Spotted: Amazing Acro Yogis in NoLibs (Slideshow)

I snapped photos of a seriously cool acrobatic routine.

I think I discovered the greatest people-watching spot ever yesterday. No, really.

While enjoying a late-afternoon picnic at Liberty Lands Park (Third and Poplar in NoLibs), I got to watch:

1) A mini soccer practice with a dozen three year olds. (So. Cute.)

2) Two separate groups of friends slacklining.

3) A man and a woman practicing their tandem juggling skills.

4) Lots and lots (and lots) of dogs.

The best thing I observed were two girls absolutely killing it at Acroyoga. I’ve written about that particular style of yoga a number of times on this blog, but I’ve never tried it (or actually witnessed it) in real life. I had no idea it was so fluid; the transitions between the poses were probably the most impressive part. And, dumb as it sounds, I didn’t realize how actually acrobatic it is—like, flying-through-the-air-with-the-greatest-of-ease and all that.

The two acro-yogis in question, Meredith Rosenthal and Holly Dixon, were kind enough to let me snap a few photos. They were practicing moves they learned through Acrobatic Yoga Motion Design, a group that hosts classes on Saturdays at the Upper Merion Dance and Gymnastics Center in KOP. Check out photos of Holly and Meredith’s awesome routine below.

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