earned his first Acroyoga teachers certification and began teaching regular handstand and AcroYoga classes in NYC and around the world.  Being that Mendel is a dedicated acrobatic performer, his focus and method revolve around a sense of flow and full body integration. Constantly striving for emotional and mental self growth, his classes have a sense of purpose, community collaboration, and connection that is unique to Mendel's style. Keep an eye out for Mendel's partner acro and aerial silks performances at venues such as House of Yes, the Box, Slipper Room and more.

Mendel grew up in the Bronx and his passion for movement began with break dancing over 12 years ago. His curiosity led him to hip-hop, parkour, gymnastics, and yoga. In 2012, he had his first AcroYoga experience and has since been thoroughly hooked into the world of partner acrobatics and AcroYoga. In 2015 Mendel earned his first Acroyoga teachers certification and began teaching regular handstand and AcroYoga classes in NYC and around the world.

Being that Mendel is a dedicated acrobatic performer, his focus and method revolve around a sense of flow and full body integration. Constantly striving for emotional and mental self growth, his classes have a sense of purpose, community collaboration, and connection that is unique to Mendel's style. Keep an eye out for Mendel's partner acro and aerial silks performances at venues such as House of Yes, the Box, Slipper Room and more.