Here are some of the teachers from past festivals:
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.
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.
Aya is the founder of Vancouver Acro Festival! Her passion has been in the circus for years. In circus school she specialized in aerial silks and partner acrobatics. She also studied Yoga in India and found AcroYoga a beautiful mélange of her two worlds.
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.
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.
Ellio Blox has nourished a lifelong fascination for peering over edges and discovering footholds in the unlikeliest of places. A full-time world-traveling teacher with his company Blox Acrobatics, he offers highly intelligent teaching and a deep bag of tricks.
Danya is the co-founded the Acro SuperHeroes and the Canadian Acro Intensive and founded both FemPower Acro and the SuperHero Circus Academy: Partner Acrobatics with a Social Justice Conscience. She is a full-time acroyoga instructor and has taught in over 100 communities in 7 different countries.
Courtney sees acroyoga as a way to connect with others and to spread playfulness and self confidence through body awareness. She loves the sense of community and connection that can be found all over the world.
A teaching team since 1982, this senior married couple connects the dots between mind, body, breath and relationships. It is the sharing of self that touches the student’s heart, and the power of teaching is the ability to share the inner and outer body experience with their students.
Heidi practices highlining, contact improvisation and hand-to-hand, and these disciplines continually inform hey AcroYoga teaching and creation. Over the past 7 years, She has worked closely with Jill Campbell and Acroyoga Montréal, developing an innovative repertoire where they explore role-switching, durational flows, counterbalances and creative basing positions.
Acroyoga shapes Jill’s life, and life shapes her Acroyoga practice. Through her work with AcroYoga Montreal, it has always been apparent to her that the practice belongs to each and every one of us. She loves to share stuff that works for her, and observe and relish in what works for you. Joy and focus are fundamental to her teaching and practice.
Aaron Levy is a life long adventurer with a serious passion for the Circus Arts. He started studying circus, gymnastics, and acrobatics 9 years ago and found AcroYoga in 2011. He loves how Acro builds trust and connection between people as well as helping everyone remember how it feels to laugh like a kid again. Aaron has a passion for unique shapes, asymmetrical poses, and tippy counterbalances.
A blend of Acroyoga Montreal & Acro Revolution, Smiley Om believes in creating a strong acroyoga community through laughter, connection, sharing and play. We teach classes and workshops on Acroyoga and also perform as an acrobatic duo. We play around the city of Ottawa and are known by our colourful and matching outfits.
Following many years of martial arts practice, Mathieu started exploring a wide variety of sports and disciplines including parkour, dragonboat, climbing and hand balancing. Discovering the numerous benefits of Acroyoga, he quickly made it a main regular practice.
Mireille first evolved into the world of classical dance and then expanded her field of expertise to the circus arts, especially contortion. Her artistic activities led her to explore singing, rhythmic gymnastics, improvisational theater, hand-to-hand and choreography. Mireille is also a acro-yoga teacher since 2013.
Robert’s journey to yoga began in 2007 when he wanted to heal various injuries and increase flexibility while training in martial arts. A semi-regular practice became a regular practice after martial arts injuries became too frequent. While looking for a more challenging practice he was introduced to AcroYoga in 2010.
Mel Sirois graduated from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, thereby accrediting her as a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA). She has been dancing and acting for over 20 years, and has performed in various theater and film productions in Montreal and New York City.
Andréann Duquet is an Acroyoga Montreal, Vancity Acro and Mastermind J and C certified Acroyoga teacher who is passionate about creative process, flows and testing the balance. After visiting and teaching in many communities around the world, she is all about sharing her discoveries, experiences and knowledge.
Francis has been passionate by movement for many years now. Certified teacher by Acroyoga Montreal, massage therapist and specialized educator, he began his movement exploration at a young age with the practice of breakdancing. With his dedication and willingness to share his creativity, he wishes first and foremost to foster an environment of self-exploration through movement and community sharing.
Byron has been making movement improvement in himself and others a common theme in his life for the last few years. Whether it’s through bodywork to improve mobility in clients, cooperative AcroYoga play, or self-expression through flow arts and dance, he strives to add grace and ease to each movement.
Joey is passionate about movement in all its forms. Whether jiu jitsu, dance, climbing, or yoga, he is always looking to learn new things. He completed his yoga teacher training before discovering the wonders of Acroyoga. With a Bachelor of Physical Education from McGill and a Masters of Education from the University of Ottawa, Joey teaches movement and healthy living at Vanier College.
Etienne has always loved teaching others about things he is passionate about. After coaching gymnastics and cheerleading for 4 years, he discovered Acro-Yoga and now enjoys a much more calm and relaxed practice, with a vibrant, passionate and beautiful community. Etienne loves challenging himself and others, and is constantly trying to push his Acro-Yoga practice to the next level.
Jaime started practicing yoga seriously in 2014. She began with the practice of Acroyoga, which appealed to her fitness-loving side. Since then, she has fallen in love with all aspects of all kinds of yoga. She completed her 250hr teacher training at Luna Yoga and her 100hr Acroyoga Montreal Teacher Training Level 1. Yoga quickly moved from a fun pastime to plan A in Jaime’s life and she hopes to share this love and excitement with all who take part in her classes!
A practitioner and teacher of both yoga and Acroyoga, Anna has made her mission to share her passion on and off the mat, with focuses on community, kindness and joy. Through working together with others and tapping into our own inner strength, she believes that yoga is an incredibly powerful practice that can provide healing, growth and happiness. Anna received her 250hr teacher certification from Luna Yoga and her Acrovinyasa certification from YogaBeyond.
Vanessa was born in NYC to parents from Colombia and Chile and lived in Brazil for several years. She is a lawyer who practices yoga and acroyoga, and is the co-founder of Projeto Ananda and the AcroYoga Festival do Brasil. She is certified to teach acroyoga since 2015, holding certifications from AcroYoga International and Acroyoga Montreal.
Sonia grew up in the world of artistic gymnastics. She first studied contemporary dance and then completed a physiotherapy course. Passionate about biomecanics, she combines her knowledge of movement and anatomy to enter the world of Acroyoga. She immediately fell in love with that new artform and completed her Montreal teacher training in 2016.
Jean-François works with balance and concentration to improve and perfect his multiple passions. He juggles with AcroYoga, slackline/highline, meditation and mechanical engineering. His engineering background allows him to approach AcroYoga and balancing activities through a pragmatic point of view.
Acroyoga was introduced to Sabrina naturally while traveling on the opposite side of the globe. Since this encounter, she conceives space and time from a different perspective. Her heart increasingly beats to movement, interactions and to expressing her enthusiasm towards the practice. She is looking forward to sharing what she knows with others and simultaneously learn from them too.