CircAsana is hosting a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in the stunning Magnific Rock, August 17-September 7, 2019.
Whether you want to deepen your yoga and movement vocabulary, become a yoga teacher, or find clarity on your path, our training will take you on a journey of playful self-discovery. You will emerge as a beautiful butterfly with the mindsets and skills to confidently share your love of yoga with others as a natural expression of your YOUnique self.
Our program focuses on experiential and embodied learning, whereby you first explore and play with the magical practices and techniques for yourself.
We then delve into safely and inspiringly teaching these learnings to others, focusing on developing methods to connect with and engage diverse audiences.
Finally, we will support your ignited creativity genius to develop your own yoga class, specifically designed for a community you care about. We will employ scientifically proven design-thinking strategies combined with more intuitive, playful techniques.
You will leave with a plan on how you'll weave your learnings into life after the CircAana Yoga Teacher Training.
Training content areas
In-depth alignment analysis
Anatomy and physiology (both scientific and energetic paradigms)
PHILOSOPHY & PURPOSE
Yoga philosophy (traditional texts and yogic lifestyle principles)
Positive psychology happiness science
TEACHING WITH SPARKLE
Your authentic voice
Effective communication and presentation skills
Connecting with diverse audiences
Creative confidence to develop intelligent and safe sequences
Community creation and collaboration
Conscious business skills training
CircAsana application beyond the Yoga Teacher Training
Tangible training takeaways
By the end of the CircAsana 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will have:
Your own personal practice
Your own yoga class, designed by you for a community you care about
Knowledge of the CircAsana Yoga sequences
Confidence to create and teach while keeping hearts, bodies and minds safe
Jam-packed toolbox of techniques, skills and mindsets to better understand and connect with yourself, others and the world around you (including conscious business skills)
Deep connections with a shining global YOUnicorn network to inspire and support your next steps
Your investment includes:
200-hour Yoga Alliance certified CircAsana Yoga Teacher Training tuition
Detailed CircAsana Yoga Training Manual
3 healthy, delicious meals daily
Unlimited tea & coffee
60-minute massage or surf lesson
Cultural tour and hot springs
21 nights accommodation at beautiful Magnific Rock
Airport transfers from Managua Airport
Places are limited, so reserve your spot early.
What is CircAsana Yoga?
CircAsana Yoga is a sparkling blend of peaceful yoga magic, creative, colorful circus play and the power of positive psychology.
We believe in creativity, self-expression, self-love, sparkles, kindness, play, honesty, discipline, rainbows, communication, collaboration, magic, trust, pixie dust, global impact and YOUnicorns.
Our movement practices combine acrobatic, aerial, hoop, dance and other circus movement, with vinyasa yoga and restorative therapeutics. In this way, the CircAsana practice works to develop sustainable strength, flexibility, grace, joy and creativity.
The circus movement component focuses on the development of functional strength and flexibility, through connected-upside-down-ness, safe flight, infinite circles and other creative, playful activity. Classes incorporate pulling strength, pushing strength, core strength and active flexibility, leaving you balanced, with a warm heart and happy core, and ready for any physical challenge. At the same time, the circus movements encourage playful creativity and connection with the community you are practicing with.
The vinyasa yoga element explores graceful and creative movement, synchronizing dance, breath and mindfulness to open every corner of you, inspire peace and bring you into the present moment.
The restorative therapeutics serve as the super sweet fairy-dust on top, working to stabilize the joints and balance muscle groups for a long life of healthy movement.
Challenge yourself in the space between the known and unknown, and find your inner YOUnicorn!
Previously a circus-performing lawyer yogi 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 the circus school in China, street performed in Serbia, traveled with clowns in Mexico and practiced plenty of yoga along the way.
Amy is Co-Creator of CircAsana Yoga and Community Circus, and is a qualified Partner Acrobatics teacher, Aerial Yoga teacher, Sivananda Yoga teacher, Thai Massage therapist and positive psychology junkie. She is currently studying Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania and Clown School in Los Angeles.
Amy leads CircAsana retreats, workshops and trainings worldwide, and coordinates CircAsana Yoga community circuses. She also manages the Magnific Rock yoga retreat program, facilitating yoga retreats for inspiring yoga teachers from all over the world.
Saffron Van Rossem
Saffron believes creativity and movement are the best medicine. Saffron has been practicing yoga since 2008, and is a professional aerial silks performer internationally, qualified Partner Acrobatics teacher, Aerial Yoga teacher, functional movement and anatomy nerd. She is a favorite yoga and circus arts teacher for both kids and adults alike worldwide.
Saffron is Co-Creator of CircAsana Yoga and Community Circus in Nicaragua. Her classes combine her movement passions with her solid yoga foundation to create a truly unique experience. She brings focus to the profound subtleties of the body mind connection through the medium of magical moving play. Saffron's classes are simultaneously dynamic and slow, with interesting props (including hula hoops!), dance inspired sequences, and a sprinkling of partner acrobatics and aerial inspired flows and conditioning.
CircAsana Yoga community circus project
CircAsana Yoga periodically hosts community circuses at Magnific Rock and other hotels in Nicaragua. The performances involve professional performers, children from the local school, unsuspecting hotel guests and anyone else who might have a slight inclination to test themselves in front of a friendly audience.
CircAsana retreats gives participants the opportunity to learn some of the CircAsana performance tricks of the trade, and be a part of the community circus creation formation.