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    “On the Spot: Andre Newman, Acro-Yoga specialist”

    What type of magic is going on here?

    This is acro-yoga; it is a combination of yoga and acrobatics, and has some therapeutic elements. About two years ago a friend of mine who teaches yoga turned me and my partner on to it and we’ve been doing it for about two years.

    Is it more thrilling than regular yoga?

    It is. It’s partners yoga so there is a lot of challenging posture that you can only get into with the assistance of a partner. It becomes more acrobatic when you become more experienced.

    What is the craziest position you can get in to?

    Something I’m real excited about learning about is the “”hand-to-hand stand,”” it’s expert.

    How does it feel to be a human pretzel?

    Well, this isn’t contortionism. A lot of it is just balance and communication. It’s mechanics, getting over certain fears and trusting a person enough.

    So would you recommend this for a dysfunctional couple?

    Sure, sure. If they want to be brought to a point where they have to communicate in order to cooperate, then yeah, I would say it is therapy. If you can suspend your ego, it’s a lot easier to accomplish things.

    — Caroline Nachazel

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