We’ve practiced everywhere from outside to empty conference rooms at work to Yoga studios to living rooms and basements to open gyms to parks to dance studios to racquetball courts to co-living spaces to UNESCO World Heritage sites. The main thing these places have in common is that it’s a safe space.
There’s been countless times I’ve heard someone say something like, “The first time I tried Acro Yoga I was at a Yoga studio, and the person that was basing me quite literally threw me head-first into a wall. It was painful. And scary.” This is heartbreaking and unnecessary.
Let’s just avoid these things in the first place by practicing in a safe space. That means:
At least 10’ x 10’ ground surface space
Your practice space is free of anything on the ground and walls to close
Has a soft landing such as puzzle mats, gymnastics mats, yoga mats or grass
High enough ceilings that the flyer won’t hit it
Ideally, you will want to find a consistent place to train each and every time. This makes it a no brainer of where to show up.
Training Location Suggestions:
Get outside in nature – parks, forest preserves, backyard (our personal favorite)
Gymnastics Center during open gym times
Circus Center during open gym times
A local community college, four year college or university gym
Clear out a dedicated area in your house such as the basement or living room
Go to an Acro class