Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

  • bac2.jpg
  • Barcelona Acrobatic Convention
  • Presenters
  • Tickets
  • Schedule
  • Videos
  • Arriving

Untitled_design_2.jpgWelcome to the 2nd BAC

5-10 September 2017
6 Days, 60 spots, full on Acrobatics in Nature 
Facebook PageEvent

We are happy to announce the 2nd 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 CLICK HERE
 

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 Parc 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 bunkbeds 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 pillow case and blankets. For campers we can offer up to 10 matresses 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 diferent levels: begginer/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 

 

paul

Paul Griffioen | 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 the circus world and have  performed all over the world.  For the past 20 years he has run acrobatic courses in Rotterdam, Holland.

 

 

avner

Avner Hochfeld | ACRO BALANCE

Graduate of “Circomedia” circus school in England, where he specialized in Acrobalance. He is a student of Peter van Valkenhoff from Holland, one of the leading acrobats in Europe. Avner created and performed in circus shows in Israel and around the world, including the iconic "Captain Zuccini". He also perfomed in La Famillia, Fantastico and Fly with the Imagination. Avner currently performs at birthday parties and other shows. From 1997 to date Avner has been teaching acrobalance in various venues in Israel. He is also a graduate of yoga teachers' course “Life of a Yogi” with Darma Mitra and a certified practitioner of Traditional Thai massage. www.acrolove.com

tyll anne

Anne & Tyll| DANCE ACROBATICS

Anne finished her studies at the “Stage School of Music Dance and Drama“ in 2004. She worked as a dancer at the West Side Story and as an acrobat in the Eventteam of Jochen Schweizer (Vertical Ballet). The fundamentals of danceacrobatics were taught to her by Sean Cronin in Las Vegas. Outside acrobatics Anne works as a phychologist.

Tyll Graduated as ‘Tanzpadagoge’ (Teacher of Dance) in 2009 at the Lola Rogge Schule in Hamburg. He led his own Dancestudio and works as a freelancer for Prof. F. Böhme at the University (Hochschule für Musik und Theater; HfMT).


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 a acrobalance teacher in Cronopis, Yogacrobatic Barcelona and La Central del Circ.

 

maria_villate_pic.jpgMaría Villate | HANDSTAND

I discover circus through juggling and I was quickly fascinated by its magic. Trained in contortion, handstands and contemporary dance with international masters such as Pascal Angelier, Claude Victoria or Gustavo Lesgart. In the last years I create and perform my own solo acts such as “Into the shadows” ( 1st award GOP Brodowy's Broadway casting show 2014)  or “Mutations of a former secretary”. (Festival Escena Poblenou 2013). In 2014 along with other artists we give birth to Tierra Company, and its show “F.I.R.A.”, directed by Jordi Aspa (Escarlata Circus) and produced by the 19th Winter Circus of the Ateneu Popular 9barris. (Barcelona).

 

almuth

Almuth Kramer | THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Lives in Berlin and works as a Yoga and AcroYoga teacher, a bodyworker (Thai-Yoga-Massage), a movement, circus, theater and relaxation pedagogue and clown.

She studied drama, Latin American, and journalism and communication science in Berlin and Buenos Aires and, as a government and production assistant for theater projects and music festivals, discovered her passion for creative and physical expressions and her love for acrobatics. 

 

Judith Estrada | YOGA

She got to know the science Yoga in 2011 in Barcelona with her first teacher with who she trained for two years. In 2012 she has spent a month in the Buddhist meditation center, Plum Village, living with the nuns and monks and receiving the teachings of the Master Thich Nhat Hanh based on the practice of Mindfulness and feeling love for all beings through understanding and compassion.
For the three last years she is following her yoga master, Sri Andrei Ram Om, a disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra. Their teachings are based on humility and on developing a strong desire for liberation through the practice of Yoga.

 

 

 

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€ [IT IS FULL UNLESS YOU BRING YOUR OWN VAN!]
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
2017
DAY 1 - 5th DAY 2 - 6th DAY 3 - 7h DAY 4 – 8th DAY 5 - 9th DAY 6 - 10th
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 infos 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, the space being 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. 
 

 

BAC Videos

Arriving

Arrival
Sept 5th, between 12h and 16h 

We will organize pick ups 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 airport).

Departure 
The last workshop will be on Sunday Sept 10th 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. sniffff!

 

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'. 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'.