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I first ‘met’ Briohny Smyth (whose story is just as compelling as her skills) via an online video (below) that blew my mind. Everything about her was where I wanted to be — flexible, toned, confident, graceful… I watched it at least 12 times since then, and I am still mesmerized. Love it:

Fast-forward a couple of years, and she is back at it… but with her significant other (the same guy who was sleeping in her bed? not sure). Pretty dope. AcroYoga has interested me for a few years now, but outside of being silly with my husband or toddler, I have not actually taken a class. This may have changed my mind.

For those paired up with a stranger, I found a few AcroYoga etiquette tips that will make it a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

  • If possible, take a shower before you show up to classes or jams. If not, at least freshen your breath, and wash your armpits and feet. Your other acro yogis will greatly appreciate it.
  • Avoid strong perfumes and colognes.
  • If you have long hair, bring something to tie it back.
  • Trim your fingernails and toenails.
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