Pip Elysium and Eugene Butcher are AcroYogaDance, a duet existing to bring beauty and lightness to the global dance, yoga and acrobatic communities. They perform and teach globally, spreading joy and sharing their passion for movement, health and wellbeing. With the background in ballet (Pip) and martial arts (Eugene), AcroYogaDance brings harmony and lightness to their workshops. They have the ability to simplify even the most complex of transitions. After many years dedicated to different forms of movement, they have found themselves falling in love with acro yoga, and it organically became their lifestyle. They enjoy the games, the laughter, fun, partner drills and the community-feel of this method. Being able to practice it outdoors makes it even better. Yoga practice often comes to them while travelling – on trains, tubes, buses, planes. What started as a challenge and exploration at first, soon became part of every day routine.
Eugene says that he remains unaffected by other passengers who might be watching and what they may be thinking. He finds it liberating to be able to adapt his practise to the surroundings and explore gravity differently.
Ever keen to experiment, Pip and Eugene have no seats or furniture in their flat, a deliberate choice that allowing them to sit and rest in various poses. However, the favourite resting place being their bath – preferably filled with hot water and Epsom salt, and surrounded by soya candles.
Pip and Eugene are passionate about health and wellbeing, both following a stimulant-free vegan diet, consciously choosing products which aren’t harmful to the environment or use up natural resources, supporting the fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare.