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Upcoming Retreats

  • Fall 2025: Pre-Registration is now OPEN!
    Fall 2025: Pre-Registration is now OPEN!
    Fall 2025: Pre-Registration is now OPEN!
    Get ready to challenge yourself with new material and push yourself in a final showcase
Retreat Center

Our Retreat Center

Largely scheduled during the spring and fall, each aerial retreat at the House of Honey is designed with a specific goal. When you attend a retreat in this studio, set in the beautiful south of Portugal, you can be sure you’ll train with top teachers, improve your skills and take fantastic photos in a gorgeous semi-open studio, meet new friends, sleep in luxurious accommodations and eat delicious food! Ready to up your aerial game in one of the world’s most beautiful studios? 

Whether it’s aerial silks and nutrition, mastering the art of performance, improving your skill set on straps, rejuvenating with a combination of aerial yoga and aquatic acrobatics, you’re sure to find unique offerings with top teachers. 

it’s a stunning place to fly!

The studio has 13 points and 8.5 meter (27 foot) ceiling in a hexagonal shape. Just like the honeycomb of a bee.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Set in the funchal hills, just 1 km from Lagos and a few kilometers from some of the region’s most stunning beaches, the House of Honey studio offers a range of accommodation options. Choose from luxurious villas (4 and 5 bedroom) that can sleep up to 16 with shared and private rooms, a private cabin in a lush garden right next door or beautiful modern apartments. 

 

All of the choices are fully equipped with everything you need, including fine linens, towels, kitchen appliances and hair dryers. All of the villas have swimming pools, but the apartments and private cabins do not. Bathrooms are never shared with more than 2 people and most of the private rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

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Food

Food

With a passion for taste and nutrition, we run every aerial retreat with excellent ingredients that are locally sourced as much as possible. Most of the fresh produce comes from the local market in Lagos, which means most of what you eat is within 20 kilometers farm to table. Although the focus is on fresh fruits and vegetables and whole foods, we can handle any special requests and cater to any dietary needs you may have. Sample menus are available and we are at your disposal if you’d like to plan the menu together based on specific needs.

Studio

The Studio

With 13 points and 8.5 meter high ceilings (27 feet) set in a stunning mature garden, the House of Honey studio prioritizes safety. From the structural engineer to the certified rigging, standard crash mat sizes and the highest quality equipment from reputable companies, our philosophy is that an aerial studio should put safety first, second and third.

 

Aside from that, we also believe in aesthetics. We've considered every detail – from the flora and fauna surrounding you to the design of the structure and even the building materials we’ve chosen. The whole studio emphasizes beauty. When you choose to fly with us, we want you to feel safe and stunning in the air!

 

We currently have one double pulley at the center point but by spring 2024 we plan to have 6 more, which makes rigging various apparatuses easy if you plan to have more than one for your retreat. 

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The Spa

Above the studio there is a heated saltwater pool and 15 person salt jacuzzi on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea. Many teachers choose to serve lunch here and take advantage of the facilities during the day (usually available until 4pm), but this is an optional add-on.

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Excursions and Extras

Excursions & Extras

The Algarve is a gorgeous region with stunning cliffside hikes along the white sand beaches and crystal clear Atlantic waters. One of the best surfing regions of the world, this area is also known for its mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, SUP adventures, kayaking tours, sailboat rides, and wine tasting. 

 

Choose from one of these activities in your down time or your day off. 

 

Ready to spoil yourself even further? Why not combine hard aerial training with a relaxing deep-tissue oil massage? We work with incredible masseuses who give discounted rates for our groups!

 

And of course, it’s important to capture your hard work on camera. Whether you just want some good social media posts or you need to book a professional gig, we work with professional photographers and videographers who are skilled at capturing movement. Many of our in-house retreats include a photography session but if not, please speak to us about booking a session.

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Bring A Group

Bring A Group

Ready to design your own retreat?  From 3 days to 3 weeks, the studio is flexible and we are happy to hear all of your ideas! We are also planning upcoming artist residencies and we love hearing about new ways to combine aerials with retreats – especially in the field of wellness! 

In March 2024 we’ve got several groups coming that are focusing on some very cool details. One is running a nutrition course alongside her silks classes and another plans to have stunning videos created for professionals who need material for marketing. We are open to any ideas you have and will be happy to help you make your vision a reality here in the beautiful, sunny Algarve!

Amazing place, one of it's kind for aerial arts in Algarve! Well equipped. Host of great workshops with experienced teachers.

Alexa Young, CA

How to Get Here

How to Get Here

The studio is located 1km from Lagos. You have international flights into Lisbon and Faro. Depending on your departure city, they are more or less expensive. Generally, within Europe, flights to Faro are cheaper and from the United States Lisbon is cheaper. However, in 2024, there will be a direct flight from NYC to Faro so this will be a great option if you’re coming from that side of the pond.

 

From Faro: you can either take a shuttle, a bus or a private taxi/uber to the studio. Generally the price is about 85 euros for private taxi and shuttles are around 12 euros. It’s a 45 minute drive. We can help you arrange group transport if you’re arriving at or around the same time. 

 

From Lisbon: Bus is the best option. It’s about 15 euros and takes 3.5-4 hours to get to the Lagos bus station. From there it’s a 5 minute/5 euro uber to the studio. There are also trains but they take longer and you need to change trains at a station not far from Lagos. We can arrange group pick-ups and help you with transport if you’re arriving around the same time. There are private taxi options for up to 8 people at a time for around 300 euros.

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