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Podcast – RP 28: AcroYoga | Recovery Community at Play

Recovery in itself is not a static process.  To be fulfilling, it must be moving, living, breathing and envelop new areas of one’s life, opening up different channels to wellness.  Grant Shipman of Yogabatics, today’s guest, is helping people do just that.  But first, hosts Kirk and Sandy and Jason explore the topic of acroyoga and physical wellness as part of our series on the 8 Dimensions and then open up discussion on the world of acroyoga with Grant.

Acroyoga is a physical practice which blends elements of yoga, acrobatics, performance and healing arts.  In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of AcroYoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements can provide stress relief.  To check out Yogabatics, sign up for a class, and see how amazing acroyoga looks, see for yourself here. Grant Shipman is a chiropractic coach and a lover of people.  When he came upon acroyoga (“acro”), he was immediately addicted. You can find him flying people on Congress, at various acro workshops, teaching classes & private lessons, online instructional videos, and acro-jamming late into the night with the Austin Acro Yoga Community. He has a strong personal practice and is still enthralled with the most basic poses like free bird and floating paschi.  Grant loves seeing people learn to play together, let go of pretense, heal one another, and do rad stuff together. He’s convinced that people are not broken in need of fixing but disconnected and in need of restoration with both the Creator and other humans. This is how he is finding true life and true rest.  Acro has provided dynamic expression, experimentation and continued exploration to this pursuit of relational-connectivity.]]>