We’re more than just a trip…

Trip Overview

This July we’re inviting 8 circus enthusiasts to join us on an unforgettable 7-Day retreat. We will be traveling to experience the city first-hand while exploring the fundamentals of Russia’s premiere circus artists, athletes and coaches who will guide you through the world of Russia’s claim to fame.

Defy gravity and stretch your limits during 5 daily hours of hands-on, interactive workshops with the guidance of the most experienced coaches in the circus world. You will have the opportunity of a lifetime to safely test your skills with the masters of circus and enrich your cultural experience with the ancient Russian heritage.

You’ll explore the beautiful St. Petersburg with your retreat team led by Tonya, your Russian-native bilingual guide, throughout the course of the trip to ensure you have a productive, memorable and safe experience. In addition to the first-rate circus training, you will explore the beautiful cityscape with the group on guided tours to key landmarks and points of interest as well as on your own during your evening free time.

“The most amazing trip I’ve ever been on” — Cora

“Everything was so perfect, from the classes to the excursions to our quirky apartment” — Angela

“What an honor to train with this group” — Kirsten

Trip Leader

Tonya Letunovskaya

Tonya was born and raised in Russia but currently resides in Washington, D.C.  She has more than 15 years of competitive rhythmic gymnastic background, a Master’s in Sports Coaching and years of coaching experience in Russia and USA. She’s been hired to perform around the world in productions from some of the largest most recognizable international brands.

2018 Special Guest Coaches

Alexey Ishmaev

Natasha Smyslova

St. Petersburg

Often referred to as “Venice of the north” and affectionately by the locals as simply “Piter,” Europe’s 4th largest city is stitched together by the Neva River and a network of beautifully constructed drawbridges. St. Petersburg boasts some of the richest cultural amenities and most stunning architecture in the world. During the summer solstice, the streets of the city are lit by over 19 hours of sunlight which marks the famous White Night Festival.


  • 7-nights in a double-occupancy hotel room in the historic city center
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Snacks & coffee breaks between classes
  • 30 hours of specialized training
  • Guided nightly group tours and activities
  • Transportation to and from classes and group activities
  • Personal bilingual tour guide & trip leader
Not included
  • Flights
  • Visas and associated fees (instructions will be provided)
  • Foreign national registration fee upon arrival at hotel
  • Dinners
  • Private classes

Reserve your spot!


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$500 non-refundable deposit
Limited spaces! First come, first serve.
Full payment due, April 1, 2018.
Payment plans available

Cancellation/Refund Policy
$500 deposit is not refundable.  Remaining trip cost is refundable until April 1, 2018.