200HR Acro warrior
Sep 28 - Dec 17
September 28 - October 1
foundations of flight
october 19 - 22
the art of balance
November 23 - 26
dynamic skills & transitions
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.