On Friday morning, just three days after a terror attack on the Tel Aviv boardwalk, 150 acro-yoga enthusiasts from across the country gathered in Tel Aviv’s Habima Square  for what organizers have dubbed the “largest acro-yoga flash mob in the world.”

Israelis love flash mobs, but music and dancing are so 2015. The latest trend in Israel is gravity defying gatherings, where acro-yoga and acro-balance enthusiasts meet up weekly in parks around the country. These fitness fans work in pairs to flip, fly and steady one another in jaw-dropping poses all in the name of fun and good energy.

Photo by Eyal Bar
Photo by Eyal Bar

On Friday, a group of acro-yoga practitioners decided that a group workout – and to make passersby smile — was exactly what the city of Tel Aviv needed.

Acro yoga. Photo by Eyal Bar
Acro yoga. Photo by Eyal Bar

Dressed in brightly colored clothing, the flyers and balancers performed a spectacular routine they had practiced for the last two months.

Jerusalem-based acro-yogi Ayo Oppenheimer, who participated in the event, was so delighted with the Tel Aviv flash mob that she sent out calls to her acro-yoga peers around the world hoping to “inspire a domino effect of acro-yoga flash mobs in cities worldwide.”

She says the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Austin, Texas acro-yoga communities have responded with interest.

Meanwhile in Tel Aviv, many spectators uploaded videos to social media to share the excitement.

And the acro-yoga community succeeded in bringing another serving of fun to the Non-Stop City.

Acro-yoga. Photo by Eyal Bar
Acro-yoga. Photo by Eyal Bar