Retreats at the Monkey House Mexico

Best Vacation Ever

Monkey House Mexico (Casa Chango) is the new home for Sweet Retreats year round.  All of our retreats focus around healthy living including movement and exercise, nutrition and delicious food, stress relief, gardening, cooking, and communing with nature at its best.

Monkey House Mexico is located in a small beach neighborhood (known for surfing) in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.  “Puerto” is a perfect travel destination for solo travelers, family with small children, couples and groups of friends.  It’s wide range of beaches provides a variety of beach experiences from surfing to snorkeling, to floating on your back in paradise.  There are tons of markets, shops, and nature excursions here.

When you come visit us at the Monkey House Mexico, you will feel like you are coming HOME.   We provide you with farm to table meals that will please your palate and give you nutrients to feed your body.  We also give you daily movement practices and/or training according to your desires from yoga to circus arts to fitness/conditioning and dance.  Our retreats are divided into 4 categories, Focused Retreats, Personal Retreats, Family Retreats, and Guest Teacher Retreats.

No matter what Sweet Retreat you sign up for:

  • You will feel welcome like you are coming to visit family.
  • You will be fed the best food available in town.
  • You will be guided to move your body in a way that works for you.
  • You will get our tips for the best beaches, shops, markets, and nature adventures in the area.
  • You will leave feeling better than when you arrived.

Focused Retreats

Focused Retreats are our 1-2 week long training intensives which are much more structured and focus on a specific discipline.  They are usually aerial skills, conditioning and/or artistry retreats.  We also have some Focused Yoga Retreats.  There is often a guest teacher who is a master in their discipline.  All classes, meals and activities are included.  There are 2-3 classes each day, 3 meals, and group activities.  There is some down time in the afternoon and evening.  If you want a vacation to get away and immerse yourself in a new culture and a specific discipline, a Focused Retreat is for you.  Some of our Focused Retreats include:

  • Aerial Hoop-Shop Retreat
  • Aerial Silks Retreat
  • Aerial Artistry Retreat
  • Circus Bootcamp – Strength and Flexibility Retreat
  • Advanced Aerial Retreats
  • Yoga Unleashed Retreat

Personal Retreats

single traveler who wants structure and a home base, couples who just want to enjoy each other and not worry about taking care of business, work outs.  couples-one person wants to do circus and the other wants to pump iron and surf.

Our Personal Retreats are less structured and offer more free time to explore the beautiful beaches, markets, shops and nature excursions in and around Puerto Escondido.  They offer just enough structure to keep you grounded and cared for on your vacation, but allow plenty of time to relax and explore on your own.  Breakfast and lunch are offered as well as one morning fitness and/or yoga class and our tips on getting around.

Personal Retreats are great for:

  • Single travelers who want some structure and guidance, and also like to explore.
  • Couples with similar or different movement practices who want a place for everything.
  • Groups of friends who want to eat well, exercise and enjoy beach adventures and markets.

These retreats are perfect for people who like to have some structure and a lot of free time to do it yourself.  Personal Retreats are cheaper and include add ons if you want to add dinner or more classes to your week.Personal Retreats are available year round, and you can choose the dates that work for your schedule.  Depending on the dates you choose, you may be the only person enrolled for your week at aPersonal Retreat, so feel free to recruit friends.

If you are a circus addict and your partner or friend just wants to stretch and surf, aPersonal Retreat may suit you both perfectly.  You can have your morning yoga and/or workout together.   In the afternoon, you can sign up for circus classes and send your partner/friend surfing.  We will help you customize to meet your needs.

Family Retreats

Family Retreats are like Personal Retreats for the whole family.  We will entertain your kids with circus skills classes in the morning so you can have your workout or just some quiet time.  You can go explore beaches and shops in the afternoons, or just chill at ‘home’ by the pool.  We also have evening activities at the Monkey House for the kids and whole family including movie night, dance jams, and games.  You don’t have to worry about a thing!

It is not easy as a parent to travel internationally with your family.  From finding healthy, yummy food to safe places for the kids to play, to sunscreen and shade, it can be exhausting.  That is where we come in.  Let us take care of all the tedious details.  Let us feed you and provide a safe place to play, chill and move your bodies.  You will be able to spend your time having fun with your family and enjoying down time for yourself as well.  We want you to go home feeling better than when you came.

Guest Teacher Retreats

If you are a yoga, fitness, aerial, acrobatics, martial arts, or dance instructor and want the perfect place to host your retreat, look no further, Sweet Retreats Monkey House would love to accommodate you.  If you have a favorite teacher and want to bring him/her with you on your retreat, this is the place to do it!  

Our Guest Teacher Retreats provide all the infrastructure of our Focused and Personal Retreats so the guest teacher can just show up and teach.  Please email us at for more information about being a guest teacher at the Monkey House Mexico.

Feel free to browse all of our retreats on this website and check out our Sweet Retreats and Monkey House Mexico facebook pages to see day to day action.

Email us at with any questions or to book a retreat.