Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay Acro FlyAway Intensive

21-25th Sep 2018

The Byron Bay Acro Flyaway is back for the 3rd year! We have Australian and International Teachers and offer 5 full days of training from September 21 – 25. This years edition is a non-residential intensive right in Byron Bay, just a stones throw from a secluded beach, covering Acroyoga, Partner Acrobatics, Hand-Balancing, Embodied Movement, intelligent training techniques and optional therapeutics.

Outside of training times we’ll have Acro Social evenings, morning movement sessions in nature around Byron, Acro Jams, Body Work, and other surprises await.

We’ll be layering, building and progressing through a bunch of material over 5 full days to get you training hard, up-skilling, feeling challenged, finding success, pushing boundaries, and expanding your overall body map and sensory experience. You can expect copious amount of partner acrobatics and hand-balancing technique, with flavours of Yoga, natural movement, improvisation and creative dance exploration to get you into fully accessing your body.

Co-founders of Threads, Ebony Prins & Scott Cashins, pull together teachers from Australia and Internationally to create a high intensity, skill based training and an invitation towards being a fully embodied, adaptable, and skilfully moving human. Joining us is acclaimed performer, dancer and handbalancer @Alex Mizzen, Brisbane’s amazing @Nirvana Pilkington, The Finnish/Aussie circus duo @Kat and @ Jared and a guest spot or two more to be announced.

The Acro FlyAway Intensive includes 30 hours of training plus morning and evening activities. We’ll be bringing a bunch of elements to this years intensive, including:

The Story of Hand to Hand
– Building the Hand to Hand
– Hand to Hand L basing ins, outs and transitions
– Building the standing Hand to Hand
– Standing Hand to Hand, ins and outs and exciting entries/exits
– Connection and timing

Standing Acrobatics:
– standing foundational skills
– standing intermediate and advanced skills
– entrance and exits to lying or standing base
– dance acrobatics

– handstand and handbalance training and technique
– train the various handstand pathways and get to to know your handstand more intimately
– working and training on canes
– prep and drills for more advanced hand balance skills such as press entry and one arm and advanced positions such as ‘sevens’.

Building the partner acrobatic relationship:
– Daily intelligent training and layering of foundational skills, via a series of reps, long holds and creative transitions, that build our ability to tackle more complicated movements and washing machines. Some of these foundational skills include, but are not limited to, – Foot to hand, shoulderstand, star and reverse star (regular, free and mono) needle, bicep stand, croc, standing on body parts, removing points of contact, varied stacking techniques.
– Base/flyer conditioning sessions and cross training for strength based transitions
– connection practice

Partner acrobatic L-basing skills and sequencing:

– Washing Machines (introducing new machines!)
– Pops
– Whips
– mono limb, assymetrical holds, transitions and slackro style flows

Becoming an embodied human:
– morning movement sessions
– techniques from Yoga, natural movement and calisthenics
– contact improvisation and movement exploration

TRAINERS: Ebony Prins & Scott Cashins of Threads, Alex Mizzen and Katariina Sofia & Jared Van Earle
Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 am Morning Movement – various locations
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast break
9:30 – 12:00 pm Morning Session – The Space
12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch break
2:00 – 4:30 pm Afternoon Session – The Space

Evenings : Optional Activities/Jams/Swims/Therapeutics – various locations

Go to for registration and payment details

Early Bird Price (Before August 10th) is $435 AUD
Standard Price (From August 10th) is $510 AUD

Accomodation and meals: This is a non-residential intensive training so you can find your own accomodation and self-cater how you like. There are many accommodation options in the Byron Area from backpackers, to AirBnb, to lush resorts. Please use the FB event page to organise house shares if you like. We are about a 12 minute bicycle ride on dedicated paths from downtown Byron Bay.

For meals we have a kitchen facility at our training space that you can heat your own food. There are very nearby grocery stores including Santos Organics and some nice cafes within easy walking distance for breakfast and lunch, as well as all the various restaurants of all budgets available for dinner in the Byron Area.