PAST: 3rd Annual Aerial Dance and Yoga Retreat

Presented by: Melissa Coffey, Amber Monson, Heidi Michelle
Feb 5 THROUGH Feb 12
Start Feb. 5th 2016End Feb. 12th 2016

PAST: 3rd Annual Aerial Dance and Yoga Retreat

Presented by: Melissa Coffey, Amber Monson, Heidi Michelle

Escape the cold and play in paradise for an Aerial Dance Retreat with Melissa Coffey, Amber Monson and Heidi Michelle

Come train at an aerial dance retreat in paradise with seasoned professionals. Honor yourself and your practice while increasing strength and knowledge. This unique retreat focuses on a full spectrum of authentic movement including aerial dance and training with trapeze and silks.

Refresh your active lifestyle with aerial dance training and get a head start on your healthy habits for the new year with this immersive experience of a lifetime. Organic food, tropical sunshine, new friends and time away will have you ultimately rejuvenated!

Watch this magical video of Dancing In Air in paradise!

Retreat Includes:

  • Round-trip ground transportation from San Jose International Airport (SJO)
  • Transportation to all activities
  • 6 nights luxurious, jungle lodging at Selva Armonia Retreat Center (2 people per room)
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian meals per day
  • Five 2.5 hour group aerial classes
  • Yoga classes
  • A day in Dominical and Flying trapeze excursion
  • A guided hike to a beautiful waterfall
  • Playtime at the beach
  • All day coffee and tea

TEACHERS

Melissa Coffey

Originally a violin player, then a lingerie, apparel and costume designer, Melissa let her love of music carry her into dance and ultimately found aerial dance. She now finds herself performing on stages, in theaters, galleries and nightclubs much like the performers she once costumed. Melissa enjoys the spotlight and a breathless audience, hearing the surprise and screams coming from a crowd or watching the lights dance on her skin while she defies gravity. Most of all she aims to be an expression of beauty, music, or theme touching the audience in a striking, memorable and inspiring way. While Melissa believes that she is an aerial dancer above all choices of apparatus, she hopes to repopularize trapeze as a highly dynamic apparatus through her work and videos. As a trainer, Melissa has developed her own modalities for teaching and believes this to be one mark of a safe teacher who invests time, thought, and experience into their students. She loves to coach and choreograph and create characters with her students as she sees them grow into their abilities. She views her training as having holistic approach and while she values expression, she demands intentionality with form, effort, and gesture. Melissa is founder of Dances In Air, teaches at festivals around North and Central America, and hosts her own aerial retreats in January and February every year in Costa Rica!

Amber Monson

Amber Monson is the founder and owner of Sky Gym. She has performed all over the world and trained with the top aerialists in the country, including former Cirque du Soleil artists. Her background in ballet and rock climbing prepared her for her journey into aerial work. In 2006 she watched a performance by off-duty Cirque du Soleil aerialists at a rave in NYC. “I got chills the first time I saw an aerial fabric act. It was one of those moments of clarity, where I knew that someday it would be a huge part of my life. I love the mystique of fabric. To me it represents the essence of a strong woman; the flowing forms made by the fabric symbolize grace and beauty, the incredible tensile strength of the material symbolizes strength of will, and the dramatic height represents courage and focus.” Amber grew up with artists for parents, and has always been drawn to a creative lifestyle, yet she graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Product Design. After a few years in the work-force she decided to risk her day-job in exchange for pursuing what she really loved. Amber is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle of nutrition, exercise, and exploration. “I can’t decide which is more fulfilling to me, performing aerial or teaching it. I love coming up with incredible new performances and challenges, and being able to inspire my audience to go pursue their own passion. But I also love the smile of a student who just realized that they are stronger and more skilled than they gave themselves credit for. I am incredibly grateful to my students and my trainers for allowing me to make aerial dance my life.” ~Amber Monson

Heidi Michelle

Heidi Michelle first stepped onto a yoga mat in 1998 and has been teaching yoga since 2008. Initially inspired by Kundalini yoga, she soon discovered Baron Baptiste and Power yoga. Heidi’s teachers include Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea and Anand Mehrotra. She studied extensively with Elysabeth Williamson, creator and founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga™, and has been teaching Partner Yoga since 2009, most recently leading Partner Yoga Teacher Trainings. As a personal development and awareness facilitator from 1995 to 2002, Heidi’s passion for empowering people emerged. She has been guiding, teaching, and leading, in one form or another, ever since. Offering retreats, workshops and trainings in the United States, India, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, her Vinyasa classes feature a dharma-rich, gently demanding slow-flow practice with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life. Heidi Michelle’s authentic and inspiring Vinyasa flow yoga empowers students to apply the magic of yoga to life and will continuously remind you of your own brilliance.

PRICING

February 05 thru February 12
Price: $2,400.00
Includes:
  • Round-trip ground transportation from San Jose International Airport (SJO)
  • Transportation to all activities
  • 6 nights luxurious, jungle lodging at Selva Armonia Retreat Center (2 people per room)
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian meals per day
  • Five 2.5 hour group aerial classes
  • Yoga classes
  • A day in Dominical and Flying trapeze excursion
  • A guided hike to a beautiful waterfall
  • Playtime at the beach
  • All day coffee and tea
Selva Armonia, or “Harmonious Jungle," provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. We are a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a  breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others. 
ADDRESSRoute 34 - La Union Rd, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

To register, contact Dances in Air at 404.402.5704 or dances.in.air@gmail.com

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