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.
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
Esther de Frutos
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.
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.
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.
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.