Emily

Instagram @thebodyinmotion

Emily grew up dancing competitively and practicing yoga. In 2010 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at NYU and since then has been a practicing PT, currently working mostly with the circus and acrobatics community. Since finishing grad school she completed a yoga training, began teaching at Warrior Bridge studio in NYC, and became similarly obsessed with acro, handstands, and flexibility training. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches several times per week, including teaching anatomy for yoga teacher trainings.

Emily

instagram.com/thebodyinmotion

Emily grew up dancing competitively and practicing yoga. In 2010 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at NYU and since then has been a practicing PT, currently working mostly with the circus and acrobatics community. Since finishing grad school she completed a yoga training, began teaching at Warrior Bridge studio in NYC, and became similarly obsessed with acro, handstands, and flexibility training. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches several times per week, including teaching anatomy for yoga teacher trainings.

Series

11 videos
series

Anatomy of Movement

This video series is designed to give you some of the key information to start understanding how anatomy gives us a roadmap for our movement practice. This series is comprised of short lessons each going over major muscle groups, bones, connective tissues, movements and considerations for the main joints of your body.

$40.00
9 videos
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Acro Washing Machines Series

A washing machine is series of acro poses strung together that start and end in the same place. In this series Sean and Emily teach 6 foundational washing machines that are common in many acro communities. There are an endless number of washing out there. These are a great place to start to fine tune your acro partnerships and have some fun expanding your acro practice.

$36.00
5 videos
series

Tricky Acro Balances and Inversions

This series contains some fun and challenging balances for both base and flyer. These shapes can be made possible with patience and persistence. Of course, it does help for many of these poses if the flyer has some experience in how to invert themself, and the base can hold the flyer on one leg.

$20.00
8 videos
series

Prehab Videos

Prehab is taking the reactive strategies used in physical therapy, as well as strength & conditioning, and implementing these in a proactive manner with the goal of reducing the risk for injury and improving overall physical capacity. Prehab is all about learning knowledge that applies to your body and your mind and using it to optimize your life and how you experience it by practicing exposure. Prehab can help you with your daily activities, your favorite hobbies, your beloved sport, how to deal with that annoying issue that has been persisting, or an old injury that was never resolved or handled appropriately in the first place.

$28.00
16 videos
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Intro to Hand to Hand

Hand to hand can refer to the skill of a flyer holding a handstand while the base balances them on their hands, it can also refer to an entire discipline of circus acrobatics that people spend years studying and training. Hand to hand is often one of the most admired skills when people begin practicing acro as it can seem like a posed on for the the most advanced practitioners, quite to the contrary the basics of hand to hand can be explore by many levels of practitioners and it all starts with the desire and the right road map. In this series we explore the drills, progressions and techniques to begin your hand to hand practice safely, efficiently and with a clear idea of how to progress based off of where you are in your acro practice.

$60.00
9 videos
series

Acro Stepping Transitions

This series covers moving from one static pose to another via stepping transitions where base a flyer work together to change shapes. Sean and Emily explain some of the most common transitions between static acro poses to help take your budding acro practice to the next level.

$32.00
12 videos
series

Connected Pops

In this video series, Sean and Emily go over 10 connected pops, flyer and base roles, as well as spotting.

$44.00
14 videos
series

Acro Therapeutics

Acro Therapeutics is a practice using acrobatic basing to invert, stetch and traction a flyer. This series takes you through the foundational postures of acro therapeutics as well as some of our favorite variations and transitions. We've also some non-flying bodywork sequences for some grounded therapeutics.

$39.00
8 videos
series

All About Whips

In this series, Sean & Emily teach everything you need to get started in your whips practice. A whip is a dynamic L-basing skill where a flyer swings with momentum through positions. This series is designed for acro practitioners who feel very comfortable with static L-basing poses and transitions. In these lessons we explain terminology of whips, body positioning, progressions and self spotting to lead to safe, predictable and stunning whipping skills.

$39.00
17 videos
series

The Acro Starter Pack

This series introduces 16 fundamental acro poses for you to start your L-basing acro practice with! We move progressively through what we consider some of the easiest poses to start with into more challenging skills that involve adding height, dynamic entries, removing points of contact and other challenges.

$49.00

Videos

2:40

Anatomy of Strength

In this video we explore the concept of strength within a movement practice. We also dive into the basics of a muscles anatomy and their principles of movement, sensation and growth. Concepts such as individual variability within strength training are also touched upon.

$5.00
2:40

Anatomy of Flexibility

In this video we explore the basic concepts of flexibility and how knowledge of these factors can offer a leg up in designing our training. We dive into key terminology that is common within the practice. We explore the variables that can effect how your flexibility can be expressed. What types of tissues are effected in flexibility training are explored.

$5.00
1:44

Anatomy of the Hip

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the hip including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
1:22

Anatomy of the Knee

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the knee including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
1:30

Anatomy of the Ankle

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the ankle including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
2:46

Anatomy of the Spine

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the spine including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
2:02

Anatomy of the Shoulder

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the shoulder including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
1:40

Anatomy of the Wrist

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the wrist including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
3:29

Anatomy Terminology & Concepts For Movement Teachers and Students

In this video breaks down some foundational terms and concepts that can help you understand movement cues and explanations that are anatomically based.

$5.00
1:29

Anatomy of the Elbow

In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the elbow including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.

$5.00
0:57

Anatomy for Movement- Meet Emily

Meet Emily Lesinski, Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-lead teacher/trainer at Warrior Bridge in downtown Manhattan. We created this series to give movement teachers and practitioners the basic terminology and roadmap of human anatomy. In this series we review the main joints of the body including relevant musculature, connective tissue, bones and few considerations for how those joints play into movement practice.

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2:59

Shoulder Stand to Back Bird

In this video we breakdown how to transition from a shoulder stand to a backbird. This transition is part of our Catherines Wheel washing machine and is also great prepratory move for learning to whip to bird on hands. We breakdown the variables for how this transition may work for you and how to control the speed in which the flyer comes over.

$5.00
2:26

Reverse Bird Tik Toks

In this video, you'll learn how to perform reverse bird tik toks, which is a foundational movement for a few washing machines.

$5.00
5:08

Mono Reverse Star

In this video we explore transferring a reverse star over to one of the bases legs. We review the mechanics of the flyers weight shift and body position for the flyers new shape. For bases we discuss how to support the flyers movement and how stack their balancing leg efficiently. We also offer one of our favorite variations for a supported mono shape which can open the door for some interesting variations.

$5.00
2:01

Ninja Bat

Ninja Bat can be thought of as the beginner version of Ninja Star. This version is a linking together of our side star tick tocks and reverse bird tick tocks. So make sure to check out this video first. Once those pieces are in place this video gives you the finishing details to put it all together.

$5.00
1:44

Ninja Star

Ninja Star is possibly the most common washing machine out there. The flow travels in multiple planes of movements and is known for its spinning circular movements. This video builds off of our tick tock videos and NInja Bat tutorial.

$5.00
2:36

Side Star to Whale Flow

We love teaching this flow for so many reasons, it works several different styles of transitions and is scalable to many levels. While beginners can work through this flow with spotting and step by step movements, as you hone your skills this flow can be one of constant movement with multiple options for incorporating tempo work and popping.

$5.00
1:24

Side Croc

The side croc is a fun variation on croc that works with much of the same foundation as the standard for the base but a new elbow to hip placement for the flyer as well as new orientation in which they'll need to stack their body. This video we explore the details that help you take on croc from a new angle.

$5.00
0:32

Introduction to Washing Machine Series

In this series we chosen a few of the most common washing machines out there to breakdown to help you build a common vocabulary with the acro practitioners around the world.

$5.00
2:49

Free Reverse Star

Reverse free star can seem like a level up in challenge from regular free star but the principles that make this pose consistent have a great carry over to any other inversion! This pose works with a precise stack & alignment from the flyer while the base works to create balance through a steady foot to shoulder connection.

$5.00
2:58

Four Step

Four Step offers a different kind of challenge than our other washing machines in this series. This flow utilizes a hand to hand connection through out and moves in a continuous backwards tumbling plane. As the name implies the machine is made up of four distinct steps which when worked out individually piece together into this continuous flow. In this video we show you how to put all together.

$5.00
2:07

Croc or Gut Lever

This pose can seem like the natural transition from a bicep stand and with the right arm positioning can feel even lighter. In this video we breakdown how to transition from the biceps stand as well as entrances direct from the ground. We also review the specifics of placement of the bases foot to flyers elbow and flyers elbow to their hip.

$5.00
3:13

Catherine's Wheel Machine

Catherines Wheel is one of the most widely practiced washing machines in acro. Through the steps the flyer travels 360 degrees through aa forward tumbling plane to create a complete rotation. This video covers the specifics of putting together the sequence once you have an understand of the underlying poses and basic transitions from those poses.

$5.00
3:10

Biceps Stand

Biceps stand is bent arm inversion from the flyer on the bases feet that can be pieced into limitless flows and transitions. In this video we review the bases foot placement on the flyers arms, common alignment and engagement issues and other ideas on how to make this pose feel great.

$5.00
2:54

Barrel Roll

Barrel Roll is another essential washing machine that you can take with you to any acro community and already have a trick in common. The barrel roll is comprised of the 5th position walk and side star tick tock so make sure to check out those videos to be ready to take on this flow. This videos goes over two options for hand grip and the details to put it all together.

$5.00
1:15

Reverse Shoulder Stand from Back Bird

Reverse Shoulder Stand from Backbird is a great way to prep for our Backbird to H2H to come, While this skill in itself is fairly straight forward building up you fluidity and consistency in this entrance builds many of the same patterns for the H2H skill while mitigating some of the more challenging variables.

$5.00
10:57

Core Flow - 10 min

In this express core sequence Sean leads you through a practice that will light up your core from every angle.

$8.00
26:25

Hip Opening Sequence - 25 min

In this class Sean leads you through a hip opening practice that moves the hips in all directions. We start with a strong active warm up and work our way into longer deeper holds.

$10.00
40:06

Acro Core Flow - 40 minutes

In this video, instructor Emily Lesinski leads you through a complete core focused movement flow that draws on acrobatic conditioning, physical therapy, yoga and other movement lineages.The practice moves through joint mobility, activation exercises and of course deep core work.

$5.00
0:49

Introduction to Connected Pops

In this series we introduce the skillset of connected pops, where the base and flyer stay connected through one side while the other side disconnects in the pop. We also introduce the idea of "walk it before you pop it". All of the walking transitions for this series can be found in our "Acro Stepping Transitions" series available here. https://watch.warriorbridge.com/videos/series/20/

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1:50

Fifth Position Walks

Fifth position walks are one of the fundamental steps for learning the classic barrel roll washing machine. The movement asks for a challenging step from the base while they need to offer enough support for the flyer to change their body position smoothly and consistently. This video reviews the timing, mechanics and tricks to execute this challenging step.

$5.00
4:27

Hamstring Stabilization

The hamstring group of muscles can often be challenged by movement practices that involve both deep hip extension or flexion. These exercises emphasize encouraging hamstrings stability in deeper ranges of motion of both forward folds and backbends.

$5.00
4:37

Prehab for Low Back Stability

In this video Emily gives a breakdown of the importance of lower back stability for different areas of your movement practice. We also explore a few options for prehab conditioning to help your lower back feel great when you practice!

$5.00
0:58

Introduction to Pre-hab and Conditioning Series

In this video series Emily Lesinski offers some of our favorite prehab exercise to keep your body feeling great whether your working back from injuries or if you are just looking to stay ahead of the stresses of practice!

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7:07

Prehab for Ankle Stabilization

The ankle is versatile joint that carries almost the entire weight of the body. Depending on your movement practice your ankles may need to be able to withstand impact and force in a variety of directions. This video explores a set of prehab exercise to strengthen the ankles in all of its main directions of movement.

$5.00
4:07
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Back Bird to Hand to Hand

Loading in from a back bird is often one of the first load-ins to hand to hand to become accessible. It offers an ability for the flyer to move linearly into their handstand with a clear dismount in case it doesn't wind up perfectly stacked.

$5.00
2:13

Base Forearm Position for Hand to Hand

While it may seem like a minor detail the positioning and movement of the bases forearms has everything to do with the bases potential to create stability for the flyer and consistent feeling for both partners.

$5.00
2:37

Reverse L-Sit

In a Reverse L-Sit we get to feel the full weight of our partnership through the the reverse hand to hand grip. In this video review the key alignment points, calibrations and variations for exploring this key calibration for RH2H.

$5.00
2:20
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Star to Extended H2H Variation 2

In this variation we start in a modified star/biceps stand position that allows the base to more easily get their arms to a straight stacked position. Flyers often enjoy this entrance as it gives them a different levels of control by allowing them to push themselves up into their handstand.

$5.00
1:57

Introduction to Hand to Hand

Hand to hand can refer to the skill of a flyer holding a handstand while the base balances them on their hands, it can also refer to an entire discipline of circus acrobatics that people spend years studying and training. Hand to hand is often one of the most admired skills when people begin practicing acro as it can seem like a posed on for the the most advanced practitioners, quite to the contrary the basics of hand to hand can be explore by many levels of practitioners and it all starts with the desire and the right road map. In this series we explore the drills, progressions and techniques to begin your hand to hand practice safely, efficiently and with a clear idea of how to progress based off of where you are in your acro practice.

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3:32

Tempo Jump to Extended Hand to Hand

The tempo jump to hand to hand takes advantage of momentum and timing to combine the flyers jump/press with the bases press. In this video we discuss key aspects of the timing for the skill as well nuances for alignment and connection.

$5.00
4:32

Baby Hand to Hand

In this video we review the "Baby H2H" and H2H where the flyers elbows are set in a deeply bent position. This skill works with a flyers bent arm strength while inverting at a slight angle. An excellent horizontal progression alongside our other hand to hand skills that also can be worked into many L-basing flows and even advanced hand to hand transitions.

$5.00
4:28
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Shin to Foot to Reverse Hand to Hand

This entrance to RH2H takes advantage of the flyers hips already being elevated to around the height needed for their handstand. While most entrances to handstands involve a flyer needing to press up on top of a higher surface this entrance allows the flyer a rare oppurtunity for a flyer to come down into a handstand. As such the details of how a base can provide support and smooth pathway for the flyer as the come down are essential for making this entrance consistent.

$5.00
4:45

Handstand Jumps for Hand to Hand

Before we ask a flyer to jump into a hand to hand we review the demands of this jump. Emily breaks down the mechanics of jumping into a handstand on the floor and onto and elevated surface. She also discusses the differences in mindset between solo handstands and handstands for H2H. Other topics include spotting handstand jumps and the basic variations on the handstand jump.

$5.00
2:26
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Star to Extended Hand to Hand V1

In this video explore the movement of base pressing flyer from star directly to extended hand to hand. This variation asks our partnership to find a strong hand to hand shape while still connected via star and understanding the pathway the flyer must travel to reach our finished H2H position. We share our thoughts and tricks on maintaining a strong connection and timing of transferring the weight.

$5.00
2:38
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Jump to low H2H

The jump to low hand to hand is the most direct entrance to the skill and prepares the partnership for higher level hand to hand skills in both L-basing and standing acrobatics. In this video we review our thoughts on consistency of the grip, directionality of the jump and mindset/responsibilities for each roll.

$5.00
4:52

L-Sit

L-Sit is a great place to feel the flyers full body weight through our hand to hand grip. In this video we discuss different ways to test and strengthen your hand to hand connection with a variety of calibrations and movements for bases and flyers.

$5.00
2:48
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Foot to Hand Pistons

Foot to Hand Pistons are a great exercise to develop coordination of base and flyer movement. In this skill flyers receive an opportunity develop smoothness of transferring their weight to allow the base to move, while bases develop unilateral strength in their arms from a wide range of motion.

$5.00
3:09
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Foot to Hand Presses

In this video we breakdown the mechanics of pressing a bent arm foot to hand to straight arm foot to hand. This skill is brought together by coordinated timing of base and flyer and strong grsp and stability of the two component poses. In this video we discuss several smaller progressions and breakdown of base and flyer roles.

$5.00
4:38
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Star to Hand to Hand

Entering in from star is one of the most common entrances to L-basing hand to hand. This entrance has the advantage of the flyer getting to start in a nearly finished handstand shape while the base can lower them down into the hand to hand. It asks for a strong understanding of the flyers handstand shape and a steadiness of the hand connection as the base lowers the flyer into position. In this video we give our breakdown of the key points and micro progressions to make this skill smooth and predictable.

$5.00
4:42

Prehab for Hip Stabilization

In this video Emily shares a few targeted exercises for preparing your hips to be able to strong through their full range of motion. These include targeted strengthening for the rotator muscles that stabilize the ball and socket joint of the hip. These are great exercises to prepare you for a practice that involves deeper leg flexibility like splits, acrobatics or handstands.

$5.00
4:47

Front Plank Pops ( Hand Connected)

This video explores popping our front plank position while staying connected in the hands. We discuss throwing mechanics and timing from the base and how to catch the flyer softly. We also discuss several levels at which you can practice this pop and how the flyer can add to the power of the throw.

$5.00
3:00
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Whale to Throne Connected Pop

Whale to Throne is on of the first pops we teach that involves a flyer shape change. This pop is a great way for a partnership to develop their timing and start to work into pops in a progressive way. We review the steps necessary to get the flyer in the air and the spotting and base responsibilities to keep everything safe and predictable.

$5.00
2:22
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Whale to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

Once you have practiced your whale to throne pop and throne to foot hand this pop will seem like the next obvious step. This video introduces the concept of "tempo popping" and offers ideas on how to blend multiple pops into a larger pop that travels further.

$5.00
2:15
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Throne to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

This is one of the most accessible pops that winds up balancing on the bases hands. While not a large pop it can teach us a lot about integrating tempo to time our pop as well as how to use just the right amount of throw to get the flyer where they're trying to go. We also dive into the key points for basing, flying and spotting this skill.

$5.00
2:51

What is Tempo?

Developing a tempo in your partnership is one of the most important tools we have in developing a consistent timing to make our pops predictable and reflexive. Tempo and timing will stay a high priority up to even the highest levels of partner acrobatics so lets start practicing those todays. This video goes over important aspects in calibrating your tempo and we share with you the tempo we use for many of our skills.

$5.00
2:52
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Side Star Cartwheel Pops

Cartwheel pops are easy to appreciate for anyone who sees them as the flyer does half of a flip through a handstand from one of the bases feet to the other. Once you are feeling comfortable with sidestar tick tocks you may choose to take to new height with this pop! This video reviews the pop timing, engagement and shape changes for flyers and of course how to spot this dynamic movement.

$5.00
3:26
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Star to Straddle Bat Connected Pop

This pop is really exciting when we begin working it as it is one of the first inverted pops we can attempt and asks for a good deal of trust in our partnership. In this video we go over the nuances of how to generate power and transfer force as well as the concept of "positive pressure". and how we can utilize the idea to help maintain connectedness as we transition from shape to shape.

$5.00
2:48
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Reverse Bird to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

This pop represents a step up in challenge from our previous pops as it incorporates a blind stand and commitment to body position from the flyer, skillful pop and catch from the base and a delicate timing to bring it all together. In this video we breakdown our thoughts on building this into a consistent skill in your toolbox and spotting to assist us in learning and commiting to the movement.

$5.00
3:06

Inside Star to Inside Star Connected Pop

This pop is a one legged throw from side star to side star. This pop blends nicely into the barrel roll washing machines and is one of the most accessible and satisfying entry level pops. We discuss the requirements from the base as well as how the flyer can add height to the pop. We also review a few different levels of spotting to assist when learn this pop.

$5.00
2:37
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Bird to Throne Connected Pop

Popping our front plank to throne is one of the first pops we teach as its a great place for flyers to learn how to change shape during a pop and for bases the get to learn the foundations of timing their pop and how to receive the catch softly. We also introduce a style of spotting that is versatile beyond just this pop.

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2:32
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Reverse Throne to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

This pop is all about timing! While the flyer doesn't need to travel far they need to move from the bases hands to feet while moving backwards over their feet. In this video we review the directionality, mechanics and spotting to allow you to work into this pop.

$5.00
3:50
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Star to Bird - High Barrel Roll- Corkscrew

In this video we review the transition of front plank to star and back which when pieced together create a super fun washing machine that twists and inverts. In this video we breakdown each transition and review the mechanics and connections that allow us to move with control and confidence.

$5.00
2:47
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Reverse Foot to Hand to Bird

This transition is a great way to exit for our foot to hand and the skills we learn in this version are transferrable to multiple heights, speeds, and movements. This transition also shows up in several common washing machines.

$5.00
2:08
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Side Star to Whale

This transition connects two of our foundational poses but can offer quite a challenge if you haven't taken the time to understand the variables at play. In this video we discuss the calibrations to help prepare for the transition, different ways the base can help slow the flyers movement as well as tips for how the flyer can control their transition into whale as the base finds their new foot placement.

$5.00
3:18
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Side Star to Straddle Bat

Sidestar to Straddle Bat to Sidestar is one of the most common transitions in L-basing acro commonly known as carthweels or tick tocks. This transition shows up in many washing machines and has lots variations progressions you can build off of it. In this video we review key points on how to control the level changes and speed as you learn the movement as well as spotting for common pitfalls.

$5.00
2:59
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Back Bird to Star

This transition gives us a new approach to enter into our star position and also serves as a transition that can be used in lots of different flows and washing machines. In this video we breakdown how to coordinate our bases level change and flyer shape change and movement to make this transition smooth and consistent.

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2:54
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Star to Straddle Bat

This transition is a great exercise for bases to learn how to assist their flyer in getting up onto a higher level. We discuss the concept of maintaining "positive pressure" to enable the flyers weight shift. This transition also sets up the foundation to eventually pop between these poses.

$5.00
0:25

Intro to Stepping Transitions

In this video series we break down transitions to and from some of the most common L-basing acro poses. These transitions allow you link poses together into flows and washing machines. The transitions in this series are picked specifically to prepare you for our series on connected pops and washing machines.

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3:19
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Whale to Throne

In this video we review how to transition from high flying whale to to throne . This is one of the first transitions we teach our acro students as it teaches lots of useful concepts such as how flyers transfer weight, bases learn how to use level changes to enable the flyer to move with ease and how to spot the skill when beginning to work with it.

$5.00
1:33
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Terminology

In this video we demonstrate and describe the different types of whips. Whips are an Acro skill in which the flyer swings on the bases feet from one position to another. Enjoy this overview, and further videos will dissect the specifics of the skill.

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2:41

Super Yogi

This therapeutic posture offers the flyer a spinal traction, pulling the upper body and lower body away from each other.

$5.00
2:17

Shoulder Stretches in Super Yogi

Building onto what we learned in our super yogi position, we will offer the flyer a large variety of shoulder stretches in this therapeutic acro posture.

$5.00
3:54
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Spotting for Whips

In this video we discuss our perspective on how to safely approach a whips practice, we review common pitfalls in whips and how we can avoid them in the first place as well as when to apply spotting.

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3:30
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Crochet Hook

In the last video of our starter whips series, we're going over crochet hook, a tricky way of linking sidestar to a whip.

$10.00
4:22
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Backwards Facing Back Whip

This video breaks down the whip that begins in reverse throne and swings to reverse bird; it is recommended that you have watched the videos on tempo and front swing first.

$10.00
6:43
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Straddle Throne Variations

Straddle Throne is a great position to work with because its one of the first L-basing poses where we can can start to explore flyer shape changes, jumping entrances and transitions to other poses.

$5.00
4:30

Straddle Throne

Straddle throne is a classic acroyoga pose that is great for beginners and shows up in a variety of washing machines later in your practice. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

$5.00
4:33

Shin to Foot

Shin to foot position involves the flyer standing upright on their shins on top of the bases feet. It can be a tricky pose to feel confident in in the beginning but helps bases hone their ability to balance taller shapes as well as helps flyers get more comfortable at taller heights.

$5.00
5:17

Reverse Star

Reverse star is a shoulderstand on the bases feet starting from the more challenging side. It asks flyers for a more precise and powerful jump and bases to be more helpful in helping flyers arrive in the position. Eventually reverse star has lots of fun ways to transition to and from other poses!

$5.00
3:49

Reverse Foot to Hand

Reverse Foot to Hand approaches the flyer standing in the bases hands from the opposite direction, this includes a different gripping strategies and new entrance, this time entering from throne.

$5.00
2:16

Prasarita Twist

Learn to transition from folded leaf to straddle bat. We will also show spotting for this video.

$5.00
8:43

Leg Love

This video offers a follow along therapeutic series of Thai massage techniques to be administered to the lower body and legs of the receiver.

$5.00
1:37

Jalandhara

This therapeutic posture offers a deep spinal rounding for the flyer from the straddle bat position.

$5.00
3:01

Turn Table Transition

This therapeutic transition offers a little more of a strength challenge for the base than the prasarita twist. This transition can be done in both directions.

$5.00
2:37

Whale

This is a backhanding therapeutic posture that can offer the flyer access to deep spinal extension, and we will also see this show up in our acrobatics practice of acro yoga.

$5.00
2:13

Hippie Twist

This is a great way to help the flyer find a deep spinal twist. We will offer different levels of twist so that you are equipped with how to deepen or lessen the sensation of this twist.

$5.00
52:38

Restorative Movement - 50 minutes

In this practice Emily Lesinski leads us through a fifty minute full body flow that builds heat through core work and active flexibility conditioning before releasing into long held stretches and guided relaxation.

$7.00
0:55
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Hammock

A really fun and relaxing position for the flyer to just hang out, like a hammock. We enter from the straddle bat position.

$5.00
0:52

Giving and Receiving

In all of partner acrobatic practices it is important to have open and clear communication as you move together. When we are working with a therapeutic practice we often aren’t face to face with our partner so it’s important to us verbal communication and make sure both partners feel safe and relaxed.

$5.00
3:08

Foot to Shin

Foot to shin is one the first ways we can start working on the flyer standing up on the base, a movement we will later explore where the base has a less stability in positions like foot to hand or foot to foot.

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1:35

Elbow in Traps

Therapeutic massage from the flyer, entering from the straddle bat position.

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4:26

Free Star

Free Star is a hands free star pose. It asks that we are very confident in are star position but then allows us to test our edge and find a more precise balance. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

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3:45

Candlestick Shoulderstand

Candlestick is one of our favorite ways to start inverting with a partner! Largely a flyer driven pose, bases learn to to be stable and solid as the start to bear the flyers weight on their arms. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

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1:47

Building Tempo

Once you've learned the basic body positions, base and flyer should calibrate the tempo demonstrated in this tutorial, so both partners perform the skill with the same timing.

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Body positions for whips

In this second video of our series on whips, we review the essential body positions for both base and flyer separately so you have better success together!

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1:46

Folded Leaf

This is a fundamental posture of therapeutic flying. We can do a lot of body work from this position and a lot of a=our therapeutic flyer can start from this position.

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4:14

Front Plank

Front plank is one of the best places to start your acro practice. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

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4:56

Shoulderstands from Bird

In this video we play with three progressive variations of entering a shoulderstand from bird. Each variation utilizes the same basic movement principles to enter in safely and predictably as progressively remove points of contact.

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3:39

Star

Star is one of our favorite beginner poses, a shoulder stand on the base's feet, so much of our acro practice revolves around being stable in star and comfortable transitions in and out. This is definitely a pose you'll want to put some time into!

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4:53

Backwards Swing

This video details what is involved with the backwards swing, formerly known as the "forbidden whip". With our progressions it is safely self-spottable. Enjoy!

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5:02

Foot to Hand

Foot to hand is a simple pose but can offer many challenges and possibilities. The flyer will be standing in the hands of the base, which asks for the base to create a stable platform and balance the flyer, while flyers are asked to execute precise alignment and mindful trust.

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3:41

Front Swing

In this video we walk through how to safely work towards a full front swing. We move from performing the skill with little to no momentum to eventually doing to full skill with tempo.

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2:03

Walnut

Walnut is a therapeutic L-basing acro position that you can enter into from the folded leaf position. The giver has the opportunity to work on the spinal extensors, the muscles that run along the side of the spinal column, of the receiver/flyer.

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4:01

Bird Pose

Once you are feeling comfortable in your front plank position, bird is a great next pose to explore! In this video we explore entrances, exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting for bird pose.

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1:24
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Back Bird & Bow

This video offers a transition to backbend from the backboard position. This will focus more on a lower back bend and opening for the hip flexors.

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3:56

Back Bird

Back bird is great variation to play with once you are feeling comfortable with front plank & bird. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

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52:38

Restorative Movement - 50 minutes

50 minutes of feel good movement for heathy joints and stable muscles.

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0:48

Acro Starter Pack Trailer

This series introduces 16 fundamental acro poses for you to start your L-basing acro practice with! We move progressively through what we consider some of the easiest poses to start with into more challenging skills that involve adding height, dynamic entries, removing points of contact and other challenges.

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Introduction to Acro Therapeutics

Acro Therapeutics is a practice using acrobatic basing to invert, stetch and traction a flyer. This series takes you through the foundational postures of acro therapeutics as well as some of our favorite variations and transitions. We've also some non-flying bodywork sequences for some grounded therapeutics.

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