Teacher training


Teacher training

Family AcroYoga teacher training

Next training is the 21-26 May 2019 - in Barcelona

The extensive 6-day Family AcroYoga teacher-training program combines pedagogical knowledge with practical training methods.


We believe everyone can Fly! As qualified AcroYoga Teachers we developed Family AcroYoga to stimulate playfulness & bonding & clear communication with the joy of physical movement for small families or large mixed age group settings.

A unique combination of yoga, acrobatic flying, massage and games, Family AcroYoga enhances physical awareness & self-confidence by engaging with children and parents natural energies.

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Our program reveals the art of teaching Family AcroYoga in a safe and caring environment: During a 6 day training we offer detailed workshops designed to enhance practical Family AcroYoga know-how, build body & mind awareness & cultivate positive thinking, trust & community minded thinking. We share various skills including how to ‘manage’ large groups of adults & children, how to establish clear means of communication, how to practice elaborate physical exercises with the age groups, and how to make workshops and classes Interesting, Beneficial and Fun for children and parents.



In our ideal world applicants should be advanced AcroYoga practitioners: As experienced AcroYoga teachers ourselves, we found that teaching Family AcroYoga is many levels more difficult than giving regular adult AcroYoga lessons:

A Family AcroYoga teacher must be Capable of simultaneously working with both children and adults, Knowledgeable enough to spontaneously switch lesson content, constantly Attentive of growing children’s physical & mental needs, and Experienced enough to feel which AcroYoga technique is optimal for individual participants at any given moment.



A minimum of 1 year of AcroYoga practice: Able to base and fly comfortably a stable free star, foot to hand, ninja star and 4-step.

A minimum of 1 year yoga practice

A minimum 10 hours of massage experience both as giver and receiver (Thai Yoga massage or other tradition).

Experience with kids

To bring your inner child and an open mind

* Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the requirements.



Esther Hertog (Amsterdam), Tatjana t’Felt (Brussels/Copenhagen) and Mireia Castellsague (Barcelona) 

About the teachers:

Esther Hertog

People often call Esther the Flying AcroYogi, as she literally flies around the world to explore, play, and teach AcroYoga. Since 1997 she’s been teaching children in different settings with great pleasure, and she started training in AcroYoga in 2006. In 2010 Esther became both certified as a Vinyassa yoga teacher and as an AcroYoga teacher. She was one of the first in the world to teach AcroYoga to parents and kids, and it is a natural next step for her, together with her dream team, Tatjana and Mireia, to create a Family AcroYoga teacher-training course and Family AcroYoga manual.

You can follow Esthers workshops and classes here.

Tatjana t’Felt

Tatjana loves AcroYoga and she loves kids and families. So this is the combination that made her develop Family AcroYoga in Belgium. Tatjana t’Felt has been teaching yoga, movements and dance for many years. She is a certified AcroYoga teacher. Becoming a mother, she devoted her classes and interest to kids. She has been teaching kids and parents classes in capoeira, gymnastic and family AcroYoga. She now lives and teaches in Brussels.

You can follow Tatjanas workshops and classes here.


Mireia Castellsagué

Mireia started practicing yoga when she was 21. Has been teaching kids and adults since 2006. Entered Witryh yoga school training for 7 years and is now following Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram. She is a special education teacher and waldorf kindergarden teacher and has been teaching Yoga for kids trainings since 2012. Became an acroyoga teacher in 2010 and has been passionate about practicing and sharing the practice ever since. Studied Thai Yoga Massage with Krishna Takis, Dayalu, Arno and Pau. She is running the Omshanti Yoga Studio near Barcelona and co founder of  Barcelona Yoga Conference, Barcelona Acrobatic Convention, Indian Yoga Festival.

You can follow Mireias workshops and retreats



The total price for the Training + Manual is € 774,5€,- 21% VAT included (€ 640,- excluding VAT).

* There will be scholarships available for low income students, application will open from the 1st of February until the 1st of March 2018 on the website (www.familyacroyoga.com).

The scholarship gives a reduction of 240 on the price of the traini


After filling in the form we will ask you to pay a deposit of €250 in order to complete your registration.




I) Philosophy

1.   Vision of Family AcroYoga

2.   AcroYoga History

3.   Yoga Philosophy

4.   Massage principles


II) Pedagogy

1.   Physical Development

2.   Stages of the being

3.   Guidelines for each age group


III) Techniques applied to Family AcroYoga classes

1.   Opening the class

2.   Yoga

3.   Games

4.   Partner yoga / acro

5.   AcroYoga positions for each age group

6.   Massage

7.   Mantras & Songs

8.   Circle Ceremony

9.   Closing the class


IV) Methodology

1.   Structuring a Class

2.   Communication

3.   Limits

4.   Balance between teaching the kids and teaching the adults


V) Class example & Creativity

1.   Progressions & Layering

2.   Storytelling & Sequencing

3.   Class examples

4.   Templates


VI) Let’s get started!

1.   Types of classes & Workshops

2.   Marketing strategies

3.   Networking


VII) Teaching in a Festival

1.   Preparing a Family AcroYoga Festival

2.   Teaching classes in the festival

3.   Feedback and evaluation of the classes and festival


Dates for the Next training:

Family AcroYoga Teacher Training 21-26 May 2019 - Barcelona

(no residential training)

 Schedule: 9.00h to 13.00h and 14.30h to 19.00h (a total of 51 hours)

APPLICATION: Please apply for the teacher training here.








If you cancel up until 3 months before the start of training you will receive 75% of your deposit back.

If you cancel between 2 months before the training you will receive 50% of your deposit back.

If you cancel with less than 2 months the deposit will be non-refundable and may not be used for further trainings.







Scholarships for the Family AcroYoga Teacher training 2019

We would like to make this training as accessible as possible. For this reason we offer 2 scholarships each year for those who really need it granting a reduction of 37% on the price. We open a 1 month period to receive the scholarships applications and after this month we will evaluate the applications in terms of:

  • Financial necessity

  • Technical abilities. See training prerequisites.

  • Motivation and capacity to share family acroyoga in your communities

To apply first register for the training so we get to know you better and than fill up the scholarship application. This application does not oblige you to do the training weather you get the scholarship or not.

This application is open from February 6th until March 6th of 2019. On March 15th we will announce the two students that received the scholarship.

Apply here for the Scholarships here.