Acro meets Handbalancing in Costa Rica

Join us for a 7 Day Luxury Movement Escape

January 25, 2020 - February 1, 2020

Ditch winter and come on an epic adventure to the beautiful shores of Costa de Oro, Costa Rica!

Join the Warrior Bridge and Coach Bachmann teaching teams for a week of intense training, delicious food, secluded beaches and unique escapades.

Expand your skills in the company of like-minded people and discover what your body can do under the guidance of a professional coaching team. This perfectly curated week of fitness and wellness includes daily workshops in partner acro, hand balancing, flexibility and body conditioning. All Levels welcome!

Rejuvenate in between classes at our beachfront eco-resort pool or keep the fun going with additional offerings like the Zen Spirit Spa, Costa Rican excursions and professional photo shoots. Pura Vida, you’ll never want the week to end!

January 25, 2020 - February 1, 2020

Have a look.

Improve your Acro skills, learn how to stand on your hands and enjoy a Costa Rican paradise

Sample Schedule

Every day will bring its own surprises, and you will have over 30 hours of class time at your disposal. All of our workshops are optional, so you can find the perfect balance of training hard and relaxing by the pool.
Sample Schedule

A day in detail

Have a look at what this will will look like. Note that the schedule is subject to change and won’t be completely finalised until shortly prior the Retreat.

  • 3PM check in/ shuttle arrives
  • 5 – 7PM ice breaker workout/activities
    • – Partner Acro – warmups
    • – Pilates abs
    • – Handstand drills
    • – Everybody learns an Acro pose!
    • – Closing stretch
  • 7:30PM Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30AM Pilates
  • 10AM – 12P Handstands
  • Noon – 4PM Beach time/Lunch/Free time
  • 4 – 6PM L-basing Acro
  • 6 – 7PM Flexibility Training – Hips
  • 7:30PM Dinner
  • 8:30PM Post-dinner jam
  • 7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30AM Yoga
  • 10AM – 12P Handstands – strength and endurance
  • Noon – 4PM Beach time/Lunch/Excursion
  • 4 – 6PM L-basing Acro Flows
  • 6 – 7PM Flexibility Training – Back
  • 7:30PM Dinner
  • 8:30PM Post-dinner jam
  • 7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30AM Pilates
  • 10AM – 12P Handstands – Balance (2-arms/1-arm)
  • Noon – 4PM Beach time/Lunch
  • 4 – 6PM Standing Acro
  • 6 – 7PM Photo shoot
  • 7:30 – 8:30PM Flexibility Training – Legs
  • 8:30PM Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30AM Flexibility – deep warmup
  • 10AM – 12P Handstands – Shapes
  • Noon – 4PM Beach time/Lunch
  • 4 – 6PM L-basing Acro – popping and whipping
  • 6 – 7PM Restorative Yoga Flow
  • 7:30PM Dinner
  • 8:30PM Game Night
  • 7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30AM Pilates
  • 10AM – 12P Handstands – small group focus
  • Noon – 4PM Beach time/Lunch/Hike
  • 4 – 6PM Standing Acro
  • 6 – 7PM Photo Shoot
  • 7:30 – 8:30 Flexibility Training – Partner stretching
  • 8:30PM Dinner
  • 9:30PM Post-dinner jam
  • 7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30AM Yoga
  • 10AM – 12P Handstands – small group focus
  • Noon – 4PM Beach time/Lunch/Photos
  • 4 – 6PM L-basing Acro – Trios and groups
  • 6 – 7PM Flexibility Training
  • 7:30PM Dinner
  • 8:30PM Talent Show!
  • 7:30-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8AM – 9AM Pre-travel movement practice
  • 10AM Checkout/shuttle leaves

Start Each Day…

… with a gourmet vegetarian breakfast overlooking the ocean. Then head to your first group class: a morning movement session combining pilates, yoga and flexibility training, guaranteed to wake up your body. Once you’re warm, you’ll be ready to dive in to your first 2 hour handstand or acro workshop of the day. There will be two group offerings depending on your level.


Chill and Relax…

… after filling up on a healthy vegetarian lunch.

Costa Rican afternoons are HOT, and that’s what the siesta is all about. Enjoy some time to chill, nap, stroll around on the beach or lay out by the pool. If you’re not ready to rest, join one of our additional excursion offerings!


Expand Your Skills…

… in your second 2 hour workshop. Another round of acro and handstands, to make sure you get to train both disciplines each day.

Each session is guided and will take you back through a proper warm up, technique and skill work as well as a cool down. End the day with a flexibility session to work on unlocking new ranges of motion. Then take yourself to dinner!

your coaches & Team

Learn about the professional coaches & team that will support and guide you in small group workshops and through various activities
Sean Langhaus

Sean’s movement background included skateboarding, martial arts and yoga, before being introduced to acroyoga during yoga teacher training. In 2015 Sean founded Warrior Bridge in lower Manhattan, which offers classes in handstands, acroyoga, flexibility, and yoga. A near-obsession with handstands and acrobatics/acroyoga dominates his own training. Currently he teaches several days per week, in addition to leading acro and yoga teacher trainings.

Emily Lesinski

Emily grew up dancing competitively and practicing yoga. In 2010 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at NYU and since then has been a practicing PT, currently working mostly with the circus and acrobatics community. Since finishing grad school she completed a yoga training, began teaching at Warrior Bridge, and became similarly obsessed with acro, handstands, and flexibility training. In addition to her clinical practice, she currently teaches several times per week, including teaching anatomy for yoga teacher trainings.

Sascha Bachmann

Sascha Bachmann is a Performing Artist specialising in Hand Balancing and Aerial Straps, he had the opportunity to perform on Broadway right after his graduation at the National Circus School in Montreal and has since been performing on countless Shows for Companies/Venues like Palazzo, Wintergarten, Cirque De Demain, Les 7 Doigts De La Main and Cirque Du Soleil.

Anastasiia Bachmann

Anastasiia grew up with rhythmic gymnastics and at age 17 attended the world renowned Kiev Circus College. After graduating she created the famous Duo Ars act with which she had the opportunity to play in most recognised shows including Palazzo, Absinthe, Oh La La, Europapark, Teatro in Munich, Carre in Amsterdam, Circus Dream, Festival de Latina.

Eva Lucks

Eva is a Classical Pilates instructor and aerialist based in NYC. She is Power Pilates certified under the tutelage of Bob Liekens and Enja Schenck. Whether teaching the art of control or the art of circus, her classes delve deep, creating a challenging flow and movement experience while instilling knowledge and passion in each of her students. In addition to teaching Pilates and aerials, she is trained in Thai Yoga Bodywork through the Lotus Palm Institute.

Alicia Nowak

Alicia is the Co-founder of CoachBachmann which specialises in performing arts coaching. Additionally she works as integral part of GMB Fitness where she excels in Product Development and Marketing. Her love for creative and visual work led her to photography, now capturing world renowned performers all across the globe. 
Previously she build a successful career as a boxing coach and Thai boxer in Thailand with over 80 fights under her belt.


Enjoy the sandy beaches of Costa de Ora at our luxurious beach front resort

Overlooking the pristine beach of Costa de Oro, Zen Spirit eco-resort is situated near a small town on the Pacific side of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.
It is the perfect spot to enjoy stunning ocean views and lush nature and get away from the busy routines of everyday life. Set on a wonderful long flat gold sandy beach interrupted by river estuaries, you can enjoy long strolls, world class surfing as well as kayaking and bird watching in the mangrove, horseback riding and hiking to waterfalls, star gazing into the dark sky and much more. In short: It is a nature lover’s paradise that lets you focus on you!

Learn more by visiting

Room & Board

Beachfront bungalows and all-inclusive vegetarian meals

Only a few spaces left!!

Don’t wait, limited spots are available! Sign up now!

Double Luxury Ocean Front


per person

  • Max Occupancy: 2 ppl
  • 1 king-size, or 2 twins
  • Available Bungalows: 4
  • Private Bathroom
  • Large Balcony with Ocean View
  • Goodie Bag!
Quad Luxury Ocean Front


per person

  • Max Occupancy: 3 ppl
  • 1 Queen-sized & 2 twins
  • Available Bungalows: 6
  • Private Bathroom
  • Large Balcony with Ocean View
  • Goodie Bag
Triple Luxury Garden View


per person

  • Max Occupancy: 3 ppl
  • 1 double-sized bed, 1 twin
  • Available Bungalows: 1
  • Private Bathroom
  • Tropical Garden View
  • Goodie Bag!

How Do I Pay?

1) Fill out and submit the registration form
2) Our team will follow up with you regarding payment information. We currently are accepting payment via PayPal and Stripe.
3) After payment is complete your registration is confirmed and you can proceed to book your travel arrangements!

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 90 days in advance, you will receive a 50% refund
After 90 days spots are transferable but non-refundable

Get More

In addition to the amazing inclusive offerings, we have amazing extras available!

If you fly to Liberia Airport, we can arrange ahead for a shuttle to pick you up and drive you the 3.5 hours directly to Zen Spirit. Pricing is:

  • $62 (including tip) one-way
  • $124 (including tip) round trip

If you would like us to arrange for your shuttle, please fill out the section in the registration form or email us.

Photos and videos will be taken during the entire retreat and will be available for participants to use. 

If you would like to schedule an exclusive photoshoot to show off your skills feel free to email us! Prices will vary depending on extent and ideas plus number of edited photos Base package: 

120$/hr + 3 edited photos. 

Spa services will be available upon request at an additional cost.

Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer. Excursions will be organized based on group preference and pricing to follow – learn more here:

Got a trick you want to perfect outside of class? Book a private with your acro partner!

$65/per instructor for 2 instructors, $80 for 1 instructor

Need to invert just one more time? Book a private!
$80/hr for up to 2 people max, available 3-5 PM

Want to increase your flexibility and work on specific stretches and poses? Book a private!
$80/hr for up to 2 people max, available 3-5 PM

How to Get There

Zen Spirit is located on the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Costa Rica is very safe, you do not need to get any vaccinations and there is no visa required.

There are two international airports in Costa Rica, the
closest one being Liberia.

Learn more about how to get to Zen Spirit by visiting their website:

Check in & Check out
Check in starts 2:30 PM on January 25. Join our Welcome Workout that evening before dinner.
Checkout is at 10:00AM on February 1. We will be holding an early morning Warm Down training session before breakfast to get you moving before your travels. 

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