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Jason Nemer is an acrobat, author, and the co-founder of acroyoga.
His book Move, Connect, Play: The Art and Science of AcroYoga details the core principles of AcroYoga, a practice that melds circus arts with the healing power of massage and the breathwork of yoga. Jason’s passion for partner acrobatics began at just 12 years old, and he went on to win silver and bronze medals at the World Championships and performed at the Olympic Games. After discovering yoga, Eastern philosophy, and Thai massage, he began fusing the key elements that would soon become the global practice of AcroYoga. Jason has dedicated his life to AcroYoga and travels the world to study, teach, and unite communities. His motivation is rooted in the belief that AcroYoga can empower all people through fun and connection. To pre-order a copy of Move, Connect, Play: The Art and Science of AcroYoga, click here.
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24:33 – What is AcroYoga?
- How AcroYoga helps us live a more vibrant life in connection with ourselves and other humans
- The differences between AcroYoga and aerial yoga
- Hallie’s introduction to AcroYoga and how she found her community in New York City
44:20 – Partner acrobatics, yoga, and the birth of AcroYoga as a practice
- The coding of our DNA to encourage trust and playfulness
- How having his home stolen taught Jason to trust the universe
70:19 – The AcroYoga culture of acceptance and embracing people as human
1:18:46 – Jason’s experiences teaching AcroYoga in a refugee camp
- Learning to embrace joy
- How can we maintain an openness to being wrong about everything?
- The angels we meet on our path who change our lives
1:28:08 – Jason’s book Move, Connect, Play and his dream of building a fixed community
- How Jason tried to create a book that would hold something of value for everyone
1:40:28 – Hallie and her partner Judd’s experiences being coached by Jason as a couple
- How partner work can help us go beyond the physical to deepen trust, communication, and self-talk in our relationships
- AcroYoga as a portal for healing in relationships
- Learning to be more present with each other
1:53:54 – Communication and boundaries
2:02:35 – Jason’s experience doing AcroYoga with a paraplegic man with extra abilities
Move, Connect, Play: The Art and Science of AcroYoga by Jason Nemer
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Youtube | AcroYoga International
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