Aerial Hoop Retreat

Lyra Skills, Flexibility, Floor Work

Level Intermediate +Plus
with Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod & Kerri Kresinski

February 15-22, 2020
Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Aerial Hoop Retreat is limited to 10 participants.

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

There will be 2 classes each day on this Aerial Hoop Retreat.  The morning class is 3 hours and includes a thorough warm up, technical training on aerial hoop, and stretching.   Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod, and Kerri Kresinski, master aerialists, will teach you skills, technique, transitions and spinning to advance your training.  The afternoon class will focus on sequencing, musicality, floor work, handstands, and performance skills.  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 Aerial Hoop Retreat is for intermediate level and above aerial hoop students with at least 3 years of ongoing practice.  It is great for aerialists who want to advance their skills on the hoop, work on sequencing, flexibility, and floor work, and have loads of fun doing it!  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 

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 Aerial Hoop Retreat is limited to 10 participants, so sign up now.

Sample of daily schedule  

(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-10am  Tea, Coffee and Breakfast
9:30am-12:30pm   Hoop Skills and Stretching
1pm   Lunch
2-4pm  Pool-time, lounging, tanning, relaxing
4-5:30pm  Floor Work, Performance Skills, & Handstands
5:30-6:45pm  Beach Play and Sunset
7pm Dinner
8-10pm  Evening Activities

We will take you to our favorite beaches for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and releasing baby turtles into the sea. Also we have evening adventures to a phosphorescence lagoon and local night market. There are bars and discos for you night owls.

Bring your partner, parents, or best buddy!

On this Aerial Hoop Retreat, we have something for everyone.  Aerial nerds can indulge in all of your hoop desires while friends and family can enjoy the retreat environment, delicious, healthy food, surfing, swimming, relaxing, and get into their bodies.  Ask us about significant other rates.

Classes may include:
Aerial Hoop Skills
Performance Skills
Floor Work
Injury Prevention

About your Teachers

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, refinement & 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).  

Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod is a powerhouse performance artist and teacher whose talents have carried her around the world. She has performed for a variety of acclaimed companies in world-class productions. Chloe is known for her dynamic performance style, full of high-level acrobatic and aerial skills combined with effortless grace and incredible form.
Chloe has been teaching circus since 2005 and trained with masters of acrobatics, contortion, and flying trapeze.  She has years of experience and passion under her belt.
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.   Check out Chloe’s website as well and her hoop videos here.

Kerri Kresinski has been performing and teaching acrobatics, yoga, dance, and aerial arts for over 15 years throughout the world. Her life’s work, as an artist and a leader, has been to develop and deepen her study of the body—physically, emotionally and spiritually.  She has learned that anything is possible with patience, discipline and a positive attitude.  Kerri expresses her passion and spirit through movement, and feels that the body is the gateway to the higher powers for healing, transformation and expression.  She is truly a unique performer, engaging, thrilling, and moving audiences with her skills, style, and heart. She is a co-founder of Sweet Can Circus and the founder/director of Sweet Retreats.  She loves to help people reach beyond their perceived limits and strive for new heights. “Believe in yourself, and live BIG.”   Read more about Kerri here.Click here for her youtube page where you can find her performance videos and aerial instructional videos!

Attending the aerial hoop retreat has reignited the flame that had been missing for so long and has given me new goals to work towards and skills to progress. This trip was definitely among the top choices I have made in my life.

Jessica Smielecki –  Sebastopol, CA

Rates for Aerial Hoop Retreat
February 15-22, 2020

Rates are listed in USD.
$500 Deposit is required to secure your spot. 

RoomEarly Bird Price until October 1, 2019Full Price
Double Occupancy – budget cabana$1700$2000
Dorm (2-5 people)$1800$2100
Single Occupancy w shared bathroom (Franco 3)$1900$2200
Single Occupancy w private bathroom$2100$2400

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

Prices for Aerial Hoop Retreat include:

  • Ground transportation to/from the Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) to our accommodations*
  • Accommodations for the duration of the retreat
  • Daily meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks/smoothies!
  • 1 Dinner out at our favorite local restaurant
  • 2 Daily classes (4-5 hours total/day)
  • 2 Photo shoots – Beach and Aerial
  • Evening Activities
  • Day trip to a local beach, turtle release, dinner out, and night market!
  • 24 hour use of Swimming Pool, wi-fi, and Community Space
  • End of the week Party / Performance
  • Impromptu dance parties, pool parties, sunset cocktails (21+), and hanging out with new friends.
  • Homemade chocolates, popsicles, and other treats

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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*Food service begins with a snack and dinner on February 15, and ends with breakfast on February 22, 2020.  All meals are provided.  The food is amazing! ** Your taxi to/from the PXM airport is included if you arrive/depart on designated days.  Arrive on February 15 and depart on February 22.   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.