Aerial Hoop Workshops in the Redwoods ~ August 12-14, 2016

with Maia Adams and Stephanie Bailey

August 12-14, 2016

The Sequoia Retreat Center in Ben Lomond, California



“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”   – John Steinbeck

Give yourself a weekend away in nature.  Spend time in this beautiful space while refining your skills.

Go Well Beyond has partnered with Aerial Artique for this amazing weekend getaway!

“The history of Sequoia is a history of seasons, beauty, spirit, and truth.”

Join Maia Adams and Stephanie Bailey

for Lyra (hoop) workshops in the sequoias.



Lyra workshops will be outdoors.  Have fun in the hoop in fresh air surrounded by nature.  Run through conditioning drills to build strength and refine techniques in the air.

Each workshop will last 1 hr 15 min.  Intro, beginner and advanced options are available.


Full Weekend Experience:

Friday August 12

3:00pm: Arrivals begin

4:30-7:00pm: Lyra Workshops

7:00pm: Dinner

Saturday, August 13

7:00am-8:00am: Group Yoga Class taught by Nadine Johnson

8:30am-10:00am: Breakfast

10:00am-12:30pm: Lyra Workshops

1:00pm-2:30pm: Lunch

3:00pm-5:30pm: Lyra Workshops

6:30pm-8:00pm : Dinner

Sunday, August 14

7:00am-8:00am: Group Yoga Class taught by Nadine Johnson

8:30am: Breakfast

9:00am-11:30am: Lyra Workshops

12:00pm: Checkout

12:00pm: Box Lunch Provided

Saturday Only option:

10:00am-12:30pm: Lyra Workshops

12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch

3:00pm-5:30pm: Lyra Workshops




All diets and allergies can be accommodated.  The menu will be fresh farm to table food with a focus on vegetables, grains and fruits.


The Sequoia Retreat Center land has been held sacred since 1949 — it is a place where love has been experienced, where pain has been transcended, and where hope has been born.  This is a place where the deepest meaning of life may be explored in an atmosphere of quiet and beauty.  The current stewards of the Sequoia are Diane and Scott Myers-Lipton.  They continue to cultivate the rich history of peace, unity and wellness.


This gem is easy to find.  It is located in Ben Lomond (California State Highway 9), about ten miles north of Santa Cruz.

-45 minutes south of San Jose

-1 1/2 hour south of San Francisco

-2 hrs south of Mill Valley




Full weekend Experience (per person/per cabin):

Single occupancy  = $1200

Double occupancy = $825

Triple occupancy = $700

Quadruple occupancy = $575

**you can request roommate pairing but we suggest coming with friends and loved ones to share a cabin

Saturday Only Option:

$300 per person

**parking is limited, please inquire about restrictions


MaiaAdams-RJMunaMaia Adams has dedicated her love and devotion to the aerial arts, contortion, acrobatics, and hand balancing for the last six years and has had the honor of training with Naomi Hummel, Cindy Lijima, Laura Stokes, Kerri Kresinski and TT Robson.

Maias favorite part about teaching is guiding someone through their first class and seeing the joy it brings to them when they realize they can do things they never imagined.

Maia is currently based in the Bay Area and owns Aspen Aerials, one of the premier aerial studios in San Francisco.

Stephanie-1Stephanie Bailey  is an aerial contortionist with endless passion for movement and connection. She’s a co-creator of Suspended Motion Aerial Arts in San Luis Obispo, California. She’s currently based in San Francisco. Stephanie is a member of the Vau de Vire Society and placed as 2nd Runner-Up in the inaugural U.S. Aerial Championship in New York City in February of 2015. Her goal is to inspire others to realize their dreams, understand the steps it takes to reach them, and ultimately go for it!





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