Familie AcroYoga (NL)

Familie AcroYoga richt zich op de verbinding tussen ouder en kind. Door samen te bewegen, spelen en mediteren, ontstaat er een hechte band waarbij plezier net zo belangrijk is als rust zoeken en zorgen voor elkaar.

In de verschillende Familie AcroYoga workshops die ik heb ontwikkelt, gaan we strekken, masseren en leer je veilig vliegen! Zo creëren we op een speelse manier saamhorigheid en vertrouwen. Er zijn workshops voor kinderen van 4 tot 6 en voor kinderen van 7 tot 11 jaar.

Al vanaf 1997 werk ik met veel plezier met kinderen. Het was voor mij een natuurlijke ontwikkeling om daarom, als een van de eersten in de wereld, AcroYoga workshops te creëren voor ouders en kinderen. Inmiddels ben ik samen met twee fantastische docenten, Tatjana t’Felt (Brussel/Kopenhagen) en Mireia Castellsague (Barcelona), een Familie AcroYoga docentenopleiding aan het samenstellen om ook anderen op te leiden tot Family AcroYoga  docent (scroll naar beneden voor meer info).


AcroYoga Family (EN)

Family AcroYoga is all about the connection between parents and their kids. By playing, moving and meditating together we strengthen the bond, in which having fun is just as important as relaxing and taking good care of each other.

In the different family AcroYoga workshops that I developed we stretch, massage each other and learn to fly safely! We build on trust and harmony in a playful atmosphere. There are workshops for kids between 4 and 6 and for kids between 7 and 11 years old.

I have been teaching children since 1997 with great pleasure. When I became a certified AcroYoga teacher in 2010, it was a natural development to start teaching AcroYoga to parents and kids. I was one of the first in the world to do so. At the moment I am creating, together with great teachers, Tatjana t’Felt (Brussels/Copenhagen) en Mireia Castellsague (Barcelona), an Family AcroYoga teacher training (scroll down for more info).



ONLINE Family AcroYoga classes
at Ekhart Yoga 

Miki, my nephew, and I recorded in one day FOUR Family AcroYoga workshops for Ekhart Yoga!
You can find all the classes online HERE
* For Ekhart Yoga members.
* Taught in English


Family AcroYoga Teacher Training II
Tuesday 29th of May to Sunday 3th of June 2018

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

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.

1. Philosophy: Acroyoga history. Yoga Philosophy. Massage Principles
2. Pedagogy: Physical Development. Stages of the being. Guidelines for each age group
3. Techniques applied to Family AcroYoga classes: Acroyoga applied to each age group. Mantras. Yoga. Partner Yoga/Acro
4. Methodology. Structuring a Class. Communication. Applying boundaries with love.
5. Class example & Creativity. Progressions & Layering. Storytelling & Sequencing. Class examples
6. Let’s get started! Types of classes & Workshops. Marketing strategies. Networking
7. Teaching in a Festival. Preparing a Family AcroYoga Festival. Teaching classes in the festival. Feedback and evaluation of the classes and festival.

In our ideal world applicants should be experienced AcroYoga practitioners: As experienced AcroYoga teachers ourselves, we found that teaching a Family AcroYoga is quite complex and requires specific skills

A Family AcroYoga teacher must be able of simultaneously working with both children and adults, Knowledgeable enough to spontaneously switch lesson content, constantly be 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.

• 1 year of AcroYoga practice minimum. Able to base and fly comfortably a stable free star, foot to hand, ninja star and 4-step.

• 1 year yoga practice minimum

• 10 hours of massage experience minimum, both as giver and receiver (Thai Yoga massage or other tradition).

• Experience with children

• To bring your inner child and an open mind

* Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the requirements.

Esther Hertog. Since 1997 she’s been teaching children in different settings with great pleasure, and she started training in AcroYoga in 2006. In 2010 Esther became both certified as a Vinyassa yoga teacher and as an AcroYoga teacher. She was one of the first in the world to teach AcroYoga to parents and kids.

Tatjana t’Felt. She loves AcroYoga and she loves kids and families. So this is the combination that made her develop Family AcroYoga in Belgium. Tatjana t’Felt has been teaching yoga, movements and dance for many years and has been teaching kids and parents classes in capoeira, gymnastic and family AcroYoga.

Mireia Castellsagué. Started practicing yoga when she was 21. Has been teaching kids and adults since 2006. She is a special education teacher and waldorf kindergarten teacher and has been teaching Yoga for kids trainings since 2012. Became an acroyoga teacher in 2010 and has been passionate about practicing and sharing the practice ever since.

Yoga Room |
80 Rue Defacqz, 1060 Saint Gilles, Brussels (Belgium)

Training + Manual  € 755,- 21% VAT included
(€ 640,- excluding VAT) |