CIRCUS Fit Intensive
Put it all together!
Aerial Skills, Conditioning, Flexibility & Floor Skills
with Teachers Kerri Kresinski & Guests
December 1-8, 2019
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
CIRCUS Fit Intensive Retreat is for anyone who loves aerial arts and wants MORE! Step into our paradise gym and monkey around!
Classes and Activities
Morning class includes a warm up, aerial skills, and conditioning exercises for balanced training. Afternoon class explores handstands, flexibility training, and back bending using techniques that will extend your physical training into your elder years. See how floor exercises compliment aerial skills and tie it all together. There will be time between classes to ask questions about theory, training science, anatomy, nutrition, and radical living! And best of all, lots of time to swim, relax, and adventure!
What will I learn?
Learn how to put it all together– tricks, technique, strength, flexibility, and science of it all. How do you remember all of the tricks you have learned and apply them into sequences? This CIRCUS FIT Intensive retreat will deepen your understanding of how all skills are related and help you integrate it all. You will leave with a fundamental understanding of everything acrobatic in the air and on the ground. In addition you will learn how to use fitness science, anatomy, and lifestyle choices in order to to train safely, efficiently, and affectively.
Who should come?
New aerial students, aerial addicts, and anyone who is searching for a deeper understanding of how it all works will love this retreat. From beginners to professionals and teachers, this Circus Fit Intensive gives vital information that everyone should know when doing aerial arts. Circus Fit Intensive will direct you on the path you desire for your training.
If you are a total beginner in circus and aerial arts, sign up for our Circus for Everyone Retreat Dec 10-17, 2019. More info here.
New teachers and aspiring teachers will thrive on this retreat. Learn to be a better teacher. Kerri will give you new approaches to teaching, and your students will be grateful! Understand technique more clearly, and think outside the aerial box. Learn how to optimize your training and approach it from different perspectives. Circus Fit Intensive is a great prep for the Circus Fit Teacher Training coming in 2020.
Sample of daily schedule
(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-9:30am Coffee, Tea and Breakfast
9:30-12:30pm CIRCUS FIT and Aerial skills
1-4pm swimming, lounging, relaxing, exploring local beaches, etc.
4-5:30pm Handstands, Stretching, Back Bending
5:30-7pm Beach Play and Sunset
7pm Dinner and evening activities
We will take you to a few of our favorite adventures including beaches for swimming, surfing, ziplines, 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.
How do I know if this retreat is right for me?
Master teacher, Kerri Kresinski has a background in technical dance, gymnastics, Chinese acrobatics, anatomy, contortion, aerial arts, as well as certifications in bodywork, personal training, fitness science, sports nutrition, yoga, Ayurveda, and herbalism. She has been teaching for over 25 years and understands how different bodies/minds learn in different ways, how to overcome plateaus, and stay inspired. She will help you tie it all together so you go home with a strong understanding (in body and mind) of how each trick is related to another, how pushing and pulling support each other, how much or little to train in order to make progress, and how to approach your training to set yourself up for success. Best part is Kerri makes it FUN! That’s the point, right? Go home with a full brain, a sore body, and a happy heart!
We have something for everyone.
Circus Fit, Handstands, & Aerial Arts, Swimming, Healthy Food, FUN!
Come alone or bring your friends to this CIRCUS FIT Intensive. 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! Significant others and children are welcome at a special price.
About our Teacher
Kerri Kresinski has been performing and teaching acrobatics, yoga, dance, and aerial arts for over 19 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.
Circus bootcamp (former Circus Fit Intensive) was life changing for my practice. I used to not like going to the gym because I didn’t know how to use it to help me with circus stuff, but the retreat gave me the tools to train. I also learned to be more kind to myself about training which helped me come at it with a different strategy. Hearing about your process and how you got to where you are was a huge inspiration for me to honor my own process.”Morgan Tarling, San Francisco, CA 2016
Classes/ Activities include:
Strength & Flexibility Training
Prices for CIRCUS FIT Intensive Retreat
Dec 1-8, 2019
Click here for descriptions of each room.
Prices are listed in USD.
|Room||Early Bird Price|
until June 1, 2019
|Dorm (up to 4 people)||$1800||$2100|
|Double Occupancy PLUS||$1900||$2200|
|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.
Price of CIRCUS FIT Intensive Retreat 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
- 1 Dinner out at our favorite local restaurant
- 2 Daily Classes – Circus Fit, Aerial Skills, Stretching, Back Bending, Handstands, Conditioning, and more!
- Evening talks/question and answer sessions about nutrition, training science, anatomy, etc.
- 2 Photo shoots – beach and aerial
- Swimming Pool, wi-fi, hammocks, outdoor gymnasium, snorkels and flippers.
- Day off afternoon adventure to local beaches
- Trip to the local night market.
- Homemade chocolates, popsicles, and other treats!!
- Add extra days/nights to your stay — $40/night (accommodation only)
- Massage $25-60
- Evening trip to local Bioluminescence Lagoon $20/person
Deals and Discounts
- Book early and pay in full before June 1, 2019 and save! Prices go up after June 1!
- Bring a friend (share a room) and save $100 with our referral discount.****
Links for more information:
- Meals and Food
- How to get here. Info and advice on booking your travel
Email SweetRetreatsdr@gmail.com with any questions.
Sweet Retreats has encouraged me to be a better version of myself both physically in the circus arts and also personally in my interactions with friends and the community. The instructors at Sweet Retreats are not only world class performers, they are also some of the most caring, beautiful, and authentic individuals. I’m so fortunate to have discovered this paradise of athletic endeavors, delicious food, unending laughter, and all within the gorgeous surrounding.– LIZ MAROTTE, OAKLAND, CA