AcroYoga Intensive Weekend with Forma Fortis in Barnard Castle

Event Details

Join Alex, Marion, Leon and Kilian from Forma Fortis for the next intensive weekend of acro training in the amazing HUB in Barnard Castle – including accommodation and catering!

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For more than 25 years Marion and Alexander Lenz aka “forma fortis” perform and teach acrobatics.
Marion began her acrobatic career as a gymnast and Alexander as an olympic weightlifter. In 1992 they started doing acrobatics together in Munich. They founded the acrobatics group “forma fortis” and performed internationally – mostly as duo, but also many times as trio or in collaboration with jugglers, dancers, singers, musicians, aerial artists…. Since 2016 Marion is also working asa certified Pilates teacher and has adapted Pilates exercises for acrobats.

One of their specialities is adagio acrobatics.; (Adagio Trio) (Adagio Duo)

For over seven years Marion and Alex´ sons Leon and Kilian are joining in the teaching and they perform together as Family Forma Fortis.
or if you have more time (with an amazing audience in the background)
(“Harry Potter”)
(“Pirates of the Hebridean”)

In parallel to their performing activities they started teaching in the 90ies at the annual Dutch acrobatics festival and later they built up and taught for 13 years an acrobatic group of 50 students at the University of Regensburg. In that respect they also organized 12 international acrobatics festivals, with typically more than 1000 visitors for the festival show. In September 2012 they moved with their three children to Durham, UK, there they are regularly active all across the country. “forma fortis” teaches partner acrobatics on all levels, starting from standing in hands, handstand skills, hand-to-hand- and counter balance- tricks in different variations.
To achieve successful teaching they use their lifelong experience in getting technique perfect and teach the physical basics by strengthening, stretching and conditioning. But first of all they live and show the fun of this fascinating circus art.

A short BBC documentary about us:

Our workshops are suitable for anyone with an active acro practice (at least once a week for the last 12 months). It is not suitable for absolute beginners. As a multi-levels event, students will receive catered instruction to their skill level, whenever possible.
We are going to focus on learning and improving hand-to-hand,
but we will also teach acrobalance in all variations with the base lying on the floor as well as on a standing base, how to get in to a trick, how to get out in different variations and how to spot.
We will offer duo as well as trio tricks and we won´t forget about acro fun part 🙂

The Hub ( is an amazing community centre in the heart of rural Teesdale. During the weekend we have a properly heated gym, showers, bedrooms, a hang-out area with pool and table-football (Kilan and Leon want this to be emphasised). The gym offers also a nice view to a nice landscape garden with a lake. Please check the pictures taken at the previous weekends at the HUB
11/19 :

TCR Hub, Ing Lane, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8TD

The Hub offers rooms for accommodation: £14 per night for a bed without bedding, £20 with bedding. If you prefer spartan style on the gym floor or in your car in front of the building: £5 for using the facilities.

The Hub will provide catering which is included in the price of the weekend (Friday: dinner; Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday: breakfast, lunch). Please specify any dietary requirement in the registration.

PRICE: for the full weekend including catering
£180 accommodation with bedding

The following options are also available:
£150 staying in car
£150 spartan style sleeping in gym hall
£168 bedrooms without bedding

Tickets are non refundable but you are welcome to sell your ticket if you wouldn’t be able to go, preferably offering it to the people on the waiting list first and the person you sell the ticket to must fill in the registration form as well.

DETAILED SCHEDULE: (subjected to modifications)

******* FRIDAY *************
17:30 – 18:00 Start – Warming up
18:00 – 19:00 Workshop 1
19:00 – 19:15 Short Break
19:15 – 20:15 Workshop 2
20:15 – open end Free Floor – Weight training
20:30 dinner

******* SATURDAY ***************
08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 10:45 Warming up + Handstands
10:45 – 11:45 Workshop 1
11:45 – 12:00 Short Break
12:00 – 13:00 Workshop 2
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:45 Workshop 3 —- Lifting and tempo techniques for bases, “AcroPilates” for flyers
15:45 – 16:00 Short Break
16:00 – 17:00 Workshop 4
17:00 – 17:30 Break
17:30 – 18:30 Workshop 5
18:30 – 19:15 Free Floor
19:15 – 19:45 Guided Partner Massage
20:00 Dinner

************ SUNDAY *****************
08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 – 11:15 Warming up
11:15 – 12:15 Workshop 1
12:15 – 12:30 Short Break
12:30 – 13:30 Workshop 2
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 15:45 Workshop 3 — Lifting and tempo techniques for bases and “AcroPilates” for flyers
15:45 – 16:00 Short Break
16:00 – 17:00 Workshop 4
17:00 Good-bye, tears,

Step 1: Please fill the form

Step 2: As long as places are available, Marion will send you the bank details

Step 3: You are registered when the money was successfully transferred and we will put a list of registrants on this webpage. If you would not like your name to appear on this webpage, we could also list a fake name like HULK666 for bases or ELVE123 for flyers – you can indicate this on the registration.