An acro jam is an informal meetup where people come together to practice AcroYoga. What is AcroYoga you say? AcroYoga is a practice where two or more people create different poses together that are sometimes acrobatic and sometimes therapeutic. See above picture.
Unlike a class or workshop, there is no formal instruction provided at a jam. If you are new you can learn at first by observing and then asking someone who is more experienced to help you learn something you've seen. Depending on who shows up, other related practices can go on - juggling, hooping, acrobatics, hand balancing, yoga, dance, cheer, etc.
Now that you know what it is and want to come, here are the details...
Where? Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. 424 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
When? Every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. End times vary each week depending on interest and who shows up.
How Much? Free!
Who comes? Yogis, newbies, jugglers, acrobats, flight attendants, dancers, photographers, professors, moms, kids, dogs, professionals, people in town visiting family, vanlifers, martial artists, vagabonders, road trippers, and You. Everyone is welcome but it is recommended that you have taken at least 1 AcroYoga class first.
Do I need a partner? Nope.
What Should I bring? A yoga mat, water, enthusiasm!
How do I get there? Any way you like, we have people who walk, bike, take the light rail and drive. The address is 424 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona.
Parking: Parking is not the easiest as this park was designed to encourage pedestrians, cyclists, and users of mass transit. It is doable though if you follow these instructions: Nearby metered parking is available on the west side N Central Ave, just south of West Fillmore. You have to be going north on this part of N Central Ave to access the parking as the light rail runs down the center of the street. More metered parking is available on the south side of West Fillmore between North Central and 1st Ave. Bring coins and/or credit card for parking.
Join the Facebook Group - Phoenix Acro Yoga Connection and double check the details of the jam before showing up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PhoenixAcroYogaConnection/
Getting Around Downtown Phoenix: http://dtphx.org/things-to-do/getting-around/
Parking Meters: https://www.phoenix.gov/streets/parking-meters
Nearest Light Rail Station: Central Ave and Van Buren St.
City of Phoenix Page for Civic Space Park https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/parks/alphabetical/c-parks/civic-space
Bathrooms: Nearest reliable bathroom is at Subway - directly east of where the jam usually is held. 555 N Central Ave.
AcroYoga AZ Webpage for info on classes and jams throughout Arizona (emphasis on Phoenix, Sedona, and Tucson)
AcroYoga.org Webpage. This is where you can order the AcroYoga manual and find out about upcoming immersions, jams, and teachers trainings held worldwide.