June 12th - 18th, 2023

Join us for 7 days of practice and play!

Apply to TEACH in 2023

Teaching applications close Mar. 1, 2023

Apply to VOLUNTEER in 2023

Volunteer applications close May 1, 2023

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!

Check out the Teachers from Past Years

Miles Kroeker

Miles Kroeker has dedicated his life to exploring the subtle details that provide a depth of connection with the people and situations we interact with. He is a movement coach, dancer, acro-yogi, chef and massage therapist. Most recently he has started to train in contemporary, ballet and jazz to smooth out the fluidity of partner interaction and personal movement.

Christine Moonbeam

Christine is co-founder of LIFT School of Acrobatics, Coach at Pitch Catch Circus, a 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.

Taylor & Veronique Zork

Taylor and Veronique have been teaching together for four years and founded High Vibe Acro after spending time traveling the globe gathering inspiration from diverse communities they connected with along the way. After searching far and wide, they have settled down in Dominical, Costa Rica to offer workshops and retreats and to continue to further their practice.

Valtteri Rantala

Valtteri is an adventurer in Acro and life. He has learned from awesome teachers around the world and is always excited to share his knowledge and learn more. As a teacher, Valtteri likes to connect the unconnected, create funky flows and make that hand2hand skill next level.

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!

I loved the passion of the teachers and the variety of the sessions offered. The warm ups were always fun, grounding and energizing and there was ample opportunity to work with many different people on many different skills.

Thanks for organizing such an incredible event! I learned so much and met some amazing people.

Diana McLaren-Kennedy

Participant , Quebec

Sunny Espace 215 studio did not give the impression of a full weekend stuck indoors, good quality of teachers who are attentive to participant questions and progression, good size of group for the space, good schedule structure, running reasonably on time, lots of smiles

Having a better idea of what each class is about ahead of time instead of the 30 seconds before the class in order to reflect on what we are most interested in and able to do, I felt rushed to pick without having a clear idea of the content. Coordination of content of classes - for example lots of Crocs in 4 different classes, intro to hand to hand given after progression to standing hand to hand (the skills learned in the 2nd would have been useful for the 1st class)

Thank you for the wonderful weekend!

Joelle Seguin

Participants, France

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

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

In 2019, I had the pleasure of teaching a class to beginners and it was such a great teaching experience that I would like to teach again as often as they’ll let me....haha. Come to VIVAand see for yourself!

I’ll see you there.

Vanessa Flores

Participant / Instructor, USA and Brazil

VIVA is *the* annual acroyoga event/gathering in Montreal, drawing talent from all over the world and offering a variety of inspiring workshops to any skill level.

Community values are directed towards consent, inclusiveness and playfulness, helping to 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

We want to be a living example of a safe and supportive community. The festival is built on this cohesive 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

Inclusivity

Empowerment

Creativity

Safety

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Communication

Ready to become part of our community?