While teaching acrobatic yoga in China in 2015, we chose our name in honour of the hindu Monkey King, Hanuman. The monkey symbolises playfulness, belief, trust, creativity, acrobatics, connection, and community: attributes that are an apt description for this style of yoga.
The year 2016, happens to be the Chinese Year of the Monkey (coincidence or not?), made up of two elements, Yang Fire (the year) and Yang Metal(the Monkey). Yang Fire sitting on Monkey represents the setting sun. It's the end of the cycle and the chance for something new to grow forth. And so 2016 gives rise to our first teacher training course! As yang fire symbolises the sun, it generates optimism and happiness. The monkey is naturally happy; loving movement, socialising, and being part of a community. These are all aspects that we embrace in our practice and our training.
Woven into the fabric of our practice are the therapeutic and dance arts, spiced up with a little bit of circus, and before you know it, visions of Cirque du Soleil appear in your mind and soul. At HAY, we invite this diversity and encourage the exploration and creativity to flow abundantly, enhancing your growth and development…physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.
Founder and Trainer at H.A.Y.
Be amazed at what you are capable of!
Formal professional athlete, traditionally trained in Vinyasa yoga, now specialising in acrobatic yoga. You will find him teaching at trainings, workshops, and festivals from China to Australia. His experience, understanding, and feelings for this practice will both educate and inspire.
International yoga teacher from Bali; Trainer for H.A.Y.
Be open to all potentials and possibilities; trust and take the leap.
With 16 years of experience in many styles of yoga and Thai massage, Indra has taught at various teacher trainings and is the founder of Namaha Yoga. Leading others to get in touch with body, breath, and inner energy, Indra brings the heart and joy to Hanuman Acrobatic Yoga.
Melanie Ladybase Love
International Yoga Teacher from Canada. Trainer for H.A.Y.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right. - Henry Ford
Traveling yoga and acro teacher. Melanie's passion for acro comes from an urge to create, and the sheer magic of two people playing together. Famous for teaching intricate washing machines and 'out of the box' exploration.
International Acrobatic Yoga Teacher. Trainer for H.A.Y.
Falling out of a handstand is not as bad as never attempting one!
Mark travels the world teaching acrobatic yoga, handstands and Thai massage. He also created the online video course Frontlegs. Creativity and the ability to guide students to their next level is his trademark. At H.A.Y. we’ve embraced Mark as our numero uno handstand trainer.