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Sweet Retreats

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Are you ready for a train-cation in paradise?

SWEET RETREATS are week long all inclusive circus vacations with healthy meals and world-class teachers at the beach.

Located at Casa Chango (Monkey House) in Puerto Escondido Mexico.

Everyone is welcome.  We have retreats for varying levels and interests.  Intensive Training Retreats, Adventure Retreats, and FAMILY RETREATS too!

Classes in Aerial Arts, yoga, Circus Fitness, handstands, flexibility, partner acrobatics and dance!  Nature excursions too! 

Whether you are an acrobat, a lawyer, a single mom, or a family of 5, here is your chance to join the circus. 

Have a great time and go home feeling better and more inspired than when you came!


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Choose your own adventure!

Retreat classes and activities may include…

  • Aerial Skills
  • Aerial Improv & Choreography
  • Performance Skills / Artistry
  • Handstands
  • Flexibility
  • AcroYoga / Partner Acrobatics
  • Yoga
  • Surf & Nature Excursions
  • Dance
  • Nutrition 
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Spanish
  • Circus Fitness
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Activities and Classes for Kids
  • Child Care & Date Nights
  • Hula Hooping
  • Nature Excursions


Our retreats are held at our Casa Chango (Monkey House) Retreat Center just a few yards from the ocean.  It is safely gated, private, spacious, and still a hop, skip and a jump from the beach and shops.  On the property we have the Casa Chango Gym, the Casa Chango Kitchen and community hang out space open all day and night, a smaller palapa training/stretching space, ocean view rooftop to watch the beautiful sunsets, a swimming pool, hammocks, and wi-fi.  

Rooms are simple and clean with a fan, full bathroom, private terrace w table and chairs.  


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Meals & Dining

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included on most retreats.  The food is grounding,  nourishing and amazing!  ‘Meal Master Skillet’ prepares the most delicious, nutritious meals made with local, fresh vegetables, meats, fish, grains and legumes.  Our ingredients come directly from our organic garden or other local farms.  All meals have gluten free and vegetarian options and can accommodate most special food needs and allergies.  We make our own granola, refrescos, ‘ice cream’, kombucha, saurkraut, chocolate balls, sauces, dressings and desserts.

You are welcome to our table as family and friends.  There is always an abundance of food, and a joyful celebration while eating it.  We dine out at a local restaurant one time during the retreat.

“The week I spent with Sweet Retreats was not only inspiring but uplifting and opening.

I had the honor of meeting 20 strong people who wanted to learn and improve themselves. The energy was contagious and motivating.

I’d recommend this trip to anyone who wants to sweat, swim and smile for an entire week.”

– Katherine Hutchinson (Oakland, CA)

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Sweet Retreats has encouraged me to be a better version of myself both physically in the circus arts and also personally in my interactions with friends and the community.  The instructors at Sweet Retreats are not only world class performers, they are also some of the most caring, beautiful, and authentic individuals. I’m so fortunate to have discovered this paradise of athletic endeavors, delicious food, unending laughter, and all within the gorgeous surroundings.

—  Liz Marotte, Oakland, CA

Hi !

I’m Kerri Kresinski, founder/ manager of Sweet Retreats, teacher of aerial tissu, flexibility, handstands, cardio/fitness, yoga, creative movement, act development, and radical self-expression, nutritionalist, life-coach, visionary and believer in dreams.

Technique and physical strength have never come naturally to me. I have had to figure things out along the way, and I still find the joy in it.

I express my passion through movement have performed in shows and festivals all over the world.

It is my life’s purpose to support myself and others to find our unique truths and live our dreams,

As a teacher, I love to work with all body type to deepen body awareness, physically, emotionally, and energetically, celebrating successes big and small.

When we dive into our bodies and and climb out of the linear mind, we cultivate self awareness that can open us up to creating a life that is better than we could have ever imagined. This is our life. Let’s live it!

I would love to see you at our next Sweet Retreat this year. LIVE BIG!

Love, Kerri

My Team

At Sweet Retreats, we pride ourselves on quality, and this starts with our instructors.  No matter which retreat you sign up for, you are guaranteed to have world class instruction.  Each retreat has a different focus, and all of our teachers are masters of their disciplines.  You can see descriptions of each retreat with teacher bios here.

Sweet Retreats Chloe Axelrod, Shaly Acerodon, Jenn Bruyer, Paper Doll Militia, Kerri Kresinski, Cohdi Harrell, Kameko Shibata, Jocelyn RudigShira YazivMaia Adams, and more.

The first time I went to Sweet Retreats I was at a crossroad – both for my aerial training and in my professional life. Sweet Retreats gave me the confidence to move to the next level in both. A supportive and fun training environment, that extends beyond the mat into the communal social nature of the retreat, Sweet Retreats gets under your skin!

I came away bursting with new skills and excited to share them, and a whole range of new friends from around the world. But more importantly, it gave me time and space to reconnect to myself and a chance to remember what inspires me. There’s nothing quite like being away from it all, surrounded by like-minded people all out to stretch their bodies and minds, to focus the mind.

Two retreats later I have the confidence to take my aerial to the level I want to – having spent time working on performance skills in a safe environment. And I’ve left my energy-sapping government job to move into the charity sector where I feel more myself again.

So thanks Sweet Retreats!

– Nicola Freedman (UK)

Upcoming Retreats

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Upcoming Retreats

Summer 2019

CIRCUS FIT/ Aerial Summer Camp  2 weeks! July 7-22, 2019

Family Circus Retreat   July 26-August 2, 2019

Fall 2019

Aerial Sling Retreat w guest teacher Jenn Bruyer November 2-9, 2019

Int/Adv Aerial Silks & Rope Retreat w guest teacher Jenn Bruyer November 11-18, 2019 – Sold Out!

Family Circus Thanksgiving Retreat November 23-30, 2019

Circus Fit Intensive Retreat Dec 1-8, 2019

Circus For Everyone Retreat Taster Immersion  December 10-17, 2019

Winter/Spring 2020

Aerial Escapades  – Beg/Int Silks & Rope w guest teacher Rain Anya – February 1-8, 2020

Intermediate + Aerial Hoop/Lyra w teacher Chloe Axelrod – February 15-22, 2020

Aerial in Paradise  – Intermediate Mixed Apparatus Retreat w Chloe Axelrod & Kerri Kresinski – February 28-March 6, 2020

Act Creation / Artistry  w Kerri Kresinski – March 8-15, 2020

Aerial Escapades  Int/Adv Silks & Rope w guest teacher Rain Anya – March 21-28, 2020

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Email sweetretreatsdr@gmail.com for more information.

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