September 23rd-25th 2022

Karrantza- BIskay

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

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

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

Esther de Frutos

Acroyoga

My name is Esther de Frutos and for a cycle of 7 years, I began to walk on the path of Yoga discovering my essence and that of other people. Two years ago, I joined the practice of Acroyoga, certifying myself with AcroyogaPrem and this year I have certified again with Acroyoga Montreal in Mexico. Both experiences have been definitive in my path as Acroyogini.

A little over a year ago, I began to be part of the Akrobears project, together with Javier Ercilla, always trying to continue growing and learning as Akroyoguis.

Javier Ercilla

Acroyoga

After a full childhood with many readings, I fell into the Philosophy degree like a bear cub in honey. I have been interested and involved in different fields of work, such as documentary film, research and nutrition, among others.
With the intention of transforming what could have been hard, caring for a sick person, into a delicate and exciting activity, I created a RESTORATIVE ACCOMPANIMENT YOGA. To do this, I studied and started working at the International School of Yoga.
I discovered that helping is no longer just part of a character, but a source of knowledge, inquiry and enjoyment.

That contact has currently led me to a transversal project called AKROBEARS of acroyoga, where several vital elements for me are put in contact, play, hatha yoga, meditation and what I call contact yoga or haptology.

I have trained with ACROYOGAPREM with two 100-hour trainings and I collaborate with them often.
I have also recently trained with ACROYOGA MONTREAL in its Level II and germinating a sensitive and very CREATIVE Acroyoga as a result of my training and my experiences with Esther de Frutos.

I am looking to share.

Octavio

Acroyoga

Since childhood he had a passion and attraction to all kinds of arts, so he tried theater, contemporary dance and all kinds of sports. He trained as a Philologist and as a Translator and lived in Scotland and Belgium. After a few years he rediscovered himself through meditation, yoga and acroyoga.

She has been teaching Acroyoga for four years and satisfies her insatiable curiosity about alternative therapies, personal growth, and sustainable development investment projects. She loves creating community, nature, traveling, learning, healthy living, yoga and all the arts such as music, dance or plastic arts.

Amaia

akroyoga

My name is Amaia. I have always been an active and sportive person. The desire to understand how the world works pushed me to graduate in Physics, as well as the idea of ​​understanding not only the environment that surrounds me, but also my own interior, led me to practice disciplines such as acroyoga or verticals. The union of these two aspects, on the one hand the understanding of the theory of forces and on the other, the development of proprioception, give me the opportunity to understand the roots of acroyoga and have a complete vision of it. I see acroyoga as a tool capable of connecting people through care and respect. I have been practicing acroyoga since 2017 and I have recently course the Acroyoga Teacher Training in Valencia with AcroyogaPrem.

Clara

Yoga e invertidas

I discovered the world of Yoga when I went to study Psychology in Amsterdam and subjects such as “Mindfulness” and “Cultural Psychology” were essential in the syllabus.
That moment was like a kind of “awakening” for me and it made me open my eyes (mind and heart) towards a more holistic and integrating vision of psychology and the world.
Thus, I began to study and practice different styles and disciplines of Yoga. I started doing it in the “Delight Yoga” studio in Amsterdam, and then when I returned to Madrid in other studios like “Bindu Yoga” (Danilo Hernandez).
All this path led me to become certified as a yoga instructor with the “Green Yoga International”.
Later, I returned to Amsterdam to finish my degree in Psychology and continue my training in the yoga studio where everything had started for me years ago. There, in addition to being a “karma yogi” I dedicated myself to training in this aspect of Yoga-Therapy that means so much to me and I took courses such as: “Yoga-therapy training for stress and anxiety”, “Yoga for transformational processes” and “Yoga and Mindfulness to enhance emotional well-being”.
Currently, I am a Yoga instructor at the Qi en Movimiento studio (Gijón), where I teach Vinyasa Yoga and Mindful Yoga classes, continuing my learning and personal evolution with my active participation in all kinds of courses, workshops and events in which I can take part.oyogaPrem.