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“Acroboy Troy” (not pictured) picked up yoga to treat a bad back and neck about five years ago; today, he’s teaching acro yoga (a two-or-more-person form centred on balance and focus) to the yoga-curious. At 51 years old, he’s an outlier in a community of spry twenty- and thirtysomethings, but he’s living proof that anything’s possible for the young at heart.How did you get into acro yoga?I started yoga because I hurt my upper back. I started with Bikram’s, and then I went on a retreat where they offered partner yoga. Today I do acro yoga twice a week, for hours at a time.It must be an incredible workout.I don’t realize how much I’ve worked out until after the fact: I’m so focused and I’m having so much fun doing it. I look at the clock and think, I can’t believe time is going so fast.Is it dangerous?I have a healthy sense of fear. you’re not using an apparatus; you’re working with someone who’s moving with you. I practise basing; that means I’m on the bottom. Effective communication and accurate self-assessment are both paramount.You must have an incredible connection with your partner.When I approach acro yoga, it’s actually a little chemical. Some people get the wrong impression; it can look secual. But when you’re practising, that should be the furthest thing from your mind.Ready to try it yourself? Troy teaches in Richmond regularly.
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