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ZSUZSANNA BELENYESSY – Brussels, Belgium

ZSUZSANNA BELENYESSY – Brussels, Belgium

Human right lawyer during the day, Zsuzsanna teaches ashtanga yoga, acroyoga, and AY fit (acrobatic fitness) here and there, for free and for fun. Initially, she came to acroyoga, like most people,  for the coolness factor. Like others, she stayed for the substance. Learning partner acrobatics builds confidence, but also strengthens communications skills and trust in others. It is as much of a practice for the hearts and minds as it if for the physical body.  Practising yoga connects you with yourself and the universe. But acroyoga does something else, too. It also connects you to other people in a profound yet fun and entertaining way. It creates a community.

Email: zsuzsannabelenyessy@hotmail.com

ASTRID GALLIOT – Brussels, Belgium

ASTRID GALLIOT – Brussels, Belgium

An educational social worker in the field of ecological alternatives, Astrid is also a mother and has been practising Family Acroyoga with her daughter since 2013. Certified Family Acroyoga teacher since 2017. Astrid is based in Brussels. Read more about Astrid’s classes here:

Email: astrid.galliot@lephemere.xyz

CECILIE HYLTEN-CAVALLIUS – Copenhagen, Denmark

CECILIE HYLTEN-CAVALLIUS – Copenhagen, Denmark

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. 

Website: boernogbalance.dk

ELENA GIOSEFFI aka ELE NINA – Italy

ELENA GIOSEFFI aka ELE NINA – Italy

I am a certified partner acrobatics teacher and I simply love acroyoga. I find that it is the perfect combination of strenght, balance, flexibility, fun, trust, relationship. Since I am a mum, I always enjoyed practicing acroyoga with my daughter and I find that practicing together with my child creates unique moments of connection and playfulness between us. So I wish all parents to discover this connection! I love nature, yoga (I am also a power yoga teacher), music, singing, playing, simple things and big connections. I am available for workshops in English, Italian, and Spanish. I am based in northern Italy but I am available to move for workshops and retreats.

Email: elena.gioseffi@gmail.com

ELLEN LE COMPTE – Belgium, Antwerpen

ELLEN LE COMPTE – Belgium, Antwerpen

My name is Ellen and I’m a real adventurer with loads of energy. I started gymnastics when I was three. I discovered the kick of wave surfing in Bali, rock climbing in Canada and wandered around the globe during my travels for a few years before I rediscovered the fun and beauty of flying. After immersing myself in the practice of acro yoga and acrobatics, I felt the urge to pass on the acro spirit. And what’s a better audience than a bunch of happy kids and their parents, eager to fly and enjoy those amazing moments.

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Email: flyingfrogsacro@gmail.com

ESTHER HERTOG – Amsterdam, Netherlands

ESTHER HERTOG – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Esther loves teaching AcroYoga, Vinyasa Yoga, kids yoga and Family AcroYoga. Since a young age Esther worked with children in different settings with great pleasure. For 15 years she has practiced AcroYoga and acrobatics. In 2010 she got certified as a Vinyasa Yoga and AcroYoga teacher and in 2017 as a kids yoga teacher. She always strived to teach AcroYoga to families and was one of the first in the world to do so. Esther’s aim with Family Acroyoga is to enhance bonding and playfulness and make AcroYoga accessible for everyone; for small and big, young and old. Esther believes that everyone can fly! 

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Email: esther@acroyoga.org

 

GRÉGORY THIRION – Brussels, Belgium

GRÉGORY THIRION – Brussels, Belgium

Previously athlete (6 years: javelin, decathlon) and swimmer (10 years), and in between Wing Chun and Goshin Jutsu practice, he discovered AcroYoga in 2015 taken by a friend. It was his first contact with the “AcroWorld” where he met his main teacher Tatjana. He’s now co-teacher with Marie Marecaux at the Circus School (Leuven) as well as teaching in several classes and workshops in Brussels. Gregory has founded the AcroYoga Summer Festival Belgium together with Marie and Tatjana.

Email: gregorythirion@gmail.com

HÉLÈNE TABELLION – New Caladonia

HÉLÈNE TABELLION – New Caladonia

After the circus, AcroYoga has become my favourite activity for many years. My goal is to create an atmosphere where parents and children feel free to express their joy, to develop trust in one another and to share a funny moment! Hélène lives in Nouméa, New Caledonia

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Email: H-H67@hotmail.fr

ILSE GRIETEN – Evergem, Belgium

ILSE GRIETEN – Evergem, Belgium

I’m a passionate yogi and love to share my passion with others. Teaching kids, adults and family’s the benefits of yoga, guiding them into relaxation and help them grow towards their full potential is what makes me happy.

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ÍNGRID TERRICABRAS – Barcelona

ÍNGRID TERRICABRAS – Barcelona

Based in Barcelona and as an Early Childhood Education teacher, Íngrid has been passionate about the Art of Education for ten years now. After discovering Yoga six years ago and Acroyoga few years later, she found out the importance of the balance between the “day by day” schedule and the urgent need to rediscover our inner child and take the time with the ones we love. Due to that, she decided to become an Acroyoga for Families teacher and later on this year, head to India to become a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher.

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IRIS MARTINEZ – Eindhoven, Netherlands

IRIS MARTINEZ – Eindhoven, Netherlands

Iris Martinez is a certified AcroYoga teacher as well as a certified Family AcroYoga teacher. See offer workshops for adults and children, as well at festivals. Iris lives in Eindhoven, Holland.

JANA VANHEES – Ibiza, Spain

JANA VANHEES – Ibiza, Spain

Jana is a certified Hatha Yoga and Yoga for Kids teacher. She is also a certified Montessori teacher. Her love for kids and passion for body movement is the core of her classes. She has been teaching aerobics and dance, later she naturally added yoga classes. Jana is based in Ibiza, Spain where she teaches Kids and Family Yoga, Family Acroyoga and Yoga for adults.

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JENS DUBE – Berlin Germany

JENS DUBE – Berlin Germany

Jens Dube – is a Physiotherapist and Thaimassage Teacher based in Berlin.
Being severely injured in 2014 and unable to walk without Pain i started moving with my Newborn Son. I rediscovered rolling / crawling / squatting and all those Things you do as a Kid with no Effort. It has been a rewarding Surprise that i regained my Ability to walk without Pain and it had been beneficial for the both of Us. So i took the Saying:“ Its pointless to educate Children, they imitate us anyway literally and started to have a Daily physical Interaction with my Sons.

JÉRÉMY STAGNO – Belgium

JÉRÉMY STAGNO – Belgium

A true jack of all trades, I put passion, heart and commitment into what I undertake. Initiated into Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in India, I also turned to other forms of Yoga. I want to connect children with their parents by favouring the acroyoga family. The different supports used will be games, balances, counterbalances and so on. All this combined with the benefits of yoga and its breathing. Let’s develop trust and communication inside and outside the family.

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JOE RUBINSTEIN – Tel Aviv, Israel

JOE RUBINSTEIN – Tel Aviv, Israel

Joe, originally from the states, is currently living and teaching acro in Tel Aviv, Israel. He teaches both acro from adults and for families with a strong emphasis on communication, technique, and, of course, having fun! Joe gives advanced Icarian workshops in Israel and abroad.

JULIA DELAVIER – Corsica, France

JULIA DELAVIER – Corsica, France

As a Yoga kids teacher , I m so glad I met the Family AcroYoga . It brings a new dimension to my kids/parents class , with full love and full joy . Let’s spread out the family AcroYoga trough all Corsica!

LIESBET & LAURIE LILAYOGA – Antwerp & Mechelen, Belgium

LIESBET & LAURIE LILAYOGA – Antwerp & Mechelen, Belgium

Liesbet and Laurie’s classes are a great mix of yoga, acrobatics, relaxation, music and some monkey business. An excellent way to connect, play, explore and have fun together!

MARIE MARÉCAUX – Perpignan, France

MARIE MARÉCAUX – Perpignan, France

After practising gymnastics for several years, Marie discovered AcroYoga 3 years ago in France, where she is from. She felt immediate passionate about this practice and she kept since her first ‘’front bird’’ the same enthusiasm to share with others through it !! She was based in Brussels for 3 years, where she gave regular classes and workshops with  Tatjana t’Felt. She is a Yoga Vinyasa Teacher (200h with Yoga Alliance) and Acroyoga Teacher (Montreal training). Marie now lives in Perpignan. She is now co-organising the AcroYoga Spring Festival and the Acroyoga Summer Festival Belgium.

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Email: m.marecaux@hotmail.fr

MIREIA CASTELLSAGUÉ – Barcelona, Spain

MIREIA CASTELLSAGUÉ – Barcelona, Spain

Started practicing yoga when she was 21. Has been teaching kids and adults since 2006. She is a special education teacher and waldorf kindergarten 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. Mireia is teaching and organising retreats in OM SHANTI.

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NATALKA SKRYABINA – Kiev, Ukraine

NATALKA SKRYABINA – Kiev, Ukraine

Nataliya lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. Around 15 years she teach pantomime in Kyiv Circus Academy, and recently become really passionate about acroyoga. Family acroyoga for her is a way to make strong connection between generations and make this world brighter and happier!

Email: tantalla7@gmail.com

SANDRA DE SAN JOSÉ VAN HOOF – Madrid, Spain

SANDRA DE SAN JOSÉ VAN HOOF – Madrid, Spain

Sandra is a certified Yoga and AcroYoga Teacher. She lived few years in Australia and traveled around Asia for a year where she did several trainings in thai massage, wuo tai, acroyoga immersions and vipassana. Once she came back to Madrid, she started to get interested in working with kids and families. She got certified in kids yoga with the school Om Shree Om and did other small trainings in mums and babies yoga and story telling for kids yoga. To have a child of her own gave her the connexion to kid’s world as she has to connect to her inner child every day. She is working in Madrid doing workshops and retreats for families and adults. Her aim is to spread the magic of AcroYoga to bring awareness, connexion and joy to kids and their families.

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TATJANA T’FELT – Copenhagen, Denmark

TATJANA T’FELT – Copenhagen, Denmark

Tatjana loves AcroYoga and she loves kids and families. So this is the combination that made her develop Family AcroYoga. Tatjana is a certified AcroYoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga, movements and dance for many years. Becoming a mother, she devoted her classes and interest to kids. She has been teaching kids and parents classes in capoeira and gymnastics. Tatjana actually lives and teaches in Copenhagen, Denmark. She founded the Acroyoga Summer Festival Belgium together with her acro partners Marie and Gregory. She is also a social worker and worked in Tåstrupgård for several years with the empowerment of the youth. In 2019 she created the Acroyoga social inclusion teacher training together with Oliver Chamorro and an amazing team. Together they now develop how to use Acroyoga as a tool for social inclusion in the Acroyoga for ALL project.

Websites: Acroyoga Summer Festival Belgium
Acroyoga for ALL
Acroyoga for Children and Youth Denmark

 

VALÉRIE PAQUET – Belgium

VALÉRIE PAQUET – Belgium

My name is Valérie and I love to move (professional gymnastics as a kid, contemporary dance, yoga, climbing, ecstatic dance, physical theater)! Since I discovered Acroyoga, I can’t get enough of it and I rediscovered what I missed for so many years: the acrobatic part in movement. I love the connection, trust, feeling of community, challenge and humor when I practice Acroyoga. As a family Acroyoga teacher, I would love to see connection, fun and trust growing in a playful way! As I enjoy telling invented stories, I use this passion to take families on a journey full of magic!

Email: valerie_paquet@hotmail.com

VALARIE VERHULST – Antwerp, Belgium

VALARIE VERHULST – Antwerp, Belgium

Valerie started acrogym when she was a kid and she discovered acroyoga in 2017 in Antwerp, where she lives. She believes that via acroyoga and via music and dancing as well, you can create a beautiful connection between the parent and the child. In her job as a physician, she experiences that the way of life as an (acro)yogi has a positive influence on the general health of a person, both physical and emotional.

Email: verhulst_valerie@hotmail.com

VIRGINIE DENOZ – Brussels, Belgium

VIRGINIE DENOZ – Brussels, Belgium

Previously teacher, I also did gymnastic, theater and massages as hobbies. I discovered acroyoga in 2017 which I immediately wanted to transmit so I succeed the family acroyoga teacher training in 2018. I’m also certified in yoga for kids.

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WIEBE DE RIDDER – Rotterdam, Netherlands

WIEBE DE RIDDER – Rotterdam, Netherlands

De Rode Ridders Family Acroyoga. Workshops: on a regular basis in Rotterdam, elsewhere on request. Family Acroyoga classes at Villa Yoga Rotterdam.