Everything is included ( food, lodging, ground transportation, classes, dancing, and a lot of fire !!!) so that attendees can come fully prepared to learn, laugh, explore the island, relax, and been part of the pirates family...AARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!

The Pirates Retreat Bali2020 package includes the following :

( Pirates Retreat Bali 2020: 13 to 17 of April)

- Transportation to and from Bali ( Ubud/Seminyac ).

- Boat  from Bali to the island (go & back).

- Accommodation in comfortable bungalows.

- 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

- Workshops everyday from 9am to 5.30pm ,yoga and acro morning lessons 

and professional spinning  and circus arts workshops from internationally acclaimed teachers.

Performances and fire jams at night( fire fuel included ), music and guest DJ's, Bonfire, theme night,etc.

All you have to do is bring your toys and enjoy... 

Workshops: An amazing array of disciplines including Aerial hoop, rope dart, juggling, water acrobatics, trapeze, dance wereoffered outside the regular program of Poi, multi Staffs, Contact staff/ ball, Hula hoop and Buugeng, yoga and circus acro and much more.

We are very proud to announce that the Pirates Retreat 2019 gave us a lot of spontaneous workshops that added themselves to an already very powerful master class schedule, so this island really is a place for full creative expression. 

This 2019 edition will bring us more teachers and surprise, even more things to learn and the continual building of ourpirate community...

 moreteachers for the PIRATES RETREAT BALI 2020 will be announce soon.



Dai Zaobab is  a Fire and Buugeng performer from Japan. He created the name of Buugeng and launched Buugeng to the world since 2007 when he was lived in South Africa. Buu means Martial Art. Geng means Illusion in Japanese. he started flow art back 1999 in London. Since he played Fire and Buugeng and performed, travel all over the world. last 5 years he performed at Cirque show based in USA. this time Pirate will be his third times on the Island. Dai’s passion is to develop flow art as Buugeng.

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simon janson


Simon is an early days Pirate. He has been playing with sticks since 2005 and has been traveling, meeting and playing with jugglers around the world for the past 10 years.

A performer and also a teacher, he is passionate about this practice as well as the learning process, and has been trying to break down the ancient knowledge of the Dinosaurs and bring it to the new generations, connecting the old school and the new. In the meantime, he also developed his own form and techniques, to push the limits of continuous contact-staff.

Beginner or advanced, whatever you’re trying to do with a staff, he’ll probably find you something to work on…

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(Balls/clubs Juggling)

A driven and creative individuals from an early age, Aifique Khaikal is both a virtuoso performer and a dedicated leader. With 9 years of experience in circus arts, he has been exploring various forms of movements in this art form and continues to push the limits. From his humble beginnings in poi spinning to (now) juggling, he stands out with his incorporation of contemporary dance in his performance.

Aifique is currently the Managing director of Malaysia's leading fire and lights troupe Psycusix. As a team, they nurture the Malaysian circus arts community and work to bring awareness of the art to the public. From Singapore to the United States, Aifique Khaikal has been traveling the world to learn, teach and perform. He continues to delve into unknown, aiming to gain and create new innovation in the circus art scene.

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emma kenna

(Hula Hoop)

Emma discovered hooping in 2007. She is a hugely experienced teacher and is known internationally as a master of elbows, wedgies and twin hoops. Emma is now based predominately in Bali Indonesia but she’s often on the move. A key player in the growth of the outstanding Bristol Hoop community, Emma has since had the opportunity to learn from and play with some of the world’s leading hoopers during her travels around the world. Emma’s combination of high technical expertise, extensive teaching experience, enthusiasm for sharing and love of laughter make her hard to forget! Emma was the winner of Teacher and Fire Hooper of the Year in the 2016 Hoopies, UK Hooper of the Year 2017 and is the creator and main coordinator of the SWhoop (South West Hoop Conference) which has received the award for Best Hoop event :) Emma also runs a yearly Advanced Teacher Training program for hoop teachers.

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(Staffs manipulation)

"In love with juggling for more than 15 years, I have been sharing, performing and teaching my practice all around the world for the last 10 years. I started naturally attracted by the staff then progressed to contact ball, club manipulation and ball juggling in order to extend my juggling and body move language.
Before this juggling journey, I have been practicing martial arts and acrobatics, which is how I started to manipulate sticks and fall in love with movement and manipulation.
As a graphic designer, I pay a lot of attention to the object trajectory and the body movements involved to create the patterns. My first interest is focused on this “body/object” relation and its visual impact.”
- Meast

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(Dragon Staff)

Fabio was born in France. He began playing with diabolo when he was 15 years old. In 2002, he moved and settled in Tahiti where he started fire spinning with poi. The traditional Polynesian fire dance has been a great influence for him. Fabio got his first dragon staff in 2013 and became highly addicted with this prop. In 2014, he became part of the Tahitian group « Te Tama Ahi » with whom he performed regularly in hotels, festivals and cultural events. In 2016 he left the pacific islands and moved back in Europe. Since he has been featured as a dragon staff instructor at juggling conventions, flow festivals and retreats where his workshops were highly appreciated. Fabio is one the world dragon staff tech researchers and has been recognized as the creator of some fresh and original dragon staff moves. He also created an innovative new dragon head design called « Flowbonnacci ».

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Jay Firecat was born in France in a family where art was a part of everyday life.  After extensive travels around the world, Jay discovered 20 years ago in Thailand the power of fire and meditated deep within the art of spinning and twirling, using it as a way to bring magic and rhythm into his own life as well as the lives of those he performs for. For the past 9 years he has expanded into  Buugeng, a new Japanese s-shaped double staff  that highlights the grace and flow of the curved line. This discovery has opened many doors for Jay to perform in large festivals and collaborate with a diverse panel of artists inside the International Juggling industry. Jay Firecat has become recognized as an international performer and teacher and has performed and provided training around the world in more than 35 countries and on 5 continents. 

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Arrr, he's back! Your mums favorite pirate.

Passionate about your mum, and spinning things, this Australian sea dog has been spinning things since ye were a small lad. In 2009 he set sail to the small island of New Zealand, seeking the treasures of circus school. Armed with new shanty's he yo ho'd across the sea to 5 continents, sharing these new shanties with the swashbucklers and landlubbers in 17 countries along the way.

An avid tech geek, specializing in poi isolation's, Brian continues to discover new ways to bend the minds of his hearties. An original Pirate now back for his 9th Pirates.