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Tasmanian Acro FlyAway

January 19 - 27, 2019

9 Days Training


 Acroyoga, Partner Acrobatics, Washing Machines, Standing Acro, Yoga, Thai Massage, Natural movement, Slackline Lake Park, Delicious local food, Great times, Stunning nature and Heaps of surprises  

I loved how everything was broken down and then put into a flow. Great teaching styles. I especially liked when intermediate and advanced were split into groups to work on different skills.
— 2017
I’m just amazed and thankful. What a life turning experience. So important. Thank You!
— 2017
Beautiful people, wonderful location, and fantastic time! This has been a life shaping event for me. I’ve developed skills and relationships that I will carry through my life. Thank you for the experience.
— 2016

Dear acroyogis, acrobats, yogis, bodyworkers, nature lovers, and adventurers.  Now in our 5th year! Join us for a 9 day experience to train hard, play hard, learn lots, and explore your wild inner and outer environments.

Join six teachers with outstanding talents and heaps of experience in acroyoga, partner acrobatics, yoga, thai massage, movement, and nature immersion.  Be ready for at least 7 hours of instruction daily.  From daily handstand training, standing acrobatics, high energy dutch acrobatics and trio work, to acroyoga washing machines, whips, and pops.  You will learn something new every day.   

Train standing acrobatics safely with harness and pulley in our lunge, practice your slackline and slackro skills on the waterlines and your wobbly wobbly acro skills on the lake raft.  You will be inspired and challenged as we invite you to immerse yourself in training, and refine and progress with your current skill level.

Maintaining the balance between the acrobatic and the therapeutic the training is infused with guided, full body, Thai massage sessions, therapeutic flying and restorative yin yoga classes to connect, ground and help keep you feeling great.

Get ready for extra surprises like a 50 metre slip n slide, nature exploration, story telling, acro adventure race and treasure hunt, and cozy night times sharing with each other.  

With plenty of time to wind down and connect with the quiet beauty of the natural world you may choose to swim or explore the river and lake by kayak or inner tube, relax, go for a walk in the forest, jam out or just kick back, and breathe in some of the freshest, cleanest air on the planet.

This is a chance for you to Flyaway this summer and dig deep to discover what nurtures, inspires and maybe even challenges your soul.

Also check out our 5 day training: the Byron Bay Acro Flyaway happening each September/October






Nestled within the remote and magical Lorinna Valley, at the foothills of Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain world hertitage area, we will inhabit the stunning Dorje Ling Retreat Centre.  

Set amongst 48 acres of native forest and pristine wilderness, with a private river and lake, Dorje Ling is truly magic.  Home to protected and abundant wildlife, Dorje Ling has also been a centre of refuge and discovery for thousands of people, spanning many decades, who come to meditate, retreat and re-connect in its beauty.

As we lay down our playing ground and explore the possibilities of acrobatics, acroyoga, and nature we are inevitably exposed to the ever present energy of Dorje Ling.  A space that has been built and run by community, for community, acting with peaceful intentions, respectful ways of living and full of heart. We invite you to enter with the same intentions and respect for this hidden wonderland.  

The centre is off-grid and powered mainly by solar.  There are hot, solar powered showers backed up with gas for cloudy days, basic cabins within the forest (unpowered and beautifully rustic) and abundant ground to lay your tent.  

There is plenty of power in the main house to charge cameras and devices, but head torches to navigate the grounds at night are a must.  This is a more rustic/camping retreat designed to complement the natural environment and facilitate immersion.  To check out more about this amazing location visit,  www.tashicholing.net. 

Directions to and from Dorje Ling will be issued upon booking (~4.5 hours drive from Hobart, ~2.5 hours from Launceston).  For interstate/international visitors,  we recommend flying into Launceston and we can organise a shuttle from the Launceston airport for you in the afternoon of Feb 2 (plan to arrive at the airport before 2pm).  If you want this option please select it on your registration form ($40 for the 2.5 hour ride).  Buses from Hobart and Launceston to Deloraine are possible.  From Deloraine you would need to hitch a ride to Lorinna or organise a pickup from someone else driving to the FlyAway.  The Facebook event page can be used to organise ride shares.

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Accommodation options include camping, indoor accommodation in bedrooms within the main house with solar powered lighting, or in comfortably rustic cabins nestled in the forest throughout the property.

Accommodation options:


SHARED CABIN (1-4 PEOPLE)             

There are a bunch of different size cabins, please let us know in the registration form if you'd like to share with friends and we will do our best to set you up appropriately.  Cabin space is limited, first in best-dressed.


Three delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals will be served daily.  We have organised with a local Lorinna Valley farm to grow most of the food we will be eating specifically for the Acro FlyAway so that we have abundant, fresh, local and organic produce to fuel us over the 9 days.

For those that wish to eat meat, there may be the option to purchase wallaby or locally raised beef from a Lorinna Valley farmer and butcher at times throughout the training, depending on current supply.

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The Crew


The Crew

Scott (Australia)

Scott's teaching explores a wide range of acro goodness: L-basing flows, whips, pops, hand balancing, and standing acrobatics, including hand to hand. With a focus on cultivating connection and discovering your inner power lines, expanding your body map to include your partner, developing flow and timing, working with your breath, building and calibrating the fundamentals, and curating new playlists for dance warmups last seen in an aerobisize video, Scott connects the dots to help you form a fun and integrated acro and movement practice. When joy, balance, strength and connection are strengthened, freedom in acro expression expands.

Scott has been teaching, training and exploring Acrobatics with Ebony for nearly 5 years. The depth of this collaboration shows in their well established coteaching and their ability to adapt, improvise, and dive into their large bag of tricks on the fly. With a shared vision to create events that combine world class acro instruction with a soulful exploration.

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Ebony (Australia)

Ebony comes from a diverse background based in Breathwork, Bodywork and Movement. A partner acrobatics teacher, with a deep love of the practice, Ebony is well versed in the acro world and brings a bunch of techniques including handbalancing, creative washing machines, whips, pops, standing acro, mono limb balances and asymmetrical challenges. 
Through years of teaching, Ebony can guide you with enthusiasm and ease into the world of tricks and technique, but her knowledge and fascination with the practice and the human body, runs much deeper than that. 
Humbled and fascinated by the the innate mind-body connection, Ebony practices mindfulness in movement and explores how Acro can take us beyond a physical experience and into becoming more fully embodied, on all levels of our being.
Ebony loves the retreat experience of bringing people together to re-connect to community and their wild inner nature and keeps the balance between focus and fluidity, by embodying elements of play, creativity and spontaneity. She’ll get you dancing, booty-shaking, smiling, letting loose, frolicking in nature and sometimes being a bit ridiculous, as after all, Play is the foundational root that this practice evolved upon.

Niko Douwes (Netherlands)

For those from the Acrobatic world, Niko Douwes needs little introduction. Training and performing in Dutch Acrobatics for over 20 years and teaching for more than 13, Niko travels the globe to share his elite acrobatic skills and knowledge, train teachers, perform and is basically one highly sought after dude. Niko’s enthusiasm for Acrobatics is contagious and his ability and passion for teaching, incomparable. Whatever your current skill base, Niko will take you to the next level and all in the name of fun. Niko, originally from the Netheralands is co-founder of Partner Acrobatics, head trainer at Pitch Catch Circus and so much more. To check out his work with partner acrobatics click HERE  

Mimi Nunez (USA)

With a diverse background in movement and over a decade of experience in education, Mimi has been sharing her love for acrobatics full-time since 2012.  A seasoned teacher from the USA, Mimi understands the importance of setting high standards while simultaneously building people's beliefs in their own capacities. She creates an environment in which students are challenged, feel safe to take risks and are supported to learn. She is known for her positive demeanor, high energy and encouraging nature.  Mimi is a teacher trainer for partner acrobatics and acroyoga.org teaching in the united states, mexico, australia, thailand, indonesia and throughout europe.  Mimi uses her insight, passion and clear communication on her journey of spreading acro for the people.  Find out more about Mimis work with partner acrobatics by clicking HERE

Bossy Flyer - Ezra Lebank (USA)


Ezra LeBank is an internationally recognised movement specialist. As the Head of Movement at California State University Long Beach, Ezra travels across the globe, teaching acrobats and dancers to fly bossy, and performing like a boss... when he feels like it. Or drinking tea. Probably just the tea. Check him out at www.bossyflyer.com


Monika Kolb (Germany)

Monica is a performer and Yoga teacher. She lives a colourful circus life in between gyms and on stage, especially talented in fire dance, hula hoop and aerials. Next to her performances she loves to share her knowledge of circus and movement arts. She teaches circus projects in German schools and teaches adults worldwide.

Find more info on the lovely Monika click HERE

Danny Lees (Australia)

Space creator, equipment specialist, acro-lover and all-round bringer of awesomeness, Danny Lees is our essential man behind the scenes. The Flyaways endeavour to deliver you an experience beyond your acro and movement training and it takes special people to bring those added extras that make these events more than just a physical training. 

Danny is one of these folk, humbly helping create the Flyaways since day one and pouring his heart, creativity and all round love for spreading joy and making others happy into every detail.  Whether it's building acro pontoons on the lake, creating jungle playgrounds, manifesting kayak adventures or offering assistance and words of encouragement on your movement journey, this guy will lift your spirits and make your time at the Flyaway that little bit richer and full of soul.   

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Sign Up


Sign Up


So that everyone can get the most out of this event we would like everyone to come with some experience in partner acrobatics and acroyoga.

We ask that you are able to base OR fly the following comfortably without spotters assisting in the movement, but spotting for safety is fine.

  • Star

  • Side Star

  • Shoulderstand

  • Knowledge and practice in basic washing machines (e.g. barrel roll, corkscrew, fourstep)

  • Basic knowledge and ability to spot skills at your level

If you are not sure where you are at, get in touch with us.  We don't want anyone that wants to come to miss out.  We can help you achieve the prerequisites before the FlyAway starts by giving you skills to work on and possibly linking you up with teachers and practice buddies depending on where you live:)

Investment (AUD): 

9 days training, inclusive of all food & accommodation:  

The Returning FlyAway Guest price is valid until December 20th

Standard Price Returning Flyaway Guest
CAMPING $1250 AUD (~775 Euro) $1060 AUD (~650 Euro)
CABIN $1450 AUD (~900 Euro) $1250 AUD (~775 Euro)

Full payment can be accepted via credit card (contact us for details) or Bank Transfer.

Follow the Facebook Event for All Updates HERE

Registration & Payment & Travel Arrangements

To Register, Please complete the following:

  1. Fill in the Registration Form HERE

  2. Make a Deposit or Full Payment via the details that follow (your space is not reserved until payment is received)

  3. Follow the Facebook Event for Updates HERE

  4. Download, read in full and save the Tasmanian Acro FlyAway Information Pack for all the deets on getting there, what to bring, etc.

  5. Read the Cancellation Policy Below


To reserve your spot, please pay in full to the following bank account.

You may also make a non-refundable deposit of $350. The final amount must be paid, in full, 30 days before the first day of the Flyaway (pay by Dec 19th, 2018).  If you would like this option please email us, and then make a payment via bank transfer to:

Account: Threads Tasmania

BSB: 633-000

Account: 151 701 513

SWIFT CODE (international transfers) :  BENDIGOAU3B

Correspondent Bank: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited

****Please use your last name + Tasflyaway as a transaction reference****

If you require a different method of payment, please get in contact with us.

Cancellation Policy:

  • We would like you to regard your participation in this special event as important as we do. We make all kinds of arrangements according to who participates in the event. Therefore we have put some time limits for our refund policy in case of cancellation on your behalf. We would like to make clear that 4 weeks before the event starts we give no refunds whatever the reason of cancellation. For the period before that we can give you a full refund only if you find someone to replace you in the event. Please understand these conditions before making any bookings.

  • We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover your expenses if an injury or family emergency arises so that you may claim any losses including training and travel costs.

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