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4 day acro yoga festival in Germany
fri 28. April - mon 01. May 2023

what is it all about?

timeout-acro spring edition 2023 will be the 4th edition of our Timeout Acro Festival. Don´t miss our 4 day all-inclusive Acro Yoga weekend in the beautiful german national park "Eifel". Give yourself a break from your every-day life routine and join us for 4 days full of Acro Yoga, Acrobatics, Thai Massage, Lunar Practice, Yoga, Sauna, Community and lots of fun!

There will be over 30 different workshops (Acro Yoga, Acrobatics, Handstands, Thai Massage, Wùo Taï Massage, Lunar Practice, Yoga, Capoeira and BodyArt) from beginners level all the way up to advanced level. Free Jam time. Delicious vegan food. Sauna. Chimney. And much more.

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4 days
Acro Yoga
Acrobatics
Handstands
Thai Massage
Lunar Practice
Movement
Yoga
Sauna
Community
Fun

Accommodation

We have 8-10 bed dorms and 4-bed dorms. There are shared toilets and bathrooms on each Floor. We have 3 halls for the Workshops and Jamtime, a healing space, a separate dining area and a cosy chimney room for community time. Due to the hight of our celings its not suitable for advanced standing Acrobatics. 

Food

There will be delicious vegan food, freshly prepared 3 times per Day. Besides that, there will always be at least a little snack available. 

There will be coffee, tea and water provided for free, but you can also buy additional drinks on site or bring your own. 

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Workshops

We offer more than 30 different Workshops for all levels from beginners to advanced. Full of Washmachines, Pops, Whips, Icarians, H2H, Acro Dance, Entry to Standing Acrobatics, Handstands, Therapeutic Flying, Thai Massage, Yoga, movement...

Additional programm

You want to contribute in a way that would fit our festival? Healer? Musician? First Aid? Sauna master? Or...?

Great, please get in touch.

location

“Auszeit Eifel” in 53937 Gemünd is a former youth hostel with plenty of space for a group of around 120 people. One hour drive from Cologne. Surrounded by a peaceful and beautiful forest, with only some horses as neighbours.

prices

The prices include 3 nights of accommodation, all workshops, sauna and 3 delicious vegan meals a day (starting with dinner on Friday, ending with lunch on Monday).

SCHEDULE

S C H E D U L E

find our schedule here

friday

17.00

Arrival

18.00

Welcome Circle

19.00

Dinner

20.30

Acro Games

saturday & sunday

7.30

Meditation

8.00

1h Yoga

8.30

Breakfast

10.15

Warm-up & Handstands

11.00

Workshop Round1

Solar

12.30

Lunch & Break

15.10

Workshop Round2

Solar

17.30

Workshop Round3

Solar

19.00

Dinner

Open Jam

Sauna

20.30

Workshop Round4

Lunar

monday

8.00

Yoga

7.30

Meditation

8.30

Breakfast

10.15

Warm-up & Handstands

11.00

Workshop Round1

12.30

Lunch & Break

14.00

Closing Circle &

Goodbye

15.00

Departure

TEACHER

TEACHER

what a diverse teaching team we have this time!! 

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Tanja & Aleš
f2h, (trio) washmashines,   SAFE therapy

Tanja & Aleš are „The Slovenian Acro Couple“. They are teaching classes and retreats worldwide and are the founders of the slovenian Acrofestival SAFE. For both the essential part about Acro is building up trust, doing the most challenging tricks in the most effortless way and having lots of fun. They are highly experienced in laying and standing H2H and F2H, but they also love crazy washing machines, whips, pops and icarian. Teaching together, they focus on adapting to their students levels and help them to increase their acro skills. Giving small but important details on the complex movements and encouraging people to take new challenges by respecting their own body and individual level, is their speciality. 

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Pacôme Coulibaly
standing acro, movement, dance acro

Pacôme is a professional circus teacher with a love for acro and dance. He started his journey through movement with modern jazz. He got addicted to dance and tried to take classes of every dance style he could. He traveled a lot in America and Europe to take dance classes with the best teachers he could find. 

He also got interested in Pilates, posturology and AFCMD (functional and corporal analysis of dance movement) to master his body and understand how it works.

During Xtreme Convention in Antwerpen, he did his first h2h, he decided to dedicate himself to acro. Since then he took around 1000+ hours of acro classes with many renowned teachers.

In 2019, Pac stopped working in regular jobs to join the circus life. He took a 2000h formation on pedagogy specialized in circus arts and acro.

Now he is a professional artist and works in circus Schools in Lille (CRAC and CBM) as a performer and an acro teacher.

His dancing background, knowledge of posture, and the shit loads of acro he knows is a unique package. He wants to share all of it because his passion is to make people happy!

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Verena
handstands, acro, same size acro

Verena is a very experienced teacher. She has been around the Acro community for more than 12 years and has extensive experience with all kinds of standing dynamic tricks. For the past 6 years she has also become very passionate about handstands and lady basing. While there are many Base-teachers teaching by themselves, Verena is one of the few flyer teachers who does that. During her long time as an Acro flyer and teacher she has brought up many a base and has by now discovered all of the cues to teach bases how to become skilled acrobats. She has taught many a base how to do Cannonballs 'cause it's her favourite thing. She has a background in competitional sports like Figure Skating and Aerobic Gymnastics, where she has also been teaching from a young age. When she discovered Partner Acrobatics she immediately new that it was er thing. She has always loved to fly and there she finally found her place. But after many years of flying, she also discovered basing and the challenges of basing somebody your size or bigger (since she is usually the smallest person in the room) as well as all the ways flyers can make the trick work and really help the base.

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Kiljan and Kat
icarians, whips, whip-pops

Kat is a passionate handbalancer from Belgium that has a hard time choosing between handstands, standing acro, icarian and recently also whips and whip-pops! She started gymnastics at the age of 6 in a small town club ‘De Greves’ in Hamme. 

From the age of 15 til 27 she trained as an autodidact to roll into the circus world 3 years ago, traveling, teaching and performing around the world.

Kilian, coming from athletics, mountain biking and rock climbing, he now is almost exclusively into teaching, performing and last but not least playing acro in the past years.

Achieving new skills is something he really enjoys because it makes him feel alive and this is exactly what he wants to share in his teaching. He really loves being part of the moment in which people surprise themselves by accomplishing a new skill that seemed out of reach but actually isn’t.

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Julia
handstands, acro

Julia has over 6 years’ experience in all kinds of different acrobatic areas. With her background of competitive gymnastics, she started her acrobatic journey with AcroYoga, then discovered cheerleading until she found her passion for partner acrobatic. That’s what she feels most comfortable with. She combines the skills, clues and techniques from all this different approaches and a good portion of humour and creativity in her teaching. 

Juri Kussmaul is a certified AcroYoga teacher, circus performer, musician and artist of many disciplines. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, based in Berlin. 10 years ago, after studying Architecture and Sculpture (fine art) he discovered his passion for Acroyoga and Partner Acrobatics. Since then he's researching, teaching and performing a mixture of Acroyoga combined with the pleasure of the game from physical theater which he studied at physical theater schools in France (Phillippe Gaulier) and Italy (Matteo Destro).
Well known for his circus duo Barada Street and his playful Acroyoga classes he's travelling the world and sharing his passions.

„Every human has the inherent necessity to learn, imitate, connect and understand. As Children we learn with fun and pleasure. Becoming an adult we lose this connection of playing and learning for different reasons. Life gets more serious and our „inner critic“ is growing so that we get blocked in our body and mind to express and enjoy ourselves. In the game we're children again who trust in their impulses, enthusiasm and playfulness. We see and embrace this quality in practicing Acroyoga and look forward to playing with you in a trustful atmosphere.“

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Anja & Rilana
acroyoga & movement

Anja Commer aka. AnYeah Fitness has been teaching movement sessions since 2016. In the AcroYoga community she feels at home and enjoys the open and heartful communication with each other. For Anja the best experience in AcroYoga is to be able to grow way upon your personal potential because together you are stronger. She feels carried and is able to let herself go - especially in a big, warm cuddle net. She wants to be able to fly and base every acroposition and to be able to do it on the left side as well as on the right side.

She offers training which consists of functional movement patterns which are performed without any equipment. Fun is the key factor in her training and so the physical limit gets expanded, the participant is getting more flexible, gains endurance and of course stronger. After each movement session there follows the regeneration and for this process Anja leads you through active stretches and shows you myofascial self massage with help of fascia equipment.

Acropolys

Rilana and Anja teach AcroYoga to make the fun in this praxis more popular. This is why they love to teach beginner workshops. Their goal is to give a deep view on the Positions in AcroYoga and with this to build the grounding for flows and advanced movements. The two strong women stand for balanced movement patterns, a detailed knowledge of strength and mobility and the safety in training which will be provided through learning spotting techniques. As licenced fitnesstrainers they start their workshops with a sweaty warm up which contains the workshops requirements. Get ready for great Girls Power!

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Lucia Ballmann
yoga, thai massage
 

Lucía - Since she was little she is passionate about movement, Yoga, AcroYoga, music and dance, later she focused also on psychotherapy and ThaiYoga Massage . 

 

She loves connecting with people, creating a safe space for everybody and empowering all to believe in their own strengths. 

 

She is looking forward to sharing Yoga and ThaiYoga Massage; and of course jam until midnight. 

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Marie and Kevin
lunar, flowy washingmachines
 

When Marie flys you, you’ll feel the perfect harmony between grace and power. Pedagogue of heart and mind, she’ll know how to lead you on your quest to find harmony, giving you precious and adapteds advices. Passionated by acroyoga and notably spins, she sadly do not support for a long time the icredible speed she reachs on the foot of her spin’s partner, reminder by the way the most beautiful galaxys that collapse on themself because of their how gravity.

 

When Kevin bases you, you’ll feel your forgotten wings grow. Soft on his feet, agile on his gests and powerful on his legs, he’s passionnated by spin and the harmony that emanates from it. Careful, he saves his hips for a few precious sessions of acroyoga in order to preserve them from the extremely taxing work of basing spins, and thus hopes to be able to base until the life leaves is body. He will accompany you to touch harmony, feel the spin, find the right moves ; those who burn your legs as those who heal and preserve.

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Robert
capoeira & massage

Robert has always been fascinated by movement and healing. Being a relentless seeker, learning new skills and helping others are some of his life goals. Since he discovered that Acro, Yoga and Thai Massage are united in AcroYoga he became #Supermotivated and travels a lot to learn and teach. Working as a Biotechnical Lab-Assistant, Freelance Translator and Life Coach, he is a Man of a thousand skills: Juggler, Capoeira Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Animal Moves Basics Instructor, Thai Massage and NLP-Master Practitioner. He is also said to have healing hands and teaches classes and workshops for Juggling, Capoeira, AcroYoga and Thai massage. Now he included relaxation, hypnosis, meditation and holistic life coaching to his portfolio.

Take a look (and like 😉) his Facebook page or take an appointment at our healing space to get a first-hand impression.

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Alizee
fire & juggle

Alizée (Acroconnexion) is what is commonly called an acro-addict. She initiates all the people she meets, hoping that one day we can all greet each other balanced on top of each other. She first trained in Hatha and Vyniasa yoga during a trip to India. Having found strength, flexibility and confidence thanks to Indian learning, she became passionate about the dynamics of bodies in fusion with each other as well as pedagogy. She then did a pedagogy diploma in circus arts to develop her artistic practice, while taking acro workshops every week-end. Her aim was to be able to transmit while diversifying her teachings with a specialization in acro-lifts (Handstands, L-basing & Standing Lifts).

She is now a circus teacher and artist in France. Always motivated for new adventures, she enjoys taking people with her and encouraging them to exceed their limits

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