The Revolution starts one person at a time. That is why @kohayoga and @acropedia are starting a contest called #flyastranger to start out 2015. With this challenge/ contest the top 3 folks will get a Sure Design T-shirt or tank.
My story of how #acrorevolution changed my life starts with me and a stranger (#flyastranger ) back in April, 2009. I was 31 years old and, at that point, I had given up on relationships. I was on my way to Italy, but before I got to the airport, I had to get a pair of purple pants. I missed that flight, but luckily I rescheduled the flight for the next day. Albeit fate brought me back home to Venice, CA.
I took my yoga mat and my hula-hoop and walked to the beach. In that short walk, I saw a man throwing a ginormous sand bag in the air and catching it. I knew instantly that he was going to be my partner, at least my flying partner. I then asked this stranger (#flyastranger) if he wanted to fly and he said, "no". Since I don’t take “no” for an answer easily, I strategically placed my mat within the strangers eyesight. I started to fly other strangers. The stranger that said “no” ran up to me and asked for my business card, I gave him one and the rest is history.
That stranger, Whaka, and I have been together and are partners in life and flight. We have a 4 year old, travel the world, and teach acro, yoga, thai massage, and paddleboarding.
I am not saying if you fly a stranger you will find your life partner, but you will spread the revolution of acro (#acrorevolution). If you have never flown a stranger, you will get to be amazed by their responses: "that is amazing", "I feel so good", "I didn't think you could fly me", “my life is forever changed”, “do you need a place to stay” and you might hear from random strangers "will you marry me?"
So to start the new year, we are inviting you to #flyastranger Instagram contest.
Here is what you need to get started:\
Knowledge : how to fly(acropedia.org is a great place to start) or take a class acromaps.org is a great to find a class near you
Stranger: find them in a bar, library, yoga class, party, grocery store, etc…
Spotter: if you feel like you need a spot please respect you and the flyer
Photographer: you can do selfies or whatever works just make sure you capture the moment
Tag: @kohayoga and @acropedia
Hashtag: #flyastranger #acrorevolution
Fly: at least 10 people. If you are an overachiever you can fly more.
Extra Credit: include a story of your flight
Every few days we will post a picture inspiration of how you can fly you’re a stranger, but if you have the skills use them and be creative. The top three contestants will win a Sure Design tank or t-shirt.
The winner will be announced in February, 2015.