June 10th - 17th, 2024

Save the dates and join us for 8 days of practice and play!
SUPER TICKET SALE

2024 TEACHER

Teacher applications CLOSED

2024 SUPER TICKETS

On sale as of March 1st, 2024.

2024 VOLUNTEER

Volunteer applications OPEN now!

Train

Training VIVA-style means working techniques from a variety of AcroYoga and Acro lineages and practices. It means preparing the body, drilling skills, using smart progressions, hitting peak skills with confidence, and cooling and caring for the body.

That’s just the physical…

Training VIVA-style also means communicating clearly and honestly with your partners, creating and upholding a safe practice environment, and challenging yourself to simply be a better human. That’s a lot. This is big. Come try.

Connect

This is a boutique event, which means we have a limited number of participants. That means you get time with people, real time, to talk, practice, giggle and develop REALationships.

Each class and workshop has a humanities theme, a concept to be explored that helps us be better acroyogis above and beyond our physical skills. Inclusive languaging, consent and reciprocity are some examples of past skills woven into classes.

Communal eating spaces and a cozy venue, as well as Acrochats at lunch breaks help bring us closer.

Play

We encourage our teachers to give tons of time for participants to practice skills and have fun. Giggles are encouraged, experimentation and creative process too, and of course… all the jamming. Montreal’s jams are some of the best in the world.

Come experience nightly jams in public parks throughout the festival. There will also be a space for jamming on lunch breaks on the main festival days.

The Saturday Night VIVAFlow talent show and dance party is another way we play. Last year’s show was beyond incredible and everyone was involved!

VIVAcroyoga 2023’s Daylong Teachers

Millissa & Devon - VANCOUVER

Flow State L-basing and Transitions

Millissa and Devon have been working and creating together for the past 6 years. It is the love of Acro and the connection it brings that keeps them. It  is rooted in the self expression and the creativity it fosters in all AcroYogis, from beginner to advanced. For Millissa + Devon,, the cherry on top is the strength and delicacy required in this beautiful and creative practice. 

Kimo & Bryan - DETROIT

Dance Lifts & Role Switching

Kimo Frederiksen is a human of many talents. Such talents range from the expert coffee maker, master of sass, and something that has been coined only as a “Fart Machine.” In addition to the aforementioned talents, Kimo is one of the kindest, most inclusive, and most passionate people you will ever meet. 

Ariel & Liz - SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND

Standing Partner Acrobatics

Liz and Ariel began their acrobatics partnership in 2009; dare we say it was love at first flight? They have trained extensively with world-renowned coaches over their years of practice and have been teaching together since 2011 in the Bay Area and in festivals throughout the US. In 2017 they founded Precision Acrobatics to share their teaching in a more structured format.

Micah & Christine - ASHEVILLE

Standing partner Acrobatics

Christine co-founded LIFT School of Acrobatics, is a Coach at Pitch Catch Circus, and an RYT 200 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Iowa. She began studying dance & tumbling and teaching at an early age and competed throughout the country in all disciplines earning numerous accolades & awards.

Jill & Heidi - MONTREAL

Creative Flows, Role Changes

Jill Campbell and Heidi Blais are integral members of AcroYoga Montreal and have been co-teaching annual AYMTL teacher trainings since 2011 and 2012 respectively. They love to guide practitioners into experiences of alignment, ease, balance and creativity. Grounded in practicality, filled with humour, and technically meticulous, their teachings emphasize human connection for a life-long practice.

Become part of our community

 

There is a unique community here in Montreal, we are talented, creative, and kind. VIVAcroyoga is a place where we come together and open our beloved family to the rest of the world.

Come experience how we push our physical abilities in safe, conscious ways. Come lift each other up and support a communal evolution that uses skills and drills as a medium for personal elevation. Come for the festival, stay for the friends.

VIVAcroyoga is more than a festival, it is an experience in human connection and play. You are part of it!

Every time I come back from VIVA, I'm inspired not only in my practice but in my whole being. The vibe of the Montreal community is so warm, beautiful and contagious! The people are warm, versatile, humble and welcoming! You can feel the true values of Acroyoga embedded in their practice, and it's refreshing to play and share with them!

A well-organized festival, with quality workshops and renowned teachers, that will undoubtedly take your practice further. I'm privileged to be part of this wonderful team!

Andréann Duquet

Participant / Instructor, Quebec

If you like Acroyoga festivals, VIVAcroyoga has to be on your list!

VIVAcroyoga is a week-long gathering of Acroyogis from across Canada and around the world. This event gives you a great view of the different communities and styles of AcroYoga.

Creativity, expression, conviviality and expertise are the words that define for us the quality of the workshops and speakers at the festival. In addition to the quality of the speakers, the organizing team does a great job of focusing on the values of communication, consent and safety in practice. You can also join the team and contribute your energy, as they have some volunteer places available.

So when you come from abroad, you can meet and make great connections with great practitioners with a diverse and fun practice. It's with inclusion, affection and sensitivity that you'll be welcomed into the festival and the community in Montreal.

Frantz Godet and Rachel Tomé

Participants / Volunteers, France

VIVA is a really interesting festival environment. It feels small and intimate because of the studio where most of the festival activities take place. Yet it feels big and expansive because the beautiful city of Montreal is the backdrop with some incredible classes and jams taking place in the park near the studio.

As for the classes, there are fun and challenging classes for all levels and it seems that the most amazing acroyoga teachers are all at this festival, teaching and taking classes. And I don't mean the most amazing in terms of skill, I mean they're the best kind of human - kind, encouraging, supportive and badass. And the students are just as incredible!

In 2019, I had the pleasure of teaching a class to beginners and it was such a great teaching experience that I'd love to teach again as often as they'll let me....haha. Come to VIVA and see for yourself! I'll see you there.

Vanessa Flores

Participant / Instructor, United States and Brasil

VIVA is Montreal's annual acroyoga event, attracting talent from around the world and offering a variety of inspiring workshops at all skill levels.

The community's values are oriented towards consent, inclusion and play, which helps create an uplifting and heartwarming experience.

I love this event and am grateful to be a part of it!

Byron Hardie

Instructor, Montreal

Our Mission

VIVAcroyoga strives to be a safer, supportive, and welcoming community. The festival is built by and for a cohesive and diverse group of people. Our VIVAvalues help remind us of the kind of community we work to be everyday, every practice, every interaction. This is who we are:

Physical Practice

Diversity

Empowerment

Creativity

Safety

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Communication

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