Acro Revolution is a 9-day residential teacher training that consists of intensive instruction in L-base acrobatics with a focus on skills including; washing machines, foot to hand, hand to hand, whips, pops, and other circus monkey tricks. In addition to learning techniques to fully embody this practice, you will learn how to teach partner acrobatics at various levels. The restorative practice of Acropeutics will be incorporated to create a more sustainable acrobatic practice and to help facilitate connection and community. In addition to the physical skills, training will include multiple sessions on teaching methodology, the ‘business’ of being an acro teacher, best practices for social media promotion, and community facilitation. All material presented will be taught by using progressions and method based teaching practices. You will come out of this training equipped to not only teach acrobatics, but with the knowledge to train intelligently, heal yourself, and support your community.
The top 3 goals for the student are:
1. Graduates will be able to teach L- base acro
2. Gain knowledge and have the tools to have a sustainable teaching practice
3. Embody a personal acrobatic and teaching practice based on safety and communication
While we understand the reason for a lot of pre-requisites in preparation for training, we believe experience and passion often run deeper than having a specific certification. We want you to tell us why you feel prepared for this experience: so rather than setting up a lot of prerequisites, we rely on asking you to demonstrate a variety of skills performed with a level that takes serious practice to learn. Through conversation, the application, and the video of you completing the prereqs, we will assess where you are in your practice and if Acro Revolution Teacher Training is right for you.
1. Base and/or fly on a minimum of 100 people
2. 400+ hours practicing L-base acrobatics
3. Handstand on or off the wall for 1 minute
4. Base and Fly all the following basic static poses with a 'same size' partner with confidence:
• Front Bird/Front Plank
• Back Bird/Back Plank
• Reverse Bird
• Cathedral Shoulder Stand (flyer holding base thighs)
5. Base or Flyer the following acrobatic skills. To complete your application, please create and submit an application video demonstrating these skills as either a base or flyer:
• 30 sec F2H
• 30 sec Free Shoulder Stand
• 30 sec Free Star
• Cartwheels in slow motion
• Side Star to Side Star (base is hands-free)
• Jump to Reverse Star
• Barrel Roll
• High Barrel Roll
• Catherine's Wheel
• 3 Second H2H
• Spotting Catherine's Wheel
• Spotting High Barrell Roll
• Short Intro: Your name and why you are choosing Acro Revolution (less than a minute)
Your video application needs to be under 10 minutes and show all the skills in the last section above, preferably with awesome music in the background.
Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.
Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.
|Fees Per Person
|Lodge Room (Shared Bath)
||$945 - 1 male space
*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.
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Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.
Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.
Acro Revolution's cancellation policy applies to all tuition payments. Room & board cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.
Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:
- Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
- Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
- Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
- Breaks the law
- Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
- Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
Josh, Acro Revolution Co-Founder, TT Facilitator, Founder of Acropedia, Peter Pan, is happiest when he is empowering others to be the best version of themselves. He spends all of his free time flying everyone through hand-to-hand, washing machines, whips, and pops! When he is not tossing someone around, he is dorking out on cataloging every single acro washing machine, pose and transition. After spending years searching for acro videos on YouTube, Josh came up with the idea to build Acropedia.org: a free resource for acrobats everywhere. Not only does Josh have a deep love for high-level acrobatics, he also practices acropeutics, an inversion healing practice.
Lizzy, Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator, is life-long circus monkey and now a full-fledge MBA! From the time she could crawl she was monkeying around and was lucky enough to have an older brother that was in the circus. Throughout childhood, Lizzy loved gymnastics, acrobatics, and circus classes. Then like many people, she ‘became an adult’ and mostly forgot about these things until the universe sent her some amazing friends including Josh Young who awakened that inner-child-acrobat!
Email: [email protected]
Whakapaingia David Luke
Whaka, Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator, is the spiritual heartbeat of the Acro Revolution tribe. Having always been a warrior and athlete, Whaka found the healing power of acropeutics and the joy of acrobatics when he was living in the US as a professional rugby player. In 2005, he started his healing journey after giving up his perception that yoga “was for girls” and not for tough guys. A few months into his practice, Whaka noticed his body recovered from tough rugby matches without the usual drugs or surgery. Through the path of yoga he learned to heal himself. Whaka then began to give this gift of healing to others by becoming a certified yoga teacher and thai massage practitioner.
Whaka found acro serendipitously on a beach when a women approached him and asked him if he wanted to fly. That woman became his wife, Sara. In one day Whaka found his life long passion and the person he would share that gift to the world with for the rest of his life. Whaka & Sara founded Koha Yoga in 2009. Koha is the Maori word for gift. Whaka & Sara travel around the world with their daughter Tahi, helping people discover the gifts of trust, joy, laughter, play, balance, and release through acro, acropeutics, yoga, and paddle-boarding
Website: http://www. kohayoga.com
Sara, Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator, is the official Acro Mama of the Acro Revolution Tribe. Her journey started when she found yoga at the age of 18. Yoga kept Sara grounded and connected to her breath, mind, and spirit. Sara began teaching yoga to her community, but she felt something was missing. Yoga, as traditionally taught, lacked connection with others. The day Sara found herself on top of someone’s feet, flying through the air with the support of another human being, her life changed forever. She immediately started to share a different approach to yoga, an approach with more fun, play, joy, and transformation. Sara is now lucky to share this practice with her love / husband / partner / co-teacher Whakapaingia and their baby girl, Tahi. Sara and her family travel around the world spreading the gift of joy, playfulness, and connection