Aerial Sling Retreat

with Jenn Bruyer

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
November 2-9, 2019
– Sold Out!
March 8-15, 2020
– Registration Open!

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

Live the Hammock Life in Paradise!  Sling is our absolute favorite! It’s the perfect mix of seamless dancelike connection and dynamic freedom. While it uses techniques and gathers inspiration from fabric, lyra or trapeze, it allows for concepts that are not possible on any other apparatus, giving it a vocabulary and movement style all its own. 

Master Aerialist Jenn Bruyer,  will share her wisdom and secrets in all things aerial sling!  

This Aerial Sling Retreat will have 2 daily classes –  morning class will be learning various skills, applications, creative exercises and have the time to truly connect with the work and explore in a guided setting.  After a much deserved break, we will return to expand on this work with a focus on creating a greater economy of movement, improving and personalizing movement quality and finally we will condition our [minds and bodies] to be both strong and flexible.

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.  At the end of the week, we will have a performance / party for everyone to celebrate.

All Levels WELCOME!

All levels are welcome on this Aerial Sling Retreat.  You also have the desire to move, play, breathe, feel, stretch, and express.  This is where you are invited to shine and be yourself!

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This immersive week will be a one stop shop for all things Sling related! We will cover: skills, transitions, choreography, sling theory, movement quality, various set ups and heights to work at as well as specific aerial technique, conditioning, mobility and flexibility work for this apparatus. 

This week is appropriate for aerialists who want to explore a more in depth understanding of various applications and styles of sling work. 

Prerequisites for Aerial Sling Retreat:
  • While vast experience on this apparatus is not required, some experience is recommended as is an intermediate experience level on either: Fabric, Lyra, Trapeze or Sling as well as a strong desire to focus and delve in deeply to this incredibly versatile aerial apparatus.
  • at least two years of aerial study in some form (or instructor approval)

Sample of daily schedule  

(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-9:30am  Coffee, Tea and Breakfast
9am-12pm   Aerial Sling Technique, Skills, and Stretching
12:30pm   Lunch
1-3:30pm  Pool-time, lounging, tanning, relaxing
4-5:30pm  Circus/Sling skills and play!
6-7pm  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.

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We have limited space, so sign up now!

Classes include:
fundamental technique
hammock specific skills and progression (including: wraps, beats, poses, rolls, drops, climbs, shapes, dives)
movement quality
sequences and transitions
mounts
floor work
conditioning and flexibility
puzzles and games
choreography theory
obscure items of aerial interest


About our coach, Jenn Bruyer
Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, net and rope & harness. She has coached, choreographed and performed across the US from New York to Alaska. And has recently resettled in Seattle, WA after completing a 5 month 25 city workshop tour.
As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build personal physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.  Check out Jenn’s website here and instagram page here. 
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Rates for Aerial Sling Retreat
March 8-15, 2020

Rates are listed in USD. A $500 deposit is required to save your spot


RoomEarly Bird Price
until June 1, 2019
Full Price
Dorm (up to 4 people)$1800$2100
Double Occupancy – Budget Cabana$1700 $2000
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.
Significant Others are welcome at an additional price. Ask us about our guest/significant other policy.

Prices for Aerial Sling 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

Links for more information:


Aerial Sling Retreat

Questions?  Email us at SweetRetreatsDR@gmail.com.


*Food service begins with lunch on March 8, and ends with breakfast on March 15.  The food is amazing!
** Your taxi to/from the PXM airport is included if you arrive/depart on these designated days.    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.