September 25th-27th 2020

ARTZENTALES - BIZKAIA
Shakti Akroyoga Festival aspires to be a reference festival in the Basque Country to spread the practice of AcroYoga, a discipline that grows more and more every day.

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.

What else…?

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.

Team Shakti

Gloria Peón

Founder and director of the project

Although the festival was born in September 2018, in “La Glo”‘s head the idea had been developing for a long time. Finally this past year 2018 it materialized and took shape, as she found the ideal place for its celebration in the facilities of Amalurra.

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.

Miren

Translation

Natxo

Design, community manager

Sandra

Web design

2019 Teachers

Amaia Bartolome

concuouss nutrición

I am a healthy food chef with a great curiosity to learn from other cultures, this has taken me to more than 30 countries in the last decade where I have worked on sustainable projects of all kinds. We are what we eat and this is the seed to build a truly sustainable world. My mission is to nurture and share my ecological practices through these flavors of our planet.

Hugo Garcia

acroyoga contact improvisaciones

Mi nombre es Hugo, la vida me ha llevado por mucho caminos, pero la necesidad de movimiento y exploración siempre me han acompañado. Esto ha hecho que siempre haya estado conectado con el cuerpo, y así pasar por diferentes disciplinas como capoeira, circo, yoga, acroyoga, danza contemporánea.. hasta dar con el Contact Improvisación. Aquí creo haber encontrado lo que realmente me completa.

Clay Burns

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.

Maialen Landa

AcroYoga

Maialen and Aitor started acroyoga and fell in love with acroyoga while living in Bulgaria in 2017. Maialen had experience thanks to her ballet career, which she had to leave due to injury at the age of 16. After that she tried various disciplines related to movement and gymnastics that didn’t really fit. Aitor had been a roer for years but had to quit, when he moved to Bulgaria to study for a year, where he did not have the opportunity to continue that sport. So that year the two were looking for new ways to train, to move and to overcome the limits of their bodies. It was in the practice of acoyoga where they found a joint passion for both despite their disparate sports experiences. Since they started practicing acroyoga, they love being able to share it with others and open that world to everyone who interests them. They believe in making acroyoga a possibility for everyone who is interested regardless of their age, previous experience or level. For two years they have been regular acroyoga teachers in Vitoria-Gasteiz, they have also given classes and workshops in the surroundings. In 2019 they went to Mexico to do the AcroyogaconVanCityAcro teacher training. www.wanderingwhale.eus

Aitor Crepon

acroyoga

Maialen and Aitor started acroyoga and fell in love with acroyoga while living in Bulgaria in 2017. Maialen had experience thanks to her ballet career, which she had to leave due to injury at the age of 16. After that she tried various disciplines related to movement and gymnastics that didn’t really fit. Aitor had been a roer for years but had to quit, when he moved to Bulgaria to study for a year, where he did not have the opportunity to continue that sport. So that year the two were looking for new ways to train, to move and to overcome the limits of their bodies. It was in the practice of acoyoga where they found a joint passion for both despite their disparate sports experiences. Since they started practicing acroyoga, they love being able to share it with others and open that world to everyone who interests them. They believe in making acroyoga a possibility for everyone who is interested regardless of their age, previous experience or level. For two years they have been regular acroyoga teachers in Vitoria-Gasteiz, they have also given classes and workshops in the surroundings. In 2019 they went to Mexico to do the AcroyogaconVanCityAcro teacher training. www.wanderingwhale.eus

Nunu Casamor

AcroYoga

She studied fine arts, aerial circus techniques, meditation, reiki, yoga… “When I discoverded Acroyoga I found the integration of all my experiences, there were all the disciplines, both acrobatic, artistic and meditative. AcroYoga is for me a powerful tool for personal growth and community.

Trained as an Acroyoga teacher with: Partner Acrobatics, Acroyoga International and Acroyoga Montreal. In the last 6 years she has been traveling to offer workshops in Spain, Thailand, India, Mexico and Colombia. She loves to give fun workshops and research so that everyone can find their own style.

Deborah Crivellare

Musica Orgánica

Deborah Crivellare, was born in Pernambuco, Brazil. She grew up in an artistic environment between mother’s crafts and listening to records of various styles with her father. During the Magisterium in the 80s, participating in a school choir, he met Organic Music and its creator, the regent musician Ricardo Oliveira. For 20 years he participated in various workshops singing and playing fine percussion. Knowing Organic Music has been a great watershed in his life, making professional singing possible years later. For more than 25 years, in parallel to the workshops, he devoted himself to Art Education, successfully applying the techniques of this musical approach in his classes. Currently, he lives in the Basque Country, Spain and, together with the classical guitarist Gaetan de Backer, forms the Dúo Clave of Brazilian music, conducts workshops on Organic Music and investigates the influences of Art on health..

Sandra de San José

AcroYoga, Family AcroYoga

She discovered Yoga 10 years ago. While practicing and trying other styles she learned about aerial yoga and AcroYoga and the later led her to discover the world of Thai massage. For a few years she devoted herself to travel in Asia to do different trainings in Thai massage, yoga, acroyoga and wuo tai. She made the Teacher Training with AcroYoga International in 2014 in Mexico and since then teaches AcroYoga in Madrid and its surroundings. Her training in Yoga for children and her motherhood in 2015 went hand in hand with other ways of sharing AcroYoga with young and old until she did the Family AcroYoga Teacher Training in 2018 in Brussels. Her passion is to share Yoga and AcroYoga with adults, children and families so that these practices and their benefits can create a more conscious, peaceful and loving world.

www.yogainature.com

Vanesa cuesta

Yoga

With a degree in Business Administration and Management, a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology, she works in the accounting department of various companies and organizations for most of her professional life. Motivated by the awakening of body consciousness, she decided to train as an aerial yoga teacher at Anya aerial yoga and later graduated as an integral yoga teacher by the Mahashakti School, discovering the true meaning and depth of yoga. After verifying in herself the power of transformation in all planes of being, she decides to focus on the transmission of this valuable tool with the purpose of sharing and facilitating the experience of encountering the deep reality of each one of us, which brings us closer to each other. an enduring state of peace, love, and calm joy. Currently, in addition to offering Integral yoga, meditation and aerial yoga classes, she is part of the team of trainers at the Mahashakti Integral Yoga School.
www.mahashakti.com

Tiago Rocha

Rocket Yoga

Professor of reference in Barcelona and throughout Spain, he is one of the most dedicated exponents of Rocket Yoga and AcroYoga practices. May be emphasized his precise approach in anatomical alignment and his multiple methodologies for the teaching of inverted postures, balance on the arms and transitions.

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.

Nando Ataca

Rocket Yoga

My name is Nando, born in Cantabria, but in constant movent, throughout the Iberian Peninsula.
I learned hand-hand and inverted acrobatics in a circus school in Barcelona, ​​a discipline that I have continued to develop and to which I have dedicated a lot of time to training, until I was able to take it on stage at circus and humor shows.
Acroyoga came into my life in different ways, and in this discipline I discovered another way of training, this practice, from a kinder and more conscious place with the body