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Acro Library Movement Day

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Yanley Court Complementary Therapy Centre

Long Ashton

BS41 9LB

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The Acro Library Movement Day is a unique bootcamp & mini retreat where the best bits of several worlds are brought together.

This event is aimed at people who would ordinarily be drawn to attend a yoga retreat but who would also enjoy trying other styles of movement.

Classes will include Handstands, Acrobatic Movement, Contemporary Dance, Yoga, Deep Stretching, Meditation, aswell as fresh healthy food, live acoustic music & outdoor fire at the end of the day.

Short Promo Video > acrolibrary.com/movementvid1
Medium Interview > acrolibrary.com/movementvid2
Long Interview > acrolibrary.com/movementvid3

We will meet in a beautiful country location - the kind of venue suitable for a yoga retreat - but we'll be challenging our bodies with a variety of new movement skills which go beyond just yoga, and spill over into the worlds of acrobatics & dance.

Our bodies will be trained in...

•Elegance, Flow & Beauty in the Contemporary Dance section.

•Strength, Precision & Balance in the Handstand & Acrobatic movement section.

•Stretching, Flexibility & Relaxation in the Yoga section.

•A long break will be taken for quality healthy food provided by Diana Lynn of food friends.

•The day will finish with the deep stretching and meditation of yoga.

•Then fire & live acoustic music will be ready so we can wind down & finish the day off with some relaxation time.

The schedule is

•2:00pm-3:30 Handstands
•3:30-4:00 Short Break
•4:00-5:30 Contemporary dance
•5:30-7:00 Long Break for food
•7:00-8:30 Yoga
•8:30-10:00 Fire pit + Music

Where / When

• Yanley Court, Long Ashton Business Park, Yanley Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9LB
• Sunday 19th November 2017
• 2pm-10pm.

Who can attend?

This event welcomes mixed abilities, but is not suitable for complete beginners. It is intended for people who already practise yoga or train regularly.

There is no requirement that you can already balance, dance, or be super flexible - everybody starts somewhere - but participants must come with at least enough confidence & upper body strength to hold a handstand against a wall for 10 seconds.

This ensures everybody present will be able to enjoy the day safely.

This event is intended to bring people from all backgrounds out of their usual comfort zone and introduce them to different forms of movement in the 3 X 90 minute sessions.

This is ideally suited to people who practise yoga, dance or circus regularly and want to enjoy a full day immersion of fun and training.

What inspired this event?

Ben Lowrey gave birth to this event out of a desire to bring his favourite bits of festivals, retreats & workshops together into one thing.

There is strong emphasis on elegance, precision & flow. It's likely that future events will also incorporate AcroYoga and Capoerira, but Handstands, Contemporary Dance, and Yoga are being treated as the first choice of activities for this event.

Dissatisfied that yoga retreats only teach yoga, and that regular classes are usually held at inner city gyms, and dissatisfied that festivals are fun but not conducive for people who like to train with intensity and focus - the Acro Library Movement Day is the answer to all those things.

Offering a wide variety of movement training in a beautiful country location, with plenty of time to network and make friends... this is the best of everything.

Who are the teachers?

Ben Lowrey is your handstands + acrobatic movement teacher.

Angharad Edwards is your contemporary dance teacher.

Angie is a dance and fitness instructor based in Bristol. She specialises in lyrical contemporary and commercial jazz. And the focus of any of her classes is that people leave feeling uplifted and excited by dance.

Originally from Wales, Angie spent her teenage years studying dance in The Netherlands, at the Centre of Culture and Art in Eindhoven. She spent her weekends training at Tilburg Dance Academy where she was lucky enough to do courses in things like modern contemporary, Afro jazz, musical theatre, Bollywood and dance theatre.

Her varied background can often be seen in her unique choreography. Angie then went on to the run the Bristol University Dance society, and has since trained across the world from Sydney Dance Company to London School of Contemporary Dance.

Angie's teaching style is excitable and encouraging, so dancers always feel driven and confident. From tiny tots to giddy grandparents, Angie wants everyone to feel like they belong on the dance floor.

Ashley Russel is your yoga + deep stretch teacher.

I have been both a student and teacher of yoga for over 20 years in numerous locations around the world, during which time I also completed nurse training in England and dance training in The Netherlands.

Iyengar and vinyasa form the foundations of my practice, and subsequently, with a move to New York City, I ran a teacher training facility and taught new yoga teachers in GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS®.

Now back in the UK I teach Broga®, vinyasa and Hot HITT. I am Teaching Director for Broga® UK and a teacher trainer at Bristol City Yoga.

I bring with me two decades of experience in yoga, teaching and also psychiatry. I am inspired by helping others to take a leap of faith, and watching them reap the rewards.

I am a Senior Yoga Teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Dianna Lynn of Food Friends will be providing our delicisous food!

Mike Stanton is our talented musician who will entertain us at the end of the day whilst we chill and unwind

Ticket prices have been structured with Early Bird discounts to give people an oportunity to get the best value for money. Also there is a Two Ticket Discount which gives you an even better price.

Places are limited to 20 so please book early to secure your place.

The whole day will be video'd and photographed to ensure everybody gets to keep great memories of themselves moving and looking fantastic! The footage will be also used to help promote future events.

*Please note*
The fire will be subject to weather conditions. If it rains we will enjoy the music indoors.

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