The next European teacher training will take place in Amsterdam the 18th – 23th of October 2021.

The extensive 6-day non residential Family AcroYoga teacher-training program combines pedagogical knowledge with practical training methods:

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 are aware that family acrobatics, family circus, family gymnastics is a practice that naturally arises all over the world for many years already. 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, advertise each other and keep developing this beautiful practice together. 
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.

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.

PROGRAM:

I) Philosophy
Vision of Family AcroYoga
AcroYoga History
Yoga Philosophy
Massage principles

II) Pedagogy
Physical Development
Stages of the being
Guidelines for each age group

III) Techniques applied to Family AcroYoga classes
Yoga & Partner Yoga
Games
AcroYoga positions for each age group
Massage
Mantras & Songs
Circle Ceremony

IV) Methodology
Structuring a Class
Communication
Limits
Balance between teaching the kids and teaching the adults

V) Class example & Creativity
Progressions & Layering
Storytelling & Sequencing
Class examples
Templates

VI) Let’s get started!
Types of classes & Workshops
Marketing strategies
Networking

VII) Teaching in a Festival
Preparing a Family AcroYoga Festival
Teaching classes in the festival
Feedback and evaluation of the classes and festival

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:
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

DATES:
Mon 18 – sat 23 October 2021 (a total of 51 hours)

LOCATION: 
Circus werkplaats Boost Marcusstraat 48, 1091 TK Amsterdam

PRICE:  
€725.00 excluding 21% VAT

SCHOLARSHIP:
There are scholarships available for low-income students, application will open in June 1st 2021.
Results will be published and sent by email on August 10th. To Apply register first to the Teacher Training afterwards apply for the scholarship.
€475.00 excluding 21% VAT

ABOUT THE TEACHERS (press links)
Esther Hertog (Amsterdam), Tatjana t’Felt (Copenhagen), Cecilie Hyltén-Cavallius (Copenhagen)

CONTACT INFO:
familyacroyoga@gmail.com
www.familyacroyoga.com

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 with less than 2 months the deposit will be non-refundable and may not be used for further trainings.