31 Jan-7 Feb 2021 — Popoyo, Nicaragua

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Connect with purpose, through yoga and circus

Ignite your creative power, inspire your movement practice, and leave a positive meaningful impact.

Step into one of the most breathtakingly beautiful settings imaginable, with a dynamic family of passionate instructors, artists, speakers and fellow retreaters, for an immersive week of new ideas, moves, friends and foods.

This artful and thought-provoking impact retreat has been expertly curated to inspire creativity and movement mastery, spur lifelong, cross-cultural connections, and leave an authentic, positive impact within the local community.

Overall it was probably the most life-changing, one of the best best experiences of my life.

- Tami, NY USA

CwP20 Lineup

Andrew Sealy


Andrew Sealy 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 Brackin 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


Crested Butte Dance Collective's 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 amazing 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!



Amy and Saffron are a professional aerial and 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 and yoga.  Their community circuses bridge cultural gaps, bringing together retreaters, 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.


Investment & Inclusions


This retreat includes all you need for a healthy, inspirational, movement creation vacation of a lifetime:

  • 20+ movement workshops including AcroYoga, Aerial Yoga, handstands, contemporary dance, clown, fire twirling, hula hooping, aerial silks + lyra
  • 4 inspirational talks
  • Choice of 1hr massage or surf lesson
  • Community cultural tour
  • Hot springs adventure
  • Beach aerial rig and AcroYoga photoshoot


  • Unlimited access to Aerial Yoga studio
  • Entrance to the BIG show & post-show celebration
  • (Optional) opportunity to perform
  • 7 nights onsite accommodation at magical Magnific Rock
  • 3 healthy delicious meals daily
  • Bottomless coffee, tea + water refills
  • Transfers from/to Managua airport

Even better, all retreat profits will be donated to our Nicaraguan education project


Pricing is as follows:

4-share cabin | USD 1,890

3-share apartment | USD 1,990

2-share studio | USD 2,190

Private studio | USD 2,490

A USD 500 deposit is required to reserve your place.

Prices DO NOT include flights.

Visit the Circus Castle by the sea


Magnific Rock, where every moment is your canvas

Awake and align yourself


in our birds eye, yoga shala

Ignite your energy


with colorful nourishing meals

Explore your body beautiful


in our aerial and acrobatic jungle gym

Take a surfboard


and become one with the vibrations of the Pacific ocean



in spectacular tropical coastline views

Find your float


to handstand

Move to organic rhythms


created by musical innovators

Taste the culture


and learn from local circus and yoga artists 

Ideate with thought leaders


to connect with passion and purpose



with international and local artists, yogis and community

Travel with PURPOSE


to develop experiential education in Nicaragua

Words from YOUnicorns

Gianni - California, USA

This retreat was an unexpected, transformative experience for me.  I’m a creative person, and a lot of the things that were represented to me as part of this creative process, were things that I think I might have lost as a child.  Ways in which to make new things, express myself as an artist, that I have left behind for one reason or another, and I was able to connect with those things, and I just fell in love with the place and the people. 

Klaus, Austria

All the new connections I’ve made; all the experiences doing acro and yoga and other things with people I’ve never met before; all the good thoughts it has generated; all the positive emotions; and all the things I’ve learnt about myself along the way: how I deal with the world, with people, with myself, with my body.  Those are invaluable lessons that will remain with me for the rest of my life.

Robyn - USA

I feel like both Saffron and Amy have infectious personalities that make you feel loved and warm, and make you want to try new things, and give you the confidence to try things you never thought your body could do, but with their instruction I felt like I could let go and put my body into amazing different positions, and just be silly – I think that was what a lot of it was about – just being silly.

Nathan - Canada

Thank you guys – had an amazing time!  It you haven’t done one of these retreats, get down to it.  I learned everything: acroyoga was amazing, learnt some new techniques when it came to inversions – all your pointers and techniques really nailed it in for me - and then just learning to connect with good people.

Jill - South Dakota, USA

I liked all of the acro aspects.  I come from a cross-fit background, so I have the strength part but not necessarily the flexibility.  I really liked the Hoopasana – I thought that was a lot of fun - hula hooping isn’t something you typically do at this age, so that was really fun.  I’ll buy a hoop when I get home.

Marie Elisa, Germany

A super adventurous, colorful, very outdoor, energetic retreat. My intention to come to the retreat was connect to myself and my inner power, and I learnt so many things – my strengths, about pushing myself a little more, but not to take it so seriously. I got to really push myself, without competing or comparing myself to others.

Past performances

CircAsana's Alicia en Popoyoland

CircAsana's Pedro Pan en Popoyoland

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