Explore Aerial Retreat

Explore Aerial Retreat

Intermediate Silks, Lyra & Sling

October 10 - 19

Apply before May 31st for a $200 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

The mermaids take flight again this fall... Calling all lifelong students and lovers of aerial, artists, and performers! Explore Aerial Retreat is geared towards those who want to take a dive into more intermediate level aerial technique, skills, and theory. It's an intentional space to tap into our unique style of movement and creativity in a non judgmental environment, to strengthen our bond with ourselves, each other, our apparatus, and to deepen our overall aerial practice from the inside, out! It's a chance to connect with aerialists from around the world, all while surrounded by the natural beauty and culture of the Mayan Riviera.

This year we are excited to provide two different experiences depending on your goals for the week, energy level and budget!

Imagine a retreat where the minute you touch down, you have a friendly community of aerialists to connect with, instant friends of a common thread and shared passion.
Imagine having a week of support meeting you exactly where you are at all week long so that you can reach for your goals during a week you've carved out just for YOU!
Imagine making your inner child incredibly happy by exploring the mermaid archetype as we put on tails and dive into refreshing cenotes!
Imagine a training space with a turquoise view of the ocean, and a spa day on our FULL rest day -midweek- after our exhaustion has peaked (properly earned of course).
Imagine not losing 2 full days on arrival and departure day because this retreat is intentionally a little longer than most to allow you to settle and drop into to absorb all the goodness that Mexico, Tulum, and your amazing hosts have to offer!

What's Included

Your Responsibilities

Your Accommodations

A Non-refundable Deposit of is Required to Reserve Your Spot

Looking to take your booking to the next level? Go to Cirque Du Soleil and enjoy a tranquil pool day pass at the stunning Radhoo pool (including a 60 minute massage!). Upgraded packages are $500 more to any booking.



Whether you're traveling with old friends or open to making new ones, our Anahata Suite, with three beds, ensure ample space and comfort for all. The suite comes with a large terrace overlooking the pool, a kitchen, air conditioning and private bathroom. Beds come at varying sizes and will provided on a first come, first serve basis.



This spacious room is situated directly next to the pool and provides maximum comfort for those looking to share an accommodation. Mandala rooms offer 2 king sized beds in private rooms, 2 bathrooms, a full sized kitchen, living and dining area, and air conditioning.



Our Hatha accommodation provides guests a private studio option. With natural light that pours into your second story paradise, students can enjoy the cool temperatures of their air conditioned room or the breeze greeting them on their private terrace. Additionally, Hatha rooms come with a kitchen, bathroom and small living area.



Mulahara is a garden suite, which offers students a spacious, private stay. Tucked away on the first floor, this is a room suited for a student that wants to relax. Enjoy a king sized bed, full kitchen, living area and, of course, air conditioning.

Plus 1


Bring a non-aerial participant for TBD - no early bird discount it’s just an added fee. Please note at check out you're interested in this option and Lucid will send you a special check out link.

Meet Your Instructors

Sarah Patrinellis

Sarah Patrinellis is a retreat creator and facilitator, aerialist instructor, aerial performer, and yoga teacher originally from a rural river town in Northern California. Her love for adventure sports and nature leads her to live a somewhat nomadic life, and to have called some of the most beautiful places in the world home- such as Lake Tahoe, CA. and the Big Island of Hawaii. In contrast to her mutable, wanderlust lifestyle, her life’s purpose is firmly rooted in a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of movement practices, such as aerial, breathwork, and yoga. Likewise, she sees traveling as a vessel to true healing and human potential through the character-defining, real world learning that arises from new experiences in foreign places.
In 2019, she moved from Hawaii to Portland to pursue A-WOL Dance's program, FlyCo, to diversify and level up her aerial training which focused on dance trapeze, sling, lyra, duo lyra, partner acro, and contemporary dance. Currently, she teaches at 3+ studios in the Portland Metro area and loves to travel to teach workshops. Her specialties are strength-based moves and conditioning, choreography and musicality. As a yoga teacher she is trained in the Anusara tradition, and uses this same intuitive and heart-centered approach in her aerial classes to make them supportive, inspiring, and accessible.In the performance realm, she has been a freelancer since 2017, and has scaled both the corporate and creative worlds- with clients ranging from MTV Productions, Adidas, Burning Man Festival, private parties, weddings, night markets and festivals.
Sarah has led a dozen retreats that originated from her home in the South Kona jungle of Hawaii, and branched out to locations in Mexico and Guatemala pre-covid. She sees retreats as a beautifully potent week with the ability to create not only community, but ripples of positive change to bring home to our "normal" lives. In the future, she is excited to grow as an artist, explorer, instructor, advocate of the amazing aerial world. She feels that Explore Aerial Retreat is a breath of life in the aerial community, and a place where we can drop our baggage and expectations at the door. It’s a creation close to her heart, she sees it traveling far and wide!

Shaina Sky

Shaina grew up around the South between swamps and beaches in Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. Early on her adventurous spirit called her to explore her natural surroundings, ballet classes, ice skating and studies in music. As a small-town girl, she craved to travel the world, and eventually moved to central Florida to get her B.A. in Fine Arts. During these studies, her movement practice expanded to various forms of dance, fitness and yoga but she soon discovered the world of circus, and her passion for aerial arts unfolded through both of these worlds colliding.
She moved to New York to complete a professional training program at Urban Circus NYC, and learned cross discipline skills that encompassed multiple aerial apparatuses, flexibility, and strength training. Upon graduation, she began her career as a full-time performing artist on the west coast which included the festival circuit; particularly, Symbiosis, Eclipse Gathering, Hulaween, Imagine, and Paradiso. She also has experience entertaining at dinner theaters, corporate events, theatrical productions, and the like.
Alongside her performing career, she became a circus educator in 2015. She combines all of her passions for a uniquely creative approach to aerial training, focused on movement quality, musicality, line making, and technique in the air. She continues to broaden her training and expertise, and now holds a certification for personal training specializing in calisthenics and strength training. Most recently, she is on track to complete 200 hour YTT certification and loves hatha flow and yin yoga to incorporate a more gentle, restorative practice to balance out the yang of aerial training.
After nearly a decade of practice in her field, she's now performed and taught in 17 different countries across the globe, sharing her love of movement and wellness. She hopes to ignite passion in others and is dedicated to helping people feel confident, to unlock their fullest potential and live their best life. She feels that Explore Aerial Retreat embodies a deeper connection with the self and fellow aerialists alike. It brings about growth, expansion, and gives us the tools to overcome obstacles or blocks in not only our training journey, but also at a spiritual level and in our waking lives.

Please contact exploreaerialretreat@gmail.com with any questions!