Nico Douwes & Monika Kolb
AcroPerformance / PartnerAcrobatics
Niko & Monika travel the world with their son Ruben, and share circus and partner acrobatic skills. Both are teachers, performers, and movement therapists. In class they focus on skill progression, sustainability of practice, and inspire their students to push boundaries in a safe and fun environment. Together they have grown in partnership, love, and acro. Niko and Monika have a passion for good food, especially dessert. Niko prefers coconut ice cream and Monika just loves chocolate.
As a team they organize the Pre-convention to the Dutch Acro and the Bangkok Acro Convention. Simultaneously Niko is a founder of www.partneracrobatics.com, he teaches for Pitch Catch Circus and works with many other international Acrobatic/ Circus projects. Monika teaches and performs hula hoop and aerial, as a soloist and in collaboration www.monikakolb.de.
Satyaa & Pari
Already as a child Satyaa expressed an intense love for music, arts and dance. She studied piano, classical and modern dance and later on, after completing a musical high school, she studied visual arts at the University of Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland. Her love for arts continued and expanded into a deeper longing to find out more about herself which brought her to the Ashram of Osho in the late 80s. This was the place to be in those days, a place pulsating with life, experiences and adventure.
The encounter with the mystic Osho brought her love for music, dance and arts altogether to another level of understanding and expression: it opened the way to meditation and the beyond. When Osho left his body in January 1990 she was led “by grace”, as Papaji from Lucknow used to call it, to him. She stayed with this Master for many years near him in the town on Lucknow. Satyaa´s love for music was intensified by his presence and she often performed for him, while he was often calling for her to sing or dance in his satsangs. In Lucknow she participated also in several musical productions of Bhajans and devotional songs, like “Be A Lion” or “Nowhere”, the latter she did together with a Lucknow-friend and great musician, Gunnar from Denmark.
Pari was born in a small greek village into a family of four where he spent the first eight years. Later on he lived two years on the island of Lesbos before his parents moved to Germany. Already in the early 70s he started to sing Mantras and Bhajans (devotional songs from India) and came into contact with Yoga and Meditation. While studying psychology in the University he followed a call from within to travel to India in search of a spiritual master. After spending many months and traveling to different places, ashrams and mountains in South India, life took him to Poona to stay with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, now known as Osho. He stayed with him in India until the dissolution of the ashram in Poona and after returning back to Europe he continued with his studies at the University in Germany which he finished later with a Masters degree. In the meantime Osho had settled in Oregon, America, which grew fast into a new commune called Rajneeshpuram. Pari went to visit there several times before receiving an invitation for a longer stay in Oshos commune. He lived there almost a whole year before returning to Germany.
Lucie Beyer (Co-Organisatorin)
AcroYoga | Thai Massage
Based in Munich, Lucie is teaching Workshops, Trainings and Retreats.
As an international Yoga- & AcroYoga teacher as well as a mentor and passionate bodyworker, she works with a playful approach which is at the same time deeply rooted in the ancient wisdom of the traditions.
Her work is based on the appreciation for a healthful, trusting togetherness everyone can develop their own potential from.
I love to create a magic space, where people come together to celebrate life and honor the beauty in all its abundant ways. The awareness of us being all one is more important than ever."
With hand to hand & heart to heart ♡
Find me on Facebook Lucie in the Sky
On Instagram yoga_mit_lucie
Almuth Kramer (Co-Organisatorin)
AcroYoga | Thai Massage
I love to connect with people of all ages - from kids to grandparents - because I learn so much about life and the abundant practice of Yoga, AcroYoga and healing arts by observing and serving the different needs and skills of each single being. To watch people exploring trust, growing in their spectrum of movements and expression, deepening connections and rediscovering playfulness means a world to me and makes me happy.
AcroYoga | Handstands
"I grew up in the Mountains, in the country side.
I started to find balance by myself on top of horses before I learned how to walk on my feet.
So my first contact with movement began with them: I did volting, so it was my beginning with Acrobatics, and developed Gaucho skills (kind of cowboy but from Argentina) since kid.
Martial arts, cycling, hiking and Dance came on my teenage. Yoga and Circus Arts blow my mind at my 20s.
My disciplines at the Circus were handbalancing and mixed acrobatics, but of course other disciplines like Juggling, Aerials, Clowning, Body Expression, were also part of my journey. Then in a Circus Convention I met Acroyoga and I fell in love with the practice and the Acrofamily.
Now I travel here and there teaching Handstands and Acrobatics, but the beautiful thing is, that I will never never stop being a student."
"I never met acroteachers who really get in there so much as those two beautiful souls. They really help you to walk the walk and get this trick clean as a whistle. They know what they are doing and I am super happy that they have some time to come to our beautiful Kula Celebration to share all their knowledge." - Sergej
Tanja (massage therapist and dancer) and Aleš (windtunnel instructor) are a power couple from sLOVEnia. They met on the dance floor 5 years ago, tried acro and fell in love with the practice and with each other. Shortly after they took the partner acrobatics teacher training. Since then they teach regular classes in Ljubljana, weekend workshops all around the EU, they organize the slovenian acro festival SAFE and the Winter acro spa weeks.
Tanja and Aleš are collectors of crazy washingmachines but also super skilled in different entries into laying and standing F2H, H2H and rH2H. Their knowledge also includes whips, pops and icarians. Their broad knowledge and lots of experience enable them to adapt to each students level and upgrade your acro skills. So they don´t have problem with teaching different levels at the same time. Their focus on technique makes skills very accessible to ladybases and same size partners.
Mai Nguyen & Oliver Baehr
AcroYoga / Thai Massage
One year ago, Mai made a huge decision: She quit her well-paid job at an international company. In the meanwhile, she found her passion: Personal development. Nowadays, Mai is a digital nomad. She travels the world while working as a female empowerment coach, AcroYoga teacher and blogger. She is an inspiring, vulnerable and strong woman. Meet her at the German Kula!
FB: Mai NguyenBerg
When Oliver was a child, he wished a circus would come and pick him up. Later at school, his biggest dream was to become a teacher. „When you wanna make god laugh, make a plan.“ Instead of going to university and becoming a teacher, he became father of four wonderful children. So Oli started doing Acro with his kids twenty years ago. No worries, this story has a happy end, because dreams become true! Nowadays, Oli has his own business as an IT and project management trainer and teaches AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage in his leisure. Same same but different kind of a teacher, huh? Meet this extraordinary human at the German Kula!
FB: Oliver Baehr
AcroYoga / Hula Hooping
Lisa is based in Vienna since 2001 and loves to travel across the globe to share her love for yoga and hula hooping with the world. Yoga has been part of her live for more than 10 years.
In 2013 she felt her call to start teaching and sharing her practise. She is a certified Hatha Flow Yoga (200 h), Aerial Yoga and AcroYoga teacher. She is teaching weekly classes and monthly workshops at Yogafusion Vienna.
2005 - 2016 she was working for the international performance company PhoenixCreative not only on stage but also coordinating the bookings from the headquarters in Vienna, where she also manages their training space the Vienna Circus Arts Center.
2008 she discovered her love for the hula hoop, since then a big part of her life is circling around this fascinating object of infinite possibilities. She has passionately specialized in fire and multiple hooping with LEDs, UV active or reflecting special effects. 2011 she started her solo project Lisa Looping. She is organizing the annual Austrian Hoop Convention in Vienna since 2014.
PartnerAcrobatics & Inversions
His passion to movement brought Sebastian to Yoga. His movement style is active, functional and natural. He started his movement journey with Budokon Yoga. From there on he trained with teachers all around the globe. ACROVINYASA, Fit Flow Fly, Partner Acrobatics and Yinspiration are some of the Schools he trained with. Sebastian loves to turn his world upside down with the help of inversions and to lift other people up into the air by doing acro yoga.
Marius is a certified yoga teacher (BYV) and bodyworker with more than 12 years of practical experience in Yoga. He's the creator of Kletteryoga - Yoga for climbers.
In his movement practice, he unites sound knowledge from yoga, climbing & bouldering, martial arts, acrobatics, endurance sports and traditional European massage as well as Thai massage.
Furthermore he’s a well known international Didgeridoo artist and founder of the band Aerodice, co - organizer of Ecstatic Dance Berlin and holds a Diploma-Degree in Environmental Sciences of the Leuphana University.
With his humorous, attentive and yet gently challenging style of teaching he helps his students to expand their boundaries and discover their own potential.
Marius originates from a family of bodyworkers. His sister Lucie Beyer teaches worldwide yoga and acroyoga and is one of the pathfinders of the acroyoga. Their mother and uncle are both certified physical therapists and yoga teacher. Marius has started absorbing his knowledge about movement, functional anatomy and physiology beginning in his early childhood and shares it now in his workshops.
Sara Kim Bauchmuller
Handstand / AcroYoga
Sara (Inverted World Berlin) teaches regular handstand classes for beginners to intermediate-advanced in Kreuzberg, Berlin and loves this movement practice for its playfulness, discovery of one's own capabilities and change of perspective. Sara studies anatomy and muscle system to become a movement therapist and creates some colourful yoga clothing with Pitaya Yoga.
AcroYoga | FeetUp
Kilian Trenkle is a Munich-based yoga teacher and product designer. With the intention to create a yoga prop that would make an inversions practice accessible to (almost) everyone, he began his first major design project, today known as the „FeetUp headstand stool“.
FeetUp helps new practitioners to overcome their fear of inversions and work around their physical limitations. Advanced yogis enjoy the unlimited possibilities of a new upside-down practice. The community of FeetUp friends and yogateachers embracing FeetUp is growing continuously.
Kilian loves to explore, play and discover ever more ways to make use of the FeetUp ranging from therapeutics to AcroYoga. A FeetUp class has something inspirational to offer for everybody and every body. Be open and always remember: If you turn your world upside down, you’ll have the sky at your feet.
Mito Flying Monkey
AcroYoga | Partneracrobatics
Mito lives a nomadic lifestyle learning and teaching Movement, Acrobatics, Yoga and Bodywork. He loves to move, play, discover, let go, celebrate life, nature, music, food and community, to laugh and to monkey around.
In his practice he seeks ease and quality of movements, kinesthetic awareness, sensitivity, as well as freedom, mobility and balance physically, mentally and emotionally.
In his workshops he shares his passion and insights, facilitating a space where open sincere experience of movement, the self and others can happen in a natural, joyful and spontaneous way.
AcroYoga / Thai Massage
Marine is in love with AcroYoga. Even more so since she started giving weekly classes in her home base of Strasbourg some months ago where she could witness with her own eyes the astonishing birth of the community she´s always dreamed of.
She likes to serve everyone something interesting to taste so that after a class or workshop, you can bring home a little thing that has enriched you in some way. While teaching, she enjoys using humar as a weapon against negative self-judgment and encouraging people to share their joy and feel strong and safe through team support.
AcroYoga / Yoga / Thai Massage
Home-based in Berlin but also teaching and exploring the world with AcroYoga, Yoga and Thai Massage. My life was always driven by movement and dynamics, guided by intuition. I teach what I love and I love to share. Ever since I am curious about exploring many forms, stepping out of the concept and free from any restraints.
After my studies in Marketing and Management I worked in Los Angeles and got addicted to Yoga and Acro Yoga. My heart knew where to go from there. Besides that I love to share my food creations and philosophy of everyday life.
The world is our playground and life is an wonderful art each moment. Let`s create a love affair with our unique spirits and raise the vibration to union.
Handstand / Yoga / Acrobatics
Dmitriy, as a teacher from Los Angeles, is a specialist in circus arts, including handstands and contortion. He is also trained as yoga teacher and partner acrobat. His passion besides movement is photography.
Afia Joy Adu-Sanyah
AcroYoga / Thai Massage
Born in Germany, and having lived in places like the Himalayas of Tibet, the Andes in Bolivia, and Beijing, China, Afia fimly believes in the power of community building across all borders.
She is fascinated by AcroYoga's ability to connect people quickly in a very authentic and loving manner. As an Afro-German linguist and antropologist she has encountered acroyoga as a universal language.
Acroyoga truly offers the magic of bringing people from all kinds of backgrounds together in a the first moments of practicing.
Giving ourselves the permission to play and connect to our inner child has a deeply healing effect on our souls.
Confronting us with our fears and limits in a safe and encouraging environment empowers us to overcome those boundaries and believe that anything is possible with a joyful and trusting mind set.
Yoga / Inversions
The desire to move every part of my body,
the passion to be anything I can imagine,
the need to play in life; to stand on my hands
and spin on my head, to bend backwards and
forward, to roll like a little kid, to fall over just
to get up again.
This is how I learnt to live my life.
Lover of nature, collector of tattoos, believer of magic and the power of love...
AcroYoga / Aerial Yoga
Katharina loves & lives Yoga for all her live. Growing up with hippie parents meant that yoga, meditation and mindfulness were always part of her path. Today, she is Mother of three daughter, Civil engineer and Yoga Teacher in Aerial Yoga and AcroYoga.
She is the founder of Aerial Yoga by YogaWings and offers international Aerial Yoga Teacher trainings & retreats.
She lives in the middle of Germany with her family and two dogs.
“to see sparkling joy in the eyes of my students is the best gift for me as a teacher”
AcroYoga / Thai Massage
"It´s not about the trick - it´s about the joy you have along the way to get there!" Christian is a passionate AcroYogi, since he got in contact with the AcroYoga practice in 2014. Based in south-West Germany he is teaching Workshops, weekly classes and gives Thai-Treatments. He loves to share his knowledge in his unique way, at the same time supergermanserious and still funny. As a community-builder it's important to him that everyone in the group is safe and happy.
2003 habe ich begonnen Yoga zu üben und somit gleich einen Weg gefunden der meinem Wesen entspricht. Seit 2014 unterrichte ich VinyasaFlow, AcroYoga und YinYoga. Bewegungskünste wie Aikido, Tanz und Musik, sowie Ausbildungen in traditioneller Thai-Massage und Shiatsu, haben mich weitere Blickwinkel erkennen lassen, die ich in mein Yoga mit einfließen lasse.
Inspiriert und beeinflusst durch Natur, Musik und meine Wurzeln, stilistisch durch Lehrer aus aller Welt und meine Mitmenschen, freue ich mich mit dir gemeinsam den Weg des Yoga zu gehen.
AcroYoga / Morning Dance
Anja is a Yoga Teacher and is giving courses in AcroYoga in Berlin. Furthermore she is an naturopath (Heilpraktiker) focused on homeopathy.
Her passion is dance, just recently she startet an open air morning dance event in Berlin. She loves to combine bodywork with strong exercises in a playful way, using the body as an instrument for the soul.
FB: Anja Trötchen
Yvonne Gravemaker & Lennert Stevens
Yvonne has always been happy to be upside down and play around. In 2004 Yoga entered her life, and since years she’s teaching all kinds of Yoga, at the moment mostly Vinyasa, AcroYoga and Aerial Yoga.
She loves being active in nature and gets a lot of positive vibes being in the mountains. After traveling for a while, she’s now settling in the beautiful city of Haarlem in the west of the Netherlands.
Lennert started spreading his passion for Yoga and AcroYoga after he quit his technical engineering career. He really loves flowy sidestar washingmachines which make him smile from ear to ear.
Besides AcroYoga, he also enjoys all kind of extreme sports in nature like snowboarding, kitesurfing, snowkiting and mountainbiking. He is a real animal lover, but he loves his two old granny cats (17years old) the most.
FB: Lennert Stevens
Living Zero Waste - Lecture
Being in love with nature and it’s wonders made me decide in 2015 to start living Zero Waste. It might seem complicated to reduce your trash to a minimum but it really is easier than you think.
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