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EUGENE VEGAN BUTCHER
Eugene Butcher is co founder of acroyogadance. He was fascinated by the artistic potential of AcroYoga from the beginning, summed up by one of his favourite quotes..
“Let the beauty we love be what we do”- Rumi
Eugene’s training in martial arts and yoga caused him to question the usual acroyoga approach of constantly swapping practice partners, instead he chose to develop a deeper connection by practicing with one dedicated partner.
One year later DoYouYoga.com featured an acroyogadance video saying:
"UK-based yoga teacher Eugene Butcher and ballerina Pip Elysium perform a dance and AcroYoga sequence choreographed and executed with devastating elegance and grace. Watching this video makes you realise that, more than ever, AcroYoga is a means of creativity, of self-expression, and an art form it itself: a celebration of what a union of two human bodies, minds, and spirits in moving meditation can achieve."
Eugene remained dedicated partners with Pip for 3 years, the UK newspaper The Telegraph described thier work as "mesmerising"
He has taught thousands of people in UK and performed around the world, including an audience of 70K on stage at Wembley stadium. He’s co-founder of the UK’s first dedicated acroyoga studio. AcroYogaDance is a plant based company committed to the yogic principle of ahimsa “peacefulness and non-violence to all living beings”
Eugene’s passion is helping people reconnect to their childhood dream, sense or feeling that they would one day do something amazing and beautiful.
Pip Elyisum is quickly becoming one of yoga’s foremost AcroYoga teachers. She’s been featured in Yoga Magazine, Om Yoga Magazine, The Telegraph, The Metro, London Evening Standard, Shape and is one of London's top teachers for Wanderlust
An internationally recognised AcroYoga teacher, trainer & performer. On a day to day basis when not travelling abroad for Trainings & Retreats, Pip is a Yoga Teacher, Dancer & Facilitator for AcroYogaDance Studio & Events.
Pip is trained in ballet and contemporary dance and has performed extensively. She is a fully qualified yoga teacher and AcroYogaDance teacher and brings the beauty of movement and exceptional quality of line to the demonstration of AcroYogaDance.
"Mesmerising" - London Evening Standard
Pip Continues to share her passion through AcroYogaDance and is dedicated to inspire and help students achieve their dreams, encourage success and rise to the top of their capability by practicing AcroYogaDance.
She regularly writes for Yoga Magazine and Om Yoga Magazine whilst following her passion in performance.
Pip has taught thousands of people in UK and performed around the world, including an audience of 70K on stage at Wembley stadium. She’s co-founder of the UK’s first dedicated acroyoga studio.
Our world needs more art, more dreamers, more expression, fun and fulfillment. We aim to reconnect people to their childhood dream, sense or feeling that they would one day do something amazing and beautiful. With following our bliss and provide a pathway for creative learning, we hope to inspire others to do that same thing.
“Let the beauty we love, be what we do”
AcroYogaDance was founded in 2013. The movement, creating beautiful and elegant transitions making them simple so that with practise can evolve into stunning sequences which eventually will feel like a dance. Repetition is the mother of skill which will enable you to feel the movement and automatically respond to your partner with fluidity and grace.
The goal is that each sequence is fun, if it’s fun you’ll make new connections with yourself and others and you’ll do it more often, if you do it more often it can eventually become beautiful to perform. As it feels beautiful to perform it will also start to look beautiful and bring joy to those who see it as well as do it.
AcroYogaDance opened UK’s First dedicated AcroYoga Studio in 2018 based in London Bridge and is London's Leading AcroYoga Studio. The studio is fully equipped with Padded Floor, Crash Mats and a light space to work in.
The Studio runs weekly courses, evening academies and regular sessions for those who would like to further their practice. All following the AcroYogaDance method and their syllabus which is found in the Academy, Courses & Teacher Training.
The AcroYogaDance syllabus: a meticulously engineered and comprehensive set of progressions which facilitate progress for complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Beginners start at progressing from Level 1. Categories include such as Lbase & Transition Techniques, Washing Machines, Hand to Hand and Flows help equip the student to become well rounded within the practice.