I had a wonderful time! Everyone was so welcoming, I genuinely enjoyed every single group I was part of. I loved everyone’s enthusiasm for participating in any and all roles. The classes were fun, creative and inspiring. I loved the daylongs and getting to spend prolonged time working with people. The space was wonderful. I liked that the classes were in separate studios because it helped create a container and minimize distractions. The acrochats were thoughtful and informative
I felt safe and included in the community. I loved the warm-ups in the morning, they put us all “on the same page”, reminding us that we were not there to take each other seriously or achieve skills, but to play and connect together.
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.
Thank you for the wonderful weekend!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
“Vivacroyoga was the most fun and intensive weekend-long training I’ve done to date! It was more physically demanding than I could have imagined, and it brought the most fun and talented teachers and students together! I came as an outsider to Montreal and was quickly and warmly welcomed in. I flew in early to do this training before the Acroyoga Montreal Teacher Training, and I’m so grateful I did so. It set me up for success and made me feel included in Montreal in ways I wasn’t expecting. Whenever my travels allow, I’ll definitely be coming back as often as I can!”
“Vivcroyoga was one of the most educational Acroyoga intensives I have ever attended. The classes were challenging and pushed me to that sweet spot between my strengths and just outside my comfort zone where I could flow — which lead to a lot of growth in just a few days. The best parts were the Acroyoga practitioners and teachers at the festival. I do not live in Canada full-time so it was a treat to meet so many dedicated practitioners who want to explore the creative possibilities of Acroyoga.”
“We had a great experience teaching at Vivacroyoga! It was a melting pot of teachers, communities, and influences. The students were enthusiastic and supportive while working in their groups. There was great variety in the themes of the classes; we’ve never been to another event that has boasted so much creativity and diversity. What a wonderful way to enhance and encourage the larger acro community. We were honored to be a part of it – long live Vivacroyoga!”
Last year I volunteered at the Vivacroyoga Festival and got to practice, exchange and learn
with an amazing group of people all weekend long! It was fun to gather with the
Montreal AcroYoga folks and also get to meet the other AcroYoga communities coming from
different places around Canada and the world. Not only are the festival teachers solid and skilled, they are also strong pillars in their respective AcroYoga communities. Vivacroyoga is a safe, bilingual space to learn, make mistakes, play, laugh and connect with others. I’m looking forward to participating again in the future.
I had a great time last year during my first Vivacroyoga adventure. Jill Campbell, the event organizer, did a phenomenal job of providing a star lineup of teachers at a convenient and lovely location in Montreal. I found the material covered was fun yet challenging for AcroYogis of all different backgrounds and skill levels.The three days I spent at the festival transformed my AcroYoga practice through the use of thoughtful movement, innovative poses, and inspiring games & activities. Granted the best part of it all was the sense of community and trust cultivated throughout the event. I was truly happy to have made so many likeminded friends. I thoroughly look forward to going back!