Creative Immersion – Costa Rica

Retreat:

7 days of creative immersion in the jungle in Costa Rica at the incredible venue of Airborne Arts. We are bringing you a week to nourish and nurture your creativity and vocabulary as an aerialist and mover. There will be 3 classes per day followed by open training time in the stunning open air aerial deck with a 20-25 foot ceiling with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Classes will range from double rope, dance trapeze, fabric, spinning, creative lab, movement quality and expression, sequencing and more! 

This retreat is designed to leave your body, mind and soul  feeling inspired and enriched.

Pre-requisites for attending

The immersion is aimed at those who have an intermediate to advanced skill level. Its important that you know at least the basics of all three apparatus we will be working on (dance trapeze, fabric & rope) though your skills may be mostly in one of these. Strength wise having a few pull ups and feeling confident inverting in the air will be important for getting the most out of the retreat.

Food:

Airborne Art’s will be catering for us each day with 3 delicious and locally sourced meals

Accommodation:

Will be in Airborne’s beautiful shared rooms you can see more HERE

Transport:

You will be picked up from San Jose Airport on April 17th and back to the airport on April 24th.

Cost:

$2550 (a $500 deposit is required to secure your spot)  

Registration for this retreat will be on a first come first served basis. 

To register please fill the form below..

Who are the teachers..

Kalina

I’m a dance trapeze artist, coach, and mentor. It is my mission to guide artists and movers in discovering and cultivating their creativity. 

I grew up in the Appalachian forests of West Virginia where trick riding, dancing, and tree climbing fostered an early love of instinctive movement. As I got older, these creative outlets were replaced by the study of contemporary dance, ballet, and physical theatre in the US, Switzerland, and the UK.  I took up circus arts in 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland, which led me to study at both the Rogelio Rivel Circus School in Barcelona and the New England Center for Circus Arts, where I specialised in dance trapeze and flexibility.

Over the years I developed my own approach to dance trapeze, born from a desire to feel free and organic in my movement.  This experimental approach led me to travel, teach, and perform in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, UK, and throughout Europe. 

Emma

Emma is an aerialist from and based in Liverpool, England with years of international teaching and performing experience. Her dance background supports her creativity on all apparatus, especially silks, hoop and rope on which she has her own expressive style. She has performed in various shows with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre in Ireland and All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre in Scotland. She has performed in places such as Hong Kong, South Korea, Norway and Australia alongside creating her aerial company Tangled In Air where she shares her creative flare. Though she still loves performing and creating she has also branched out into other areas. 

From living and working in different places across the world she discovered lots of things that connected the web of aerial enthusiasts across the world. From the favourite move in the kids classes to the independence and drive of its participants. This fascination in these universal findings pulled Emma towards studying the psychology of aerialists in a Masters degree. Her research pool spanned hundreds of aerialists across the globe resulting in fascinating findings on a, usually overlooked, group of specialists. This brought to light the support needed for those practicing the dangerous and highly skilled art form. Emma has since used her findings to design workshops and an online course as support for the aerial community to connect and taking the pressure of going at it alone in a new segment of her company called Untangled.