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 videos on acrobatics on his YouTube channel. In 2014 Jacob became a certified Acro Revolution Teacher in the first ever class of 2014 and in 2017 he helped to teach the 7th Acro Revolution Training. Jacob and Debbie have been doing acro for five years, teaching together for four years, and have been a couple for three years. They have taught all over the world, from Divine Play to South America to the Israeli Acro Convention.
Debbie Collis started taking gymnastics when she was a kid. Thanks to her training in her youth, she has the strength, balance, and poise to make partner acrobatics very beautiful. Debbie's long straight legs and pointed toes are the envy of the acro world. Debbie loves the connection and flow she can find with a partner. She can forget about the whole world while flowing in complex acrobatic movements. She has a talent for teaching. Students say that she is sweet and has a good eye for form. She loves practicing until she gets a move perfectly and she has made many of her own new washing machines. In 2017 Debbie became a certified Acro Revolution Teacher. They both live in Springfield, Oregon, USA.
We have not taught at any corporate events yet, but we want to. We have a lot to offer in terms in team building exercises and in teaching the power of human touch. 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.
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. Debbie and I are filled with gratitude that we can teach at these events. We are honored that so many acrobats take our classes. We put a great amount of effort into planning them. We want the students who chose our class to feel effort we put into making their experience special.
"Jacob and Debbie Acro" was created to provide high quality acro instruction to people all over the world. Aside from the obvious physical benefits, we strive to improve the mental and physical health of our students. We emphasize grace and fluidity in movement. We recommend repetition and hard work to achieve your goals. We aim to impart to our students the emotional and spiritual benefits of acro we have learned on the way. Our goal is to branch out and find new ways to teach, new places to explore, new communities with which to share our practice.
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We teach private lessons. We like to teach acro pairs the most because then Jacob can base the flyer and Debbie 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. Email or PM us on facebook if you are interested.
We also have experience teaching private lessons through applications such as Skype or Google Hangouts. We can watch your form, give you cues in real time as if we were all in the same place. This is sometimes the only option for people who live in hard-to-travel-to areas.
Scheduling a video chat can be difficult with schedules and timezones so we have another option. You can send us videos of what you are working on and we can give you feed back through text or through videos. Send us an email for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob and Debbie have experience teaching acro at a retreat setting. This usually lasts between a few days and a week. We 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, we can challenge you at your specific level. Are you interested in having us teach at your resort? We are currently planning out the 2019 season.
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