The extensive Family AcroYoga teacher-training program combines pedagogical knowledge with practical training methods. Training is conducted over four modules, two online modules and two onsite modules.

OUR VISION

We believe everyone can fly and we want to make it a reality. Our vision for Family AcroYoga is to nurture the existing community and connect teachers and practitioners around the world. We  acknowledge  that family acrobatics, family circus, family gymnastics arose naturally over the years.. With this teacher training we would like to create a network in which practitioners, families and teachers can see each other, learn from each other, advise each other and keep developing this beautiful practice together. 

THE TEACHER TRAINING

Our program reveals the art of teaching Family AcroYoga in a safe and caring environment. First we offer two online modules with theory and practice. Then during an onsite training, we offer detailed workshops designed to enhance practical Family AcroYoga know-how including; build body & mind awareness, cultivate positive thinking, and 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.

When working with children there is a big sense of joy and there are also some challenges along the way. The more prepared we can be as teachers and parents the more joy and light we will create around our children. Training ourselves in pedagogical strategies, methodology of teaching, tricks for keeping the attention in class, sharing new moves and flows is a continuous task for all educators.

THE PROGRAM

The teacher training consists of four modules. If you want to become a certified Family Acroyoga teacher, you have to complete all four modules.

MODULE 1 ONLINE  Family Acroyoga Fundamentals

DATES: May-June 2022 

Wednesday 18/5, 25/5, 1/6 & 8/6 at 8pm European time.

Module 1 is our Online Instructor Course. This module covers both the theory and practice of the Family Acroyoga Method. The course will give you the tools and techniques to develop your own practice and provide you with relevant experience to pass on when learning to teach the Method. We finish each online workshop with homework and exercises.

Senior Teachers: Tatjana t’Felt, Esther Hertog, Mireia Castellsague & Cecilie Hylten- Cavallius.

18/5                Introduction to Family Acroyoga Esther & Tatjana & Cecilie

25/5                Partner yoga – Circle ceremony with Esther 

1/6                  Yoga Philosophy and meditation with Kids – with Mireia

8/6                  Conscious communication + setting boundaries with love & justice – with Mireia

MODULE 2 ONLINE Family AcroYoga for toddlers and teens

June 2022 – Master class with Deven Sisler

This module will give you tools to teach toddlers and teens. Deven Sisler is a senior teacher and has a lot of experience in teaching Acroyoga to kids from 1-18 years old. In this very special masterclass Deven will teach classes on how to teach toddlers and teens.

Join Deven online to learn the theory and techniques to create playful, safe, inclusive AcroYoga spaces for families with children ages 1-3 years old. She will share effective tools for classroom management, time tested class plans and her favorite songs for this age group. Bring a teddy bear or a puppet for the first class.

Between the classes we recommend that you practice the exercises with a real child in the age of 1-3 years old. 

After you practice teaching, we will in the second class then dive back in for lively discussion about “what went well” and “what could go better next time”. Please bring your favorite stuffy, a notebook/pen, willingness to be silly and have fun for this masterclass. 

The last class in the module will focus on teens. Gain tangible tools to share mindfulness, partner yoga and AcroYoga with teens. We will explore how to reach young adults in different settings from yoga studios to help build holistically balanced adults.

We hope this masterclass will give you new tools and inspire you to teach new target groups.  

Teacher: Senior Teacher Deven Sisler

DATES: Wednesday 15/6, 22/6 & 29/6 at 8pm European time.

15/6                Family acroyoga with 1-3 years old – Deven

22/6                Family Acroyoga with 1-3 years old – Deven

29/6                Acroyoga with teens – Deven 

MODULE 3 ON-SITE Denmark August 2022

How to teach Family Acroyoga for kids 7-12 years old

Module 3 will be held in Denmark in August 2022. This module will test you on what you have been taught and practiced during the Online Instructor Course, as well as on your ability to teach adults & children. Content: Practice 1 class a day, teaching daily classes (with feedback and mentoring) and learn proper alignment and technique of all the acroyoga postures.

Teachers: Tatjana t’Felt, Cecilie Hylten- Cavallius & Marie Marecaux.

Dates: 8-9-10 august. 8am-4pm

Location: Christianshavns Idrætsklub, Bådsmandsstræde 20, 1407 Copenhagen 

MODULE 4 ON-SITE in Denmark August 2022

How to teach Family Acroyoga for kids 3-6 years old

Module 4 will also be held in Denmark in august 2022 and directly follow module 3. This final module will test you on what you have been taught and practiced during the Online Instructor Course, as well as on your ability to teach adults and children simultaneously. Content: Practice 1 class a day, teaching daily classes (with feedback and mentoring) and learn proper alignment and technique of all the acroyoga postures.

Teachers: Tatjana t’Felt, Cecilie Hylten- Cavallius & Marie Marecaux.

Dates: 11-12-13 august. 8am-4pm

Location: Christianshavns Idrætsklub, Bådsmandsstræde 20, 1407 Copenhagen 

The training is a collaboration with CIK, Christianhavns Idrætsklub.

PRICING

Teacher training 2022   Whole training package €1,150.00

Training is conducted over four modules, two online modules and two onsite modules. You can register for the hole teacher training or for a single module.

Module 1 online classes €250.00

Module 2 online classes €250.00

Module 3 €400.00

In order to become a certified Family Acroyoga teacher you have to attend all four modules.

SCHOLARSHIP

There are scholarships available for low-income students, applications are open now in April 2022.  price for the scholarships is €700.

First register for Teacher Training, then  apply for the scholarship.

Apply for the scholarship here

To become a certified Family Acroyoga you have to take all 4 modules. Course material is included. Food and accommodation are not included in the cost. 

Study load: 80 Hours (includes contact hours, practice, homework and exercises)

Online training: This allows people to commit to the training and also gives leeway in these uncertain times regarding freedom of movement and travel. COVID: If you cannot come to the onsite module, we will provide an online version, and you will do your examination online.

WHO IS THE FAMILY ACROYOGA TRAINING DESIGNED FOR?

In an 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 teaching 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.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 1 year of AcroYoga practice: Able to base and fly a stable free star comfortably, foot to hand, ninja star and 4-step.

A minimum of 1-year yoga practice.

A minimum of 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 2022 here. Send your application now. There are limited spots.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Tatjana t’Felt

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 Copenhagen. Tatjana did a study on acroyoga as a pedagogical tool in the work with children and youth. Read the study here.

Cecilie Hyltén-Cavallius

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. Cecilie now has a beautiful retreat center Kvarnen in Sweden together with Finn Nørkjær. Read about Kvarnen here.

TEACHERS ON THE ONLINE MODULE:

Esther Hertog

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, Mireia and Cecilie to create a Family AcroYoga teacher-training course and Family AcroYoga manual.

Deven Sisler

Deven has been teaching yoga to adults and children since 2005, and AcroYoga since 2007. These key pieces of mastery coupled with her background in theater, art, and circus collaborate to create an embodied teaching practice for those who want to share Kids Yoga and Family AcroYoga for others.

​She has studied with masters of their craft including Janet Stone, Jenny Sauer-Klein, Jason & Chelsey Magness, Lux, among others. She is continuously learning, growing and evolving her dedication to self-practice and exploration. In 2005, she finished writing her Children’s Yoga Teacher Training manual and built the curricula recognized by the Yoga Alliance that trains Kids Yoga & Family AcroYoga Teachers with exemplary skillfulness and a focus on social justice and inclusivity.

​Deven has worked with and welcomes parents, grandparents, current yoga teachers, educators, counselors, caregivers, therapists and anyone who wants to share the practice of yoga with children. To teach the children well in these modern, changing times is her focus and her hope is to support the next generation with tools that build self-awareness, confidence, comfort and strength. Read more about Deven here.

Mireia Castellsagué

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. Read more about Mireia and her amazing center OMSHANTI here.

CONTACT INFO

Questions about the training and the requirements, please contact: familyacroyoga@gmail.com 

For questions about payment and billing please contact bu@akroyoga.dk .

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

If you cancel within less than 2 months the deposit will be non-refundable and may not be used for further training.

ACCOMENDATION IN COPENHAGEN

Here you can find a list of possible accommendations in Copenhagen.

COVID-19

The current travel restrictions, COVID-19 test and everyday precautions are;

General rules for test and self-isolation upon entry

If you are vaccinated or previously infected:

  • There are no travel restrictions when entering Denmark.

If you are not vaccinated or previously infected:

  • There are no travel restrictions if you enter from EU or Schengen countries .
  • If you enter from a country outside EU and Schengen, you must take a test at a test centre within 24 hours upon entry (self-tests are not valid for this purpose). (updated 27th of marts 2022)

At all times we will follow government regulations and advice. You can read the newest regulations here.

In case we need to cancel the TT due to COVID regulations, we will plan new dates for the TT. We will ask you to use your deposit for the new dates or, if you can not participate on the new dates, we will refund the deposit back to you. Closer to the TT dates we will let all participants know what COVID precautions  we must take.