2nd Annual NY Upstate ACRO FEST

September 9-10, 2017

Aerial Arts of Rochester

More details soon!

Slow Roll Buffalo

June 19, 2017


1 News Plaza

Buffalo, NY


Demystifying Handstands, Handbalancing, Hand 2 Hands and Beyond

Sunday, June 11, 2017

9:00am to 1:00pm

46 Sager Dr.

Rochester, NY 14607-1611

Acro and Handstand BOOTCAMP…at a “summer is here” celebration price!

FREE housing Sat 6/10 for out of towners provided 🙂

Want to refine your handstands and handbalancing skills? Take that higher to learn hand holding in hand to hand, reverse hand to hand, baby hand to hand, handbalancing on feet, and dynamic transitions in and out to remix your foundational washing machines.

Pencil in Sun 6/11 9am-1pm:

Module 1 – 9-10am – handstands and handbalancing conditioning with owner of com expresao, the awesome teacher for capoeira Todd Russell! (you do not have to have acro experience to do this module. open to all!)

Module 2 -10:15-1pm – hand holding, hand balancing acro, and dynamic transitions in and out. welcome out of town guest and Acroyoga certified teacher and friend Austin S. Lin​. He is also the inventor of the amazing bodywheel (check it out, I love it for my back). He will join me to teach you the magic of hand2hand.

Mod 1 only:
students – $5 / non-student $ 7 / acro:spire or aerial arts teachers FREE

Mod 2 only:
students – $7 / non-student $ 15 / acro:spire or aerial arts teachers $12

Both Mods:
students – $10 / non-student $20 / acro:spire or aerial arts teachers $10

special discounts on AcroCamp Toronto as well given that day!

About Austin Lin from Acroyoga Boston!

Austin has been practicing yoga since 2000, AcroYoga since 2005, and standing acrobatics since 2012. He is currently on an acrobattical training at Esh Circus Arts and Eastern Acrobatics and Circus focusing on hand to hand and dynamic acrobatics. In his spare time, he engages in tech consulting and inventing massage tools.

About Todd Russell from Capoeira Rochester!

Born in Buffalo, New York, Todd Russell has studied capoeira for over 22 years. Russell graduated from Capoeira Mandinga, under the supervision of Mestre Marcelo Pereira, in the first international capoeira event; taking place in August of 2006 in Ubatuba, Brazil. Russell has been promoting and presenting capoeira ad movement through performing, teaching and providing his knowledge and expertise.. In October of 2004, he founded the Academia com Expressão, a professional company for capoeira that has performed and offered workshops throughout the United States and abroad, including classes within the Department of Movement and Dance at the University of Rochester; working with Sankofa in Brockport, NY; Pixar Animation Studios in Berkeley, CA; and various groups in Brazil, China, Japan, Kenya and more. Russell currently holds classes throughout the year within the greater Rochester area.


Handstands, Arm balancing and Fly Yoga – Pop UP! at Evolation

June 4, 2017

11:00am to 1:00pm

evolation yoga – Western New York
476 Rhode Island Street
Buffalo, New York 14213

From Earth to Sky: Handstands, Arm balancing and Fly Yoga!

$15 pre-registered, $20 day of!

Register at:

Teachers Jeanna Duarte-Schwartz, Joanne Wu, Maggie Sargent, Chris Henry

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly? This workshop is for you. We will help you feel light and tight but strong and grounded while you explore inversions with arm balancing and handstands. We will use props and partners to help create a safe place to explore new ways to go upside down. Using strong alignment review, dynamic core training and shoulder opening, we will help you let fun take flight!

Hoop Yoga Workshop – Pop UP! at Evolation

June 3, 2017

11:00am to 1:00pm

evolation yoga – Western New York
476 Rhode Island Street
Buffalo, New York 14213

Tickets Available HERE 

Teachers Maggie Sargent, Dr. Joanne Wu

Ever wondered what it’s like to twirl a hoop? Did you know that hooping can burn up to 500 calories an hour? Wonder how to you spin some fun into your yoga program this summer? Learn how to hoop and do some hoop yoga. The hoop is not only a great prop to help trim your waistline but it can be used as a weighted tool to tone arms and legs while improving coordination, balance and agility. This workshop is open to beginners and can be suitable for advanced yoga practitioners who want a bit of circus remix into their current flows. Come laugh and learn with us!

July 4th Sweat Special: Paddle Board Yoga followed by Acroyoga for Fitness with Fit2bWell and LongBoards at the Beach

July 4, 2017

9:00am to 11:00am

Outer Harbor Buffalo

225 Fuhrmann Blvd

Buffalo, NY 14203

July 4th is more than just fireworks, bbq, boating and beer. It’s also a fun time to try new things and explore the great outdoors.

Join Dr. Joanne Wu of Fit2bWell and LongBoards at the Beach for some Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) and then land based Acroyoga for Fitness and Conditioning class this upcoming Monday. No partner needed. No experience necessary. Stay after to enjoy some Ashkers Juice and Toga Granola on us to wake up and freshen up.

Ticket includes instruction, board rental, juice and snacks. $25 only. Link:

Acrojam to follow to celebrate on the grass! Come train during class then play!

Welcome to Outer Harbor Buffalo’s Wilkeson Point! It’s beautiful and it’s the place to be this summer. Join us! Special teaching assistant will be Karen Dennis, certified yoga teacher from Evolation Yoga Buffalo.


TGIF Flex & Flow Yoga Party for Stand Up 2 Cancer with Fit2bWell and Night…

May 5, 2017

Buffalo Marriott
95 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Tickets Available HERE

Night Nation Run is coming into town and bringing Buffalo runners a running music festival on Sat 5/6 at the Outer Harbor. (www.NightNationRun.com) Dr. Joanne Wu is teaming up with Night Nation Run to bring you a pregame yoga party at the Marriott Harborcenter on Fri 5/5 to help raise money for their official charity Stand Up to Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org)
Stand Up 2 Cancer’s mission is to raise funds to accelerate ground braking cancer research to help save lives. Their focus is to educate, empower, enrich through collaboration with communities so we can work hard to fight cancer.
The Yoga Party will include a live DJ, an opportunity to stomp out the work week after a flex and flow yoga class that will invigorate and strengthen you into the weekend. Then we will celebrate with healthy fresh juice cocktails or mocktails of your choice from a selection while enjoying the beautiful views of Canalside facing the Outer Harbor. Your ticket includes the drink! Discounts for snacks and food will be available for the Panorama on Seven Restaurant that evening should you choose to order food to accompany your drinks.
All the profits will go to Stand Up 2 Cancer. Special rates for this event will go to those who are running the Night Nation Run. Registration for Night Nation Run is separate to the yoga party. If you choose to just come to this yoga event and not run for Night Nation Run, do not worry, we will welcome you with a smile!
Last but not least, participants of this event will be enrolled in a free raffle of items from Lululemon courtesy of Fit2bWell (www.Fit2bWell.com) Do not miss out this chance to celebrate TGIF while feeling good and supporting cancer research.
Tickets will be $5 cheaper when paid online than at door. Come ready to party!
Sample cocktail menu:
-Orange + Carrot and Ginger juice W/Vodka.
-Cucumber + mint + lemonade W/Vodka.
-Strawberry & Pineapple Lemonade
-Poblano & Cucumber Limeade
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
16 or older
What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a covered garage available for attendees of the event
What can I bring into the event?
Yoga mat is encouraged. You can bring nonalcoholic drinks. Feel free to bring comfortable clothing. Consider bringing a camera to share photos of event
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Go to www.Fit2bWell.com and fill out the contact form
What’s the refund policy?
Sorry. This event does not allow refunds. But don’t worry, all the profits go to Stand Up 2 Cancer so feel good about doing good!


Go Deeper: Free Inversions & Flow Yoga Class

Saturday March 4, 2017

8:30am to 9:30am

lululemon athetica Buffalo

1 Walden Galleria, Unit J105

Buffalo, NY 14225

Dr. Joanne Wu, founder of Fit2bWell, will be leading a complimentary in-store yoga class.

Join us for an exciting remix of Queen City Sweat this month for some March Madness! We will start off with a sweaty fun vinyasa flow class that is approachable to all levels, helping you get in the mindbody yoga zone. Then, we will break down some creative ways to learn inversions, arm balancing and handstands that will help you get stronger and go deeper with your yoga practice. Stay afterwards for some Saturday social, refresh with Buffalo’s Grove Juice Truck samples and some Kind Bars donated by Fit2bWell. Bring in some gently used clothing to donate from your spring cleaning towards Goodwill and you will be entered into a free raffle towards fabulous Lululemon swag. It’s a win-win for our Queen City community!

Spring up, Cheer up, Lift up Weekend Acro Retreat in Upstate NY!

March 11-12, 2017

The Redmond House Dansville

4315 Redmond Road

Dansville, NY 14437


What a great way to treat yourself than to join Dr. Joanne Wu and friends in a wonderful weekend of acrobatic exploration and conditioning. From Acrofit to Dance Acro, to Standing Acro, we will help you spring up and cheer up for the warmer days ahead!

Experienced and fun teaching all day Saturday and Sunday with breaks of snacks. Group dinner, breakfast and lunch will be provided in cost. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

PRICE INCLUDES 3 MEALS, housing and ACRO education and PLAY! Limited spots to ensure an intimate experience!

$80 prepaid by 2/26
$90 prepaid by 3/5
$100 paid by 3/10
Couples discount 25% off total price.
Travelers discount > 2hr drive from site 25%

10 hrs of Acro education. Unlimited hours of safe space to practice on your own. Hot tub. Firepit. Good food and friends from the upstate NY region. Can’t beat!

Special guests and teachers from all over NY will be part of the mix to ensure safe and welcoming environment. What are you waiting for?

About the organizer:

Dr. Joanne Wu is a practicing medical doctor, experienced registered yoga teacher and certified yoga continuing education provider with a passion for inspiring healthful movement. Beyond yoga, she is a certified acro teacher with Acroyoga fitness programs, Acro Revolution and Seattle Acro. She also has experience in teaching aerial yoga, sup yoga, sup acro, spinning, TRX, barre and more. She is rooted in both Buffalo and Rochester communities and is the executive director for the annual Upstate Acro Festival. She currently teaches at Aerial Arts of Rochester, Revolution Cycling, and East Meets West Yoga. She hosts workshops often at Yoga Parkside and in collaboration with Longboards on the Beach in the summer. Follow her atwww.Fit2bWell.com