Calling all new aerial enthusiasts beginners-intermedate levels!! Explore Aerial Retreat is for those who want to take a deeper dive into this beautiful art of movement!
We provide an intentional space to learn and expound on the basics of aerial dance. We want to help you find wings to grow into your own unique style of movement and creativity in a non judgemental environment, to strengthen our bond with our apparatus,
and to deepen our aerial practice from the inside out.
It's a chance to connect with aerialists from around the world, all while enjoying the natural beauty and adventurous lifestyle Mexico and our friends at Lucid Aerial Arts have to offer!
This is a beginner-intermedate level retreat, but we will have a full week of a riggorous training schedule,
and you will need to have a few fitness requirements to be able to attend safely.Please go through and DO this list of exercise tests to make sure that you will be physically prepared for this journey!
20 second plank hold Shoulders over wrists, bum not higher than shoulders, core and back active (no low back droop). Push the floor away actively through the hands and shoulders.
8 sit ups
10 jumping jacks
4 push ups (with knees for support is ok!)
Endurance to complete a 1 hour intro / beginner Vinyasa yoga class
3 Negative Pull ups (jumping up to chin above bar level, squeeze elbows in, engage shoulders and try to lower down with control)
Comfortability in an inverted (supported, upside-down position for at least 10 seconds at a time)
Please send us an email if you are only missing a few of these prereqs and serious about attending, we are happy to give you homework to prepare for the retreat.
Your aerial home for the week!
Enjoy your daily aerial lessons beachside at Lucid Aerial Arts
A Non-refundable Deposit is Required to Reserve Your Spot
Standard Shared Bedroom
Whether you're traveling with an old friend or open to making a new one, our Standard Shared Rooms with two beds ensure ample space and comfort for all. Our standard rooms are eco-friendly, where nature's comfort takes precedence over air conditioning, allowing you to fully embrace the sustainable charm of your surroundings. Each room boasts a cozy, inviting bed with soft linens and plush pillows for a restful night's sleep, while also offering a private bathroom to unwind and pamper yourself.
Standard Private Room
Nestled amidst the lush greenery, these private bedrooms offer a jungle sanctuary with a cozy bed, private bathroom. Standard rooms offer a sustainable escape without air conditioning, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the jungle breeze that surrounds you.
Shared bedding options available!
Jungle Shared Room
Welcome to our Jungle Shared Room! This choice of room offers all the same living accommodations as our standard rooms, including cozy beds, a private bathroom, and a relaxing shower. However, we understand that some guests appreciate the convenience of air conditioning, and this upgraded room provides a refreshing respite from the tropical heat, allowing you to relax in cool comfort after a day of exploration. This shared upgraded room offers a perfect blend of comfort and togetherness.
Shared bedding option available!
Jungle Private Room
Indulge in the charm of our Jungle Private Room! This upgraded private bedroom boasts a lush king sized bed, providing ample comfort for you during your stay. Along with the same amenities as our other upgraded rooms, including a private bathroom, rejuvenating shower and convenient air conditioning, you can embrace the harmonious blend of nature and modernity in this upgraded room. All that’s left to do is unwind and rejuvenate amidst the breathtaking beauty of Tulum!
Shared bedding option available!
Experience the epitome of luxury with our exclusive Beach Bungalows. Set directly on the breathtaking oceanfront, these exquisite accommodations offer a remarkable seaside retreat. Awash in natural light, the rooms boast a tranquil ambiance while providing the comfort of air conditioning. Enjoy the privacy of a personal shower and bathroom, along with a spacious terrace where you can soak in views and feel the gentle sea breeze. With your own private beach area you may indulge in relaxation and savor the beauty of the turquoise waters. Perfect for couples or friends, each bungalow offers a king-sized bed, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep as you revel in the unparalleled charm of Tulum's oceanic paradise.
Shared bedding option available!
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 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
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 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
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 email@example.com with any questions!