There is nothing I love more than traveling to new cities and teaching acro to a new group of people. I used to watch travel documentaries longingly, wondering if I would ever be able to travel. Acro instruction has opened the world for me. Any place where there is an acro community I can travel too and teach. It's a beautiful thing.
If you want me to teach in your city the easiest thing to do is PM me on my socials or hearing from new acrobats around the world. Setting up a workshop can be a complex undertaking. I want to list a few tips to help you get started
The first thing we need is enough acrobats to have a workshop. I like to have between 15 and 30 students. The 15 person minimum is not just to cover my travel expenses, it's to ensure that the students have fun. Workshops with only 5 people are not very fun. Acro is more fun with more people.
Another consideration is a space in which to have the workshop. For a good acro workshop the space needs high ceilings. Ceilings can be lower if its all l-base, but high ceilings are more versatile. We also need puzzle mats or roll-out mats. Hardwood floors are common in yoga studios and it's possible to have an acro workshop in this kind of space but it's dangerous so I avoid it wherever possible. Sometimes yoga studios have soft mats in storage and bring them out for acro workshops. Martial arts studios often have soft mats built into the floor and these are perfect for acro workshops.
There are many more details but we can talk about that later. I make one or two international trips each year and if you tell me you want me in your city I will eventually get there.
Jacob got into gymnastics when he was sixteen and ended up teaching for ten years. In 2010 a friend introduced him to acro and he fell in love with this art form right away. He loved how all acrobatics moves are like puzzles which you work out with your friends. Jacob is known for making dozens of washing machines and for putting hundreds of acrobatics videos on his instagram and YouTube channel. In 2014 Jacob became a certified Acro Love Teacher in the first ever class of 2014 and has taught at several Acro Love TTs since.
Do you want team building exercises which will use the power of play to bring your team together? Have you heard of those classic trust drills where someone closes their eyes, leans back, and is caught by their team mates? We have drill like this but more fun and more varied.
I have taught lessons over video chat before. This is a good option if you life far away from teachers.
It is a great privilege to teach at big acro festivals. Each one is a big acro family reunion because our friends congregate at these places even though they live all over the world. The atmosphere of a festival is fast paced and physically demanding. Of course everyone chooses how much they want to participate, but most throw themselves into the fray, knowing that there is a lot to do in a short amount of time.
There is a wealth of talented people and teachers all gathered in one place. You look at the schedule and do your best to take favorite classes. These are difficult choices because there are sometimes as many as 16 classes all going on at once and you can only do one class at a time. I am filled with gratitude that I can teach at these events. I am honored that so many acrobats take my classes. I put a great amount of effort into planning them. I want the students who chose our class to feel effort we put into making their experience special.
I teach weekend workshops taught by just me or with a co-teacher. The hours can vary depending on the situation but I usually teach twelve hour workshops. They are six hours each day. Each day is split into two sessions which are three hours long each. We can custom design the material for your studio depending on what content you want us to teach. Here are examples of the kinds of classes I teach.
"Jacob Brown Acro" was created to provide high quality acro instruction to people all over the world. Aside from the obvious physical benefits, I strive to improve the mental and physical health of my students. I emphasize grace and fluidity in movement. I recommend repetition and hard work to achieve your goals. I aim to impart to my students the emotional and spiritual benefits of acro I have learned on the way. My goal is to branch out and find new ways to teach, new places to explore, new communities with which to share my practice.
You can contact me on FB Messenger (Jacob Brown), Instagram @jacobbrownacro, or email email@example.com
I teach private lessons. I like to teach acro pairs the most because then I can base the flyer and my co-teacher can fly on the base and we can all work together. Also it is better if we teach you to work with your partner rather than with one of us. I am happy to teach solo flyers as well. Email or PM me on facebook or instagram if you are interested. This is the fastest way to learn.
I have experience teaching acro in a retreat setting. This usually lasts between a few days and a week. I create a unique experience involving movement, acro, and thai massage. It is a practice which teaches positive touch, compassion, and trust. Wether you are a novice or beginner, I can challenge you at your specific level.
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