7 Day “CircAsana” 30 Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training, Panama
Take your yoga to new heights with CircAsana
Come and learn how to take your yoga to new heights with CircAsana Yoga’s 30-hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in the stunning Selina Aerial Yoga studio on the tiny Isla Bastimentos, Panama. The course constitutes 30-hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education on asana, sequencing, alignment, anatomy, and philosophy. Learn the beautiful art of Aerial Yoga and how it works to develop sustainable strength, flexibility, grace, and joy. This Training is for people of all levels and movement backgrounds. Open to anyone who has practiced yoga before and has a curiosity about incorporating aerial yoga into their yoga or movement practice. The aerial hammock is an amazing tool to benefit any level of yoga practitioner.
WHAT IS CIRCASANA AERIAL YOGA?
CircAsana yoga is a fun blend of acrobatic and aerial conditioning, vinyasa yoga, restorative physical therapy and positive psychology. It works to develop sustainable strength, flexibility, grace, and joy.
The acrobatic and Aerial conditioning component focuses on the development of functional strength, through connected-upside-down-ness, safe flight, and other creative, playful activity. Classes will incorporate pulling strength, pushing strength, core strength, and active flexibility, leaving you balanced, with a happy core, and ready for any physical challenge.
The Vinyasa yoga element explores graceful and creative movement, synchronizing dance, breath, and mindfulness to open every corner of you, inspire heart-warming peace and bring you into the present moment.
Open to all
Included / Not included
30 hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units on asana, sequencing, alignment, anatomy and philosophy for Aerial Yoga
CircAsana Aerial Yoga Manual
Beach aerial rig photoshoot
Airport transfers from Bocas Del Toro Airport
6 nights on stunning YOUnicorn Island
3 healthy delicious meals per day
Bottomless tea, coffee and water refills
Boat trip adventure, sloth spotting + beach aerial rig
Unlimited access to Aerial Yoga Studio
Continued support from a global group of YOUnicorns after the program
Flights, extra activities, personal expenses (souvenirs etc...)
Selina Red Frog is a 10-minute boat ride from Bocas Town on the beautiful Isla Bastimentos. Get the best of both worlds surrounded by rainforest, mangroves and white sand beaches. Want a little energy?
Head to colorful Caribbean Bocas del Toro, famous for its Afro-Caribbeans vibes, blend of cultures, and blue-green water. Dreamy, surreal and seductive, stepping into this island destination is like stepping into another world.
Its crystal-clear water that will draw you in, and the captivating energy that will make you want to stay.
Aerial Yoga Deck
Accommodation and meals
- Swimming pool
- Shared bedrooms
- Single room
- Double room
- En suite
- Shared bathroom
- No vegetarian
- Allergic option
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.
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.
Today Amy is a qualified Sivananda Yoga teacher, Partner Acrobatics teacher, and co-founder of CircAsana Yoga.
She teaches CircAsana Yoga at Magnific Rock in Nicaragua, where she also manages the yoga retreat program and coordinates CircAsana Yoga community circuses.
CircAsana 30h AYTT
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The training will take place over six days, and consist of aerial asana, CircAsana’s signature YOUnicorn’s Journey sequencing technique, safe teaching technique, creative dance transitions, rigging theory, spotting technique, anatomy, alignment, philosophy, and of course the fun flips and tricks!
The program teaches students to fuse the introspective qualities of yoga (mindfulness, asanas and breath work) with the expressive qualities of aerial arts (dance, creativity, strength and grace). The aerial hammock can be used as an assistant to develop strength, balance and stability, for therapeutic purposes, and to challenge your practice and creativity to new heights. Learn about yourself, try new things, overcome fears, and connect to the present moment with a movement-loving, positive-minded, inspiring community. Whether or not you eventually wish to teach, this course will give you the skills, understanding and calm-fidence to tackle your personal movement and creative goals and design YOUnique, inspiring and safe aerial yoga classes for others.
Feel – Our program focuses on experiential and embodied learning, whereby you first explore and play with the magical practices and techniques for yourself.
Connect – We then delve into safely and inspiringly teaching these learnings to others, focusing on developing methods to connect with and engage diverse audiences.
Create – Finally, we support your ignited creative genius to develop your own aerial yoga class, specifically designed for a community you care about. We employ scientifically proven design-thinking strategies combined with more intuitive, playful techniques.
“I came to this training with a strong yoga background and a non-existent “circus’ background. I left the training feeling super confident in skills I didn’t know I had! CircAsana training is so fun and packed with knowledge to keep you safe that anything becomes possible.” -Ashley USA
“I began this training unsure whether yoga is really for me, and left it confident that I have the tools to help a diversity of people feel welcomed and encouraged in connection to their bodies and finding joy in movement.” – Aliya USA
“The CircAsana Aerial Yoga Teacher Training gave me confidence to teach. This experience will follow me in my life as a teacher and a person. I’m grateful for this learning opportunity with amazing and magical people.“– Jessica, Canada
“As an exercise and movement professional, I was blown away by the high caliber instruction and extensive education and knowledge behind each topic, whether that be technique, philosophy, anatomy, ethics and more. Highly recommend for aerialists, yogis, dances and movers of all types!” – K, USA
7am – Coffee, tea, fresh fruit
8am – CircAsana Aerial Yoga class
9.30am – Buffet breakfast yum!
11am-1pm – Theory (Philosophy & Positive Psychology / Anatomy & Injury Prevention / Rigging & Safety / YOUnique Sequencing & Creative Calm-fidence)
1pm – Delicious, healthy lunch*
2-5pm – Surf, snorkel and beach acro & aerial play break
5-7pm – Asana breakdown & teaching methods
7pm: Delicious, healthy dinner*
8pm: Evening activity such as hot springs or salsa dancing
*Including chicken, fish, vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options
A US$500 deposit is required to reserve your place.
6-share has fans, wifi, bunk beds and shared bath.
Private options have air-conditioning, queen beds and private bath.
6-Share Dorm: US$1,390 // $1,590 after 14 September, 2020
Private Room: US$1,790 // $1,990 after 14 September, 2020
Deluxe Private Bungalow: US$1,990 // $2,190 after 14 September, 2020
We provide free of charge transfers from and to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC).
A USD 500/EUR 450 deposit is required to reserve your place. The deposit is not refundable.
The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before the training.
- Bastimentos Island, Panama
- From: 14 November, 2021 8:00
- To: 20 November, 2021 8:00
- 7 days