Explore Aerial Retreat

Explore Aerial Retreat

A week of beginner/intermediate lyra, sling and silk

November 5 - November 12

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!
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. exploreaerialretreat@gmail.com

Your aerial home for the week!

Enjoy your daily aerial lessons beachside at Lucid Aerial Arts

What's Included

Your Responsibilities

Your Accommodations

$500 Non-refundable Deposit is Required to Reserve Your Spot

Bedroom at aerial retreat room

Shared Bedroom


Shared rooms vary in design but all come with their own private bathroom and shower/bath. These accommodations do not have air conditioning.

Private Accommodations for an aerial retreat

Private Room


Private rooms vary in design but all come with their own private bathroom and shower/bath. Great for couples or friends. These accommodations do not have air conditioning.

Air Conditioned Up-Grade


This accommodation comes as a shared or private room booking.

Beach Bungalow


Enjoy ocean front views in your private bungalow. These accommodations include AC, private bathroom and shower, private terrace and a tranquil scenery overlooking your own beach lounge.

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!