CITY LIFE | The Language of Connection - Acro Buddhas
April 6, 2018
City Life | The Language of Connection - Acro Buddhas
BY BRANDON HARRIPERSAUD
Acro Buddhas Miranda Cobbett and Ryan Scott have increased their love and passion for each other through the meditative practice of acro yoga.
Love at first sight is typically reserved for Hollywood rom-coms and fantastical depictions of romance, but what about love at first pose? This is true for the dynamic duo behind the popular and successful acro yoga brand Acro Buddhas.
Miranda Cobbett and Ryan Scott had been together for six years before Cobbett stumbled upon her first glimpse of acro yoga on Instagram. She showed it to Scott, and they attempted to do the acro yoga in her parents’ backyard.
For the average individual, performing acro yoga would be incredibly difficult. But for Cobbett, who has years of yoga and competitive dance and cheerleading experience, and for Scott, who has had years of fitness, martial arts and gymnastic training, it came natural to them, and they loved it.
“At six years, you’ve established trust, connection [and] playfulness. It’s always exciting, but this is like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ It brought our relationship to another point that we can’t really see [happening otherwise],” Cobbett says.
“RY AND I ARE ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING TOGETHER THAT IS PART OF THE DEEPEST PART OF WHAT WE LOVE TO DO” — MIRANDA COBBETT
What started as a passion project has developed into an international phenomenon. With more than 70,000 followers on Instagram, Cobbett and Scott are reaching and affecting lives worldwide with their gloriously staged artistic photos and videos.
“I think that when you are doing what you love, things just manifest. It’s crazy that something that we thought so little about has turned into something that has an international presence,” Cobbett says.
Cobbett and Scott are based in Toronto and hold many workshops around Toronto and the GTA. They also teach and perform all over the globe. As much as acro yoga has allowed them a new career path, it has also enhanced and increased their relationship in ways they would not have thought possible.
“Ry and I are able to create something together that is part of the deepest part of what we love to do,” Cobbett says. “We can communicate verbally, but we can also communicate with our bodies. He can anticipate how I’m moving, and it literally turns us into one.”
Scott adds: “It’s like this unspoken dance that we have between each other. It’s magical, and it’s really amazing to experience that and have that connection with someone whom you love and care about so much.”
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