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Circus with Purpose in Nicaragua

When:  January 7 – February 4, 2023 (→ Sign up for a week or the whole month!)

Where: Popoyo, Nicaragua

Price: starting at US$1790* 

(*with code caro.upsidedown → $100 discount for weekly bookings or $250 if booking the whole month)

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Handstands X Surf Retreat in Costa Rica

When: May 6-13, 2023

Where: Uvita, Costa Rica – Bodhi Surf & Yoga

What: 

  • Handstand & Movement Workshops
  • Surf lessons
  • Jungle vibes, Time to relax, great food, good company, & more!

Price: starting at €1850

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Have a general question? Check the frequently asked questions HERE

Circus With Purpose – CircAsana Acro Aerial Yoga Retreat

When:  January 7 – February 4, 2023
(→ Sign up for a week or the whole month!)

Where: Popoyo, Nicaragua

What: Learn and practice various circus arts from 11 different experienced performers. Aerial Silks, Hoop, Fire dancing, Handstands, Contorion …
All among other inspiring, motivated and supportive participants!

Price: starting at US$1790*
(*with code caro.upsidedown → $100 discount for weekly bookings or $250 if booking the whole month)

Join this retreat or residency to immerse yourself in a powerful, inspiring, active, supporting surrounding, work on your movement skills or learn from scratch!

Week 1: Jan 7-14, 2023

Week 2: Jan 14-21, 2023

Week 3: Jan 21-28, 2023

Week 4: Jan 28-Feb 4, 2023

All retreat profits will be donated to CircAsanas Nicaraguan education project!

Whats included?

  • onsite accomodation at magical Magnific Rock
  • 2 healthy meals a day + coffee, tea & water flat
  • Airport Transfer from/to Managua Airport
  • Unlimited access to Aerial Yoga studio
  • 20+ movement workshops including Acro Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Handstands, Contemporary Dance, Clown, Fire Twirling, Hula Hooping, Aerial Silks, Lyra and more
  • 4 inspirational talks
  • 1hr massage OR surf lesson
  • Hot springs adventure
  • Beach aerial rig and acro yoga photoshoot
  • Entrance to the big show & post-show celebration

Not included:
Flights / Airport Transfer (ask us for assistance) 

Price:

Starting at US$1790* 

(*with code caro.upsidedown → $100 discount for weekly bookings or $250 if booking the whole month)

Secure your spot now!!!

For booking & more info click HERE or message me on Instagram!

Find your Balance – Handstands X Surf Retreat in Costa Rica

When: May 6-13, 2023

Where: Uvita, Costa Rica at the beautiful Bodhi Surf & Yoga

Price: starting at €1850* 

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* early bird ends November 30th, 22!!! – missed it? Get a friend to join & ask for a deal 😉

Enjoy the costa rican air, nature, sun & food while learning to balance on your hands – through the handstand classes – on your feet – when surfing the pacific ocean waves – in between – by resetting your body and mind.

Whats included?

  • Accomodation:
    • 6 nights at Bodhi Lodge
    • 1 night in San Jose
  • Transport:
    • San Jose – Uvita/Bodhi Roundtrip
    • Airport Shuttle
  • Classes:
    • 6 Handstand & Movement Classes
    • 4 Surf lessons taught by experienced Bodhi Teachers
    • 2 Weeks Follow-Up Online Coaching
  • Food:
    • 5 Breakfasts + 3 Dinners
    • Snacks at Surf lessons
  • Activities:
    • Walking Tour of Bahia Ballena
    • Waterfall visit
  • Other:
    • National Park Entrance Fees for Surf lessons
    • Travellers Philantrophy Donation

!  Flights not included !

Price

€1950 
EARLY BIRD: €1850 (ends November 30th,22!)

* missed the early bird deal? Get a friend to join & sign up together;-)

Secure your spot now!!!

For booking & more info message me on Instagram!

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About Caro

Caro has been increasing her focus on handstands and related movements since 2017. Her background in sports science and therapy (Master’s Degree, JLU Gießen, GER) supports her continuously growing experience in teaching people of different levels and ambition. In an ongoing quest for further growth in her own movement skills, as well as continuously developing her teaching proficiency, she regularly visits workshops and is in constant exchange of experiences and knowledge with other teachers.

If it’s learning a new skill herself, teaching someone else, or creating or trying something new – Caro embraces the challenge of figuring out the best way to do so. Through handbalancing and flowy movement, you will be encouraged to challenge your body and mind. With lots of joy, fresh energy as well as attention to detail, Caro will ensure that everyone can learn with clean and safe techniques – from beginner to expert.

Handstand Movement Workshops

In the handstand movement workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and challenge yourself in a safe and supportive environment. Step-by-step we will approach the handstand position, talk about techniques, body position and learn ways to learn and practice the balance. Like surfing, it takes some time and patience, but anyone can learn safely with proper guidance on correct techniques. While working our way through basic techniques and understanding balance on our hands, we will also include some movement flows. These will help build up overall strength, mobility and confidence around the handstand position. The goal here is not to be perfect, but to learn to work with your abilities and widen your spectrum of movement. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced “mover”, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to grow and improve your skills.

How will the workshops benefit you?

Learning handstands or surfing is not only about learning the movement patterns and balance. Through exploring your body’s capabilities and challenging your physical and at times also mental limits, you will build confidence in your abilities and widen your horizon on how to train your body in an exciting but safe way. Expect to not only improve your body control and awareness but also strength, range of motion, balance, posture, breathing, focus and overall well-being.

Who are the workshops geared for?

No matter your handstand, movement or surf experience, you’ll be challenged and supported in a safe and encouraging way. We will be starting out building a solid foundation of techniques and tools, if its in surfing or with handstands. Tasks and exercises will be adapted to fit YOUR individual level. If you are a complete beginner, Caro will show you the very first steps to learn new movement in a safe way. Also the Bodhi’s surf teachers are proficient to teach and support your surfing experience. If you are a beginner or already advanced, we will meet you where you are and help you move closer to your goals in a safe way!

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Who are these retreats for?

For YOU, if you are looking for a vacation where you can combine exploring a new place, finding time to relax and recharge while learning/improving your movement skills. All of that, together with like-minded people for extra motivation and support.

Do I need prior experience in Handstands / Surfing / Circus arts?

No – you do not need any prior experience.  Just make sure your body is injury free and bring an open mind and motivation with you. As we are working in small groups it is possible to adjust to your level. Please specify in the sign-up form in case you have any doubts toward your readiness.

What do I need to bring?

Use your general vacation packlist, including swim & active wear, some durable shoes. You can pack your personal yoga mat, blocks or other equipment, but everything needed will be provided at the location if not declared otherwise. 

What language will be taught in?

Workshops and Classes will be taught in English. However, Caro is happy to give individual cues or answer your questions in German, if you feel more comfortable that way 🙂

How many workshops are there gonna be?

Please check the retreats description for exact numbers. Usually there is at least one offer/class daily while also allowing you some free time to relax, explore the area, enjoy nature, bond with other participants, or do your own movement practice.

Are all meals included?

Some meals are included – please double-check with the retreat description or reach out to Caro for more details.

Are there vegan options? What if I have food allergies?

With the sign-up you will have a chance to specify any food preferences. In case there would be an issue with providing meals with the given requirements – Caro will reach out to you.

I have another question!

Don’t hesitate to reach out on Instagram –> @caro.upsidedown