"Our mission is manifesting a more equitable, democratic and free society by facilitating opportunities, through movement, for people to leave their comfort zones, communicate and reflect."
Martin's movement story began with gymnastics and tumbling, then meandered through a wide range of movement experiences, like parkour, slack-line, movement culture, yoga, and more; gravitating toward ways to physically train that also spark his creativity, stress coordination, use the whole body, and develop the whole person. In his personal practices, there is usually an element of gravity - working with it to find balance or working against it to generate strength - that pervade his interests, like handstand training and BJJ. Martin earned a Master's degree in Exercise and Sports Science and has taught gymnastics, exercise science, wellness and more on three continents...so far. He also holds certifications in Thai Bodywork (assisted stretching, see this article for more info) and Acroyoga (a marriage of acrobatics and yoga, see this page for more info.)
Martin now enjoys working in rehabilitation and fitness environments as a personal trainer. He considers it a good day when he can help someone manage their pain, reach their fitness goals, or increase the amount of movement in their every day life.
Sarah loves studying the many facets of intelligent movement and mind-body-society connectivity. She began as a dancer, earned a Master’s degree in Choreography, and then started the real education of teaching modern dance, ballet, yoga, pilates, and improvisational movement classes at studios, schools, recreational clubs, colleges and universities in the US and Denmark. Along the way, new modalities of bodywork and mindful movement keep finding her. Sarah is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and Pilates Method Alliance certified mat instructor, and will soon be a certified massage therapist.
In 2016 Sarah and Martin both completed training in Thai Bodywork with Roy and Brenda Johnson of Lion and Dragon Yoga in Kentucky, USA. We routinely include Thai Bodywork trades as part of our acroyoga class and offer private Thai Bodywork therapeutic sessions. (See our Thai Bodywork FAQs article for more info or to schedule a session.)
When we met in 2014, one of our first discussions was about something we both wanted to try called “AcroYoga.” So we found a local duo with some knowledge (Thanks Elizabeth and Benny for our very first jam!), took a few train-cation road-trips, and experienced various styles. With Martin’s passion for ‘seeking balance’ and Sarah's love of all things 'flow,' we inevitably landed at AcroYoga Montreal, where we found a movement vocabulary that synthesizes our favorite things. In 2016, we completed both Levels 1 & 2 of the AcroYoga Montreal Teacher Training and humbly give thanks and honor to Jesse Goldberg, Eugene Poku, Jill Campbell, and Heidi Blais for teaching us just how much we had to learn! Since then, we have been grabbing up opportunities to train and play with some of the most inspiring people in the world (whose links you can find on our Acroyoga Resources article.)
When we aren't chasing our two little boys around, Martin works as a personal trainer and Sarah teaches yoga classes. We also offer Acroyoga events together as time allows. Check out our home page or our social media (we are TrainMovePlay everywhere) for up to date info.
We are currently based in Lexington, Kentucky.
"The Moesgaards embody a way of like that is free and communal. While, training, moving, and playing with Sarah and Martin I've found that neither of those three things are seperated but are entirely unified. I've found that training with them is always met with playfulness, but that doesn't go without being challenged to become a more beautiful mover for life. To train, move, and play with the Moesgaards is to be blessed with liveliness and friendship." - Kyle, LA, USA