We believe everyone can Fly! As qualified AcroYoga Teachers we developed Family AcroYoga to stimulate playfulness & bonding & clear communication with the joy of physical movement for small families or large mixed age group settings.
A unique combination of yoga, acrobatic flying, massage and games, Family AcroYoga enhances physical awareness & self-confidence by engaging with children and parents natural energies.
THE TEACHER TRAINING:
Our program reveals the art of teaching Family AcroYoga in a safe and caring environment: During a 6 day training we offer detailed workshops designed to enhance practical Family AcroYoga know-how, build body & mind awareness & cultivate positive thinking, trust & community minded thinking. We share various skills including how to ‘manage’ large groups of adults & children, how to establish clear means of communication, how to practice elaborate physical exercises with the age groups, and how to make workshops and classes Interesting, Beneficial and Fun for children and parents.
WHO IS THE FAMILY ACROYOGA TRAINING DESIGNED FOR?
In our ideal world applicants should be advanced AcroYoga practitioners: As experienced AcroYoga teachers ourselves, we found that teaching Family AcroYoga is many levels more difficult than giving regular adult AcroYoga lessons:
A Family AcroYoga teacher must be Capable of simultaneously working with both children and adults, Knowledgeable enough to spontaneously switch lesson content, constantly Attentive of growing children’s physical & mental needs, and Experienced enough to feel which AcroYoga technique is optimal for individual participants at any given moment.
Vision of Family AcroYoga
Stages of the being
Guidelines for each age group
III) Techniques applied to Family AcroYoga classes
Yoga & Partner Yoga
AcroYoga positions for each age group
Mantras & Songs
Structuring a Class
Balance between teaching the kids and teaching the adults
V) Class example & Creativity
Progressions & Layering
Storytelling & Sequencing
VI) Let’s get started!
Types of classes & Workshops
VII) Teaching in a Festival
Preparing a Family AcroYoga Festival
Teaching classes in the festival
Feedback and evaluation of the classes and festival
A minimum of 1 year of AcroYoga practice: Able to base and fly comfortably a stable free star, foot to hand, ninja star and 4-step.
A minimum of 1 year yoga practice
A minimum 10 hours of massage experience both as giver and receiver (Thai Yoga massage or other tradition).
Experience with kids
To bring your inner child and an open mind
* Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the requirements.
APPLICATION: You can apply for the teacher training here:
Omshanti Yoga studio (https://goo.gl/maps/Bp3cGev6pLTGGLXt6)
Camí de l’Estanoc s/n, Les Franqueses, Barcelona
The residential training allows you to focus on the practice letting us take care of the housing and the food for you.
Omshanti is an amazing retreat center in nature 35 minutes from Barcelona and there is a direct train from Barcelona airport to the venue.
On the top of the hill with mountain views, nice salt water pool, steam bath nights and delicious vegetarian home made food.
Training + Manual + Food + Accommodation € 980 with 21% VAT included (€ 845,- excluding VAT)
* There will be scholarships available for low income students, application will open on the website (www.familyacroyoga.com).
Scholarship price: 692 with 21% VAT included (€ 608,- excluding VAT)
Esther Hertog (Amsterdam) www.flyingacroyogi.com
Tatjana t’Felt (Brussels/Copenhagen) www.familyacroyoga.com
Mireia Castellsague (Barcelona) www.omshanti.cat
Cecilie Hyltén-Cavallius (Denmark) www.boernogbalance.dk/
About the teachers:
People often call Esther the Flying AcroYogi, as she literally flies around the world to explore, play, and teach AcroYoga. Since 1997 she’s been teaching children in different settings with great pleasure, and she started training in AcroYoga in 2006. In 2010 Esther became both certified as a Vinyasa yoga teacher and as an AcroYoga teacher. She was one of the first in the world to teach AcroYoga to parents and kids, and it is a natural next step for her, together with her dream team, Tatjana and Mireia, to create a Family AcroYoga teacher-training course and Family AcroYoga manual.
Tatjana loves AcroYoga and she loves kids and families. So this is the combination that made her develop Family AcroYoga in Belgium. Tatjana t’Felt has been teaching yoga, movements and dance for many years. She is a certified AcroYoga teacher. Becoming a mother, she devoted her classes and interest to kids. She has been teaching kids and parents classes in capoeira, gymnastic and family AcroYoga. She now lives and teaches in Brussels.
Mireia started practicing yoga when she was 21. Has been teaching kids and adults since 2006. Entered Witryh yoga school training for 7 years and is now following Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram. She is a special education teacher and waldorf kindergarden teacher and has been teaching Yoga for kids trainings since 2012. Became an acroyoga teacher in 2010 and has been passionate about practicing and sharing the practice ever since. Studied Thai Yoga Massage with Krishna Takis, Dayalu, Arno and Pau. She is running the Omshanti Yoga Studio near Barcelona and co founder of Barcelona Yoga Conference, Barcelona Acrobatic Convention, Indian Yoga Festival.
Cecilie is a family acroyoga teacher from Copenhagen, giving classes, workshops and retreats in Denmark and abroad. She combines her acroyoga skills with professional training as a physiotherapist to improve children’s’ motor skills, and to bring movement into everyday family life by making children and parents move together.
Cecilie has been working several years full time with acroyoga for children and adults together. She is one of the pioneers in the field.
Cecilie, together with Tatjana, developed together the Danish Family AcroYoga teacher training are the is a part of the teaching team for the family acroyoga teacher trainings. You can read more about Cecilie and the Danish training on her website.
APPLICATION: You can apply for the teacher training here:
If you cancel 4 months before the start of training you will receive 50% of your deposit back.
If you cancel 3 months before you will receive 30% of your deposit back.
If you cancel 2 months before you will receive 20% of your deposit back.
I you cancel with less than 2 months the deposit will be non-refundable and may not be used for further trainings.