Then, during one of my approximately one million trips to Israel in the past two years (okay okay, it’s been four), a friend of a friend put me in touch with some aerialists and pole instructors for private classes and it hit me — where could be more perfect for our big collaboration than Tel Aviv? Let me count the ways.
• There’s enormous, creative and supportive aerial, acro, and pole scenes in Tel Aviv — plus a trapeze rig right outside the city
• Israel is world-famous for its fresh incredible food, perfect for fueling all our adventures
• There are direct flights from New York, home of High Flying Retreats (plus, from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, Las Vegas, Montreal, and Toronto, just to name the North American options)
And while there’s no mistaking that Israel is an expensive destination, we’re proud that we got creative and actually managed to make this our most affordable retreat of the year thanks to an incredibly hip hostel we’re working with in Tel Aviv — just a ten minute walk from the urban circus we’re renting, right in the heart of the city. Those craving a little more privacy and pampering can go for a single room, while those looking for those sleepover vibes can opt for a dorm exclusive to our retreat group.
We’ll kick off every morning of the trip up on the hostel rooftop, where I’ll lead a strengthening or slow flow yoga class before we head over to Bascula to learn aerial lyra, silks and hammocks from the best — Brenna! After lunch at a rotating roster of my favorite hidden spots in the city, we’ll take off for an afternoon of exploring Tel Aviv’s best beaches, markets, and more. We’ll also head off for local adventures like a flying trapeze class, a pole workshop with an actual Israeli pole celebrity, and a stand up paddle fitness session. At night, we’ll find out why Tel Aviv is the buzziest cities in the Middle East — Israelis know how to party!
Israel is filled with incredible history, yes, but it’s also home to some of the most vibrant cities, stunning landscapes, and interesting people in the world — brace yourself for five days of beaches, hummus, sunshine, and flying!
Not enough time? Certainly I don’t blame you! Which is why we created an option to extend your stay. After traipsing and trapezing around Tel Aviv, join us for a two night trip around some of the top sights of Israel, from the ancient Old City of Jerusalem to the infamously salty Dead Sea to a winery in the Judaean Hills.
As many of you know one of my big goals on my 2020 trips was to outsource photography! For this trip a dedicated photographer will be behind the lens every step of the way, ensuring everyone leaves with profile-picture worthy shots of themselves in the air, in their favorite asanas, and on epic adventures. We’ve even included an afternoon photoshoot slash highlight reel shoot, so you can capture all your hard work of the trip.