For our 22nd episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Jason Nemer. Jason co-founded and continues to grow the practice of AcroYoga. He has certified over 1000 teachers in more than 65 countries. He travels the world to share this incredible practice believing that movement and play are a great way to bring people together, and that using open communication and trust can change the world. Today we sat down to talk about his journey and the principles behind Acroyoga.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
Jason Nemer is a visionary, a catalyst and someone that connects the dots. He dedicated his life to mastering and blending acrobatics, yoga and healing arts. In 1991 he became one of the first American acrobats to win medals in international competitions and also performed at the Olympics in 1996. He co-founded and continues to grow the practice of AcroYoga that has a reach of over 1000 certified teachers in more than 65 countries. His students and clients include; Serge Brin, Ashley Judd, Tim Ferriss, Marla Maples and more.
Jason’s mission is clear, “Support all people through movement, connection and play.” Success of this goal is reaching 1 billion practitioners in his lifetime.
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QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your journey through acrobatics and yoga?
How did Acroyoga start? How did it come together for you?
Do you prefer to be a base/flyer? How does that relate to your personality?
Can you explain what it is exactly. How is it different than acrobatics? Where/How does yoga come in? Should people have a practice of yoga to start Acro?
How has it evolved since it first started?
What’s the main difference between Canadian Acro and American Acro?
How does a typical class look like? What can people expect from their first class?
How does practicing Acro and what you learn in this particular practice ripples into your life of the mat?
How do you cultivate/encourage a tightly knitted community ?
For people that might think it’s all about acrobatic and circus arts, can we talk about how Acroyoga can actually be healing and therapeutics?
On the other hand, how do you create a safe space where personal boundaries can still be honored and respected?
How can you encourage a non-gender specific roles in the practice?
Any tips for beginners?
What’s your hope for Acro in 5, 10 or 20 years?
If people want to try Acro, get involved in the community, how do they start?
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*Edited and mixed by Alexandre Saba