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8 Days Acro, Aerial and Yoga Circus with Purpose Retreat in Popoyo, Nicaragua

Magnific Rock Hotel, Las Salinas, Popoyo, NIC-62, Nicaragua

Nicaragua Yoga Retreat

Run away with the Circus with Purpose to the breathtaking pacific beaches of Nicaragua to inspire yourself and make a difference. Yoga. Circus Arts. Surf. Adventure. Creativity. Social Impact. Rejuvenate with daily beachfront yoga, meditation, healthy delicious food, and massage. Challenge yourself with daily workshops in Aerial arts, Acro yoga and other circus arts. Connect with nature through surfing, snorkeling and beach activities. Collaborate with inspiring individuals to create a circus show that raises funds for local nicaraguan scholarships. CircAsana fuses circus arts with proven positive psychology techniques, physiotherapy based movement and yoga magic to ignite creative confidence, purpose driven leadership and create social impact. Unleash your inner YOUnicorn at CircAsana's next Circus with Purpose retreat!

Meet the instructors

Saffron & Amy
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  • Choice of surf lesson or 1-hour massage
  • Personal performance development sessions
  • Beach hula hooping, slacklining, outdoor Aerial rig and photoshoot
  • Daily beginner-friendly CircAsana yoga, Acrobatics and Aerial arts classes
  • 6 nights accommodation at Magnific Rock Hotel, and 1 night and morning exploring the colorful colonial town of Granada
  • 3 meals daily, plus smoothies, cacao energy treats, and bottomless tea and coffee
  • Houseboat trip on Lake Nicaragua with a boat slide, and a trip to the hot springs
  • Trip to local school to play Acro yoga with amazing Nicaraguan children

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
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  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated at Magnific Rock studio and apartment in shared and private room occupancy basis. You will be provided with air-conditioned bedroom, private bathroom, kitchen, Wi-Fi, and private balcony. Perched on a 30-meter cliff face, Magnific Rock offers guests an unparalleled experience, with a variety of accommodation options, beautiful restaurant and bar, yoga, surf activities, and the best views.

Escape the tourist saturated San Juan del Sur and find paradise at Magnific Rock. It offers you the best possible service and amenities you need while maintaining a personal, fun vibe.


Sleeping up to four people, Magnific Rock's self-contained apartments are perfect for a romantic getaway, surf trip, or yoga retreat. They offer one double and two single beds, air-conditioning, and a non-smoking bedroom, kitchenette, private balcony, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi.


Enjoy the ultimate ocean views from the comfort of your tastefully furnished, freshly air-conditioned room, or from your own private balcony. The studio apartments are a perfect retreat for those looking for some quiet time to really savor the magnificence of Magnific Rock. They offer two beds (one queen and one single), air-conditioning, and non-smoking bedroom, private balcony, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi.


The CircAsana Circus with Purpose Creation Vacation is a week-long program, working with the local community in pretty Popoyo, Nicaragua to create a circus spectacular.

The program includes daily CircAsana Yoga workshops, a range of relaxation and adventure activities, really excellent people! The grand finale will be a CircAsana circus performance, which you can perform in too, or relax, enjoy and be lead clapper in the audience.

During the retreat, you will apply the real life magic of yoga to all things movement. Learn about yourself, try new things, overcome fears, and connect to the present moment with an adventurous, movement and art-loving, positive-minded, inspiring community.

You will have the opportunity to taste test Acroyoga, handstands, Aerial silks, hooping, slackline, dance and surf, all with a yoga twist, in a safe, supportive setting, while contributing to a greater purpose.

All activities are optional, and beginners are very welcome. The only prerequisite is an open mind and desire to do something different, connect and enjoy.

Sample schedule

  • 07:00 Morning coffee and fruit
  • 08:00 Active CircAsana yoga workshop, incorporating Acroyoga, Aerial silks, dance, hula hoops, and other fun additions
  • 10:00 Healthy breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time for surfing, swimming, slacklining, exploring, soaking up sunshine, or chit chatting with new friends
  • 13:30 Bright, colorful lunch, then more free time to enjoy
  • 16:30 Restorative CircAsana yoga session, incorporating relaxing therapeutic yoga, Thai massage, and restorative Aerial silks and Acroyoga options
  • 19:00 Family-style dinner
  • 20:00 Hot springs evening adventure

Included excursions

This retreat includes a houseboat trip in Lake Nicaragua, a hot springs evening adventure, and a visit to a local school to teach Acroyoga to the local children.


Saffron Van Rossem

Amy Rowland

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Magnific Rock, Las Salinas, Popoyo, Nicaragua.

Nearby places

  • San Juan Del Sur - 75 minutes

Unique features


  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance


The price includes three daily super healthy meals. There will be daily fresh fruit or vegetable smoothie and unlimited tea, coffee, and water refills. In the evening, you will enjoy family-style dinner, where Magnific Rock Chef Scotty Johnson and his team will show you their very best.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Turtle reserve tours
  • Two-hour surf lesson (35 EUR per person)

Spa treatments

This retreat includes a one-hour massage as an option if you are not up for the surf lesson.

What's included

  • Daily beginner-friendly CircAsana yoga (handstands, Acro yoga, Aerial yoga, hula hoop yoga, Restorative)
  • Daily beginner-friendly Acrobatics and Aerial arts classes (Silks, Lyra, Trapeze)
  • Beach hula hooping, slacklining, outdoor Aerial rig and photoshoot
  • Personal performance development sessions
  • 6 nights at Magnific Rock Hotel, authentic luxury with a breathtaking view
  • 1 night and morning exploring the colorful colonial town of Granada
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 3 meals daily, plus smoothies, cacao energy treats, and bottomless tea and coffee
  • Choice of surf lesson or 1-hour massage
  • Houseboat trip on Lake Nicaragua - with a boat slide
  • Hot springs trip
  • Trip to local school to play Acro yoga with amazing Nicaraguan children

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Rivas

  • From Rivas, follow the signs to Rancho Santana (approximately 40 minutes).
  • Once you pass Rancho Santana, continue along the road for another 10 minutes until you see a sign on your left for Magnific Rock.
  • Turn left at this sign, and follow the road to the very end to find the magical place.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Costa Esmeralda Airport (ECI) or Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. CircAsana will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

Take the bus in Rivas that leaves for Las Salinas or El Astillero. Get off in Las Salinas at the Amanda’s local store. From there, it is about a half hour walk to Magnific Rock. You can also give us a call once you arrive in Las Salinas and CircAsana can come and pick you up.

Airport: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport Airport transfer included: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Special discounts

If you sign up for both Aerial Yoga Teacher Training and Acro Aerial Yoga Retreat package, you are eligible for an additional discount of 200 USD per person.

New Year bonus - bring a friend for half price.

Additional information

Profits from this program go to the Magnific Foundation, funding local scholarships and arts and cultural initiatives.

Sunday February 9, 2020
(8 days / 7 nights)

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