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Untitled_design_2.jpgWelcome to the 3rd BAC

4-9 September 2018
6 Days, 60 spots, full-
on Acrobatics in Nature 
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We are happy to announce the 3rd acrobatic gathering in Barcelona. The BAC will bring together a group of 60 international acrobatic practitioners and 7 high level international & local teachers.

The main content of the workshops will be partner acrobatics, L base and standing, Icarian, hand to hands and lots of games & fun! 

Thanks to our experience at the FAC (French Acro Convention), the philosophy behind this gathering is about sharing, practicing and having fun. The focus of this meeting is to train and exchange with other acrobatic freaks from all over the world, allowing a sense of community to rise from this shared time. 

Book Your Spot Now!
REGISTRATION FORM
 

Venue
Omshanti Yoga Studio, a family-based, homely and humble retreat center on the top of a hill, the horizon goes from mountain Montserrat to the Natural Park of Montseny. Located in Granollers, 30min from Barcelona city. 

*Notice that Omshanti is located 35 minutes train outside Barcelona + 5-minute taxi from the train station.

Installations
     > Retreat Center in the countryside 30 minutes from Barcelona       
     > Outdoor Workshop space with 200 square meters of grass
     > Indoor Workshop space with a 144 2m. hall with wooden floor
     > Swimming Pool
     > Steam Bath
     > Shared dorms with bunk beds
     > Camping space 
     > Dry toilets
     > Inside and outside bathrooms and showers

Some of the main courses you shall find on your daily plate
> 5h Acrobatics > 30min Handstands > 2h Morning Yoga  > 2h Thai Massage > Steam Bath Nights > Swimming Pool > Beach Day > Party Night <

Accommodation
There are bunk beds in shared dorms and Camping spots available. You can also bring your van to sleep and get the camping price. For dorms, we provide bed sheets, pillow with pillowcase and blankets. For campers, we can offer up to 10 mattresses with matching bedsheets for the first ones to reserve them. We do not provide tents, pillows nor blankets for campers. 

Food
There will be three meals a day with fruit and nuts available all day for you to snack. The meals will be vegetarian (with cheese and eggs) and we can offer alternatives for allergy diets or vegans. Omshanti is a vegetarian, smoke and alcohol-free center. You are welcome to get extra food or beverages outside the center. 

Participants
Participants must have at least 1-year experience in acrobatics to attend.Why? We are setting this limit in order for the participants to have fun, and to exchange in a safe and light environment. The workshops will not teach introduction to acrobatics. There will be three different levels: beginner/intermediate/advanced.

Helping Out Tasks
This is a community-based venue where we ask for each one of you to collaborate in a task outside of workshop hours. Every day you will have a 30 minutes chore assigned (chopping veggies, washing pots, taking trash out, etc)

Children
Children are always welcome. It is a very safe environment where many children find exciting and with many possibilities to play and there are no nearby roads. We don't have planned activities for children.

Contact
alegria@omshanti.cat

 

Presenters 

niko douwes

NIKO DOUWES | Partner Acrobatics

Niko is an acrobatics instructor from The Netherlands, he is very experienced in the circus arts and is especially talented in juggling and partner acrobatics. He has been training in traditional Dutch Acrobatics for more than 20 years and has been teaching for over 12 years. He has performed and taught all around the world for people from all walks of life.
Niko’s passion for acrobatics is contagious and he truly loves spreading the joy and harmony of this practice across the planet. He is a great teacher specialized in Dutch Acrobatics and handstands.

 

monika kolb

MONIKA KOLB | Partner Acrobatics

I live a life between stage and gym. Between shows, training and lessons, my home is wherever there is movement, Creativity and life takes place. I perform hula hoop, acrobatics, aerial art, walking acts and fire shows. Share my skills in teaching circus educational projects in schools for children and Teens and in hula hoop, artistry and yoga classes for adults. Life for me means learning, my thirst for knowledge and my interests big. www.monikakolb.de

 


paul

PAUL GRIFFLOEN | Acrobatics 

Paul has practiced acrobatics since 1986 and has studied with the Como Brothers and the Osmani’s.  Both are key historical figures in the circus world and have performed all over the world.  For the past 20 years he has run acrobatic courses in Rotterdam, Holland.

 



FERNANDO MELKI | Partner Acrobatics 

I’ve started my professional education in the Buenos Aires circus scholl in the year 2000. I then took classes in the Rogelio Rivel school in Barcelona with Vicente Espinosa. Between 2006 and 2008, I was taking classes with the Ukranian teacher Sergei in the INEFC de Barcelona, and in 2008, Toulouse became my house in order to train with Pascal Angellie.
I have been working with professional circus companies such as AOC, Circ Cric, F.I.R.A., Los 2play, and have been an acrobalance teacher in Cronopis, Yogacrobatic Barcelona and La Central del Circ.

 

onairbarcelona

MAËL DURAND | Handstands

Former French gymnast of 32 years, after 15 years competing go into the circus world where he developed his handstand balancing technique. Handstands and acrobatics teacher for almost 10 years in Barcelona, has taught in all kinds of fields such as dance, circus, yoga and he is excited to share for the 1st time at the BAC.

 

 


 

pau bac

PAU CASTELLSAGUE | Thai Yoga Massage

Pau was introduced to the practice of Yoga by the light of his younger brother Wari Om. Meeting his teacher Soma in the Navarra mountains was the start of his spiritual journey. His path is full of joy and gratitude as auspicious teachers cross by him every step of the way: Jordi, Dolors, Laurino, Takis, Jason, Jenny, Soma, Dayalu, Goenka, Amma... As an AcroYoga teacher Pau's main target is to bring the spirit of Yoga into every corner and through all layers of society. Spends most of his time traveling around the globe teaching AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. Since 2011, together with his brother Wari and sister Mireia, they organize the Barcelona Yoga Conference.

 

mireia bacMIREIA CASTELLSAGUE | Yoga

Passionate about playing and sharing yoga, meditation, Thai and AcroYoga around the world. Started practicing yoga when she was 21. Has been teaching for 8 years. Entered Witryh yoga school training for 7 years and is now following Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram. A special education teacher and Waldorf kindergarten teacher, has been doing yoga for kids teacher trainings and regular classes. Became an AcroYoga teacher 5 years ago and has been passionate about practicing and sharing the practice ever since. Studied Thai Yoga Massage with Krishna Takis, Dayalu, Arno and Pau.Running the Omshanti Yoga center near Barcelona and co-founder de la Barcelona Yoga Conference.

Tickets

PRICES

6 DAYS RESIDENTIAL DORMS | 370€
Includes all the classes, 3 meals a day, sleeping in shared dorms, sheets and blankets provided.

6 DAYS RESIDENTIAL TENTS | 350€ 
Includes all classes, 3 meals a day and camping space. You need to bring your own tent, mattress and bed sheets. 

6 DAYS NON-RESIDENTIAL | 330€
Includes all classes and 3 meals a day. Does not include accommodation.

3 DAYS NON-RESIDENTIAL | 200€
Includes all classes and 3 meals a day. Does not include accommodation.

1 DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL | 75€
Includes all classes and 3 meals a day. Does not include accommodation.

*Notice that Omshanti is located 35 minutes train outside Barcelona + 5-minute taxi from the train station

REGISTER NOW

1. Fill up the REGISTRATION FORM | You will receive an email with the transfer details.
2. Transfer 80€ deposit.
3. Send deposit confirmation to alegria@omshanti.cat
*All passes are Non Refundable but transferable

Schedule 

SEPTEMBER
2018
DAY 1 - 4th DAY 2 - 5th DAY 3 - 6h DAY 4 – 7th DAY 5 - 8th DAY 6 - 9th
07.30-09.00   YOGA YOGA YOGA YOGA YOGA
09.00-10.30   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.30-11.00   WARM UP WARM UP WARM UP WARM UP WARM UP
11.00-11.45   HANDSTAND HANDSTAND HANDSTAND HANDSTAND HANDSTAND
11.45-13.45   WORKSHOP 2
WORKSHOP 3
WORKSHOP 6
WORKSHOP 7
WORKSHOP 10
WORKSHOP 11
WORKSHOP 12
WORKSHOP 13

WORKSHOP 16

WORKSHOP 17

14.00-16.00   Lunch & Break Lunch & Break Lunch & Break Lunch & Break Lunch & Break
16.00-16.15 WARM UP WARM UP WARM UP

BEACH DAY

 

 

WARM UP WARM UP
16.15-18.15 WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 4
WORKSHOP 5
WORKSHOP 8
WORKSHOP 9
WORKSHOP 14
WORKSHOP 15
TRAINING
18.15-19.00 TRAINING TRAINING TRAINING 18.00 Good Bye
19.00-20.30 Welcome Circle THAI/SAUNA THAI/SAUNA THAI/SAUNA
20.30-21.30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
 
 
 

  

WORKSHOPS
In every workshop slot there will be two simultaneous workshops, one outdoor and one indoor. You don't need to book your space in advance, just step into the workshop you are most interested in. There will be an announcement board with the workshops info of the day.

TRAINING
The training time is 1 hour for you to train whatever you feel like, something you just practiced in a workshop, something you talked about with a fellow acrobat, something you saw on your cornflakes package,... supervised by one of the amazing teachers. 

HANDSTAND
Every day there will be 30 minutes practice dedicated only to handstands. It will be a guided class where we all get our heads down, and our hands dirty!

YOGA
Starting the day opening up the body and breathing with a 2-hour yoga session. It will be a Vinyasa class inspired by the teachings of Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram. It's an all level class, the teacher will be guiding you into your own variations and more suitable poses and techniques for your body. Breathe!

THAI MASSAGE
The evening will finish with a 2 hour Thai Massage class. A guided practice where you receive and give this amazing soothing massage to soften and stretch the muscles at the end of the day. It will take place at the same time as the steaming bath session. We will ask you to sign in for one or the other, space is limited in both activities. We will make sure that everyone that want's to participate in the Thai Massage get's at least one session during the convention. 

STEAM BATH
We will have the pleasure of two steam bath night sessions. It will be needed to sign up as there is only a limited amount of space inside. We will make sure that everybody that wants to have a steam bath session gets at least one session during the convention. 
 

 

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Arriving

Arrival
Sept 4th, between 12h and 16h 

We will organize pickups from the train station of Granollers Centre from 12h to 16h. Please let us know if you will be arriving with the train later than 16.00 and we kindly ask you not to arrive before 12.00 (see info below on how to get here from the airport).

Departure 
The last workshop will be on Sunday, Sept 9th at 14h. 
There will be lunch and training time available until 18.30h. We will organize rides to the train station from 14h on. The last ride will be at 19h, this being the time when all participants must go back home.

 

Location

Address
Camí de l'Estanoc s/n. 08402 Les Vallès Franqueses

Gps
41 º -37 '-38.33 "- Nord / 2 º -18' -32.09" - Est 

Latitud: 41.626382 / Longitud: 2.309511

How to get here 

From Barcelona Airport
The Train Station in Barcelona Airport is in Terminal 2. All trains will take you to "GRANOLLERS-CENTRE", it's a 1-hour ride straight to us, no need to change train and it costs around 4,5€. 

From Granollers by car 
Granollers direction to Cardedeu (the hospital will be on the left and your right Cinemas Nord), past the roundabout and past the stores Hipo, at the sign of petrol station 500m turn left (Green Park direction). You rise to find a direction signal 'Marata' right. Still 300m 'Marata' direction to find an entrance to the left with an 'Omshanti' indication. Lower right on the sand road and park past the oak. Upload walking the path to your right. 

From Barcelona or Girona by car 
AP-7 exit 12 'Cardedeu' and touring the roundabout turn left towards 'Cardedeu est'. When you get to a roundabout take direction 'Granollers' turn to your left. Still 2 km, you pass another roundabout all straight and when you see a petrol station on your left take the first street on your right (Green Park direction). You rise to find a direction signal 'Marata' right. Still, 100m 'Marata' direction to find an entrance to the left with an indication of 'Omshanti'. A low sandy path to the right and past the oak park.

By train
Line 'Bcn-Girona', 'Granollers Centre' stop 

From Girona Airport 
Direct Bus to Granollers: 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you miss the last bus you have to take a direct train to Barcelona, from 'Passeig de Gracia' or 'Clot Aragó' and take the train to 'Granollers Centre'.