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What is CirqueTrainCation

We are a circus retreat, gathering with like minded people who have a strong desire and drive to up level themselves as circus artists in multiple different disciplines.  We train daily, for many hours a day, while still enjoying excursions and experiencing the beautiful tropical environment which Costa Rica offers. It’s truly the ultimate circus dream vacation and training immersion. We connect with an international community, eat healthy organic food, learn from world class instructors and offer a variety of Cirque workshops. Feeling a lack of motivation or just need to get away but still desire to train and learn a lot of new material? CirqueTrainCation will offer just that! Reignite that inspiration for your discipline! Say YES to your passion and come soak in the beauty of Costa Rica, in a high quality environment and experience the sweet joys of life while training and learning with our CirqueTrainCation Community.

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Workshops offered during the week

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Sample Schedule

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Our Locations

CirqueTrainCation home base facility is located in MonteZuma, Costa Rica at a world class retreat center called Anamaya Resort and their sister property Rancho Delicioso. 

Anamaya Resort

Anamaya Resort rests on a hill top of MonteZuma, each room is uniquely decorated with either an exquisite ocean or jungle view, open outdoor showers, jungle living and plenty of wildlife to swing with the monkeys or crawl with the iguanas.

The front of the resort opens to an exquisite ocean view and the backyard is on top of the famous MonteZuma waterfall with our own private access gate and a 15min jungle hike to the falls and swimming holes.

There is an infinity pool overlooking the ocean next to the upper yoga/training deck and a second shala cradled in the jungle with an incredible ocean view with all our aerial rigging points.

The food is AMAZING at Anamaya, most of it is farm to table, grown at the sister property Rancho Delicioso (where are also host our TrainCations.

Rancho Delicioso

Rancho Delicioso Location

Rancho Delicioso rests on an 100acre permaculture farm, 10 minutes down the road from its sister property Anamaya. Most of the food that is provided at the Resort is grown at the Farm. Rancho also has its own farm to table restaurant called Wonderland, where we will have our meals, during our TrainCation when located here.

The Farm consists of a community area where we have the permaculture farm, aerial shala, tree house, bamboo house, river palace (where we stay) farm to table restaurant, 3 full veggie gardens, chicken coupe, and so much more.

Rancho also has a community where lots are sold within the farm and people live year round and are a part of the Rancho Delicioso family. Including myself where the homebase headquarters of CirqueTrainCation will eventually develop.

Upcoming Events
CIRQUE SUMMIT, Costa Rica

Cirque Summit means, triple the classes, 5-6 guest facilitators, more advanced education, and geared to aspiring and professional level dancers, aerialists, and performing artists. If you want to take your acts, performance career and circus training to the next level. This Cirque Summit is for you!

Cirque Summit Facilitators

Sandi Croft

Creative director

Sandi Croft

BIO

BIO

Creative director, artistic director, collaborator and educator specializing in dance, circus, physical acting and character work for live theater, film and T.V. Some of Sandi’s credits as a director include: Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director for Mystere, ‘O’ and Zumanity and Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil’s foundation One Drop. Sandi’s highlights as a dancer include: working as an artist with Franco Dragon creating the show “A New Day” with Celine Dion, working with Kenny Ortega creating Gloria Estefan show “Unwrapped” and sharing the stage with Shania Twain in “A Touch of Broadway”. Sandi currently enjoys traveling across North America sharing her experience on how the creative process works when putting a show together or when creating a character or an act for a show. Most recently, Sandi created a live show from concept to premier with over 40 of the top artists from the Las Vegas Strip for an outdoor festival called Ignite.
Website : www.SandiCroft.com
IG @https://www.instagram.com/sandi.croft/
Tammy Firefly

Yoga Instructor

Tammy Fire

BIO

BIO

Creative director, artistic director, collaborator and educator specializing in dance, circus, physical acting and character work for live theater, film and T.V. Some of Sandi’s credits as a director include: Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director for Mystere, ‘O’ and Zumanity and Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil’s foundation One Drop. Sandi’s highlights as a dancer include: working as an artist with Franco Dragon creating the show “A New Day” with Celine Dion, working with Kenny Ortega creating Gloria Estefan show “Unwrapped” and sharing the stage with Shania Twain in “A Touch of Broadway”. Sandi currently enjoys traveling across North America sharing her experience on how the creative process works when putting a show together or when creating a character or an act for a show. Most recently, Sandi created a live show from concept to premier with over 40 of the top artists from the Las Vegas Strip for an outdoor festival called Ignite.
Website : www.SandiCroft.com
IG @https://www.instagram.com/sandi.croft/
Tammy FireFly

Creative director

Sandi Croft

BIO

BIO

Creative director, artistic director, collaborator and educator specializing in dance, circus, physical acting and character work for live theater, film and T.V. Some of Sandi’s credits as a director include: Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director for Mystere, ‘O’ and Zumanity and Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil’s foundation One Drop. Sandi’s highlights as a dancer include: working as an artist with Franco Dragon creating the show “A New Day” with Celine Dion, working with Kenny Ortega creating Gloria Estefan show “Unwrapped” and sharing the stage with Shania Twain in “A Touch of Broadway”. Sandi currently enjoys traveling across North America sharing her experience on how the creative process works when putting a show together or when creating a character or an act for a show. Most recently, Sandi created a live show from concept to premier with over 40 of the top artists from the Las Vegas Strip for an outdoor festival called Ignite.
Website : www.SandiCroft.com
IG @https://www.instagram.com/sandi.croft/

Artistic and Creative Choreographer

Sandi Croft

BIO

BIO

Creative director, artistic director, collaborator and educator specializing in dance, circus, physical acting and character work for live theater, film and T.V. Some of Sandi’s credits as a director include: Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director for Mystere, ‘O’ and Zumanity and Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil’s foundation One Drop. Sandi’s highlights as a dancer include: working as an artist with Franco Dragon creating the show “A New Day” with Celine Dion, working with Kenny Ortega creating Gloria Estefan show “Unwrapped” and sharing the stage with Shania Twain in “A Touch of Broadway”. Sandi currently enjoys traveling across North America sharing her experience on how the creative process works when putting a show together or when creating a character or an act for a show. Most recently, Sandi created a live show from concept to premier with over 40 of the top artists from the Las Vegas Strip for an outdoor festival called Ignite.

Rope Dart, Fire, Social Media for performers

-Sam Tobey-
Flow Mayhem

BIO

BIO

Sam Tobey (Flow Mayhem) has been addicted to fire dance for over six years. The Los Angeles-based performer specializes in an ancient Kung Fu weapon called a rope dart. Sam began training in 2015 and has since performed and taught at a wide variety of festivals and events, both nationally and globally. She has worked with prestigious entertainment companies such as Quixotic and Zen Arts, and has blown away her audiences at events like Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, and Burning Man. Sam's style incorporates ballet pirouettes with martial-arts stances, and her priority is to showcase the rope dart as a dance tool as well as a weapon. Check out her YouTube channel and online courses to learn more about rope dart as well as digital marketing strategies for performers!

Casting, Auditions and Business for performers

Stacy Clark

BIO

BIO

A former gymnast and professional circus performer, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus around the world on stage, at festivals and on screen. Today Stacy is CEO of CircusTalk.com, the international career marketplace for circus and performing arts. She is also a freelance consultant specializing in casting, coaching and creation. Until 2020, Stacy was the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil, leading a team of international talent scouts and advisors. Stacy teaches career and act development to the next generation of circus artists, and is a yoga instructor and career coach.

Dance, show & Act
Development

Alexis Ochin & Arnaud Boursain

BIO

BIO

Alexis Ochin and Arnaud Boursain are polymorphe performers who draw their inspiration from nature and constantly strive to create avenues where expression is boundless through physical theater, dance and poetry. These two remarkable artistic directors and choreographers have come together to form the A&A creative duet known for its ability to work with different types of bodies and performers, from contemporary dancers to more ballet-trained dancers, to acrobats and aerialists.

Their amazing approach has earned them top positions in different projects and causes. Some of the companies they have been featured in include Cirque du Soleil (Zumanity, One Night for One Drop, ACS,..), Nevada Ballet Theatre, Louis Vuitton, Mugler, H&M, Britain’s Got Talent, Rupaul’s Drag Race USA, Samsung, Lido of Paris, Luc Petit Creation, Feu! Chatterton...
Sandi Croft

Creative director

Sandi Croft

BIO

BIO

Creative director, artistic director, collaborator and educator specializing in dance, circus, physical acting and character work for live theater, film and T.V. Some of Sandi’s credits as a director include: Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director for Mystere, ‘O’ and Zumanity and Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil’s foundation One Drop. Sandi’s highlights as a dancer include: working as an artist with Franco Dragon creating the show “A New Day” with Celine Dion, working with Kenny Ortega creating Gloria Estefan show “Unwrapped” and sharing the stage with Shania Twain in “A Touch of Broadway”. Sandi currently enjoys traveling across North America sharing her experience on how the creative process works when putting a show together or when creating a character or an act for a show. Most recently, Sandi created a live show from concept to premier with over 40 of the top artists from the Las Vegas Strip for an outdoor festival called Ignite.
Website : www.SandiCroft.com
IG @https://www.instagram.com/sandi.croft/

Your TrainCation Host

Tammy Firefly is an internationally acclaimed innovative performing artist who has enthralled audiences across the globe with the marvels of Cirque Du Soleil, Americas Got Talent, Telemundo TV as well as performances and event productions catered to Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. She also worked as a performance coordinator for luxury hotels and resorts including Club Med, Hilton and the Marriott, as well as multinationals such as Heineken and Cass for commercials being filmed at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Korea. For over 10 years, Tammy has enthralled stages with her breath-taking creations which have helped her transform from an esteemed solo performer to a successful event producer and now passionate about sharing her knowledge by creating educational programs for other aspiring artists. 

Tammy offers her expertise through fun and engaging trainings by offering retreats, online courses, intimate residency programs and deep dive intensive workshops, both in person and online. Her all inclusive, week long training program is CirqueTrainCation, currently based in Costa Rica, with existing plans to take world wide. 

Tammy is a certified yoga instructor, aerial yoga practitioner, NASM Studied fitness trainer, health and nutrition mentor. Her teaching style is rooted from her advanced education and based off her 10years of personal experience in the performance world. Her passion is to deliver this knowledge to our global circus community while being surrounded in  an incredible thriving natural environment in order to focus and really feel the effects of advancing the mind, body, spirit. 

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Anamaya Resort

Anamaya Resort rests on a hill top of MonteZuma, each room is uniquely decorated with either an exquisite ocean or jungle view, open outdoor showers, jungle living and plenty of wildlife to swing with the monkeys or crawl with the iguanas.

The front of the resort opens to an exquisite ocean view and the backyard is on top of the famous MonteZuma waterfall with our own private access gate and a 15min jungle hike to the falls and swimming holes.

There is an infinity pool overlooking the ocean next to the upper yoga/training deck and a second shala cradled in the jungle with an incredible ocean view with all our aerial rigging points.

The food is AMAZING at Anamaya, most of it is farm to table, grown at the sister property Rancho Delicioso (where are also host our TrainCations.

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