An island getaway off the coast of California

18-24 October 2020





Aerial Skills Classes on a Sailboat and Outdoor Rigs





Partner Acrobatics + Handstands





Mermaiding and Snorkeling in the ocean





The Spark of Creativity


Brand new retreat collaboration

Curated by Paper Doll Militia & CircAsana

Challenge yourself with our daily workshops, while basking in the glow of this hidden gem of California. 

This retreat is open to all levels who have some experience with aerial arts and acrobatics - we welcome you!

Our cozy accommodations are centrally located in the heart of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island’s quirky and quaint capital city.

Explore everything that Catalina has to offer, including tons of options for hikes, excursions, zip-lining, scuba, boat trips, and more. 

Our meals feature a fusion of traditional Mexican cuisine and contemporary fare, all prepared by a local restaurant.

Aerial & Acro classes

We welcome people of all levels who have some experience with aerial arts and acrobatics. Our aerial classes will take place on Silks, Sling, and Lyra.

Please do not sign up for this retreat if you have never taken circus classes before.  If you are unsure of your level, please contact us and we can discuss where you are at.

Sample schedule


Those who know us, know we love to pack it in.  At our retreats, you will have 30 hours of training time with the instructors. 

All of our workshops are optional, so we leave it up to you to find the perfect balance of training hard and relaxing or exploring the island. Our accommodations are walking distance to a variety of activities and attractions on the island, making it very easy to explore during free time and after dinner.





Each house is stocked with yummy and healthy goodies for a do-it-yourself breakfast. Get up when you want, and help yourself to a variety of tea, coffee, juice, cereals, oatmeal, yogurt, eggs, bread and nut butters, suitable for a variety of dietary needs.

Lunches and dinners are catered, providing a well balanced diet to rejuvenate, cleanse and keep your body nourished.  All specific dietary needs and allergies of the retreaters will be considered.


We will explore some local cuisine, when we take everyone out for lunch and dinner on the town. We’ve hand selected top-notch cafes and restaurants in Avalon for a true Catalina experience. 





We will take you on two outings on Catalina Island throughout the week, including a majestic hike, and snorkeling in the Avalon Dive Park.

1) Garden to Sky Hike

A moderate hike that starts at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and ends with a breathtaking view of both sides of the island. Entry to the park is provided. 

2) Daytime + Nighttime Snorkeling at the Avalon Underwater Park

We provide with snorkels, fins, masks, and wetsuits. The Avalon Underwater park at Casino Point is an easy access, protected, marine reserve that is open to the public. You'll find a healthy dose of Pacific Coast sea life here including; kelp fish, horn sharks, Garibaldi, Bass, Opal Eye, Sea Urchin, Gorgonian, Rock Scallop, Rock Wrasse, Sargo, Senoritas, Spiny Lobster, Treefish, Anemone, Sea Cucumber, etc.

There are a plethora of other activities on the island, for a range of budgets, which you can explore on your free time. Click here for more information.

Investment & Inclusions


We have several pricing options to help fit your budget. There are limited spaces for each of these options. They are a first come, first serve.  Earlybird discount ends March 18, 2020.

Earlybird | Regular prices are as follows:

Private Queen | USD 2,200 | USD 2,400

Single bed in private room | USD 2,100 | USD 2,300

Single bed in shared room | USD 2,000 | USD 2,200

Single bed - dorm style | USD 1,900 | USD 2,100

Shared King | USD 1,850 | USD 2050


Significant Other Pricing (not attending workshops) 

USD 500 | We have a limited number of slots

Return Retreaters!  If you have come to one of our retreats before, you are in the family.  Take an additional $200 off the total price of this retreat. This includes any Paper Doll Militia Retreat or CircAsana Retreat.

Pricing includes: all meals and classes, return transportation from Long Beach to Catalina Island via ferry, hike and snorkeling excursions, and drinks on cocktail night.


Additional costs include: massages, alcohol (other than on cocktail night), shopping / gifts and individual travel insurance.

Note on travel insurance: Due to our retreat location on a small island, we require that all participants carry an air ambulance insurance policy, either through your health insurance or travel insurance provider. Check with your health care provider to see if you are covered. For more information on travel insurance click here.


Payment Methods

Payment options specific to your currency will be provided to you upon registration. We accept a range of various payment methods including, bank transfer, checks, and TransferWise. We can accommodate most major currencies from around the world.

Currency conversion rates

Prices are in US dollars. To pay in a different currency, the amount will be determined by the equivalent value of your currency on the date of payment.

How to reserve your spot

Register with the links found on this page, and tell us about yourself - we want to get to know you.  As soon as we have your registration details, we will provide you with the best way to pay, depending on which country you are coming from. 

We accept payment forms from all over the world.  Payment in full is due to confirm your place. We will keep in close communication with you once you have registered to answer any questions, provide you with a full packing list, and keep you updated on any essentials you should know or bring.


Catalina, here I come!

You have the choice of a few airports in coming to the beautiful island of Catalina: Long Beach (LGB), Los Angeles (LAX), John Wayne (SNA), Burbank (BUR).

Arrival Day: Oct 18th, 2020. Our ferry will depart from Catalina Landing in Long Beach at 5:45pm. We require everyone to be there at least 1-2 hours ahead of time.  Please note, this is the last ferry of the day, so please make sure you leave yourself plenty of time and don't be late. 

Departure Day: Oct 24, 2020. Our ferry will depart Avalon Port at 3:50pm. We will require everyone to be there at least 1 hour ahead of time.


Cancellation Policy

50% refund up 60 days before the1st day of retreat

25% refund up to 30 days before the 1st day of the retreat

In extreme circumstances (such as illness, injury, or death in the family), we will provide special refund options if given proof or medical records.

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