Grant Shipman is a chiropractic coach and a lover of people. When he came upon acroyoga (“acro”), he was immediately addicted. You can find him flying people around town, at various acro workshops, teaching classes & private lessons, online instructional videos, and acro-jamming late into the night with the Austin Acro Yoga Community. He has a strong personal practice and is still enthralled with the most basic poses like free bird and floating paschi. Grant loves seeing people learn to play together, let go of pretense, heal one another, and do rad stuff together. He’s convinced that people are not broken in need of fixing but disconnected and in need of restoration with both the Creator and other humans. This is how he is finding true life and true rest.
Acro has provided dynamic expression, experimentation and continued exploration to this pursuit of relational-connectivity. Grant is part of the teaching staff of Yogabatics, the acroyoga teaching company he founded. He is married to the love of his life and lives in Austin, TX, his favorite town on planet Earth.
Grant focuses on togetherness as the way to fully experience our humanness. Providing class direction to help create a safe container for learning togetherness that unfolds naturally into playfulness, creativity, improvisation, mutual-learning, inner calm, and super-rad acro moves. Cultivating a servant’s heart, we learn to interact with one another in life-giving ways, help one another safely push our edge, and find gratitude for our own bodies bubbling up inside of us. As in life, acro is a process and we can only start a process from where we are at.