AcroYoga Camp-Out

2024 Camp-Out Teachers

(this list will be updated as teachers confirm)

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Lux
Kelli Mae & Sam
Ash Peltz & Matt Radford
Jason & Chelsey Magness
James Ta Dao
Kena Noel
Hobs Hobotus
Jacob Brown & Alexandra Mohr
Raquel Hernandez-Cruz
Sam Salwei
Sam Courts
Luka Ruzic
Cedar Lyn
Jenae Poe
John Thorpe
Jacob Handwerker

Learn more about the teachers here.

More details coming soon….

Hobs is one of the most playful and friendly Acro monkeys you will ever meet! His love for all things Acro is delightfully infectious and irresistible. His commitment and dedication to the practice is obvious in his excellent technical skills, intelligent progressions and clear demonstrations.

Jacob Brown and Alexandra Mohr (Double Rainbow Acro) are acro addicts from the USA.  They love to share the joy of acro by teaching at festivals, retreats and workshops all over the world. They do every kind of acro but specialize in challenging L-base such as washing machines, pops, whips, whip pops, and Icarian.  They are passionate about contributing to the growth of acro communities worldwide by sharing videos of skills they learn from others and they especially love to co-create new flows and sequences that are beautiful, fun and challenging. Jacob and Alex see acro as a way of life and love to play and share their passion for the art everywhere they go!

Bio coming soon.

Chelsey and Jason have over 30 years of combined training under their belt.  These two world class adventure athletes, acrobats, coaches and meta learners take training and teaching very seriously.

They love to teach progressively, gently coax people outside of their comfort zones and way beyond their perceived potential.  Together the two are a force to be reckoned with.  Jason will talk you off the ledge and Chelsey will catch you with open and excited arms.

James “Ta-Dao!” Sitzer has been a stalwart of the Portland AcroYoga Community since 2011. He is the founder of Portland’s AcroLab, and co-creator of the Stronger & Stranger Things series. James enjoys the PNW tradition of strong-flier, solid-base style, and continues to push the limits of advanced L-base Acro.

James has attended every AcroYoga Camp-Out since 2013 and hosted the Saturday night talent show from the beginning.

Jenae is an AcroLove certified teacher and creator who believes that acro is a powerful way to build community. Jenae empowers students to build a sustainable, long term practice through effective communication, strong fundamentals and pattern recognition. 

Jenae enjoys all genres of acro but excels in icarian, standing dynamics and free balancing. She is a fan of unique flows and sequences and wants to help students approach their practice with creativity. She runs her own acro festival in Colombia and started a circus themed Burning Man camp.

John has been a teacher of movement for over 10 years when he started as a fitness coach. His roots began in powerlifting and evolved into many different movement practices over the years including snowboarding, aerial straps, rock climbing, and hand balancing. John’s biggest passion has been nerding out over partner acrobatics in all its forms. You can catch him doing all things acro – fast and flowy washing machines, icarian, whips, and dynamic standing are amongst his favorite.

Bio coming soon.

Kena is a female Icarus. She always wants to fly high and free, and is very excited to share her love of Icarian Games with the Acro world!

Luka Ruzic has been hooked on Acro since he first tried it in 2015. He enjoys constantly refining skills, occasionally reaching for the next ones, always finding new ranges of motion to work on, and, most of all, taking a long time to warm up and calibrate. 

Currently based in Seattle, Luka enjoys supporting fellow travelers on the road to solid basing and particularly delights in discovering effective progressions and cues.

Bio coming soon…

AcroMash, the dynamic duo from Portland OR, have been teaching together since 2019.  Matt & Ash’s classes are full of games, laughs, and nerdiness. Specializing in Icarian, whip-pops, and creative washing machines, they love to make acro approachable. When not performing with Tempos Contemporary Circus, they can be found enjoying the Pacific Northwest, cooking big meals for family + friends, or relaxing with a good puzzle.

More details coming soon….

Sam Courts is a Seattle based acrobat and teacher with a love for finding new challenges in the practice and nerding out about the details. She started acro in 2014 and now teaches and practices across a broad range of acro styles as both a base and flyer, though she has a particular fondness for free balances, puzzley transitions, and strong-flyer skills. Sam is thrilled to be returning to the NW AcroYoga Camp-out for her seventh time this summer.

Since their inception in 2005, the YogaSlackers have become synonymous with innovation in the yoga community.  They skillfully merge the introspective practice of yoga with the dynamic elements of acrobatics and slacklining, offering a unique approach that challenges and nurtures both body and mind.  At the core of the YogaSlackers’ philosophy is the pursuit of new experiences and the exploration of one’s own limits in a safe and supportive environment.

Their distinctive practice of ‘slackasana’ or slackline yoga involves adapting yoga postures on a suspended piece of webbing, offering an engaging way to develop balance and concentration.  The YogaSlackers are known for their welcoming and accessible teaching style at yoga festivals around the world.  Their workshops cater to a wide range of participants, emphasizing personal growth and self-discovery through collective learning and practice. Whether through slackline yoga or AcroYoga, they create an environment where everyone can participate and explore at their own pace.

Committed to fostering community and environmental awareness, the YogaSlackers lead by example, advocating for a sustainable and connected way of life. They share their passion through teaching and their adventures, traveling and connecting with diverse groups of people.

 

Shelly Zeiser (she/her) has been practicing acro since 2016 and taught at festivals in the U.S. and abroad. She loves all aspects of acro including l-base, whips, pops, dance lifts and standing skills. She focuses on co-creating fun environments highlighting safe spotting with intentional scaffolding in her teaching practices. 

 

More action shots of the teachers....

Jason & Chelsey
Sam & Raquel
Hobs & Kena
Matt & Ash
Jacob & Alexandra
Chelsey Magness
Sam & Luka
Jenae & John
Jenae & John
Sam & Luka
Waterlines
James & Shelly

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