DAYF Spring 2023 Teachers

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DAYF Spring 2023 Teachers

Meet the DAYF Spring 2023 teachers of Dutch AcroYoga Festival Spring 2023

Jordan & Cata (CL)

Jordan & Cata (CL)

Icarian & Whippops

Jordán
Hi everyone! 
My name is Jordán but everyone knows me as Jordi in the acroyoga community in Chile. Im 27 years old and I live Santiago city.
Im started in 2014 with circus disciplines (acrobatic cloth and juggling). Over time I got to know the discipline hand in hand (standing acro) where I was enchanted and began to explore the discipline more and more .
In 2017 a friend introduced me to acroyoga and I loved it! I like practice whipops , icarians and standing acro.
Im currently an acrolove certified teacher tt1 . In Chile I works in a duo with Catalina Bustos ( Girlfriend) , our duo is called “Duo fury” Why? I’ll tell you when we meet haha!
In the city of Santiago I dedicate myself to giving personalized classes and in small groups , We also do workshops with catalina and participate in events in chile and Argentina as well .
Personally , I really like meeting people and transmitting what I have learned throughout my years of practice.

Catalina
Hi! My name is Catalina. I started doing acro since 2016. In this short period time I have dabbled in the discipline of handstand and partner acrobatics stuff.

The acro really change my life and my way to communicate with others with more listening and love.

In 2020 I certified as an acroyoga teacher with acrolove TT1, but also I am a architect and I like draw a lot.

In Chile we have a very beautiful community of acro and we all want this one to get bigger and bigger. We are a few but we are the most amazing family

With Jordan we had to learn a lot of things by ourselves and we really want to share all this knowledge always with kindness and the care that it takes.

Even though now I teach acroyoga, I love to be a student and I can’t wait to live the greats moments that I know that acro can gives to my life.

 

Pauli and Nacho (CL)

Pauli and Nacho (CL)

Icarian & Whippops

 We have been practicing as a duo for 2 years and recently created our duo profile @duoliquen

Nacho has more than 5 years of experience teaching in a school environmental education and movement in nature. He met acroyoga through his yoga practice on 2018 and from then he decided to keep exploring the discipline and mobilizing people by creating the biggest jams and events group in Chile.

Pauli began practicing acroyoga on a jam about 6 years ago and she hasn’t stoped since then. Always searching for new and fun ways to fly and connect with people. She currently gives workshops and private clases in Santiago

While traveling many doors opened for us to teach workshops on different communities , and while giving we also learned new thechniques, generating a valuable cultural and acrobatic exchange.

We love whip-pops and icarians, and we have been investigating on the different timings these skills have, techniques and how to mix them all together in fluid movements.
Which is what we would love to share with you all.

Pacôme (FR)

Pacôme (FR)

Acrobatic teachers

Pacome is a jack of all trade! He explored various dance disciplines and movements, was coached by many mentors spread on different continents during more than a decade. These fantastic and blooming experiences led him to pilates, posturology and functional movement analyses. Always wanting to go further, he followed his passion stepping into the Acro world in combination of his other knowledge and kept sharing his passion and skills investing thousands of hours around the globe.
A couple of years ago he became a recognized

instructor at the national circus center in Lille.

 

Nenad & Jelena (RS)

Nenad & Jelena (RS)

AcroYoga Teachers

You know the feeling when you love something so much you want to share it with the entire world, well that was our biggest motivation to learn not only how to do acro but also teach it and explain it in a way that is comprehensible to everyone while being fun. We wanted everyone who comes to learn from us to leave with a positive mind set and a feeling of victory for that day. Our goal is not only to teach our students but also for them to develop a desire to be better and advance in their knowledge and skill.

As we are both quite active people, way back when we met in 2016, we started exploring the world of standing and L-based acrobatics. With previous experience in rather different sports (basketball, figure skating, ballet and latin dance) it was no easy transition, but that was what made it fun and made us learn all the ways you could fail before succeeding. After developing our practice we started holding workshops and as interest grew we formed NS Acrobalance with regular classes held weekly and a community growing around it. Since then we held workshops in our region (Serbia, Croatia, Greece) and performed in different venues and festivals (Exit Festival, Piano City, Cirko Balkana) and even landed interviews on local TV shows.

Our goal is to develop a sense of freedom, playing with different shapes and connecting them to music while transitioning from L-basing to standing tricks and back. In other words, to have fun

Tobias Bader (NL)

Tobias Bader (NL)

Acrobatic Teachers

Tobias has an enormous and detailed knowledge about Partneracrobatics & Acrobalance tricks and training techniques, as well as dynamic “Rock ‘n’ Roll and Lindy Hop tricks” & Dance Acro. He has a yearlong teaching background and knows how to break down a trick and how to provide the necessary cues for both base and flyer. Apart from that he’s a singer-songwriter and has a super nice and sweet personality and you definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity to train with him and a fun group of acrobats! 😉

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Yoga & AcroYoga Teachers

Lennert and Yvonne met in 2017 and they played some acroyoga the first time. They’re both quite new to the practice, but both got an active background in sports and yoga. Ever since that day, they’re highly  addicted to the practice. You’ll find them often at festivals, conventions and workshops to improve their skills, connect with others, and get inspired for their own classes and workshops. In 2018 they both graduated from the AcroYoga Teacher Training (AYI). They have a huge love for flowy washing machines, whips, whippops and of course icarians.

Besides teaching at festivals and teaching regular classes and workshops, they’re the founders of Dutch AcroYoga Festival, which is held since 2019 in different Dutch cities, several times a year. For the local community, they created AcroYoga Moves, active mainly in The Hague and Leiden.

Recently they got their own AcroYoga temple, a beautiful space in the centre of Leiden where they will organise regular classes, jams, and workshops by both themselves and guest teachers as soon as it’s allowed again!

They’re looking forward to meeting you!

 

Lennert

 

Yvonne

 

AcroYoga Moves (Lennert & Yvonne)

 

Trevor & Sytske (USA/NL)

Trevor & Sytske (USA/NL)

AcroYoga & Acrobatic Teachers

Trevor started his acrobatic journey as a ballroom dance instructor specializing in dance with lifts. Over time, he came to love acrobatics with or without dance involved. He trains and teaches many styles of partner acrobatics: Standing, L-basing, Icarian, group builds, dynamic, and static tricks. He loves to understand the deeper reasons certain movements work and to find those “aha!” moments both in his own practice as well as for his students. 

 

Sytske trains and teaches both in her hometown Nijmegen, NL, and in international events. In her teaching she strives to create a safe space, encourages creativity,  and likes to give personal attention. In acrobatics she loves to be able to truly work together, refining the details to create effortless and smooth movements. In her practice, she likes to explore Hand to Hand balances, fluid dance acrobatics and dynamic pops. 

 

Sytske and Trevor met while attending Pitch Catch Circus in spring 2019, and they have been training together ever since. They currently teach together in Nijmegen, Netherlands. They both love to discover and work on the refinements and details that make a skill look effortless and calm. They enjoy breaking down complicated skills into accessible progressions to help their students reach new heights. They train most styles of partner acrobatics together and love teaching Hand to hand, Icarian, and Dance Acro. 

Natalia & Joshua (PL)

Natalia & Joshua (PL)

AcroYoga Teachers

Natalia & Joshua met on the 28th of January 2016, it was love at first acro. Ever since they have cultivated an acro practice that focuses on: in depth technical analysis and understanding of the acro system, mindful and controlled movement with emphasis on smooth execution and impeccable technique. What does all this mean? It means they make acro feel good, and they believe it is an exercise in effortlessness

Evan Josef Cohn (USA)

Evan Josef Cohn (USA)

Acrobatics

@acrobeatbox

Evan is an international acro teacher who’s certified through Acroyoga Montreal as well as Partner Acrobatics and eventually joined the PA team as a coach. Evan recently moved to Cologne Germany after 7 years of traveling the world teaching, training and doing what he loves. He has completed over 20 weeks of studies with Pitch Catch Circus School of Acrobatics and specializes in teaching H2h, F2h and lots of standing dynamic tricks. With a background of music and a bachelor’s degree in dance and performing arts, Evan teaches with a passion for movement, improvisation and self expression. He’s a strong believer that values such as trust, communication and supporting one another are among the building blocks of this practice. This man’s enthusiasm for acrobatics and the community is contagious and will inspire you to dive into this practice with an open heart and a ready mind.

Paulo & Ammanda (BE / DK)

Paulo & Ammanda (BE / DK)

AcroYoga Teachers

Ammanda is a certified Acro Yoga international teacher and Vinyasa Yoga teacher, originally from Denmark but have lived in London for the past 9 years where she first discovered Acro Yoga over 7 years ago. Movement and the healing arts have always been part of her life in the form of ballet, dance, acrobatics, different lunar practices and now she lives and breathes Yoga and Acro Yoga. She loves sharing her passion for Acro Yoga through playfulness and trust and dream of expanding the community and share with everyone who wants to play. She has taught at various festivals, classes and workshops in Europe and Indonesia. I truly hope to meet you and fly with you in person one day!

Paulo Carolo
He is 31 years old, very active since young age he grow up in Lamego, Portugal where he practiced handball sport since early age, Paulo and his team won some trophies in the national championship. Afterwards, he joined the army for 7 years, he got to be the responsible of the physical training of the soldiers. Once finished his service, he moved to Brussels and he got introduced to Acroyoga. Since then he has been consistently training and participating in all international festivals he can.

Completed his teacher training in Bali 2020 and teaches regularly acroyoga with Ammanda Christensen, Katrijn de Wilde, Celine Libeer, Christina Markouli and Anouk Jacquet.

Already taught in many international festivals across Europe and Asia.

Paulo is seduced by the fun, the complicity and infinite possibilities in acroyoga and acrobatics.

Carola & Diego (IT/AR)

Carola & Diego (IT/AR)

Acrobatic Teachers

Carola is an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (RYT-200 Yoga Alliance UK) and has a degree in Educational Sciences. She loves movement, in all its forms. Dance has always been her deep connection to the world of emotions and personal expression. Yoga changed her life, connecting her to the cycles of nature and her inner self.
She is a world traveller, with a strong commitment to inclusive education, she found Acro Yoga during her travels and never let go of it. She loves flows and also the adrenaline of whip pops and icarians!
Diego has loved sport since childhood and has a great curiosity for everything that involves physical dexterity and different uses of the body. He took up gymnastics and was fascinated by the control and body awareness it gave him.
Then he got to know AcroYoga and discovered the profound values it holds. The self-awareness that acro brought him changed his life radically. He went from being an accountant to focusing on sharing this new practice with as many people as possible, trying to empower others as he had been empowered.
Diego left his old life to travel the world and connect with different communities.
He trained in Acroyoga with the “Formacion Latinoamericana de Acroyoga” (FLAY) and the Partener Acrobatics TT. He is very nerdy in his acro practice and considers himself more of a hybrid. Hand to hand flying and basing, basing whips, whipops and icarians, basing flows and blindfolded flights fill his heart.
Carola and Diego travel together sharing their passion for AcroYoga, generating and expanding the community around the world.

Guilia & Checco (IT)

Guilia & Checco (IT)

AcroYoga Teachers

My name’s Francesco also known as Checco in the acro community in Italy.
I discovered acroyoga in 2015 during a travel in India, and i’ve been impressed by his potential to connect people and break down bounderies.
Since 2018 i’m a Montreal acroyoga teacher, and i give regular classes in Toscany.
I’m in love with flows as a base or as a flyer , verticalism on buddies, and in the last years i’m totally addicted to icarians and whips/pops .
I love people , learn from them and share my knowledge to grow up all together

My name is Giulia, I started acroyoga 4 years ago, when I fell immediatelly in love with icarians and whip pop. During my young age I was a dancing skater, this helped me to have consciousness of my body and movements.
I also love create acro flows, verticalism, and meet people all around the world to have fun and share with them my passions.

 

Theo Philosport (FR)

Theo Philosport (FR)

Handstands

This is Theo, French, fan of sports, games, mangas and fantasy novels ! Growing up playing basket ball, never did I think that I was going to become a handstand teacher. But around 25, I stumbled upon while traveling in China, and never let it go.

As a freelance, I have been teaching handstands for about 5 years now. It may come as a surprise, but most of my students are online students. I also spent a lot of time creating online content (in French, though) about how to learn handstands as an adult without any circus or gymnastics background.

I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

Roald and Marijke (NL)

Roald and Marijke (NL)

Yoga & AcroYoga Teachers

Roald Penning
In my teens I found yoga. 
At 22 years old, out of great excitement for Circus arts, I started my path as an acrobat. And a few years later I was certified as a Holistic Massage practitioner.
Then I found AcroYoga, which blends all three disciplines, so I felt right at home!
By now, I’ve been teaching AcroYoga for over ten years, and I’m still learning new things every day.
I see myself as a teacher and coach in the broadest sense of the word.
Because I love inspiring and challenging people to step into their next level of being, whatever that looks like for them.
I do this both in individual coaching and in AcroYoga.
I love the beauty of meeting others in the depth of their being, and also the fun of playing together and soaring to the skies.
Life is our playground: it’s up to us how amazing and full of love we want to make it.
And that’s possible for every one of us.
Let’s play!

Marijke van der Linde
‘What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?’ AcroYoga guides me to overcome my fears. It helps me to build trust, in myself and others.
It reminds me that life can be playful, that learning can be playful. It shows me what I’m capable of. And what happens during the practice translates to my daily life. 
It feels great to be able to teach this to others. I do this with a lot of enthusiasm and patience. Teaching playfulness and fun is the best job in the world.
AcroYoga came on my path after years of dancing, kickboxing, yoga, meditation, tantra. I instantly fell in love. The teamwork, the playfulness, the gracefulness, strength elements and healing arts: everything I love about movement of body & mind combined. 
I’ve been in traineeship with Roald for several years before I started to co-teach and expanded my skills with AcroYoga immersions – in acrobatics and healing arts – Thai Yoga massage and Yin Yoga. In 2021 I’ve completed the teacher training level 1 with AcroYoga Montreal. 

Susann Mayer (SP)

Susann Mayer (SP)

Yoga & Thai Massage

Born and raised in Hamburg, Susann started as a jazz and streetdance trainer, studying literature and film history and later script writing at Berlin where she discovered and delevoped her passion for yoga to cope with the stress in the media industry. After travelling through Latin America and Asia, she moved to Madrid, Spain where she currently teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, AcroYoga, Thai Massage and offers Ayurveda nutritional coaching.

Kilian & Tania (DE & IT)

Kilian & Tania (DE & IT)

AcroYoga Teachers

Tania and Kilian. Passion in life and in acroyoga!
Tania discovered acroyoga in 2016 and since then she became very fond of it. Before she practiced judo for years and now uses that passion for movement to push her skills in acroyoga.
Kilian discovered acroyoga in 2018 after having practiced many sports. In acroyoga he found the perfect package for himself. On the one hand searching for perfection of execution & understanding of movements. On the other hand, always keeping an eye on the softer side of acro. He enjoys the process of creating new flows, taking time to just play around or guiding others.
Together they teach regularly since 2019 and they are especially excited about whip-pops and icarians.

Dora & Lorenzo (IT)

Dora & Lorenzo (IT)

AcroYoga Teachers

Lorenzo and Dora met 5 years ago, and they fall in love with each other and with acroyoga!

They teached in some conventions (Sicily Acro Convention, Egypt Acro Convention, New Year New Trick) and have regular classes in Italy.

They love creating washing machines mixing asymmetrical poses, whips, pops…and even some icarians!

What you can notice in their classes is the focus on the precision of movements, their attention in split them into little pieces for sharing in the easiest way…as well as their sense of fun and inclusion of each single person.

Yehuda & Adi (IR)

Yehuda & Adi (IR)

AcroYoga Teachers

Yehuda yadan
Love movement in any form
Communication and understanding is my passion

Teaching Acro and handstand in Festival with all the happiness of the people all over the space is something that I truly appreciate 🎁

Come join me and Adi in the Dayf for good Acro workshop
See you 😍❤️😭🤹🤸‍♀️

 

Elli Sandritter (DE)

Elli Sandritter (DE)

Yoga Teacher

TBA

Karel & Inez (NL)

Karel & Inez (NL)

AcroYoga Teachers

Karel Salet
TBA


Inez Almedia

Inez is a yoga and Acroyoga teacher, Mime/Physical theatre actress and director, and Thai massage therapist.
She is certified from both international and Montreal Acroyoga schools and has studied with many acclaimed acro teachers. She is the owner and founder of Clap your Wings – an embodiment interdisciplinary platform.

She has been drawn to movement since she can remember.
For her movement is energy dancing, unblocking, freeing itself, expressing life through the body.
Her passion is to serve people in their journey of returning and reconnecting to their bodies, with it’s emotions, cycles, uniqueness, and beauty. Providing a possibility for integration and transformation.

Bart Bendie (NL)

Bart Bendie (NL)

Yoga, Thai & Fly Teacher

Biography Bart Bendie

With a background as a mechanical and electrical engineer in the heavy lifting industry, Bart uses that knowledge and translates it into understanding body mechanics. Having done yoga for 20 years, Acro for 15 and massage for about 10 years, Bart found out: When heavy things are handled delicately, life becomes easy.

With his bubbly energy, a big smile and a soft approach, Bart likes to focus on getting the technique right, rather than moving fast forward. When going slow, magic happens, is therefore one of his favourite mantra’s.

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