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DAYF Summer 2021 Teachers

Meet the teachers of Dutch AcroYoga Festival Summer 2021

Jacob and Debbie (USA)

Jacob and Debbie (USA)

AcroYoga / Acrobatic Teachers

Jacob Brown
From an early age Jacob was attracted to all kinds of physical pursuits be this climbing trees, cycling all over the neighborhood, or jumping on a trampoline.  His parents had the good sense to put him in gymnastics to give him an outlet for his boundless energy.  Jacob spent most of his twenties either doing or teaching gymnastics.  Later a friend introduced him to partner acrobatics and Jacob immediately fell head over heels for this new type of movement..  Over the years his relationship with acro changed from playing with friends in parks to going to festivals to teaching all over the world.  His other hobbies are video editing, making kombucha, and cycling.

Debbie Collis also grew up on the west coast and started her movement training through a homeschool gymnastics program.  She was later introduced to acro by Jacob.  She liked how acro was similar to gymnastics but also more creative, more free form, and most importantly, more fun.  It was not long before she fell entirely into the grip of acro which is the world’s most wholesome addiction.  Debbie’s long legs and confident movement style make her a beautiful flyer.  Her keen eye for points of form make her an excellent teacher.  In her spare time she enjoys other hobbies such as games, art projects, and setting up scavenger hunts.  She loves nothing more than working on new moves and playing with her friends.  

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Pri and Jen (ES)

Pri and Jen (ES)

Acrobatic Teachers

Icarians, Whips and Whippops

Pri and Jen are both Acro Revolution certified teachers. When they started practicing together, Pri and Jenny directly felt a strong connection and a shared vision focused on the investigation of new and fluid dynamic movements. They love all kinds of whipping movements, and especially its momentum to create fluidity. They are always looking for new combinations and new synergetic movements. They are Whips, Whip-pops, and Icarians fanatics. Since she was a child, Jennifer has been in love with movement. She’s explored all types of activities such as dancing, climbing, yoga, and so on, before settling her heart on acro. Pri has more than 7 years of experience in acro and since the beginning, he focused on dynamic transitions. All this time he has organized intensive and advanced acroyoga workshops, as well as taken part in retreats, festivals, and meetings. Their latest workshops are part of a successful tour that is taking them to the main European cities to share their passion and knowledge on fluid dynamic transitions.

Niko & Monika (DE)

Niko & Monika (DE)

Acrobatic Teachers

Niko & Monika usally travel the world with their son Ruben, and share circus and partner acrobatic skills. Both are teachers, performers, and movement therapists. In class they focus on skill progression, sustainability of practice, and inspire their students to push boundaries in a safe and fun environment. Together they have grown in partnership, communication, love, and acro. Niko and Monika have a passion for good food, especially dessert. Niko prefers coconut ice cream and Monika just loves chocolate.

 

As a team they organize the Pre-convention to the Dutch Acro www.pre-convention.com  and the Bangkok Acro Convention www.bangkok-acro-convention.com  . Simultaneously Niko teaches for Pitch Catch Circus, LEAP and works with many other international Acrobatic/ Circus projects. And handcrafts Acrobatics and Handstand equipment. 

Monika teaches and performs hula hoop, fire and aerial, as a soloist and in collaboration. And runs circus projects for adults and children www.monikakolb.de 

Tobias and Marieke (NL)

Tobias and Marieke (NL)

Acrobatic Teachers

Tobias Bader & Marieke Drent are two very experienced acrobatics teachers from the Netherlands and long time acro training partners. Together they will be teaching various workshops on … levels in partner acrobatics and dynamic “Rock ‘n’ Roll and Lindy Hop tricks” & Dance Acro….

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! 😉

 Marieke is a playful acrobat, clown and fysical performer. She performs with Dutch Acrobats, VanPlan, The Crowd and is a member of Clownsperspectief.
Marieke is an insightful teacher with the uncanny ability to stop mid-trick in order to explain the flyer’s perspective in detail.

Joe & Orin (IL)

Joe & Orin (IL)

Icarian & Standing Acrobatic Teachers

Joe and Orin from Israel are going to teach Icarians and Standing Acrobatics.

Joe currently living in Tel Aviv, is originally from the United States. Joe has a successful studio in Israel teaching all levels of acro from l-basing, icarian, to standing and H2H. Joe has a tremendous passion for Acroyoga, and is dedicated to helping his students succeed and also do it in a way that keeps everyone safe. Joe is an expert at breaking down difficult skills into progressions to help build skills to completion. Joe has a fun, energetic personality, and has a good sense of humor as well, which he bring along with to his classes and workshops!

Joe also is the founder of the “BestOfIcarian, BestofH2H, BestofAcroFails” Instagram Pages, which collects the best videos from around the world.

Orin is an acro teacher from Tel Aviv, Israel. She has been doing acro since childhood being part of her family circus show which travelled the world. She is also a yoga and handstand teacher, plus a tai massuese. She practices all disciplines in acro including flows, Icarian pops, h2h and standing Dynamics. Orin is set on sharing this beautiful practice and is very passionate about teaching, analyzing and breaking complicated skills into easy to understand moves.

Trevor & Sytske (NL)

Trevor & Sytske (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. 

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Saar & Ruslan (BE)

Saar & Ruslan (BE)

AcroYoga Montreal Teachers

AcroYoga Antwerp

Saar Wouters and Ruslan North are founders and teachers at AcroYoga Antwerp since April 2014 and since summer 2015 they became certified AcroYoga Montreal teachers (Level 1 and 2).

In the run of their AcroYoga process, they have established strong connections with the whole AcroYoga Montreal team, which led to organisation of first AcroYoga Montreal Immersions in Europe. Another longlasting collaboration grew forth with Tatjana t’Felt from Copenhagen, which led to creation of acro festival – Belgium Kula, since 2015.

A rich movement history of Saar and Ruslan, before they have ever started with AcroYoga, gave a unique color to their practice. With a deep going authentic Yoga fundament from Saar and a versatile Aikido based movement integration from Ruslan, AcroYoga Antwerp practice is more than a base, a flyer and a spotter role. It is an interaction coming forth from a strong experience oriented approach, strengthened with technical knowledge, which allows participants to enrich their skills within any role.

Next to AcroYoga Antwerp, Saar and Ruslan are founders of Moving Fire Arts – a performance production, wherein they combine fire with dance, theater and AcroYoga. The artistic part has a strong influence at presentation of their acro material during their classes, workshops and intensives.

Saar and Ruslan teach various forms of AcroYoga to beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners.

Amitai & Oriane (IL)

Amitai & Oriane (IL)

AcroYoga Teachers

Amitai Haberman
From my passion and connection to acro I practice non-stop and from there strive to bring tips and instruction that is accessible and accurate.
I have taught and participated in conventions in Israel and around the world and teach in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem regularly. I completed my 200 hr yoga teacher training at Prana Yoga College and will soon finish another 300 hrs.

I’m super excited to be a part of the convention to facilitate connection to the magic of acro and to help participants discover their hidden strengths and abilities.

I believe that acro is a powerful tool for creating human connection, trust and joy together.

Oriane Attali fell in love with yoga while living on a remote beach in Panama. Up until then, yoga was simply a physical practice to get the heart beating and the sweat flowing. Once discovering a refined inner acceptance and a more peaceful mind through the practice, it was clear yoga was here to stay. She decided to put her degree in Biology aside and continue on to the beautiful lands of Guatemala to become a certified yoga teacher. Ever since then Oriane has been sharing her energy through teaching and encouraging others to challenge their limits both physically and mentally. Focused on alignment-based vinyasa approaches with a combination of dynamic movements, fluid transitions and attention to breath she guides students to strengthen their inner and outer selves. Teaching in various studios, hostels, hotels, workshops, festivals and retreats, Oriane thrives from simply connecting to others and providing a non-judgmental space where each being can feel confident and safe to be as they are.

Together, Amitai and Oriane will be teaching in a structured and organized style incorporating progressions, exciting transitions, and creating amazing energy, good vibes, joy and fun. They are super excited to bring all this energy and be a part of this special gathering!

Paulo & Anouk (BE)

Paulo & Anouk (BE)

Acrobatic Teachers

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.

Anouk is a Belgian flyer. She has explored different sport activities (gymnastics, tennis, dance, horse driving,…). Her first acroyoga classes were a revelation. From that day on, she would focus on that discipline. Feeling alone in her previous activities, she got hooked by the cooperation involved in acro. Thanks to verbal and corporal communication, washing machines are performed with confidence. With F2H and H2H, movement gives space for balance. Still a subtile communication plays its role.

She likes to share her vision of acro while teaching and partying every victory with her learners. Gratitude to Veronica and Paulo, her coteachers.

Katia & Alessandro (IT)

Katia & Alessandro (IT)

AcroYoga Teachers

Katia Gargiulo and Alessandro Amici 
They are passionate about Yoga and Acrobatics and since 2015 they have been managing their Yoga Center in Rome. They teach different disciplines including Hatha Yoga, Anukalana Yoga, YogaTube, Feet up, Aerial Yoga and Acroyoga California, Montreal and Anukalana inspired styles.

They are both Thai massage operators that they use also a lot during the teaching of Acroyoga. Alessandro is a very good massage therapist and is always available to donate a de-contracting maneuver to his students! Katia is at the same time a sensitive and strict teacher, she urges her students to do better and gets upset if the spotter is distracted! They are both enthusiastic teachers of Acroyoga, handstand and hand-to-hand, for which they regularly hold weekly courses and weekends workshops in Rome. In their practice and teaching there is never a shortage of pops, whips and above all, hand to hand!

What makes this couple truly exceptional is their ability to pass on to their students the passion for the depth of Yoga and the playfulness of Acrobatics. Physically not exactly proportionate, they immediately communicate that there is no limit to what can be achieved with commitment and a positive attitude. Together they create a playful, supportive and energetic environment in which to learn the beautiful figures and sequences of Acroyoga in a natural and safe way.

 

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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

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Maxime & Karel (NL)

Maxime & Karel (NL)

Dance Acro Teachers

Maxime Kroot & Karel Salet

Maxime Kroot has her roots in modern dance. She loves to create her own movememts combining dance, yoga and acrobatics.

 

Karel Salet is a dedicated acrobat and has been teaching over the last 6 years in weekly classes, national and international conventions.

 

Combined they will bring you smooth dancy flows with dynamic acro lifts.

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 😀

Oriane (IL)

Oriane (IL)

Recovery stretching Teachers

 Oriane Attali fell in love with yoga while living on a remote beach in Panama. Up until then, yoga was simply a physical practice to get the heart beating and the sweat flowing. Once discovering a refined inner acceptance and a more peaceful mind through the practice, it was clear yoga was here to stay. She decided to put her degree in Biology aside and continue on to the beautiful lands of Guatemala to become a certified yoga teacher. Ever since then Oriane has been sharing her energy through teaching and encouraging others to challenge their limits both physically and mentally. Focused on alignment-based vinyasa approaches with a combination of dynamic movements, fluid transitions and attention to breath she guides students to strengthen their inner and outer selves. Teaching in various studios, hostels, hotels, workshops, festivals and retreats, Oriane thrives from simply connecting to others and providing a non-judgmental space where each being can feel confident and safe to be as they are.

Ammanda & Paulo (BE)

Ammanda & Paulo (BE)

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.

Howdy Tio (NL)

Howdy Tio (NL)

Thai Massage Teacher

Howdy Tio is Awareness in motion a concept of experience yourself through movement, structure and breath. Mainly he teaches and gives Thai massage Pichest style throughout the Netherlands. Next to that he is a WDP internal martial arts advanced instructor which held his school for 7 years. Became 3 times national Taiji champion. Since 2003 his life changed into what now his life’s mission to spread change in people’s lives. His unique way of teaching is a constant evolving fusion of teachers, philosophies and self realization Teaching since 2011 throughout the Netherlands(and abroad) and now has an extensive education program in Thai massage, Thai chair massage, Thai table massage and (private)coaching. If you see me just say hello and im happy to share Thai massage questions.

 

Jos & Samuella (NL)

Jos & Samuella (NL)

AcroYoga Teachers

Samuella Barkmeijer
In 2017 I started acroyoga. In the beginning it was a challenge, but after a while I started looking forward to the classes and I realized that it brought me much more than just a physical challenge. After a few years of doing acroyoga I did the Acroyoga Teacher Training in September 2019. Now I teach workshops and weekly classes and I am so happy and feel privileged that I can do that.

I love it, that when I am doing and teaching acroyoga, I feel my inner child growing and I can’t think about other things like work or ‘to do’ lists. It helps me to come back in the here and now.

I wish everyone the same feeling that I got through acroyoga in their own journey of life and I love to spread this through acroyoga with you!

 

Jos de  Koster
About 5 years ago while travelling through South-America he got first tried acroyoga and  ever since he wanted to learn more and more.

In 2018 he did his teachertraining with Acroyoga International.

Now based in Gouda he started teaching regular classes and teaches at acro-conventions.

As a kid he was already fascinated by movement and liked trying handstands and practised sports like skating, windsurfing etc. 

What he likes most about acroyoga are washingmachines, handtohands, whips and (Icarian) pops and sharing these skills with others.

Adrian & Veronica (FR/BE)

Adrian & Veronica (FR/BE)

AcroYoga Teachers

Veronica Cruz (Mexico / Belgium)

She is a passionate mover enchanted by body practices with an artist’s soul. A former professional contemporary dancer that fell in love with yoga, acrobatics and aerials. In the last 10 years she has been dedicated to share the joys and the power of disciplines such as yoga, acroyoga, dance, pole dance, aerial hoop and silks.
Teaching and performing internationally, actively present and working to grow the acroyoga community. Certified Yoga Teacher by NowHereYoga and Synergy Yoga. Certified Acroyoga Teacher by Acroyoga International. Organizer of Acroyoga Summer Festival and Belian Kula Festival.
Her main interest is to use movement to empower people. To help each person to rise above their own expectations and perceived limitations. To become a helper on self-discovery and self-improving, and to support the generation of valuable connections to others. Her project “Every-body can fly” creates different activities to share yoga, acroyoga, pole dance, aerial silks, aerial hoop and the joy of living fully in your own body while building a kind community through body practices.

Adrian Bouguet, aka Acrofroggy, is an ashtangi who fell in love with acroyoga on his first try.
For several years, he has wondered about movement through his practice of several disciplines, such as capoeira or climbing.
He learned about pedagogy through the human sciences (history, art history) as well as the applied arts (sculpture, painting, etc.) or the craft (bakery, forge, etc.).
Few years ago, he discovered Acroyoga with VanCity Acro and then with Acrofusion. For him, it has been a revelation, and he never stopped since.

Today he teach regular classes of Acroyoga in Paris and organises international events ( Paris Acroyoga Festival )
and workshops. He also wrote some books about acroyoga.

In his classes, he particularly take care to create a safe environment, for everyone to feel safe to devellop their creativity. He likes to understand
personal way of moving, the deep meaning of a motion, and encourage his students to create their own.
In acrobatics, he loves to be able to truly work in connection with his partner, finding the link that connect two individuals to create a unique flow.

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Yoga & AcroYoga Teachers

Lennert Stevens and Yvonne Gravemaker are the founders of Dutch AcroYoga Festival. Few years back, in 2017, Lennert and Yvonne practiced AcroYoga in the park on their first date. Lennert practiced only for few months, Yvonne once did a workshop with Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein years back, but never since. Lennert and Yvonne fell both in love with AcroYoga, and… with each other.

Ever since they practice together as much as possible, and after attending several AcroYoga workshops, festivals, and immersion, they felt the desire to spread their love for AcroYoga with the world.

In spring 2018 they taught their first AcroYoga Lunar Workshop, which was a big success, and the following Summer, they participated in the AcroYoga International Teacher Training in Berlin. Since then, they’re unstoppable and teach weekly AcroYoga Classes in Leiden, The Hague and Haarlem, organise workshops, got invited for to teach at team-building and team-outing events, and teach and organise the Dutch AcroYoga Festival since 2019.

Their motto: spread the love of AcroYoga with as many people as possible and get them hooked as themselves.

They love the playfulness, togetherness, and connections AcroYoga brings, and have a strong love for flowy side star flows and washingmachines, as well as icarians and whip-pops. They both taught AcroYoga over 500 hours already.

 

Lennert

 

Yvonne

 

AcroYoga Moves (Lennert & Yvonne)

 

Renée Sundird (AT)

Renée Sundird (AT)

Musician

Renée Sunbird was first introduced to Yoga by her father.
Some years later she studied Indology (Sanskrit) and Philosophy at the University of Vienna and started to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
She went to India several times to deepen her Yoga practice and started to study Indian music, Mantra and Bhajan singing.

Mantras are the sound of the Universe. Some say that they have always existed and that we can actually hear them when we start listening to Silence.
When we start chanting Mantras, we can enter a deep state of meditation and feel who we really are.

For many years, Renée and her husband Boris have been leading soundhealing concerts
Renée has released four albums with Mantra music and there is a Kirtan almost every month in their Yogacenter Ganesha in Vienna (ashtanga.at).

listen to some of her music here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUxj-qgKi34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ejuF4WhSM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmqGRkBq12U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHlE2__Gulc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW05kJHUJ9w

Boris Georgiev (AT)

Boris Georgiev (AT)

Yoga Teacher

In the yoga tradition, direct energetic transmission is regarded as the superior teaching method. Studying with Boris, one has the chance to understand why and how. As a lifelong practitioner and student of yoga, Boris embodies and vibrates the teachings that he has been learning to love since he was a boy.

 

Born in 1972 in Bulgaria, Boris began yoga as a child, learning more about the spirit and heart of yoga during his teenage years practising with his Bulgarian teacher Venzislav Eftimoff. Later, in Vienna, he continued to expand his understanding of yoga as a multi-faceted path to support happiness and balance in the modern world working with the holistic Sivananda yoga method. It was in the Sivananda ashram in South India that Boris met Lino Miele who inspired him to work with the Aṣṭāṅga Vinyasa Yoga method. From 1995, this modality became more and more the principal frame for Boris’ asana practice as he continued studying with Michel Besnard and Andrea Morava.

In 2000, after Michael and Andrea went to Australia, Boris founded the Yogacenter Ganesha, where he teaches mainly aṣṭāṅga yoga and AcroYoga®. Besides his many years of personal practice, Boris’ teaching is also informed by his four year course study for psychological self-awareness (Primal Therapie – Munk – primaertherapie.de), Spiraldynamic® anatomy, and AcroYoga®

DAYF Autumn 2021 Teachers

Meet the teachers of Dutch AcroYoga Festival Autumn 2021

Marysia and Julian (PL)

Marysia and Julian (PL)

Icarian Acrobatic Teachers

Marysia Gawlik & Julian Wash. We define our work as icarian acrobatics. We have been intensively cooperating for 2 years, during which we developed our skills by training ourselves, as well as participating in various types of circus and acroyoga festivals. We are lovers of dynamic elements that require a lot of cooperation and trust in pair. Our shows are a combination of icarian games, acroyoga washing machines and partner acrobatics.

In 2019 we’ve participated in Poland’s Got Talent which motivated us to create three new shows and let us won the program.

So far, we have had the opportunity to share our knowledge in several workshops in Poland, including Krakow, Warsaw, Ostróda, Wroclaw and AcroFever Retreat organized in Burdąg.

Besides their duo, Marysia is an aerialist and instructor of aerial acrobatics for children and adults for 4 years. Julian is a circus artist, he is doing a german wheel and juggling act.

 

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Yoga & AcroYoga Teachers

Lennert Stevens and Yvonne Gravemaker are the founders of Dutch AcroYoga Festival. Few years back, in 2017, Lennert and Yvonne practiced AcroYoga in the park on their first date. Lennert practiced only for few months, Yvonne once did a workshop with Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein years back, but never since. Lennert and Yvonne fell both in love with AcroYoga, and… with each other.

Ever since they practice together as much as possible, and after attending several AcroYoga workshops, festivals, and immersion, they felt the desire to spread their love for AcroYoga with the world.

In spring 2018 they taught their first AcroYoga Lunar Workshop, which was a big success, and the following Summer, they participated in the AcroYoga International Teacher Training in Berlin. Since then, they’re unstoppable and teach weekly AcroYoga Classes in Leiden, The Hague and Haarlem, organise workshops, got invited for to teach at team-building and team-outing events, and teach and organise the Dutch AcroYoga Festival since 2019.

Their motto: spread the love of AcroYoga with as many people as possible and get them hooked as themselves.

They love the playfulness, togetherness, and connections AcroYoga brings, and have a strong love for flowy side star flows and washingmachines, as well as icarians and whip-pops. They both taught AcroYoga over 500 hours already.

 

Lennert

 

Yvonne

 

AcroYoga Moves (Lennert & Yvonne)

 

Trevor & Sytske

Trevor & Sytske

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. 

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Samuella Barkmeijer

Samuella Barkmeijer

AcroYoga Teacher

In 2017 I started acroyoga. In the beginning it was a challenge, but after a while I started looking forward to the classes and I realized that it brought me much more than just a physical challenge. After a few years of doing acroyoga I did the Acroyoga Teacher Training in September 2019. Now I teach workshops and weekly classes and I am so happy and feel privileged that I can do that.

I love it, that when I am doing and teaching acroyoga, I feel my inner child growing and I can’t think about other things like work or ‘to do’ lists. It helps me to come back in the here and now.

I wish everyone the same feeling that I got through acroyoga in their own journey of life and I love to spread this through acroyoga with you!

 

 

Howdy Tio

Howdy Tio

Thai Massage Teacher

Howdy Tio is Awareness in motion a concept of experience yourself through movement, structure and breath. Mainly he teaches and gives Thai massage Pichest style throughout the Netherlands. Next to that he is a WDP internal martial arts advanced instructor which held his school for 7 years. Became 3 times national Taiji champion. Since 2003 his life changed into what now his life’s mission to spread change in people’s lives. His unique way of teaching is a constant evolving fusion of teachers, philosophies and self realization Teaching since 2011 throughout the Netherlands(and abroad) and now has an extensive education program in Thai massage, Thai chair massage, Thai table massage and (private)coaching. If you see me just say hello and im happy to share Thai massage questions.

 

Adrian Bouguet

Adrian Bouguet

AcroYoga Teacher

Adrian, aka Acrofroggy, is an ashtangi who fell in love with acroyoga on his first try.
For several years, he has wondered about movement through his practice of several disciplines, such as capoeira or climbing.
He learned about pedagogy through the human sciences (history, art history) as well as the applied arts (sculpture, painting, etc.)
or the craft (bakery, forge, etc.).
Few years ago, he discovered Acroyoga with VanCity Acro and then with Acrofusion. For him, it has been a revelation,
and he never stopped since.

Today he teach regular classes of Acroyoga in Paris and organises international events ( Paris Acroyoga Festival : https://www.facebook.com/events/815114685641811 )
and workshops. He also wrote some books about acroyoga ( https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/acroyogaplaybook ).

In his classes, he particularly take care to create a safe environment, for everyone to feel safe to devellop their creativity. He likes to understand
personal way of moving, the deep meaning of a motion, and encourage his students to create their own.
In acrobatics, he loves to be able to truly work in connection with his partner, finding the link that connect two individuals to create a unique flow.

Marijke van der Linde

Marijke van der Linde

AcroYoga Teacher

Marijke van der Linde, teacher & co-founder Playful People Tribe

‘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 yoga, kickboxing, yoga, mediation, 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.

 

Maxime & Karel (NL)

Maxime & Karel (NL)

Dance Acro Teachers

Maxime Kroot & Karel Salet

Maxime Kroot has her roots in modern dance. She loves to create her own movememts combining dance, yoga and acrobatics.

 

Karel Salet is a dedicated acrobat and has been teaching over the last 6 years in weekly classes, national and international conventions.

 

Combined they will bring you smooth dancy flows with dynamic acro lifts.

Jarno and Isaiah (BE)

Jarno and Isaiah (BE)

Acrobatic Teachers

Jarno and Isaiah form acro duo from Belgium, and train and cooperate since the beginning of 2019. They met at – oh yes! – an acro convention. They immediately felt a click and work together ever since.

Jarno got infected with the circus virus already when being a child, and his passion for partner acrobatics got him since 2017. He totally fell for it. 

He mainly teaches at ‘Circusplaneet’ in Gent, and in 2018/19 he also taught at Ell Circo D’ell Fuego. In a life before all the acrobatics, Jarno owned a boxing school. So, now you know where these muscly arms came from 😉

Isaiah had been active in gymnastic competition since she could walk, and now runs her own business in handstand classes. 

After studying she discovered the world of circus, and she loves it!

Together, Jarno and Isaiah teach acro classes at multiple locations and are welcome guests at acro conventions and festivals. They absolutely love to perform, and they’re now preparing a long performance, which will have the debut in 2021.

It’s actually very interesting on many levels to put a very strict educated gymnast and a more experienced circus artist together 🙂

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DAYF Xmas 2020 Teachers

Meet the teachers of Dutch AcroYoga Festival Xmas 2020

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Lennert and Yvonne (NL)

Yoga & AcroYoga Teachers

Lennert Stevens and Yvonne Gravemaker are the founders of Dutch AcroYoga Festival. Few years back, in 2017, Lennert and Yvonne practiced AcroYoga in the park on their first date. Lennert practiced only for few months, Yvonne once did a workshop with Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein years back, but never since. Lennert and Yvonne fell both in love with AcroYoga, and… with each other.

Ever since they practice together as much as possible, and after attending several AcroYoga workshops, festivals, and immersion, they felt the desire to spread their love for AcroYoga with the world.

In spring 2018 they taught their first AcroYoga Lunar Workshop, which was a big success, and the following Summer, they participated in the AcroYoga International Teacher Training in Berlin. Since then, they’re unstoppable and teach weekly AcroYoga Classes in Leiden, The Hague and Haarlem, organise workshops, got invited for to teach at team-building and team-outing events, and teach and organise the Dutch AcroYoga Festival since 2019.

Their motto: spread the love of AcroYoga with as many people as possible and get them hooked as themselves.

They love the playfulness, togetherness, and connections AcroYoga brings, and have a strong love for flowy side star flows and washingmachines, as well as icarians and whip-pops. They both taught AcroYoga over 500 hours already.

 

Lennert

 

Yvonne

 

AcroYoga Moves (Lennert & Yvonne)

 

Marysia and Julian (PL)

Marysia and Julian (PL)

Icarian Acrobatic Teachers

Marysia Gawlik & Julian Wash. We define our work as icarian acrobatics. We have been intensively cooperating for 2 years, during which we developed our skills by training ourselves, as well as participating in various types of circus and acroyoga festivals. We are lovers of dynamic elements that require a lot of cooperation and trust in pair. Our shows are a combination of icarian games, acroyoga washing machines and partner acrobatics.

In 2019 we’ve participated in Poland’s Got Talent which motivated us to create three new shows and let us won the program.

So far, we have had the opportunity to share our knowledge in several workshops in Poland, including Krakow, Warsaw, Ostróda, Wroclaw and AcroFever Retreat organized in Burdąg.

Besides their duo, Marysia is an aerialist and instructor of aerial acrobatics for children and adults for 4 years. Julian is a circus artist, he is doing a german wheel and juggling act.

 

Jarno and Isaiah (BE)

Jarno and Isaiah (BE)

Acrobatic Teachers

Jarno and Isaiah form acro duo from Belgium, and train and cooperate since the beginning of 2019. They met at – oh yes! – an acro convention. They immediately felt a click and work together ever since.

Jarno got infected with the circus virus already when being a child, and his passion for partner acrobatics got him since 2017. He totally fell for it. 

He mainly teaches at ‘Circusplaneet’ in Gent, and in 2018/19 he also taught at Ell Circo D’ell Fuego. In a life before all the acrobatics, Jarno owned a boxing school. So, now you know where these muscly arms came from 😉

Isaiah had been active in gymnastic competition since she could walk, and now runs her own business in handstand classes. 

After studying she discovered the world of circus, and she loves it!

Together, Jarno and Isaiah teach acro classes at multiple locations and are welcome guests at acro conventions and festivals. They absolutely love to perform, and they’re now preparing a long performance, which will have the debut in 2021.

It’s actually very interesting on many levels to put a very strict educated gymnast and a more experienced circus artist together 🙂

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Trevor & Sytske

Trevor & Sytske

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. 

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Maxime & Karel

Maxime & Karel

Dans Acro Teachers

Maxime Kroot & Karel Salet.

Maxime Kroot has her roots in modern dance. She loves to create her own movememts combining dance, yoga and acrobatics.

 

Karel Salet is a dedicated acrobat and has been teaching over the last 6 years in weekly classes, national and international conventions.

 

Combined they will bring you smooth dancy flows with dynamic acro lifts.

Samuella Barkmeijer

Samuella Barkmeijer

AcroYoga Teacher

In 2017 I started acroyoga. In the beginning it was a challenge, but after a while I started looking forward to the classes and I realized that it brought me much more than just a physical challenge. After a few years of doing acroyoga I did the Acroyoga Teacher Training in September 2019. Now I teach workshops and weekly classes and I am so happy and feel privileged that I can do that.

I love it, that when I am doing and teaching acroyoga, I feel my inner child growing and I can’t think about other things like work or ‘to do’ lists. It helps me to come back in the here and now.

I wish everyone the same feeling that I got through acroyoga in their own journey of life and I love to spread this through acroyoga with you!

 

 

Howdy Tio

Howdy Tio

Thai Massage Teacher

Howdy Tio is Awareness in motion a concept of experience yourself through movement, structure and breath. Mainly he teaches and gives Thai massage Pichest style throughout the Netherlands. Next to that he is a WDP internal martial arts advanced instructor which held his school for 7 years. Became 3 times national Taiji champion. Since 2003 his life changed into what now his life’s mission to spread change in people’s lives. His unique way of teaching is a constant evolving fusion of teachers, philosophies and self realization Teaching since 2011 throughout the Netherlands(and abroad) and now has an extensive education program in Thai massage, Thai chair massage, Thai table massage and (private)coaching. If you see me just say hello and im happy to share Thai massage questions.

 

Marijke van der Linde

Marijke van der Linde

AcroYoga Teacher

Marijke van der Linde, teacher & co-founder Playful People Tribe

‘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 yoga, kickboxing, yoga, mediation, 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.

 

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15-21 August 2021
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