Circus with Purpose AcroYoga & Aerial Retreat with Andrew Sealy Feb 2020! JOIN US!

Community circus yoga retreat Nicaragua Central America; aerial yoga, yoga, hula hoop, travel

to create an incredible community circus...

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.

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and THE RETREAT of a lifetime...

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 CircAsana, Andrew Sealy, Matthew Silver, and Crested Butte Dance Collective will be there to share their magic!

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...to raise $$$ to build a circus yoga education center in Nicaragua!

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.

How can I support?

Join the retreat

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All retreat profits will be donated to the project

Donate

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If you can't attend the retreat, you can donate directly instead via GoFundMe

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CircAsana Retreats

Watch this video to learn more about CircAsana and their magical yoga, circus and positive psychology creativity retreats

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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 invite you to...

Our Circus Castle by the sea

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Magnific Rock, where every moment is your canvas

Awake and align yourself

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in our birds eye, yoga shala

Ignite your energy

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with colorful nourishing meals

Explore your body beautiful

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in our aerial and acrobatic jungle gym

Take a surfboard

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and become one with the vibrations of the Pacific ocean

Breathe

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in spectacular tropical coastline views

Find your float

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to handstand

Move to organic rhythms

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created by musical innovators

Taste the culture

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and learn from local circus and yoga artists 

Ideate with thought leaders

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to connect with passion and purpose

Collaborate

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with international and local artists, yogis and community

Travel with PURPOSE

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to develop experiential education in Nicaragua

Sample Schedule

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

Inclusions

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  • 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

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  • Beach aerial rig & AcroYoga photoshoot
  • Choice of 1hr massage or surf lesson
  • Community cultural tour
  • Hot springs adventure
  • Entrance to the BIG show & post-show celebration
  • (Optional) opportunity to perform
  • All yoga retreat profits donated to the project

Our creative collaborators

Andrew Sealy

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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.

Matthew Silver

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Homeless, crazy man or genius artist?


Matthew Silver is an American comedian, film-maker, sacred clown,  and New York city's most prominent street performer.  Matthew caught the world's attention with his viral street performance Words of Wisdom from An Unexpected Citizen, and has since used this platform to creatively spread his LOVE YOURSELF message through love, farts and magic over the globe.

Elaine Brackin

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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

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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

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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!

CircAsana

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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. 

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


- Tami, NY USA

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

CircAsana's Circus by the Sea

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