Circus with Purpose Retreat in Nicaragua
February 2, 2020 - February 9, 2020
From $1890| From $1890
Come to the edge of the world for a meeting of the minds with purpose driven changemakers and BE the YOUnicorn you wish to see in the world.
This is about growth hacking our bodies and our minds and expanding our potential through collaboration. We have invited some of our favorite purposeful creators including Andrew Sealy, Matthew Silver, Crested Butte Dance Collective and Symphonic Planet to teach yoga, dance, handstands, AcroYoga, aerial arts (including aerial yoga, silks & lyra), make art and explore the concept of PURPOSE at beautiful Magnific Rock.
Immerse yourself in our Circus Castle by the Sea where every moment is your canvas, wake up and align yourself in our birds eye yoga shala, ignite your energy with colorful nourishing meals, explore your body in our aerial and acrobatic jungle gym, breathe in vast views of the tropical coast line, take a surf board and become one with the vibrations of the pacific ocean, find your float to handstand, move your body to organic rhythms created by musical innovators, immerse in Spanish language and Nicaraguan culture with bilingual classes taught by local artists and yogis, ideate with thought leaders in their fields to hone your passion and purpose, and work with international artists, yogis and the local community to co-create a piece of collaborative art for the purpose of building a social circus and yoga education center in El Remate Nicaragua.
The children of El Remate 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 and over the past 2 years he has seen great increases in the children’s emotional health and communication skills.
We have worked with Harold teaching acro yoga and creating circus performances which the children absolutely loved and are now training Harold to be a certified CircAsana Yoga Teacher so he has even more yoga magic to share with the kiddos.
Our goal is to raise funds to build a Circus Yoga School in El Remate and help the children to continue to develop life skills and growth mindsets through circus and yoga education.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT?
Join the Retreat: All of the profits of this retreat go directly to the El Remate Project.
Donate: If you can’t attend the retreat, you can donate directly here: https://www.gofundme.com/build-a-circus-amp-yoga-school-in-nicaragua
Spread the word: Share on social media or announce in your community
OUR CREATIVE COLLABORATORS
ANDREW SEALY: 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.
CIRCASANA: Amy and Saffron are a professional aerial + acrobatic YOUnicorn duo. They joined forces in the tiny town of Popoyo, Nicaragua, with a shared mission to “unleash the inner YOUnicorn”, inspiring creative confidence and purposeful collaboration through circus + yoga. Their community circuses bridge cultural gaps, bringing together expats, traveling artists and the local community to create uplifting, yoga-inspired circus spectacles. These shows not only impact the audience, but leave all involved glowing with a sense of connection and purpose.
CRESTED BUTTE DANCE COLLECTIVE: 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.
ECUELA 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!
- 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
- Beach aerial rig & AcroYoga photoshoot
- 1-hr massage Surf lesson
- Community cultural tour
- Hot springs adventure
- Entrance to the BIG show & post-show celebration
- (Optional) opportunity to perform
All retreat profits donated to the El Remate project
- 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
4-share dorm – US$ 1,890 Bunk beds, fans, and private bathroom
3-share apartment – US$ 1,990 AC, cliffside ocean views, private bathroom & balcony
2-share studio – US$ 2,190 AC, cliffside ocean views, private bathroom & balcony
Private studio – US$ 2,490 AC, queen bed, cliffside ocean views, private bathroom & balcony