DATES: February 14 – 21, 2015
PRICE: $225 for a 6 day workshop (does not include meals, accommodations, or any yoga packages)
WORKSHOP LEADER: Alexandra Nikolova
AVAILABLY: Limited to 9 beginner and 9 advanced intermediate students.
Aerial Silks Workshop Description
Take a break from the winter cold to join us for 7 days in paradise with this aerial silks acrobatics workshop hosted by movement artist Alexandra Nikolova. During the week you will learn the fundamental and advanced wraps, drops, and movements of this beautiful art form, condition and strengthen the body with dynamic acrobatic exercises, improve on technique and fluidity with the use of new transitions, tips on proper form for injury prevention and performance, and more. No prior experience is necessary. Just bring your curiosity and a desire to learn something new! Additional private instruction is also available upon request to fulfill any other individual needs. These must be booked prior to arrival of the retreat.
We welcome adults of all physical abilities in these workshops. Beginner through advanced intermediate students are invited to participate. The class environment will be fun, safe, and encouraging and appropriate instruction will be given based on the level of the student. Whether you are looking to invite new hobbies into your life or you would like to further your knowledge and skills in the air, this retreat will accommodate you.
What to Expect:
Students are encouraged to bring their own aerial equipment. Training will last one and a half hours per day to traverse and explore your body in the air. All classes are included in the price of the workshops. The rest of your day will be free to enjoy the rich diverse nature of Costa Rica with activities such as canopy tours, yoga, waterfall hiking, surfing, horseback riding, rock climbing, and much more.
Relatively good health. No previous experience is required, but activities such as yoga and other strength-building exercises are helpful for easier transition into the air. These workshops are focused on the beginner through advanced intermediate level. You do not need to be an aerialist to attend.
Alexandra Nikolova was born in Bulgaria and immigrated to the United Staes as a young child. She received her BA in Nutrition and Fitness from Colorado State University, was a devout gymnast for 8 years, is an avid yoga practitioner since 2008, and began training circus arts in 2009. She has performed both nationally and internationally alongside artists and companies such as Elephant Revival, Lunar Fire, Plantrae, Future Simple Project, Fractal Tribe, Visindi Circus, Illuminated Arts Entertainment and Borrillo Entertainment.
In 2010 Alexandra made her first visit to Montezuma, CR where she instantly fell in love with the exotic scenery and artistic culture. Over the last four years she has made Montezuma her second home with regular seasonal visits twice a year. It is here where she established her company, AnikolovArts, to provide aerial silks instruction to both adults and children of the surrounding areas. In addition, she became the primary seasonal aerial silks instructor and performer at Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center.
Other Workshops Offered
If you are attracted to aerial silks and other movement arts, you must check out our Poi Workshops also offered this week! Please contact our Reservations Department for more information.