Aerial in Paradise

Beginning/Intermediate Aerial Retreat
with teachers, Maia Adams & Kerri Kresinski

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
March 10-17, 2019

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Aerial in Paradise is limited to 10 participants.

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a WEEK in beautiful Mexico in this Aerial in Paradise Retreat with new friends, the beach, delicious, fresh, local food, and loads of fun!

A retreat for aerialists who wish to progress in their aerial ability through building strength, endurance and fluidity. A playful student performance will take place at the end of the week.

Everyone is WELCOME!

Use this week long Aerial in Paradise retreat to progress your aerial silks journey. 2 classes per day (with a free day to explore in the middle of the week). Morning class will explore fundamental technique for beginner/intermediate moves. Afternoons will be spent reviewing and refining skills, stretching, conditioning, and developing your ability to conquer transitions. We’ll work together to understand the foundation of all aerial movement, while discovering your own artistry. At the conclusion of this retreat you will have an aerial sequence and the option to present on the final night.

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.

Prerequisites for this Aerial in Paradise Retreat include:
1.  Basic / French climb, Russian climb (to the top and down comfortably and controlled)
2.  Foot locks
3.  Working toward inverting

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Sample of daily schedule   

(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-9:30am  Coffee, Tea and Breakfast
10-12pm  Aerial Skills and Technique
12:30pm   Lunch
1-3:30pm  Pool-time, lounging, tanning, relaxing
4-6pm  Review, Refine, Transitions and Artistry
6-7pm  Beach Play and Sunset
7pm Dinner
8-10pm  Evening Activities

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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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Aerial in Paradise 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 Teachers

Kerri and Maia have been teaching and studying aerial arts and yoga together for years.  They are stoked to bring you higher on this Aerial in Paradise retreat!
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Maia has running Aerial Artique in SF for the past 4 years and takes the term ‘sky is the limit’ with a grain of salt.  She carries a background in gymnastics and is also a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor. Maia has dedicated her love and devotion to the aerial arts, contortion, acrobatics and hand balancing for the last 7 years. Maia’s favorite part about teaching is guiding someone through their first classes and seeing the joy it brings to them when they realize they can do things they never imagined.   She believes through movement and community that inner and outer health are cultivated to their utmost potential and from that greater creativity can manifest!
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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.

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Classes/ Activities may include:
Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga
Aerial Skills
Choreography 101
Aerial Yoga
Conditioning / Physics of Aerial
Stretching / Flexibility

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Early Bird Rates for Aerial in Paradise
Click here for descriptions of each room.

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Rates are listed in USD.
$500 Deposit is required to secure your spot.  The following early bird rates are valid through October 1, 2018.  Prices increase by $300 after February 1, 2018.

Franco 1
–  Double Occupancy  $1800

Franco 2     
–  Single Occupancy (private bathroom)  $2100

Franco 3  
–  Single Occupancy (shared bathroom)  $2000

Franco 4     
–For 1 person (tiny room w single bed–considered double occupancy-more details here) $1600

Cabana 3
–  Double/Triple Occupancy  $1800

Cabana 4
–  Double Occupancy  $1800

Cabana 5     
–  Single Occupancy (private bathroom)  $2100

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

Prices for Aerial in Paradise include:

  • Accommodations for the duration of the retreat
  • Daily meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner & treats!
  • Travel between Puerto Escondido Airport and our accommodations*
  • 2 Daily classes
  • Evening Activities
  • 24 hour use of Swimming Pool, wi-fi, and Community Space
  • End of the week Party and Performance

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How to Register for Aerial in Paradise

  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 February 1, 2019.
  3. Once we confirm your reservation, book your travel. Click here for tips for booking your flight.   
    Please 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.

For questions about accommodations, meals, classes, and Mexico, email us at
For questions about classes and curriculum, email Maia at

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*Food service begins with a snack and dinner on Sunday, March 10, and ends with breakfast on Sunday March 17.  There are 2 days 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 March 10 and depart on March 17, 2019.    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.