Roald Penning, teacher & co-founder Playful People Tribe
In my teens I found yoga.
At 22 years old, out of great excitement for Circus arts, I started my path as an acrobat.
And a few years later I was certified as a Holistic Massage practitioner.
Then I found AcroYoga, which blends all three disciplines, so I felt right at home!
By now, I’ve been teaching AcroYoga for over ten years, and I’m still learning new things every day.
I see myself as a teacher and coach in the broadest sense of the word.
Because I love inspiring and challenging people to step into their next level of being, whatever that looks like for them.
I do this both in individual coaching and in AcroYoga.
I love the beauty of meeting others in the depth of their being, and also the fun of playing together and soaring to the skies.
Life is our playground: it’s up to us how amazing and full of love we want to make it.
And that’s possible for every one of us.
Marijke van der Linde, teacher & co-founder Playful People Tribe
‘What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?’ AcroYoga guides me to overcome my fears. It helps me to build trust, in myself and others.
It reminds me that life can be playful, that learning can be playful. It shows me what I’m capable of. And what happens during the practice translates to my daily life.
It feels great to be able to teach this to others. I do this with a lot of enthusiasm and patience. Teaching playfulness and fun is the best job in the world.
AcroYoga came on my path after years of dancing, kickboxing, yoga, meditation, tantra. I instantly fell in love. The teamwork, the playfulness, the gracefulness, strength elements and healing arts: everything I love about movement of body & mind combined.
I've been in traineeship with Roald for several years before I started to co-teach and expanded my skills with AcroYoga immersions - in acrobatics and healing arts - Thai Yoga massage and Yin Yoga. In 2021 I've completed the teacher training level 1 with AcroYoga Montreal.
I can’t imagine what my life would be like today if I didn’t go to that first AcroYoga class. But more important, I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t met all the lovely people in this fantastic AcroYoga community. It brings me so much happiness every day.
I started AcroYoga at a difficult time in my life. It taught me to live in the moment, surrender, trust and that it’s ok to be 100% me. Every-time when I'm flying, I feel free! Because I can't think about other things 'than living in the moment’.
I feel so thankful that I can share the transformation AcroYoga can bring as a teacher! I really enjoy to challenge myself and my students, I enjoy the twinkle in their eyes when they're playing. If they are happy, I’m happy. It’s called ‘mudita’, an unselfish joy of happiness of others.
I’m a certified AcroYoga teacher (AcroYoga International) and besides that, I'm a pilates- and yogateacher and physiotherapist. I love sharing all my knowledge and experience about he body & mind with my students.