FemAcro Spirit Retreat

A celebration of the diversity of badass, inspiring, powerful & empowered Females in Acro.
FemAcro Spirit Retreat

Zeit & Ort

02. Sept., 17:00 – 05. Sept., 15:00
Brunnenhaus, In der Aue 2, 42929 Wermelskirchen, Deutschland

Über die Veranstaltung

FemAcro Spirit provides an empowering and creative space for people who identify as female or gender nonconforming.

This is your place to try out new roles in Acro and/or in life, to find/re-find strength, to share your joy, to show vulnerability, to heal and most of all to connect/re-connect with your feminine.

In this amazing 4-days Retreat we will delight ourselves with loads of Acro, Female circle, Yoga, Meditation, Body Painting, Hoopdance, Handcraft and some specials!

Join us in this journey!

Location:

'Brunnenhaus' is a beautiful retreat centre in the heart of Germany. It was named after the many dwells around the house that used to provide the whole valley with fresh and clean water. Today it is a space for people from all walks of life that look for an escape of the busy city life and therefore has become a dwell of creativity, connection and community.

The house with its huge garden is located in a nature preserved forest area, far away from big streets. At night you fall asleep to the sound of the little river slashing and in the morning, you wake up to the chirps and cackles of the birds. This place invites to rediscover simplicity, connection to nature and one another.

‘Brunnenhaus’ can accommodate up to 40 people, there are dorms and double rooms available. The kitchen is fully equipped and big enough to prepare nourishing meals for everybody. The dining hall with a cute old piano invites to hang out, chat or sing all night, unless there is a flaring fire calling to sit together outside. Two big rooms with wooden floors and high ceilings invite to move, stretch and meditate.

Teachers & Organization Team:

We are excited to share with you our international and talented team that will teach for all Acro levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced):

Marina Stützle / Heaven-OnEarth

Healing arts, Yoga, Acro and Discussions

Marina is currently located in Hamburg (Germany) and is a passionate Yoga- and Acro teacher and holistic physical therapist. Her first contact with flying bodyworks was back in 2009 in Thailand and since then she has been in love with Acro.

As there is a lot more to explore, she is also trained in various Yoga styles and Healing arts and has been sharing her passion and experience from the past 10 years in a holistic approach around the globe and in her yoga studio and physio practice.

You will experience an in-depth practice that combines ancient wisdoms and healing modalities with her knowledge from physiotherapy and yoga. Marina loves to create a space where healing, transformation and deep relaxation can happen.

So, join Marina for her multi-style yoga & meditation classes in the morning to wake up your body & spirit, get your Lunar Power turned on in her Thai & Fly - flying therapeutics workshop and infuse yourself in a sacred cacao ritual to open up your heart and merge with the shakti energy in our Female circles.

Find her at:

www.heaven-onearth.com

Facebook: MarinaHeavenonEarth

Instagram: marina_yogalifestyle

Michelle Verhoecks / FlowMies

Hoopdance and Body Painting

In the summer of 2015, Michelle discovered her passion for hoop dance. First seen, it looked like magic and blew her mind. Times of secretly dancing at her safe space home in a small room changed to flowing free in the park every day. For her, hoop dance is a way to step out of her comfort zone and form a unity with my body. Dancing with the hoop gives her joy and can bring her into a state of ecstasy. This form of expression brought her so many positive things in life which I do not want to keep for herself.

In 2018 she became a certificated Hoop Love Coach by Deanne Love and went to TADAH Artist Habitat in Turkey for the Advanced Teacher Training of Emma Kenna aka Hooping Mad. In her own practice, she explores her boundaries by dancing with new flow tools, body paint and combining this in colorful UV, LED and fire shows.

Find her at:

https://flowmies.nl/en/

Instagram: flowmies

Monika Kolb

Acro and Stretching

Monika lives a colorful circus life between the gym and the stage. Acro is one of her great passions.

She loves to enrich the community with her knowledge and experience. That's why she enjoys teaching this beautiful way of moving and communicating with each other.

Find her at www.monikakolb.de

Daniela Wegele

Acro

"Airtime" has always been a great passion of hers! Whether on skis, on the trampoline, cliff jumping or flying on another person... she loves it!!!

* Owner Lilikoi * Yoga teacher * Certified ski instructor

Jolien Heetkamp

Acro and Handcraft

Jolien (Netherlands) fell in love with Acro after a session in the park, and knew she had to become a teacher. She is mostly a base but also likes to fly. Being able to do both gives her a more well-rounded perspective and makes her a better teacher. Washing machines, whips, pops, Icarian and even standing Acro, you can wake her up in the middle of the night for any of it.

Frieda Davey

Acro

Frieda is often to be found balancing herself upside-down, wrapped around a poledancing pole or just cart-wheeling outdoors. She discovered Acro in 2017 and with it the joy of movement.

What she most treasures of Acro is the playfulness, spontaneity, community feeling and the laughs when a pose does not look or feel as cool as you’d think.

For her it is never time to stop flying but she really enjoys stubbornly practicing her basing skills. She has been co-organizing Jams and regular Acro events for the Acro communities in Mannheim and Heidelberg and offering beginner and intermediate workshops.

Isabell Vogler

Acro and Photos

Isabell Vogler (Isi) photographer, flyer and part time base

She is a commercial photographer based in Nuremberg. Isi can't sit still for a long time – movement and sports are a big part of her life. Since she was a child she has always been into sports. Gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, bouldering – Capoeira for many years and finally Acro since 2017. When it comes to training or conventions she is there right away! The most important thing for her during training and teaching is meeting lovely people, being part of the Acro community, lots of laughter and a good dose of adrenaline!

Lisa Dahm

Handstands

Liz, our handstand queen. She is also a yoga teacher and an advanced Flyer. She trains Acro, mainly Standing as a Flyer for over 5 years now. She loves to provide another perspective to life with going upside down.

Jordis Troost (Co-founder)

Acro and Handstands

Jordis (yes it's a weird name)... former special education teacher and linguist, student of languages, van living, house building, dog loving, handcrafting, constantly humming, hugging and ukulele playing life enthusiast turned into Yoga, Acro and Thaimassage teacher.

During the past year she has somehow made the way back to her roots close to Cologne, where she is currently building her dream project called 'Brunnenhaus', a retreat center and meeting-place for movement, creativity and exchange.

As she is always looking for new adventures, traveling has been and still is an essential part of her life, so before she decided living on a construction site in the middle of the forest, she used to discover the world with Jack and Dieter. (No they are not her lovers they are vans, which is basically the same.) For Jordis traveling is not just about exploring the outer world but likewise about immersing into the inner self, which has led her to first her personal yoga and meditation practice and then to become a yoga teacher. The countless encounters she has made along the way, have inspired her and she has found movement in all its facets to be a universal language. When she started diving deeper into the practice of Acro and Thaimassage, these practices have become a way to express herself. In her experience, they hold the power to go beyond all boundaries and differences and that is why she loves sharing them. In her classes and workshops she includes all of these wild influences adding up to a unique playful way of teaching. Alongside 'technique' her focus is on empowerment, self-discovery, connection and community. She can't wait to share a lot of upside down time with you =)

Barbara Krüger (Co-founder)

Acro and Yoga

Barbara discovered Acro at a yoga retreat in Spain in 2014 and was in love right away. She started mainly basing and now also loves to fly every possible flight 😊. She made her first yoga teacher training in 2015 and many others followed. In her teaching she loves to combine the movement driven vinyasa with the stillness of yin yoga. And also, in Acro she likes to play with both, solar and lunar, yin and yang, active and passive. Both are important, both are fun, both need their time. She also organizes the AcroYoga festival TIMEOUT ACRO.

Lisa Böttger (Co-founder)

Acro and Handcraft

Lisa first came in contact with Acro in 2016 when she started a course in Nuremberg, where she also lives and works as a teacher for English, Art and crafting. She fell in love with this wonderful practice right away. In 2018 she completed a teacher training for yoga and a year later she joined the Partner Acrobatics Teacher Training. She thinks that Acro has the power to empower - she loves showing women how they can find their strength basing and believes that Acro is a great tool to learn communication. Her passion for movement doesn't stop at Acro - she also likes climbing, slacklining, basketball and believes that passionate dancing to 80s music in the kitchen cured most of her problems.

She will also teach you how to bind your own book during our crafting session.

Marina Rodrigues (Co-founder)

Acro and Discussions

Marina had her first flyer experience in 2017 and was excited about the strong connection Acro creates. Her passion grew even more when she started basing and sharing her knowledge with others. She believes Acro breaks barriers through its communication power and creation process. Her passion for movement and bringing people together led her to join the Partner Acrobatics Teacher Training in 2019. She is excited to teach some crazy Acro flows, to facilitate deep and intense discussions in the Female circles and to help you release tension through dynamic meditation!

Prerequisites

Acro classes are offered for ALL LEVELS (beginner, intermediate and advanced).

We do not require any prerequisites!

If you have never tried A cro before, feel welcome to join our community.

Schedule:

*Please consider that the program may be subject to changes or adaptations.

Thursday (02.09)

17:00 – 18:00 Arrival & Registration

18:00 – 18:30       Welcome circle

18:30 – 20:00       Trust Workshop

20:00 – 21:00       Dinner

21:00 – 22:00       Open jam

Friday (03.09)

8:00 – 9:00          Yoga & Meditation

8:30 – 9:30          Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45        Warm Up & Handstands

11:00 – 12:30      Workshop Session 1

12:30 – 14:00       Lunch

14:00 – 16:00      Workshop Session 2

16:00 – 16:30  Break

16:30 – 18:00       Workshop Session 3

18:00 – 19:30      Dinner

19:30 – 21:00      Workshop Session 4

21:00 Evening program

Saturday (04.09)

8:00 – 9:00          Yoga & Meditation

8:30 – 9:30          Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45        Warm Up & Handstands

11:00 – 12:30      Workshop Session 1

12:30 – 14:00       Lunch

14:00 – 16:00      Workshop Session 2

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 18:00       Workshop Session 3

18:00 – 19:00      Dinner

19:00 – 21:00      Creative Session

21:00 Evening program

Sunday (05.09)

8:00 – 9:00          Yoga & Meditation

8:30  – 9:30          Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45        Warm Up & Strength training

11:00 – 12:30      Workshop Session 1

12:30 – 13:30       Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Workshop Session 2

15:00 – 15:30 Closing circle

15:30     Open Jam

Tickets

*If the event cannot take place due to Covid 19, we will refund your full ticket!

Prices include all activities in the program, accommodation and 3 vegan meals per full day. 

We have a Single room, few Double rooms and two Dorm rooms with up to six beds. Also tent and van is possible.

We are happy to welcome moms! If you wish to bring children, please contact us to check the possibilities ;)

Sliding scale contribution:

Option 1: Dorm room, tent and van

Between 230 € and 270 €

Option 2: Single and Double Room

Between 260 € and 300 €

How much should I pay?

We suggest you place yourself in the lower pricing scale (230€ for Option 1 or 260€ for Option 2) if you have little or no income at all, you are a student or you are out of budget.

If you have a stable income and means to save money our suggestion is to place yourself in the higher pricing scale (270€ for Option 1 or 300€ for Option 2).

The middle pricing scale (250€ for Option 1 or 280€ for Option 2) is suggested if you are in between the above situations.

Note: still not possible for you? You are welcome to contact us.

Cancellation policy:

We charge a handling fee of 20 € for cancellations until 01 June 2021.

From 01 June 2021: We charge 60 % of your ticket price.

From 01 July 2021: Unfortunately, no cancellation possible.

*You may re-sell your ticket in case you cannot join us. If this is the case, please let us know!

Contact

For further questions please contact us at femacrospirit@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to hearing from you 😉

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