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By Lisa Sigell

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Acro Yoga for many is about making connections while strengthening one’s body and perhaps even one’s love life.

“It’s a mix of yoga and acrobatics and massage,” said Sonia Peltzer, an instructor. “Everything that we do is in partners, whether it’s 2, 3 or 4.”

As CBS2’s Lisa Sigell reports, some at Acro Yoga have found new friends, or have met at events related to the practice, while others are married and are using the course to strengthen their bond.

One couple said the class has forced them to communicate.

“It forces us to communicate when you’ve got someone up in the air,” one participant said, while another said: “Instead of getting upset with your partner about it, you learn to laugh and come through.”

Acro Yoga has been growing around the world, and those who do it say they can travel anywhere, find a group and instantly connect.

“It doesn’t matter how much you weigh. It doesn’t matter how old you are. You just have to trust,” said Koya Webb, a holistic health and wellness coach.

Part of Acro Yoga goes to the core of life: who we are, while the other part deals with love.

“So many people are stronger than they think. They just have to try,” Webb said.

The practice is about working as a team and dealing with the ups and downs just as in life.

“Love through Acro Yoga and Acro Yoga through love,” said Daniel Scott, an instructor.

For the practice of Acro Yoga, weight, age, size are irrelevant and classes go from basic to advanced.

The course seen in this story was held at LA Boulders. Click here for more information. To learn more about Acro Yoga, click here.

Click below to learn more about the instructors featured in this report:

Daniel Scott

Sonia Peltzer or email at Sonia@AcroYoga.org.

Casey Stroud or email at Casey@AcroYoga.org.

Both Stroud and Peltzer also teach at Yoga at the Raven. Click here for more information.

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