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Meet Jessica DeLeo of The Movement Sanctuary

Hi Jessica, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
The Movement Sanctuary owners Aaron Tremper & Jessica DeLeo saw the need for a circus space for the existing movement community here in Saint Pete! Our space is here to cultivate creative collaboration, challenge both the mind and body, and learn a new and exciting way to get to know yourself. We started by saying YES and had a tribe to back us up.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Every journey has its ups and downs. We have learned a lot about what works, what’s needed, and what we can let go of! A big issue that we are hoping to resolve is the financial barrier for entry to our space. We offer work trade and that has been successful and also has its limitations. We have considered running a fundraiser or starting a non-profit specifically for this issue. Circus is a life changing gift that every spirit has the right to have access to.

We’ve been impressed with The Movement Sanctuary, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Movement Sanctuary, located in Downtown St. Pete, FL, is a 7,000 sq. ft Circus Arts Facility that offers a variety of classes for children and adults of all different levels! Acroyoga, Aerial Arts, Flexibility, and Handstands are a few of the classes you will find on our weekly schedule. Nervous to get started? No worries! Our instructors will safely guide you through the appropriate progressions to reach your circus goals! Please visit our website or our Facebook page to learn more about how to get fit while having fun!! Interested in booking entertainment for your next event? The Movement Sanctuary’s Circus Troupe, “SoulCirque” is a one stop shop for all of your entertainment needs! Aerialists, Acrobats, Jugglers, Fire Spinners and more!

How do you think about happiness?
Seeing our students learn through failure and success! Watching our community endlessly grow. It’s an honor to offer this space to everyone and anyone who is willing to say yes to change, which can be scary! We are here to support those who yearn for more and it’s been incredible to watch this kind of growth over the years.


  • New Student Special: buy 2 get 1 free for $40
  • 10 class pack: $160
  • 5 class pack for $90

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