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 is a fun and functional way for any person to get a comprehensive immersion into training circus style. Step into our paradise gym and monkey around! Our CIRCUS FIT Intensive classes balance strength, flexibility, and active mobility training with aerial skills, conditioning drills, handstands, cartwheels, stretching and flexibility.
These days aerial classes are taught ‘popcorn’ style with different tricks and sequences in every class. How does it all fit together? How do you remember all of the tricks and differentiate between them? It can feel nearly impossible to remember a trick let alone integrate many tricks. This CIRCUS FIT intensive retreat will deepen your understanding of how all skills are related and help you integrate the skills you learn. 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.
Why Circus Fit?
Our 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. 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!
Every body and every mind learn in different ways. Some bodies take to the physical skills easily…some don’t. Some minds wrap around the technique and understand how it fits together…some don’t. Sometimes we find ourselves in training plateaus (physical, mental, or creative) and can’t seem to get out. Learn how to use tools such as drills, goal planning, creative training, fitness science, visualization, functional anatomy, and lifestyle/nutrition to enhance your learning and optimize your training. Learn how to get out of habitual patterns and ruts that are not serving your training. Learn how to approach from different perspectives. Circus Fit Intensive will direct you on the path you desire for your training.
Our morning class on this Circus Fit Intensive will include a warm up, aerial skills, and conditioning exercises for better technique stressing the importance of both injury prevention and conditioning drills for balanced training. Afternoon class will explore handstands, flexibility training, and back bending using techniques that will extend your physical training into your elder years. You will 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!
Who should come?
Whether you are relatively new to circus and/or aerial arts and are overwhelmed with it all, or you are already an aerial addict who is searching for a deeper understanding of how it all works, this retreat is for you. From beginners to professional circus artists and teachers, this Circus Fit Intensive gives vital information that everyone should know when doing aerial arts. You will go home with an understanding of how to have a balanced body and ‘core’ strength to better serve your acrobatic and aerial skills.
Come to this retreat if you hope to become a teacher, or if you are already teaching and want to be a better teacher. Train with Kerri, master of understanding the body, technique, the physics of aerial, injury prevention, nutrition, and connecting the dots. She will give you new approaches to teaching, and your students will be grateful! Don’t just do it, understand it. Kerri also teaches how to think and train outside the aerial box. Circus Fit Intensive is a great prep for the Circus Fit Teacher Training coming up in 2020.
Sample of daily schedule
(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
7-9am 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
On the mid week day off, we will take you to our favorite beaches for swimming, snorkeling, and releasing baby turtles into the sea!
Delicious and Healthy Meals
Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included on your CIRCUS FIT Intensive Retreat. 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 IntensiveRetreat 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.
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.
Classes/ Activities may include:
Strength & Flexibility Training
Prices for CIRCUS FIT Intensive Retreat
Dec 1-8, 2019
Click here for descriptions of each room.
Click here for family retreat prices. 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.
- Photo shoots on the beach and in the air!
- 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.****
Email SweetRetreatsdr@gmail.com for more information.
How to Register for this CIRCUS FIT Intensive Retreat
- 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 October 1, 2019.
- Do not book travel yet. Once we confirm your registration, we will send you information about booking travel.
- 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.