Advanced Aerial Hoop Retreat

Lyra Skills, Flexibility, & Performance Retreat

with Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod & Kerri Kresinski

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
February, 2020–Dates TBD

Advanced Aerial Hoop Retreat is limited to 10 participants.

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a WEEK in PARADISE with new friends, the beach, delicious, fresh, local food, and loads and loads of Advanced Aerial Hoop-Shop Skills!

There will be 2 classes each day.  The morning class is 3 hours of all things HOOP technique and flexibility training!  Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod, master aerialist, will teach you skills, technique, transitions and spinning to advance your training.  The afternoon class with Kerri Kresinski will focus on musicality, performance skills, and workshopping your works in progress.  The rest of our time can be spent eating amazing, healthy food, swimming in the warm ocean, 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.  We will have a performance/party at the end of the week to show off for our new friends!

Advance your Hoop Skills!

This is an intermediate plus level retreat with minimum 2 years of training and meet the following prerequisites:

  • comfortable with your strength to execute 5 bent arm straddle inversions
  • comfortable entering and holding front/back balance and meathooks
  • interest in spinning on the hoop
  • comfortable doing multiple skills/moves in a row without a rest
  • interest sequencing tricks and working creatively on the hoop

If you are new to aerial, sign up for our Circus Fit Intensive Retreat.  If you would like to work on creating an aerial act, sign up for our Act Creation Retreat.

If you are unsure if you are qualified for this retreat, please feel free to email us at  We are happy to help place you.


Chloe and Kerri have been teaching and performing aerial arts for over 15 years.  They will accommodate your level and give you the challenges that you want and need.  This retreat is limited to 10 participants, so sign up now.

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Sample of daily schedule  

(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-9:30am  Tea, Coffee and Breakfast
9:30am-12:30pm   Hoop Skills and Flexibility Class
1pm   Lunch
1-3pm  Pool-time, lounging, tanning, relaxing
3:30-5:30pm  Performance Skills & Workshopping
5:30-6:45pm  Beach Play and Sunset
7pm Dinner
8-10pm  Evening Activities

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.

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Advanced Aerial Hoop 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.

Aerial Skills

Kerri and Chloe have been teaching, training, and performing together as a duo for over 10 years.  As time passes, their friendship has deepened, their working relationship has become more intuitive, and their collective wisdom of the body has expanded exponentially.  They are truly a duo with infinite possibilities.  One of the many things that makes this duo so special is that they love teaching, and find delight in watching their students grow and learn.  In teaching, they stress the importance of good form, efficient training, hard work, artistry, and most important, FUN.  You have to find the love for the training.  No holding back in the circus!  You can read more about Kerri and Chloe here.  Click here to see videos of their performances (duo and solos).  

Space is limited, so sign up now.

We want to make it easy for YOU to be a part of this amazing experience.  Therefore the cost of this Advanced Aerial Hoop retreat is low.  We have limited space, so sign up now!

Classes may include:
Aerial Hoop Skills
Performance Skills
Advanced Technique
Injury Prevention
Partner Massage

Chloe’s Bio

Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod is a powerhouse performance artist and teacher whose talents have carried her around the world. Chloe has performed for a variety of acclaimed companies in world-class productions in places such as San Francisco, Tokyo, Osaka, Atlantic City, Leipzig, as well as in the Dominican Republic. Chloe is known for her dynamic performance style, full of high-level acrobatic and aerial skills combined with effortless grace and incredible form.
Chloe, a born and raised San Franciscan, has over 15 years of circus training, and over 10 of circus teaching.  She trained with masters of acrobatics such as Mr Lu Yi, and Xia Ke Min, contortion with acclaimed Serchmaa Byamba, and of flying trapeze Scott Cameron.  She has done every thing from doubles on the flying trapeze to sitting on her head in contortion to basing and flying for three high human towers.
Chloe’s specialty is aerial hoop on which she has a solo act and a doubles act. With these acts, she synthesizes years of training, a love for spinning, strong, fierce passion for movement into a whirlwind of virtuosic expertise.  Chloe teaches in the professional training program at the San Francisco Circus Center as well as recreational classes.  Through teaching and performing she shares the magic of circus all over the world.  As a teacher and performer, her style, skills, range and personality are un-paralleled.  Check out Chloe’s website as well and her hoop videos here.

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 Early Bird Rates for Advanced Aerial Hoop-Shop
March 1-8, 2018

Click here for descriptions of each room.

Rates are listed in USD.
$500 Deposit is required to secure your spot.  The following early bird rates will increase by $300 after May 1, 2019.

RoomEarly Bird Price until October 1, 2019Full Price
Triple Occupancy – budget room$1600$1900
Double Occupancy – budget room$1700$2000
Double Occupancy$1800$2100
Single Occupancy w shared bathroom$2000$2300
Single Occupancy w private bathroom$2100$2400

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

Prices for Advanced Aerial Hoop-Shop Retreat include:

  • Accommodations for the duration of the retreat
  • Daily meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks/smoothies!*
  • Travel between Puerto Escondido Airport and our accommodations*
  • 2 Daily classes (4-5 hours total/day)
  • Evening Activities
  • 24 hour use of Swimming Pool, wi-fi, and Community Space
  • End of the week Party / Performance 

“Chloe is an amazing teacher, which I knew, but I think what impressed me the most was how invested she became in us, how quickly she got to know us and that she was able to anticipate our challenges/what would work for us – she was able to set us up to succeed while also challenging us.   It made me trust her immensely which definitely made the experience more valuable and productive.  She was incredibly patient and helpful, and I loved working with her.”  – Sarah Hluchan 2017 

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How to Register for Advanced Aerial Hoop Retreat
February, 2020

  1. Fill out this Registration Form.
  2. Pay your tuition.  Once you fill out the registration form, you will receive an email with payment information.  You must pay a $500 deposit to secure your spot.  Full payment is due by September 1, 2018.
  3. Once we confirm your reservation, you can book your travel. Click here for tips for booking your flight.   Fill out this itinerary form in order to secure your ground transportation.
  4. Get excited!  This is going to be amazing!

We will do our best to accommodate all of your needs.  Feel free to email us at with any questions.

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*Food service begins with a snack and dinner on November 10, and ends with breakfast on November 17, 2019.  There is 1 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.  Arrive on Nov 10 and depart on November 17.   Click here for info about getting to Puerto Escondido.

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.