"The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self."
- Albert Einstein
Jason is the co-founder of AcroYoga.org. As he likes to say, he has been blessed to have many great teachers on his path. His family was always very supportive of his many passions. His younger brother brought him into gymnastics and from there he found acrobats playing at the gym and was hooked on both. During his teenage years he trained with some of the top Russian and Bulgarian acrobatic masters. Competing among the best acrobats in the world inspired his practice and taught him about humility.
In 1991, after years of dedicated practice at the age of 16, Jason represented the US at the World Championships of Sports Acrobatics in Beijing. In 1996, he performed acrobatics in the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic games. Yoga came to him in his last semester of university. After that first class there has been no looking back. Connection to the breath and the lifestyle philosophy of yoga filled him with so much joy. Currently he travels to teach, study and bring communities together through divine play. He believes this practice can be used as a tool to heal people and connect people in a playful dance that will benefit global peace.
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community. Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer co-founded the practice in 2003, which has since touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I taught 15 Mexican police officers AcroYoga, they came to class with machine guns and bullet proof vests, all a first for me!
What are your goals for 2016 and beyond?
I want to want to launch AYFit and bring AcroYoga to more and more people.
How would you describe your first yoga experience?
It opened me to the beauty of unifying many aspects of my being vs stretching my muscles for a goal of flexibility.
Who has influenced you the most in your life?
My Mom is my greatest influence.
What is your favourite yoga pose and why?
I love hanumanasana because it feels soooo good!