Aerial Summer Camp
Multi-Apparatus Aerial Skills, Conditioning, Stretching & Play Retreat
with Teachers Kerri Kresinski & special guests
3 weeks- 2019
June 29-July 6 – Dance Pole
July 7-14 – Mixed Apparatus
July 15-22 – Mixed Apparatus & Adventures
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
CIRCUS Fit Aerial Summer Camp
CIRCUS FIT-Aerial Summer Camp is for aerial students at any level. Daily classes will be focused on skills/technique, conditioning/strength, and flexibility. We will teach fundamental skills and technique stressing how to use the body most efficiently, which conditioning exercises to do for which skills, and how to train in a way that gives you the results you want. You will get stronger, more flexible and gain technical skills. It will be super fun too! Apparatuses will include dance pole, aerial silks, hoop, sling, trapeze, and rope. You are welcome to focus on one or work with many apparatuses.
There will be 2 daily classes on this CIRCUS FIT/Aerial Summer Camp – Morning class will be focused on aerial skills, conditioning, and stretching. Afternoon classes will be a mix of handstands, floor work, flexibility, aerial play, and sequencing. 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.
You don’t have to be a circus artist to enjoy this CIRCUS FIT -Aerial Summer Camp. Our master teachers will give you tools for a balanced body, core strength, and fun skills. Whether you want to get your handstand, climb the silks, do tricks in the air, or just stretch your hips, you will get your needs met at this retreat.
This 3 week Circus Fit -Aerial Summer Camp has 3 options. You can join us for the whole 3 weeks, come for 2 weeks or just 1 week. We have a slightly different focus for each week to keep us busy.
Week 1 – June 29-July 6 – Dance Pole!
Morning class is skills, technique, & strength for Pole Dance! Afternoon class is flexibility, sequencing, floor work, and performance skills.
Week 2 – July 7-14 – Mixed Apparatus Train strength, flexibility, and technique
Apparatuses include Pole Dance, Silks, Sling, & Hoop. Morning class is skills, strength, & technique. Afternoon class is flexibility, sequencing, and performance skills.
Week 3 – July 15-22 – Mixed Apparatus & Adventures!
Apparatuses include Silks, Sling, & Hoop. Now it is time to dive in and be on vacation! You have been training hard, now we practice, review and create magic! Morning class is reviewing and enhancing the skills we learned in week 1 and 2, weaving them together, and starting to create our own sequences. Afternoon session is all about play! Explore music, get juicy and creative, and have adventures! You might also finally fit in that massage you need and deserve! You must sign up for week 2 if you plan to come to week 3 as well.
All Levels WELCOME!
CIRCUS FIT is a fun and functional way for any person of any age/shape/size to get in shape circus style. All are welcome on this retreat. You should have the desire to move, play, breathe, feel, stretch, and go upside down. This is where you are invited to shine and be yourself!
We have something for everyone.
Circus Acrobatics & Aerial Arts, Swimming, Healthy Food, FUN!
Come alone or bring your friends. On this Circus Fit – Aerial Summer Camp, even people who didn’t realize they like circus can have a blast! New friends and old come together to celebrate life, exercise, eat healthy and amazing food, swim in the ocean and in the pool, relax, share and play circus style!
Kerri’s vast understanding and experience with all things circus/fitness/physical possibilities makes her the ideal coach! And she truly loves to see others shine! With special invited guests, our team will rock your world!
Sample of daily schedule
(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-9am Coffee, Tea and Breakfast
10am-12pm Skills, CIRCUS FIT Conditioning, and Stretching
1-4pm Pool-time, relaxing (or adventures to local beaches)
5-6:30pm – May include (depending on the week) Flexibility, Handstands, Partner Acro, Choreography/Sequencing, and Play
6:30-7:30pm Beach Play and Sunset
8-10pm Evening Activities and Relaxing
In the afternoons, we will take you to a few of our favorite beaches for swimming, snorkeling surfing, and releasing baby turtles into the sea!
Delicious and Healthy Meals
Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included on your CIRCUS FIT -Aerial Summer Camp. The food will be grounding, nourishing and amazing! Our meal master, “Skillet,” presents 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. We will also take you out to a couple of our favorite restaurants for dinner to give you a taste of the town-on us.
Our CIRCUS FIT /Aerial Summer Camp 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 complex there are cafes, shops, local markets and the beach. The neighborhood, called La Punta, is small, quiet, and full of friendly people. Just a mile down the beach is Playa Zicatela where you can find restaurants, open markets, nightlife, and plenty of surf shops to buy Mexican trinkets, beach garb, and anything else you might need. Along the coast are numerous beaches, neighborhoods, and markets to explore. Puerto Escondido is a safe and welcoming town for everyone. For information about weather in Puerto Escondido, click here.
For information about booking your travel to Puerto Escondido, click here.
Time to join the Circus!
Sign up here!
Bring your partner, parents, or best buddy!
On this CIRCUS FIT – Aerial Summer Camp, we have something for everyone. Circus nerds can indulge in all of your aerial desires while non-circus friends and family can enjoy the retreat environment, delicious, healthy food, and get into their bodies. Ask us about significant other rates.
About our Teachers
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.
Classes/ Activities may include:
Aerial Skills & Play
Strength & Flexibility Training
Prices for CIRCUS FIT -Aerial Summer Camp
Week 1 – Dance Pole – June 29-July 6
Week 2 – Mixed Apparatus – July 7-14
Week 3 – Mixed Apparatus and Adventures – July 15-22
Prices are listed in USD.
The following early bird rates will increase by $300/person on March 1, 2019.***
Week 1 or 2 only
– Double/Triple Occupancy $1800
– Single Occupancy w shared bathroom $2000
– Single Occupancy w private bathroom $2100
Weeks 1 & 2 OR 2 & 3
– Double/Triple Occupancy $3200
– Single Occupancy w shared bathroom $3600
– Single Occupancy w private bathroom $3800
All 3 Weeks
– Double/Triple Occupancy $4500
– Single Occupancy w shared bathroom $5000
– Single Occupancy w private bathroom $5200
Rates refer to cost of one person’s tuition.
Couples must sign up together.
Price of CIRCUS FIT-Aerial Summer Camp include:
- Ground transportation to/from the Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) to our accommodations**
- Accommodations for 7 nights
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in our Monkey House Kitchen
- Dinner out at our favorite local restaurant
- Daily morning class
- Afternoon Workshops and jams including handstands, partner balance, and play.
- Beach Photo Shoot!
- Movie night! Watch a movie in our private movie theater!
- Use of Swimming Pool, wi-fi, Hammocks, and Fitness/Yoga/Aerial Studio, boogie boards, snorkels and flippers.
- Afternoon adventures to local beaches
- Trip to the night market.
- Tour of our organic garden w Farmer Stu
- Impromptu dance parties, pool parties, sunset cocktails (21+), and hanging out with new friends.
- Homemade chocolates, popsicles, and other treats
Deals and Discounts
- Book early and pay in full before February 1, 2019 and save! Prices go up after Feb 1!
- Bring a friend (share a room) and save $100 with our referral discount.****
- Bring your significant other. Ask about our SO policy.
Email SweetRetreatsdr@gmail.com for more information.
How to Register for this CIRCUS FIT -Aerial Summer Camp
- Fill out this Registration Form.
- 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 June 1, 2019.
- Do not book travel yet. Once we confirm your registration, we will send you information about booking travel. For tips about traveling to Casa Chango, click here.
- 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 SweetRetreatsDR@gmail.com with any questions.