Catherine's Wheel Machine

Catherine's Wheel Machine

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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.
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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.

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Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
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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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Acroyoga front plank part three

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Back Bird to Hand to Hand

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Acroyoga- Chair With Transitions!

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Acroyoga Front Plank Part Four

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Reverse Foot to Hand

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Reverse Foot to Hand (low) → Catherine's Wheel
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Side Star to Whale

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Bird → Catherine's Wheel
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Reverse Foot to Hand to Bird

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Bird → Catherine's Wheel
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Back Bird to Star

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Bird to Throne Connected Pop

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Bird → Catherine's Wheel
1:24
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Back Bird & Bow

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Bird → Catherine's Wheel