Jessica DeLeo, Erin Yonke & Aaron Tremper
February 16, 8:00am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at The Movement Sanctuary
part of a series on Curiosity
About the speaker
Curiosity draws people to the circus arts. But as they stare open-mouthed at the performers, the common thought is, “I could never do that.” The co-founders of the The Movement Sanctuary know better. Jessica DeLeo, Aaron Tremper, and Erin Yonke have created a safe, engaging place for people to play. From curiosity, to courage, to common practice, they accept people where they are and teach them that with the right support, and the right steps, anything is possible. After years of acroyoga, hundreds of teaching hours, and a successful first year in business, the founding team shares how the lessons they’ve learned resonate far outside the sanctuary. Get a sneak peek here.
Jessica DeLeo has a B.A in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is a 500 hour certified Yoga instructor as well as a certified Holistic Health Coach. She was introduced to AcroYoga in 2012 and Standing Acrobatics in 2014. She has traveled the country learning from as many instructors as possible, and has been influenced by Dutch and Israeli style acrobats. She is a co-founder of The Movement Sanctuary in St. Pete, FL.
Erin Yonke grew up in the gym. She competed at the national level in gymnastics and competitive cheerleading, and started teaching private tumbling lessons at the age of 14. She continued coaching all the way through college, where she became the head coach and choreographer for a small allstar cheerleading gym. Erin found yoga, then eventually acroyoga in 2015, and after her first ‘jam’ she was hooked for life! She is a co-founder of The Movement Sanctuary in St. Pete, FL.
Roundhouse is a creative production studio rooted in video, motion graphics, and powerful storytelling. From their self-sustaining net-zero studio in sunny St. Pete, they provide clients from coast to coast with stories that evoke emotion and inspire action. As the CreativeMornings/SP headquarters and A/V partner, the studio provides monthly support to the chapter’s ongoing operation.
The Movement Sanctuary is a 7,000 sqft training center in St. Pete, FL. They offer a unique variety of movement-based workshops, classes, private lessons, and festivals for all levels focusing on spirit, mind, and body. Whether you’re looking for a fun new workout, or training for a performance, they provide a safe, well-equipped facility for people to call home.
St. Pete Coffee is the brainchild of three St. Pete natives committed to bringing artisan coffee and coffee education to the city of St. Pete. Enjoying the process as much as the product, they have been roasting and serving coffee for over two years to an ever-growing clientele of local enthusiasts.
TeBella Tea is a loose leaf tea retailer with three locations in the Tampa Bay Area: their original shop on Davis Islands, TeBella at Oxford Exchange, and TeBella at Station House. TeBella Tea offers a thoughtfully sourced loose tea collection with a heaping helping of tea education. They work directly with tea gardens and estates that use sustainable, fair-trade practices, and donate their used tea leaves to local community gardens for composting.
SnapThis! is a GIF photo booth — a fun, innovative twist on the classic static photo booth that provides a faster, easier, more engaging way to capture your event. This portable GIF booth snaps images, loops them into a GIF, and sends them directly to your guests. SnapThis! is a branch of Andrejka Photography, and travels far and wide to bring GIF fun to events all over the country.
This is not your typical CreativeMornings/SP event. We want you to come ready to move and monkey around!
If you can, wear athletic clothing (like yoga gear). There are no shoes or food/drink allowed on the mats, so prepare to finish your breakfast and bevs before the talk and get comfy on the floor, sans footwear. There will be a teensy tiny section of chairs in the way, way back for those of you who’d really rather spectate than participate, as well as a few balconies to watch from.
Whether you’re participating or not, all attendees of this event must fill out a waiver. Help us speed up check-in and fill it out before you arrive.
Doors open at 8:00am, and pre-registration is required, but free! Attendees should park in the large grass lot that runs along 5th ave N. (not at the tire shop, they will tow!). As always, carpooling and people-powered means of transportation are encouraged.
In order to ensure our global impact is more about inspiration than garbage, we ask that you please BRING YOUR OWN MUG for beverages. Bonus points for bringing a mug AND a friend!