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Saffron and Amy have been creating community circuses in Nicaragua since 2014.  Every time, they are overwhelmed by the INCLUSIVITY (irrespective of age, finances, gender, culture, nationality), COLLABORATION (everyone comes together for a shared purpose of creating joy) and CREATIVE CONFIDENCE, inspired in both the participants and the audience.

Circus with PURPOSE Retreat: 2-9 Feb 2020

Come to the edge of the world with purpose-driven change-makers, and BE the YOUnicorn you wish to see in the world.

This retreat is about growth hacking our bodies and minds, and expanding our potential through collaboration. 

We have invited some of our favorite purposeful creators to teach yoga, dance, handstands, AcroYoga, aerial arts (including aerial yoga, silks & lyra) and explore the concept of PURPOSE at beautiful Magnific Rock.  Excited to announce that, alongside CircAsanaAndrew Sealy, and Crested Butte Dance Collective will be there to share their magic!

 


 

7am - Coffee & fresh fruits
7.30am - Morning meditation
8am - Active CircAsana yoga practice, including AcroYoga, handstands and Aerial Yoga
10am -  Healthy, big, beautiful breakfast
11am-2pm - Free time for surfing, swimming, slacklining, aerial beach rig, exploring, soaking up sunshine or chit chatting with new friends
12pm - Creative movement class
2.30pm – Bright, colorful lunch
3.30pm - Intimate speakeasy, where thought leaders in the their field discuss the various facets of passion and purpose
5pm –  Choice of aerial acrobatics (silks, hammock & lyra) or AcroYoga, handstands and dance workshops
7pm – Family-style dinner
8pm - Evening activities, such as relaxing therapeutic yoga, Thai massage, restorative aerial yoga and AcroYoga, and a hot springs adventure

The PURPOSE

The children of El Remate, Nicaragua have been practicing yoga weekly for 2 years on a dusty, sunny baseball field, sharing 10 yoga mats between 50 children.  Their teacher, Harold, has been teaching himself yoga and mindfulness techniques to share with the children, inspired by the great improvements he's seen in their emotional health and communication skills.  We want to support this amazing initiative.  El Remate has donated land for the project, CircAsana has given Harold a scholarship to their 200hr Yoga Teacher Training.  We now need funds to construct the educational center.

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; Spanish;
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • AcroYoga
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Karma
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Program

 


 

7am - Coffee & fresh fruits
7.30am - Morning meditation
8am - Active CircAsana yoga practice, including AcroYoga, handstands and Aerial Yoga
10am -  Healthy, big, beautiful breakfast
11am-2pm - Free time for surfing, swimming, slacklining, aerial beach rig, exploring, soaking up sunshine or chit chatting with new friends
12pm - Creative movement class
2.30pm – Bright, colorful lunch
3.30pm - Intimate speakeasy, where thought leaders in the their field discuss the various facets of passion and purpose
5pm –  Choice of aerial acrobatics (silks, hammock & lyra) or AcroYoga, handstands and dance workshops
7pm – Family-style dinner
8pm - Evening activities, such as relaxing therapeutic yoga, Thai massage, restorative aerial yoga and AcroYoga, and a hot springs adventure

What is included

  • 7-nights at magical Magnific Rock in the accommodation of your choice
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 bright, colorful meals daily
  • Bottomless tea, coffee + water
  • Daily fresh fruit smoothies
  • Morning meditations
  • 3 movement workshops daily:

 

AcroYoga, aerial yoga, handstands, contemporary dance, hip-hop, clown, fire twirling, hula hooping, aerial silks & lyra

What is not included

Flights, extra activities, personal expenses

Food

The food alone could make your day! Daily fresh delicious food prepared by the famed Magnific Rock restaurant includes 3 meals daily with a breakfast buffet and vegetarian, vegan, fish, chicken and meat options. Refreshing daily smoothies and unlimited coffee tea and water will keep you fueled for the daily adventures and everyone raves about the cacao bliss balls! 

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks (Water & Herbal Tea)
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Pescatarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegan
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Herbal Tea

Meet The Instructors

Saffron van Rossem

Saffron believes creativity and movement are the best medicine.  Saffron found yoga in 2008, at a time when she was struggling with depression, anxiety and lack of self-esteem.  Yoga opened her eyes to the real peace of the present moment, and continues to give her the tools to work through fears, develop healthy relationships with herself and others and find the courage to express her creativity into the world.  The transformation of her own well-being fuels her desire to share the practice with others.  

 

Saffron is a professional aerial silks performer internationally, qualified partner acrobatics teacher, hula hoop artist and functional movement and anatomy nerd.
 

Saffron is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of CircAsana and is passionate about blending the art of introspection with expression.  She loves combining creative play-filled movement, anatomical alignment and strength intelligence with the body-mind magic of yoga to unleash the YOUnicorn within. 
 

One of her favorite things to do is develop CircAsana's community circus in Nicaragua and choreograph acts that teach the principles of yoga and happiness science through circus spectaculars.

Amy Rowland

Previously a banking and finance lawyer in Australia and Japan, Amy took a break from her corporate career to run away with the circus and do more yoga.  She performed as an adagio acrobat in Australia, studied at circus school in China, street performed in Serbia, traveled with clowns in Mexico and practiced plenty of yoga along the way.  Her travels landed her in pretty Popoyo-land on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast, where she took on management of the Magnific Rock yoga retreats programs for five years.

 

After various circus related injuries, and learning more on the mindful magic of yoga, Amy began working with her fellow YOUnicorn Saffron to develop a new style of yoga designed especially for those interested in beautiful, creative movement: CircAsaana.

 

Today, Amy is a CircAsana YOUnicorn Trainer, qualified Partner Acrobatics teacher, Aerial Yoga teacher, Sivananda Yoga teacher, Thai Massage therapist, positive psychology junkie, and graduate of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy leads CircAsana 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, CircAsana 30hr Aerial Yoga Teacher and CircAsana workshops and retreats worldwide.  She is extremely passionate about combining circus, yoga and education for social impact, through the CircAsana Circus with Purpose retreats.

Andrew Sealy

Andrew is a connection catalyst, a Yoga artist, and a movement creator. His days are spent traveling to find adventure, practicing to cultivate growth, and constantly absorbing wisdom to creating new experiences that he shares with love to his friends around the world. He finds joy in interviewing Yogis from all walks of life to share their inspiring stories on the Yoga Revealed Podcast.

Elaine Brackin

Elaine is an incredibly talented vocalist and aerialist, and has combined her passions to design music specifically for aerial arts.  She will be releasing her new songs at this year’s Circus with Purpose retreat. We are so excited to have her join us in beautiful Popoyo for a week of creative exploration, community outreach, and circus magic.

Crested Butte Dance

The Crested Butte Dance Collective leader Adge Lindsey has a fiery passion for dance emanates from her very soul, down her arms and legs and shines from her whole body - she loves to MOVE and always invites everyone to join her!  Adge has extensive training in styles including jazz, lyrical, tap, African, contemporary, hip-hop and physically-integrated dance through her studies with Philadelphia Ballet, Barbara Ann’s School of Dance, The Edge Performing Arts, Camp Mabina and the AXIS Dance Company.

Escuela de Comedia y Mimo

The Escuela de Comedia y Mimo (School of Comedy & Mime) is a social circus project in Granada, Nicaragua.  They have various fire-twirling, juggling and superstar clowning members, who teach and perform in Central America and Europe.  

Look out for their fun-filled clown workshops, including both fantastic fire twirling and hilarious clown, as well as superstar appearances in the big show!

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Location Las Salinas

We provide free transfers from Managua airport.

Booking And Cancellation Policy

A deposit of $500 is due up on registration. 

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Available From February 02, 2020 to February 09, 2020
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