Hannah Trice has a heart for sharing movement with others. From ages 4-14, she was a competitive gymnast. With this foundation in acrobatics, Hannah went on to coach gymnastics, dance, rock climb, and through a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, wound up on a yoga mat. Eventually she fell into the blossoming acroyoga group in her community, and has been growing and sharing with them for over two years. Along with the other leaders, Hannah has poured so much labor and love into Arkansas AcroYoga, and is stoked to watch the group grow stronger each week.
- 200 Hour RYT from Circle Yoga Shala, 2014
- AYFit Certification - 2015
- Acro Revolution Certified, 2016
- Founding president of the ConwayAcroBears student group, 2015
- B.S. Exercise Science from University of Central Arkansas, 2016
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Hannah Jones was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, and moved to Little Rock at age 12. She trained in gymnastics for 10 years and was delighted to find a new and unique outlet for those skills in AcroYoga. She started practicing acro with Scott in April 2014 on their very first date and has been an instructor of Arkansas AcroYoga in Conway and Little Rock since November 2014. She is delving deeper into her hand-balancing practice and is teaching an all-levels handstand class at Arkansas Circus Arts. She and Scott perform partner acrobatics with Arkansas Circus Arts and have begun to experiment with incorporating fire spinning and contact staff into their performances. Hannah recently completed her bachelors in Art History at the University of Central Arkansas. She paints pottery, does henna tattoos and works as a nanny. Within a next few years, she is planning to start Arkansas’ first Acro Farm.
- Acro Revolution Teacher Certification, 2016
- Attended Acro Love Festival, 2015
- Attended Acrogasm Weekend Intensive, 2016
Scott Forbush has been practicing acroyoga for almost two years now. Scott is a performing flow artist with Arkansas Circus Arts and a coffee enthusiast. When he isn't teaching others how about partner acrobatics, you can find him behind the bar at Blue Sail Coffee. It is a dream of his to combine coffee and yoga to create a fun and healthy community. In his free time you can find him reading manga or chasing waterfalls.
Samuel Pettit is a Jack of All Trades.
His skill set list is nearly as extensive as his acting resume. Samuel does everything but hardly finds himself doing anything repetitious. Sitting still is not in his nature other then with his meditative practice. His passion in life is for performance and professional acrobatics second only to his passion for understanding the Lord. Samuel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre and Film in 2014 and since then has made his living as a Performer, Model, Video & Media Specialist, Yoga instructor, Hand Balancer, Aerialist, Acrobatics teacher, Security Guard, Concert Rigger, Contractor and Carpenter. Samuel is a proud Co Owner of Arkansas Circus Arts LLC, Arkansas AcroYoga LLC, Petite Homes Inc, SP photography LLC and Samuel Pettit Yoga LLC . Samuel is a traveler, thrill seeker and a herbalist/farmer with his own sustainable off grid tiny home eco village located in Holland, Arkansas. He offers life coach sessions, Yoga training, health advice, yoga therapy and light work all for Seva. Among other things Samuel is fitness coach, a weapons specialist, choreographer, singer, dancer, circus performer, tiny home builder, activist, distance runner, social justice warrior and Jedi.
John Carter is your typical college Acroyogi. Currently in his fourth year of studying Computer Science at the University of Central Arkansas, you can find John all over campus. He is the current president of the ConwayAcroBears RSO and loves sharing Acro with everyone. When you don't see him turning people upside down, he's behind the scenes working on the Arkansas AcroYoga website. In the past year of his acro practice, John has helped co-teach with the rest of the Arkansas AcroYoga. As of late-February, John was accepted into the 2017 AcroRevolution Teacher Training program in the summer.