As of June 14th, Nik and I are officially Acro Revolution Certified AcroYoga Teachers! XD
Teacher training was fantastic.
Basically, we spent 10 days (technically more than 10, but the first 10 were the teacher training) tucked away in a beautiful valley in Virginia, completely secluded from the real world, from politics, and from normal work; eating absolutely amazeballs food (omigod, I couldn’t contain myself – I probably gained at least twenty pounds even despite the bazillion hour acro days). It was a lot of training, a lot of learning, and a lot of bonding. And it was awesome.
We chose AcroRev over the dozen or so other acroyoga teacher trainings for a variety of reasons. The primary ones being how much emphasis they put on being yourself, teaching to your strengths, and for how highly they value community.
That’s what I love the most about AcroRev: the emphasis on community and individualization – both for the students and for the teachers’ personal teaching styles. Essentially, if you’re fun, be fun! If you’re technical, be technical! If you’re a drill sergeant, be a drill sergeant! You don’t have to be carbon copies of one another and just regurgitate progressions exactly as you’re given them (unless you want to, in which case: go for it). Everyone has such diverse backgrounds in movement and in life, and each one beautifully compliments and reinforces their personalities, their styles, and their strengths.
But really what I’m really impressed by is the community and the support and love within that community. There’s a real power in the unconditional acceptance and support from the AcroRev Tribe, and I don’t think there’s any good way to convey its strength without just outright paying it forward. Acro Revolution is a Tribe. And I am so, so happy to be a part of this family. </hippy dippy ewwy gooey peace love digression>
So, What Next?! Well, we stuck around for several days post training for – you guessed it: More Training!! Because we hadn’t exhausted and injured ourselves enough yet! 😀
Actually, it was more of an Acro Rev teachers reunion type thing with a bunch more training and a few discussions, and even more frikkin’ amazing food. So, a bunch of teachers from around the country came and I, for one, was thrilled to meet so many new people and make some more wonderful connections and get to spend at least a little more time with these amazing acrobats and teachers. So, as far as training goes, I am pretty satisfied and exhausted. 🙂
And now we’re in San Diego. I actually initially wrote this post before we made it to San Diego for AcroLove (first weekend of July 2017 – and there’ll be another over New Years!). Meaning we rocketed across the entire south in 7 days to make it to the festival in time. And by “rocketed” I mean “meandered” because, having already driven across the country a few times myself- both alone and with friends, I handed Nik the map and said “go for it” as far as route planning was concerned. I also handed him the keys and he drives like a grandma on Sunday morning. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing at all, I’m just saying that in 3700 miles, we passed exactly three vehicles. Meaning: only three vehicles were ever driving slower than us on that entire route. And all three were semis going uphill at 7% grade inclines.
So yeah! Now we just got done being at the AcroLove festival. I will post about that and our road trip in a bit because those are whole stories on their own.