Tropical Team-up

March 19th – 26th 2023

Airborne Arts, Costa Rica

Escape dreary winter and short days for a tropical aerial hoop and straps retreat in Costa Rica’s mountainous jungle. Long days, Costa Rican coffee, all the aerial and circus you could want on an outdoor aerial deck raised above the jungle, mountain waterfalls, and pura vida! 

 Aerial Straps Jungle Party!

Aisling Ní Cheallaigh and CircSci are teaming up again to offer a week long hoop and straps (stroops/haps?) intensive in Costa Rica at Airborne Arts!

The hoop classes will cover Ash’s ethereal and dynamic flows, spins and rolls, while the straps classes will be taught by a CircSci coach (stay tuned!) using Aaron Koz and CircSci-tested drills and progressions to give students the building blocks for swinging, spinning, switches, drops, and c-shaping.

With two structured workshops per day (one hoop and one straps) and unlimited training time on top of that, you can either take both the hoop and straps sections or choose a la carte based on what suits your fancy!  

What’s Included:

– Airport to Retreat Center Drop-off/Pick-up
– 7 nights of jungle accommodation 
– 1 structured aerial hoop and 1 straps workshop each day 
Access to the aerial deck until 8pm
– Three delicious local meals per day
– Beach excursion to Dominical
– Additional Excursion (activity dependent on weather conditions)
– 24/7 mountain-side pool access and sun deck
– Group games and shenanigans
– Chocolate tacos, Costa Rica coffee, and fresh fruit smoothies

 Not included: 

 – flights to/from SJO (San Jose Airport)
 – travel insurance
 – optional flying trapeze classes, massage, et cetera
 – Covid-related costs


Early-bird pricing (register and submit your deposit by August 15th: $2500.
Bring a friend pricing: $
Regular pricing: $2850. Payment plans available. Email me: 


Highlights from Past Trainings

I’ve been to several teacher trainings that did not feel appropriately leveled where I’ve left feeling like I didn’t learn as much as desired or “get my money’s worth”. This training was the first that I have been 100% satisfied with. The amount of material covered was good, and I appreciated learning so many progressions and drills to help students (or myself) work up to a skill. I feel like I have all the tools I need to build training plans for myself as well as lesson plans for experienced aerialists looking to start straps training. You allowed us plenty of time to work through skills thoroughly and get a full understanding of everything, while maintaining a good pace and not making me feel like I was just sitting around waiting for the next thing. You also made it fun – which is hugely important but not often the case with teacher trainings.

Excellent ability to organize and connect information in an accessible way for people coming from different backgrounds, apparatuses, and motivations. I really enjoyed that the atmosphere encouraged us to offer & receive feedback from one another in addition to your feedback, and practice hands on spotting.

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