Bend OR | 21-26 September 2020 | with Deven Sisler and Esther Hertog.

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

OUR VISION:
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.

THE 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.

FACILITATING TEAM:
Esther Hertog (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) www.flyingacroyogi.com
Deven Sisler (Bend, OR, USA) http://www.yamiyogi.com/
Laura Zeigler
Kelli Mea