About the Festival
The Capital Flight Festival is a mid-Atlantic gathering of rock star AcroYoga teachers and practitioners from all over the world. The event meets September 9-11, 2016 in Washington D.C. to celebrate the unique offerings and Acro styles from AcroYoga, AcroYoga Montreal, AcroRevolution, YogaSlackers, Dutch Acro, Thai Massage, and everything in-between! During the weekend, you will choose from over 20 classes taught by teachers from all over North America - this event will include some jam time, a variety show, and fun with over 100 of your new best friends!
Capital Flight Festival's mission is to foster joy, mindfulness, and kinship through acrobatic play, healing arts, and partner yoga. We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming playground for everyone interested in the practice from the brand newbie or seasoned practitioner.
2016 Event Details:
Dates: September 9-11, 2016
September 9: On Friday, there will a Solar & Lunar Intensive workshop as a pre-Flight delight guided by the best in the business! You have the option to choose from one or both intensives in addition to the full weekend of AcroYoga! Once night falls, we will open the studio for folks to mingle and jam!
Solar Intensive: Pop Rocks with Josh Young & Lizzy Tomber
Taste the explosion of acro amazingness in this workshop that will make you pop! We will start with refining main stream pops and then go into unique types of pops that will leave you with new acro tools in your popping tool belt! Come take your practice to the next level with Acro Revolution!
Level: Intermediate; Pre-reqs: bird, throne, star
Lunar Intensive: Redefining Balance with YogaSlacker Adi Carter
Join Adi Carter in a restorative self and partner Thai massage workshop and find balance before the big festival weekend! Use hands, knees, legs, and feet and move into a series of yoga-like stretches and adjustments that will include muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. Also considered yoga for lazy people, Thai massage is an ancient healing system that was developed by a Buddhist physician over 2500 years ago and helps to restore balance and well-being within the body. In this workshop, we will dive deep into therapeutics and the healing arts in hope that you will leave feeling refreshed, energized, and open for a delightful weekend of play.
Level: All Levels; Pre-reqs: None
September 10: Saturday will be our opening ceremony where we will gather as a community, welcome each other in the space, and have a fun warm up together! Then we will break into groups and choose from 12 festival classes from all things acro to soothing Thai massage. Need some bodywork? Then head to the Thai Temple where treatments such as oil massage and Thai therapeutics will be available by the finest therapists in DC.
Saturday evening, the Cirque de Capital will showcase amazing DC acro performers and maybe even partnerships made at the festival!
September 11: On Sunday, there will be nine AcroYoga sessions throughout the day to choose from then a closing ceremony that will acknowledge the unique community we are a part of. We will all unite again in flight at the infamous Malcom X Park for a community Acro jam!
4618 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009