This festival also wants to recognize the female gender in AcroYoga: Shakti is the Sanskrit word for the feminine aspect of energy within the framework of Hinduism. It manifests as a creative and nourishing force, which empowers the gifts of divine beings, not as something separate from them, but as an aspect of their being.
Therefore, we want to promote a celebration where women can be the protagonists in AcroYoga, finding their place in this discipline, either in the role of bases or flyer, as well as the innate caregiver role of spotters, being leaders of their own bodies and projects.
In its first edition in September 2018, el Shakti Akroyoga Festival already attracted a lot of participants, who came to share and celebrate (and even curious to know this thing called acroyoga and try it for the first time!). This year the festival wants to grow, with a larger organizational team, following the idea and direction of Gloria Peón, with more activities, more disciplines, more capacity…
What is AcroYoga?
It is a discipline that springs from Yoga, which with regular practice brings incredible benefits both in the individual and at the community level, cultivating trust, connection and joy. AcroYoga fuses the spiritual wisdom of Yoga with the therapeutic sensitivity of Thai massage and the dynamic power of acrobatics.
AcroYoga is a beautiful way to share our yoga practice with another person, two people or with a whole group, known or unknown, always looking for the balance between the connection with oneself and with others, through movements, postures and balance, in harmony.
In addition, you can enjoy different styles of Yoga, Thai Massage and other alternative therapies, Ecstatic Dance and much more! Check the program for more information.
Founder and director of the project
She has worked as an aerial acrobat for the last ten years and has traveled throughout Europe with her show. Yoga has been part of her training from the beginning and through yoga began to awaken other bodily abilities, such as body awareness. AcroYoga appeared on her way as a gift to heal the body, as well as to share and connect with other people. In her classes she likes to share from the opening of the soul so that everybody can have love and fun. She believes that the smile is generous for the body and loosens tensions and fears.
Thai Massage, Kirtan
Since he was young he has been attracted by complementary therapies and has worked with different styles of healing, from music, yoga or dance, to indigenous traditions. Licensed massage therapist, certified by Crestone Healing Arts Center, he has studied with different masters in oriental and western styles in different countries of the world, and specializes in Thai Massage. Music has also been an essential part of his journey, which led him to study singing and various instruments and then share his experiences through his voice.
Sandra de San José
AcroYoga, Family AcroYoga
With more than 1000 hours certified and invested in study and more than 5000 hours teaching, Tiago proposes a pedagogy of very high level, for serious and committed students who wish to safely access advanced practices without leaving behind the true purposes of Yoga, which for Tiago they represent the most important aspect of this road.
My name is Maite which means “Love” in Basque. And this is, maybe, the motto of my life: being passionate and loving every stage I go through. I run and manage Algorta Yoga Shala since 2017. I wass passionated and in love with Sea Turtles while doing my Biology PhD in Gabon Africa: 4 years of field work in Gabon, Africa in pure contemplation in wild nature. Travelled for 11 years in Central America, Africa and Asia. Then I became passionated and in love with Ashtanga Yoga and rawfoodism which produced a transformation in my being. Came back to my hometown after the death of my father and started teaching Yoga. Found my soulmate and then came the biggest LOVE of my life in the form of my daughter. Now I am passionated about children and feel that the world turns around them.