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Exploring Aerial Theories on our
Elevated Aerials Retreat in Umbria
Sept 1-8

If you're passionate about improving your wrap knowledge, creating new sequences, and exploring an endless array of modifications and variations, then this is the perfect retreat for you. Plus, if you love challenging, puzzle-like skills, you're in for a treat!

About the Instructors

Kristen, the visionary behind SoCo Aerial Collective in Sonoma County, CA, has been passionately studying aerial arts for more than a decade and embraces every chance to expand her knowledge. In 2017, she founded SoCo Aerial Collective to share her love for aerials with her students and visiting instructors, while fostering a safe and encouraging environment. 


With a background in microbiology, she applies her expertise to explore innovative and distinctive approaches in the aerial realm, while also valuing the uniqueness of each individual's body. Additionally, as a certified personal trainer, she is dedicated to building strength for the entire body to ensure consistent and sustainable practice, both on the ground and in the air.


TK Paauwe-Roberts is a passionate instructor, with almost a decade of experience teaching various activites aerial silks, circuit training, Pilates, nutrition and kids’ fitness and sports programs. As a fitness enthusiast, she aims to guide her students on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle in a sustainable, enjoyable, and smart way by developing new movements and skills with proper technique. For TK, working with aerial silks is like solving a puzzle, and she enjoys the challenge of figuring out the wraps and installations breaking them down through aerial theory.  She currently teaches private lessons and group classes at Oasi Sorgente in Italy.

TK and Kristen met in California while TK was visiting her parents and looking for somewhere to train.  She took a lesson from Kristen and they became fast friends.  They quickly realized that they share very similar passions and interests in the silks and a goofy sense of  humor.  They're thrilled to team up on this retreat and continue exploring their shared passion for aerial theory.

What to expect

Elevate your aerial skills in the picturesque region of Umbria with our exclusive retreat designed for intermediate level aerialists. Discover innovative techniques to enhance your aerial practice and learn how to combine the fundamentals to create captivating new sequences that will leave your audience in awe. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will take your aerial artistry to new heights.

But there's more! We'll also have workshops on strength training and injury prevention for aerials. Plus, we'll explore the picturesque Umbrian countryside, visit a local winery, and meander through charming towns. With delicious farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine and great company, this retreat is sure to be unforgettable. So, who's ready to join us on this incredible journey?



Register here


this is an beginner plus to intermediate aerial training and you should be able to aerial invert, and climb


single beds in shared room (see accomodation section on website for more information)


$1665 early bird until 15 April 2024

$1850 after that



50% deposit

Payment plans available upon request

Price includes:

All meals, classes, transportation to and from train station and group excursions, and including planned meals out

Additional costs:

Any souvenirs,  any additional snacks, drinks or gelato during excursions or spare time, flights to and from Italy, transport to local train station, and massages

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