Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat

with Guest Teacher, Shira Yaziv

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
February 16-23, 2019

Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat is limited to 12 participants.

Register at the bottom of this page.

a WEEK in beautiful Mexico in this Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat with new friends, the beach, delicious, fresh, local food, being upside down, and PLAY!

Interested in learning to move your body in different ways? We will work daily on beginner friendly acrobatics and handstands. Sessions will include preparation for acrobatics, with emphasis on mobility, coordination and drills to build confidence. As well as understand the technique, possible variations and ways to sequence moves together to creative flow and creativity.

Everyone is WELCOME!

Regardless of your level, there will be progressions to match your ability. This retreat is limited to a small group in order to really work individually with each participant at their own pace. No need for any previous experience.

Progressions will be offered to fit complete beginners and there will be challenges for more experienced acrobats.  The goal is for you to have a good experience and get you moving as much as you are ready for at the time.  It is recommended to NOT have wrist injuries in order to enjoy working on acrobatics.  However if you do have wrist injuries, Shira is happy to help you rehab.

Outside of classes, spend your time eating amazing, healthy food, swimming in the warm ocean and the pool, reading in hammocks, and breathing the tropical air.  There will be time to explore local markets and beaches as well as the local night life.

Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat

Move your body!

Interested in learning to move your body in different ways? We will work daily on beginner friendly acrobatics and handstands. Sessions will include preparation for acrobatics, with emphasis on mobility, coordination and drills to build confidence. As well as understand the technique, possible variations and ways to sequence moves together to creative flow and creativity. Regardless of your level, there will be progressions to match your ability.

This retreat is limited to a small group in order to really work individually with each participant at their own pace. No experience necessary.

Who is this retreat for? –

  • People who are scared of handstands/acrobatics and want to get more comfortable with baby steps progressions to build more confidence.
  • People who would like to work toward achieving their first 1 minute handstand in the middle of the room.
  • People who are interested in practicing and learning acrobatics such as cartwheel variations, rolls, bridges, macacu…
  • People who want to spend time at a tropical place, enjoy good company, great food and work with Shira in a small group setting.

Please feel free to email shira@tapgym.com to ask questions about the classes on this retreat.

Sign up below.


Sample of daily schedule  

(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
6-7am    Tea and Coffee
7-8am   Gentle Mobility on the Beach
8-9:30am     Breakfast
10:30am-12:30pm   Acrobatics and Handstands
12:30pm   Lunch
1-4pm  Pool-time, lounging, relaxing
4:30-6:30pm  Acrobatics on the beach and sunset
7pm Dinner
8-10pm  Evening Activities

Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat

Delicious and Healthy Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included on most days of the retreat.  The food will be grounding,  nourishing and amazing!  Our meal master, “Skillet,” presents simple, healthy and delicious meals made with fresh, local ingredients.  Most meals include eggs, chicken and/or fish, and vegetarian/vegan options are always available.   We can accommodate most special dietary needs.

After dinner we will offer evening activities from partner massage and sharing to an adventure to the Phosphorescence Lagoon.  There are also plenty of local night markets and discos for you night owls.

View rates below.

Accommodations   

Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat will be held at the Monkey House community complex a short walk from the beach.  In addition to clean and safe accommodations, there is a swimming pool, an ocean view palapa practice space, the Monkey House Gym for aerial & acrobatics training, lots of grass and hammocks for relaxing between classes, and our Monkey House Kitchen and hang out space.  It is awesome!  Click here for details about the rooms.

Just outside our living/training complex there are cafes, shops, and local markets to explore.  The neighborhood, called La Punta, is small, quiet, and full of friendly people.  Surf lessons are available in La Punta.  Just a mile down the beach is Playa Zicatela where you can find bars, restaurants, discos, nightlife, and plenty of surf shops to buy Mexican trinkets, beach garb, and anything else you might need.  Puerto Escondido is a safe and welcoming town.  For information about weather in Puerto Escondido, click here.

For information about booking your travel to Puerto Escondido, click here.


About our Teacher

Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat
Shira Yaziv enjoys encouraging people to move in new ways while learning skills and being creative. Her background is in Capoeira, Circus Arts and Dance. Shira is the co-founder and owner of Athletic Playground, a dynamic indoor play-space, inspiring physical play through a wide variety of movement classes. More info: shira.yaziv.com

Space is limited, so sign up below!

Classes/ Activities may include:
Acrobatics
Handstands
Mobility
Coordination
Body Awareness

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Early Bird Rates for Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat
Click here for descriptions of each room.

Rates are listed in USD.
The following early bird rates will increase by $250 after October 1, 2018.

Cabana 5
–  Single Occupancy (private bathroom)  $2350  

Cabana 4
–  Double Occupancy  $2050  

Cabana 3
–  Double/Triple Occupancy  $2050  

Franco 1
–  Double Occupancy  $2050  

Franco 2     
–  Single Occupancy (private bathroom)  $2350
–  Couples  $3600/couple sharing the bed

Franco 3  
–  Single Occupancy (shared bathroom)  $2250
–  Couples  $3600/couple sharing the bed 

Franco 4     
–  Tiny Room with single bed (double occupancy) $1850  

Rates refer to cost of one person’s tuition.
Couples must sign up together.

Prices for Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat include:

  • Accommodations for the duration of the retreat
  • Daily meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner & treats!
  • Travel between Puerto Escondido Airport and our accommodations*
  • 3 Daily sessions with Shira
  • Evening Activities
  • 24 hour use of Swimming Pool, wi-fi, and Community Space

Sign up NOW!


How to Register for Basic Acrobatics & Handstands Retreat

  1. Fill out this Registration Form.
  2. Pay your deposit.  You will receive an invoice after we receive your reservation form.
  3. Do not book travel yet.  Once we confirm your registration, we will send you information about booking travel.
  4. Get excited!  This is going to be amazing!

We will do our best to accommodate all of your needs.


Questions?
For questions about accommodations, meals, and work-trade jobs, email us at SweetRetreatsDR@gmail.com.
For questions about classes and curriculum, email Shira at shira@yaziv.com.


*Food service begins with a snack and dinner on Saturday February 16, and ends with breakfast on Saturday, February 23.  There is one day during the retreat where guests are on their own for lunch.  All other meals and smoothies are provided.  The food is amazing!
** Your taxi to/from the PXM airport is included if you arrive/depart on designated days.  Click here for info about getting to Puerto Escondido.
Alumni Discounts do not apply to Guest Teacher Retreats.

Cancellation Policy:
No Refunds.  No exceptions.
Cancel more than 60 days before 1st day of retreat:  60% of your payment can transfer toward a future Sweet Retreat.
Cancel  30-60 days before the 1st day of retreat:  40% of your payment can transfer toward a future Sweet Retreat.
Cancel up to 30 days before the 1st day of the retreat:  20% of your payment can transfer toward a future Sweet Retreat.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.