Showing affection at acroyoga this Valentine’s Day

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For many, Valentine’s Day usually involves a thoughtful card, some flowers or chocolate.

But if you’d like to switch it up, you and your significant other can sign up for acroyoga.

On February fourteenth, Annika Larson will be teaching a special ‘Pal-entine’s Day’ yoga class.

“I hope they leave with a sense of empowerment and joy,” Larson said.

The special class is intro to acroyoga – which is a partner-based practice.

Grab a friend or your significant other to celebrate Valentine’s Day with stretching and strength training.

Larson’s practiced yoga for about four years, and in that time she said she’s grown mentally and physically.

“I’ve lost weight, I’ve gained muscle tone, I’ve gained flexibility, strength within my own mind, my own voice,” she said.

“It’s really helped with a lot of things, just encompassing within my own personal life too.”

The basics of acro yoga rely on trust and compatibility, a metaphoric testament to relationships.

But it’s not to impose stress on your partnership, it’s actually meant to do just the opposite.

“It helps with stress and anxiety. I just feel so good after I do a yoga class, like I can just take on the world,” Larson said. “It’s really empowering.”

Introduction to acroyoga will be one week from today at seven o’clock at Spectrum Fitness on North Hill.

You and your partner can sign up by using the MindBody app.

That app has a list of fitness, wellness, and beauty locations in your area, so you can find more ways than one to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day.

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