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AcroYoga Takes Over Times Square!
by YD on July 30, 2010in News,Public Display of Yoga

Times Square is a circus!

Talk about a Public Display of Yoga, these guys wrote the rule book.  Presenting the Acro Yogis of NYC!  If you’ve been to any yoga parties/hooplas/broohahas, in NYC especially, you’ve encountered at least a couple of these yogi daredevils hoisting folks into the air with the draw of Cirque du Soleil, but without the kooky costumes.

click photos below to enlarge!

We got personal permission to post these divine displays of both yogic concentration and acrobatic agility. It’s a departure from the traditional practice, that’s for certain, but doesn’t it look like fun? Aw, come on, you always wanted to levitate!

What’s your take on Acro Yoga? Here’s the official description via

AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form this practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. There are 7 main elements that make up the practice: circle ceremony, asana, partner flow, Thai massage, therapeutic flying, inversions & spotting, and partner acrobatics. Our highest aim is to bring individuals into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with the divine. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, celebrated and shared for the benefit of all.

Acro yogis: Mary Aranas, Matt Giordano, Sam Prestige II with snapshot precision from yogart photographer Michael St. Cole

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