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Acro Warrior Training Program

NYC's first immersve training program in in acroyoga.and partner acrobatics.

Split into two 5 weekend modules, training weekends consist of skill training in arobatic and therapeutic flying, handstand & flexibility training, lectures and discussions to inform you on your AcroYoga journey. 

 

Module 1:

November 5th-December 11th

*No Training the weekend on 11/27 & 11/28

 

Module 2:

January 21st- February 26th

*No training on the weekend of 2/11 & 2/12



WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
1) Bodyweight athletes who want to improve or start a cross-training program: 
-Acro Yogis / Yogis / Dancers / Aerialists / Martial Artists
2) Health and fitness professionals who want to add tools to their toolbox: 
-Private Trainers / Group Exercise Instructors / Physical Therapists
3) Body workers to learn tools for self and client care
4) Anyone interested in Train P3 method and adding bodyweight, mobility, and movement based training to their practice

COACH BIO:
Nerijus Bagdonas is a holistic movement, strength and lifestyle coach in NYC and a creator of Train P3 method. Nerijus integrates mobility, strength, and skill building using a variety of disciplines, such as gymnastics, dance, yoga, martial arts, and the traditional strength training principals. He also teaches holistic lifestyle and nutrition practices. With 20 years of coaching experience, and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University (2002), Nerijus holds numerous training certifications including ACE (1998), NASM (2002), and ACSM (2002), and performance coaching certifications from NASE (2009), USAW (2009, 2011), NSCA CSCS (2011), TFW (2015), and FRC (2016). Nerijus has specialty training with kettlebells, gymnastic strength training, animal flow, having trained with Mike Fitch, Ido Portal and other movement specialists. Nerijus is a former competitive martial artist in Tang Soo Do Karate, and an NPC Bodybuilder. Nerijus has been published in major fitness magazines as either a model or an author including Men's Health, Muscles and Fitness, Men's Fitness, Met-Rx and others. You can learn more about Nerijus and his training method atTrainP3.com. 

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WORKSHOP #1: Joint Conditioning for Injury Prevention and Care

In life and in sport, you will often go outside of perfect alignment. Conditioning your joints outside of commonly known proper alignment helps you prevent and manage injuries.

In this workshop, you will learn a systematic approach to mobilize and strengthen the major joints in your body. We will cover effective techniques used by elite strength coaches and physical therapists, and practiced in bodyweight disciplines, such as gymnastics, martial arts, acrobatics, and dance. We will focus on building resilience and functionality in the ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
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WORKSHOP #2: Bodyweight Strength Training

You are as strong as your weakest link. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to build balanced, relative strength using your bodyweight as resistance. You will learn seven important movement patterns that will maximize functional and versatile strength. We will go through specific progressions for each movement pattern to build up to advanced moves, such as the single arm push up and pull up, the handstand push up, the single leg squat, and more. 
We will combine elements of traditional and bodyweight/gymnastics focused strength training to create programs that maximize time and lead to full body strength, balance, and adaptability.
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WORKSHOP #3: Active and Functional Mobility

Flexibility unsupported by strength and stability is a major cause of injuries. 

In this workshop, we will use multiple approaches including active, static and loaded stretching, and FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) to increase mobility and build strength in the deepest ranges of motion. We will focus on the spine, hip, and shoulder mobility, and work on forward and back bending, splits and straddles. You will also learn how to design your own flexibility program based on your goals.
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WORKSHOP #4: Integrating Movement and Lifestyle

The way you move is the way you live. Training should be fun, skill building, and challenging in unpredictable ways. 

In this workshop, you will learn locomotive patterns and movement games that will help you improve balance, challenge skill building, inspire playfulness and creativity. This workshop will help you practice awareness while integrating strength, mobility, and joint conditioning. You will also pick up useful skills like falling, rolling, and interacting with the ground. We will finish with a discussion about holistic lifestyle and nutrition, to help you lead a sustainable and healthy life.

ACROYOGA ELEMENTAL IMMERSION: FEB 18-21

Warrior Bridge is excited to host the 2017 New York City AcroYoga Elemental Immersion Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 18-21, 2017 with AcroYoga International, the lineage that expertly blends the trifold traditions of Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Healing Arts

This gathering is an invitation to deepen your relationship to yourself, your fellow students, and to both the Acrobatic and Therapeutic sides of the practice of AcroYoga.  

The Elemental Curriculum builds from the ground up, refining Foundations progressively so it is appropriate for brand new AcroYogis, seasoned Yogis and athletes, and experienced AcroYogis seeking to deepen their mastery and head down the teacher training path. It fulfills one of the requirements for AcroYoga International Teacher Training application. This Elemental Immersion is eligible for 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units for RYTs.

Daily Schedule:

* 9AM-6PM Saturday through Tuesday, with a lunch break (3-day Holiday Weekend + 1 day)

* AM Solar (alignment, strength, inversions, solar asana, solar flying transitions)

* PM Lunar (lunar asana, therapeutic flying flows, thai massage flows

 

What you can expect:

* Learn progressively in a safe, supportive environment

* Refine and expand your understanding & embodiment of the practice, wherever you are at

* Receive guidance from highly experienced and passionate AcroYoga teachers with Immersion training

* Build community with local and international students

* Celebrate the joy of play

* Gain tools for honest & compassionate communication

* Learn how to use relationships as a mirror for self-reflection and transformation

* Release perceived limitations and explore your highest potential

 

Your Presenters:

Brian Davis and Mary Aranas are AcroYoga Elemental Immersion Certified Teachers. It is their pleasure and joy to present this practice, after years of training in, assisting in, and teaching in this extended and progressive format. They are pleased to welcome a team of highly skilled and passionate certified AcroYoga teachers to their assistant team, for your solid support in learning.

Space is limited; Early Bird discounts if pre-registered January 13th.  Payment plans can be pre-arranged.

 

For details and registration (through Boundless Motion Yoga): https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=520&stype=-101&sTG=22&sVT=54&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000065&date=02%2F18%2F17

For questions: brian@boundlessmotion.commary@acroyoga.org

Facebook Event: http://tiny.cc/nyacro