Acro-Wine Team would like to invite you to get your Yoga Practice to the Next Level with our innovative classes and Partner Yoga Discipline.
We love to say that with Partner yoga we become just one breath in motion. The classes we offer in New Zealand are made for beginners that want to give their practice a new turn or simply want to try yoga in a fun way. Instead of creating a practice for yourself on your own mat. Come to share the space with a friendof your choice and explore both your bodies in a safe environment.
What do you need To Practice Partner Yoga ?
- A Friends, a partner, your son or daugther …
- A Mat
Partner Yoga is a creative yoga discipline of mutually beneficial partner asanas and stretches. Partner Yoga is based on communication, self acceptance and honesty to be able to create a flow where both partners can move together, stretch, laugh and workout.
Find below a complete definition of this discipline:
Partner Yoga Definition
Partner yoga, also known as couples yoga or yoga duets, refers to a practice where two individuals come together to engage in yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation as a collaborative and interactive experience. In partner yoga, the emphasis is on mutual support, connection, and communication between partners.
In partner yoga, each person takes on a specific role: one person acts as the base or support, while the other person assumes the position of the flyer or recipient. The base provides stability, strength, and a foundation for the flyer to explore and deepen their poses with the assistance and support of their partner.
Partner yoga often involves synchronized movements, counterbalancing, and reciprocal stretching. It can include a variety of yoga poses modified for two people, such as back-to-back poses, standing poses with connected bodies, partner-assisted stretches, and even acrobatic or inverted postures. The practice may also incorporate partner breathing exercises and meditation techniques to cultivate harmony and connection.
The benefits of partner yoga extend beyond the physical aspect. It fosters trust, communication, and cooperation between partners, deepening the connection and building a sense of intimacy. Partner yoga encourages active listening, empathy, and sensitivity to each other’s needs, promoting a shared experience of relaxation, joy, and mutual support.
Partner yoga can be practiced by people of different ages, fitness levels, and yoga experiences. It can be enjoyed by friends, couples, family members, or even in a group setting. It’s essential to practice partner yoga with awareness, consent, and respect for each other’s boundaries and physical limitations.
Partner Yoga’s Benefits
Partner yoga offers a range of benefits for both physical and emotional well-being. Some of the key benefits of practicing partner yoga include:
- Deeper stretches and poses: Partner yoga allows for deeper stretches and poses as partners can assist each other in achieving proper alignment, balance, and extension. It can help individuals go further into poses and experience a deeper stretch than they might be able to achieve on their own.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion: Partner yoga involves assisted stretching, which can help increase flexibility and improve joint mobility. The support and gentle traction provided by a partner can aid in releasing tight muscles and increasing overall flexibility.
- Enhanced strength and balance: Partner yoga requires coordination and balance, which helps develop core strength and stability. By relying on each other for support and balance, partners can work together to strengthen their muscles, improve posture, and increase body awareness.
- Trust and communication: Partner yoga builds trust and enhances communication skills. It requires clear and open communication between partners to ensure safety, proper alignment, and mutual support. This practice fosters a sense of trust and deepens the connection between partners.
- Connection and intimacy: Partner yoga cultivates a sense of connection and intimacy between partners. It allows for non-verbal communication, mutual touch, and a shared physical experience. Practicing partner yoga with a loved one or friend can deepen the bond and strengthen the relationship.
- Stress reduction and relaxation: Like traditional yoga, partner yoga incorporates breath awareness and mindfulness, promoting relaxation and stress reduction. The shared practice creates a supportive and nurturing environment that can help individuals release tension, calm the mind, and experience a sense of relaxation and well-being.
- Fun and playfulness: Partner yoga brings an element of playfulness and fun to the practice. It encourages individuals to explore new poses, try new movements, and support each other in a lighthearted and enjoyable way. This aspect can make the practice more engaging and enjoyable.
It’s important to practice partner yoga with awareness, respect for each other’s boundaries, and proper technique.
Our Partner Yoga Classes
We are holding the space to create a Partner Yoga Flow, with a meditation part, asanas and a relaxing part.
- Introduction and Warm-up
- Connection and Trust Building
- Partner Yoga Poses and Sequences
- Assisted Stretching and Alignment
- Communication and Mindfulness
- Cool-down and Relaxation
- Closing and Reflection
You can find our classes in Gisborne or contact us for private classes or online one.