Melinda Erickson & Sandhi Ferreira
with Melinda Erickson & Sandhi Ferreira
Thai & Fly: Union of AcroYoga Therapeutics and Thai Massage - Saturday 11AM Pavilion
All levels, all ages, all people are welcome to join the AcroYoga Community. AcroYoga is the fusion of the mindfulness of Yoga, the dynamic energy of Acrobatics and Healing Arts, including the loving-kindness of the Thai Massage. Therapeutic flying and Thai massage are the practices that hone our own sensitivity and receptivity Students will learn and practice honest, clear, compassionate communication to build the foundation of partnership. We will draw upon the natural forces of gravity and “metta” loving kindness to encourage the body to let go of fear and tension. The flow of basing and flying, giving and receiving, honoring and accepting, inhaling and exhaling will take both yogis into a new place of union and bliss. Some yoga experience would be helpful but is not necessary, no partner needed.
"Cultivating more connection through movement, music and bodywork, Melinda Erickson/Instrutora Risadinha seeks to serve others in their journey to do the same, drawing from several modalities. For the last 9 years, Instrutora Risadinha has been playing the beautiful afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira as a student of Mestre Doutor (ASCAB Capoeira) and has been practicing yoga in some form for the last 12 years. Melinda is a Capoeira instructor, AcroYoga® teacher and Hatha Yoga teacher, as well as a performer. While currently based in the tri-state area, you may find her sharing these joyful practices, nationally and internationally, with anyone willing to play their edge.
Sandhi Ferreira has been practicing Jivamukti Yoga for the past 16 years and acrobatics for the past 6 years. She is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, AcroYoga teacher, AntiGravity teacher and a professional hula-hoop dancer and aerialist. Through these practices, she has disThe Covered the perfect way to share her love of the healing strength of both yoga and acrobatics with playful intention and patience. You can find her mentoring at Jivamukti Yoga® in New York City, teaching workshops and retreats internationally, and performing in clubs and festivals both nationally and internationally. "