Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Denver Slacro WorkShop

It was an 85 degree day in the middle of October when Colorado weather shined on us for the first ever combined Slackline/AcroYoga workshop in Denver, hosted by YogaSlacker Sam with support from AcroYoga teacher Jen Leisch. A longtime vision of Sams has been to combine slacklining, yoga, and AcroYoga into one experience, in order to fully explore the idea of body awareness and ones own internal energy. After some late night planning sessions as well as a full run-through in the park, Slacro Workshops were ready to be presented to the masses. The day was split into two: a morning session focused on kneeling, sitting, and standing, while the afternoon was arm balances, inversions, and backbends. With over a dozen students in attendance for each part and three slacklines set up, the park became Slacker haven for the day.

Students first experienced some asana to warm their bodies up, mimicking poses that train for or can be done on a line. From here, each element was supported by conditioning, AcroYoga partner and trio poses, and then finally, taken to the slackline, where Sam explained, demo-ed, and patiently oversaw the students. Afterwards, all enjoyed a demo of some slackline vinyasa by Sam, giving everyone something to work on. All in all, a successful day in the Slacro training labs, and the first time this infused workshop style has been presented! Stay tuned for the next installment of workshops coming to your neck of the woods!

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