What makes Angela an Acro SuperHero?
I am a space holder. I create a container of love and empowerment for those around me as we explore and share our acro skills!
Angela's superpowers as an Acro Teacher:
I believe the best way for us to learn in grow is to listen to each other and meet everyone where they are at. As a teacher, I listen to my students and where they feel they are struggling to help them problem solve and get to where they want to go.
What type/style of Acro does Angela teach?
I teach beginner Acro with emphasis on form, connection, and communication.
Angela's current Acro offerings:
Angela aims to travel and teach beginner workshops all around. Combining communication and listening skills with partner yoga, therapeutics, and acro. Want her to come to your community? Check out her contact details below.
What to expect from Angela's classes:
Students can expect a warm, connective, inclusive environment. We typically start with a connecting warm up, practice collaborative skill sharing, and then cool down with therapeutics and taking care of each other.
How does Angela incorporate social justice themes into their Acro offerings?
Social Justice themes are incorporated into everything I do. I work to be continually aware of (and continually learning about) power dynamics, forms of oppression and how to counter them, and creating spaces that work for everyone. I particularly work to share listening skills because I believe when we learn to truly hear each other, we begin to truly heal each other.
A dear friend shared acro with me in 2016 and I fell in love with the practice. I was lucky to be welcomed by a generous community, and relished in the lessons I learned in acro that paralleled my life. It instantly felt like an amazing way to teach autonomy and consent. At the same time I was also learning about social justice and empathic listening. I work to combine these lessons through the joy of movement and connection and play that I find in acro.
For my post-course, I facilitated an Acro Chat in the Chicago Acro community on the topic of Consent. We brought together 20+ members and instructors in our acro community, shared our ideas, concerns, beliefs about consent, and talked about ways to make centering the choice and safety of others a priority in our day to day acro interactions.
"To really transform our society we need to make justice one of the most pleasurable experiences we can have."
-adrienne maree brown