Come Fly with Us!: AcroYoga Immersion
Discover a dynamic practice combining yoga, acrobatics, and Thai Massage. Learn the basics of partner stacks, counterbalances, partner acrobatics, inversions, and therapeutic flying. Explore partner dynamics, base and flyer techniques, choreography, and improvisation. No partner or experience necessary. Come explore the inner and outer practices of AcroYoga!
Presented by Flight School Acrobatics members Serena Tang¬†, Andre Newman and Natalie Nguyen.
Serena Tang brings a unique perspective to her AcroYoga practice. A capoeirista (an Afro-Brazilian martial artist)since 1999, her focus has evolved into the practice of yoga and AcroYoga. Her current focus is in using movement and AcroYoga in working with children and youth.
Serena feels fortunate to have worked with so many amazing AcroYoga teachers and students. She was introducedto AcroYoga through Jason Magness and the YogaSlackers. She continues her studies with Jessica Goldberg and Eugene Poku of AcroYoga Montreal and received her AcroYoga Montreal teaching certification in 2010. She performs with Flight School Acrobatics, NewTang Acobatics, and teaches AcroYoga in Tucson, Arizona.
Andre has been dedicated to developing his knowledge and capability as both a Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art) instructor and performance artist for almost 15 years now. He was first introduced to Acro Yoga in 2009 by a few good friends in Tucson and has since undertaken more formalized training and teacher certification with Eugene and Jessie of Acro Yoga Montreal as well as participated in a number of workshops with Jason Magness and the Yoga Slackers. He views Acro Yoga as a natural outlet within which to further evolve his capacity to both perform and teach.
Andre has a particular interest in sharing the beauty and challenge of Acro Yoga with marginalized & at-risk youth. He is excited to learn more about how he might further integrate both Capoeira and the circus arts into his community outreach work. Andre?? feels very fortunate to have found Acro Yoga Montreal as a top-notch resource to help evolve and enhance his awareness and ability through acro yoga.
Natalie Brewster Nguyen received her yoga teacher training from the Lotus Seed School in Portland, OR in 2008, with attention to yoga for underserved communities. She is particularly interested in creating space for families to practice yoga together. She began practicing acroyoga with Jason Magness and the YogaSlackers in 2007, and promptly fell in love. She continues to study with the Slackers as well as Eugene Poku and Jessica Goldman of Acroyoga MTL. She received her Acroyoga Montreal teaching certification in 2009 and Slacklining certification in 2012 . She performs with¬†Flight School Acrobatics¬†and with several other artistic and experimental projects.
Flight School is an acrobatic performance troupe based in Tucson, Arizona.¬† We are a rotating group of about ten core members, with occasional guests.¬† Our foundations are broad and wide ranging.¬† Between us we have backgrounds in modern and traditional dance, movement arts, visual theater, visual art, music, opera, experimental performance art, capoiera, springboard diving, circus, burlesque, writing, film, and photography.¬† We all met, and were inspired to perform together through our love of yoga and acroyoga. ¬†To learn more about each of us, check out our¬†bios¬†page.