Fire And Flight Retreat

(Thursday Sept 26th – Saturday Sept 28th 2024)

Are you ready to break free from the zoom calls, get up out of your chair and start experiencing life again?

Come join us for three days in the Californian desert playing with fire and learning to fly!

Fire and Flight - Aerial in Action

Maybe you’re a performer who misses the freedom of performing on stage, maybe you’re an experience-junkie who’s bored of staring at the same four walls.

Maybe you’ve just realized that life is too short and it’s time to shake things up.

Now is the time to spread your wings and take flight.

Get your body moving again, connect with likeminded people and find a whole new way to express yourself through fire and aerial performance.

After these three days you’ll leave feeling uplifted, empowered and regenerated – like a phoenix from the ashes ready to take on your next chapter.

Join us in the Wonder Valley desert for three days of creative self-expression through aerial and fire performance.

THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 18 PARTICIPANTS

Award-winning international variety performance artist and coach, ‘Vixen DeVille’ (aka Cat LaCohie) joins forces with Cirque du Soleil aerialist, and founder of aerial acrobatics training school, ‘Grounded In Flight’, Amanda Ritchie. Together we will guide you through a transformational weekend of creative self-expression using aerial and fire performance techniques.

This unique retreat experience is designed to help build mental and physical strength, increase self-confidence and to give you a much needed ‘time-out’ by stepping into our world of safe and supportive creative exploration.

Fire and Flight - Aerial Shoot
Fire and Flight - Fire Shoot

WHAT EXACTLY IS FIRE AND FLIGHT?

Vixen-DeVille-Fire-and-Flight-Group-Photo

This weekend retreat is designed to introduce new performance disciplines to absolute beginners, while taking the performance skills of those with experience to a whole other level.

Vixen-DeVille-Fire-and-Flight (Aerialists Photo)

New aerialists, who are spreading their wings for the first time, will learn the fundamentals and technique needed to play and explore, and seasoned aerialists will get to stretch their wings and take flight with act development, advanced combos and tricks with a hyper focus on transitions and storytelling!

Those new to fire will be able to experience Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Butane Bubbles and the basics of the fire flow art of Fire Fans and Fire Staff and Rope Dart.

Those with fire experience will learn more advanced Fire Eating tricks and transfers including hollow torches and vapour tricks, plus more advanced tricks and combinations with Fire Fans and other flow toys.

All experience levels will have the opportunity to take part in photoshoots and/or to perform their chosen discipline either as an informal work-in-progress showcase or as a chance to gain professional footage and performance photos to build their promotional portfolio.

Students will also have the opportunity to perform in either discipline, with option to perform Saturday night either solo and/or with a partner. We will have photographers and videographers capturing the whole event and participants have the option of taking part in an additional ‘studio’ style shoot in order to gain more professional pictures for their own promotional use.

WHERE IS FIRE AND FLIGHT LOCATED?

We’ll be spending the weekend training and performing at The Dusty Llama Ranch in Twentynine Palms. This tranquil, picturesque desert landscape is the perfect setting for focused training and exploration and the perfect backdrop for unique promotional photographs and performance footage. Accommodation is not included, but there are local airbnbs and hotel options in the area available for all budgets. We will also be connecting attendees in our private Facebook group prior to the event, plus a pre-event zoom meeting where you can organize sharing accommodations with other attendees.

While the ranch may look “in the middle of nowhere” we are in fact just seconds drive from the main road so no need to worry about vehicles driving off road, plus there is of course plenty of parking available onsite.

Fire and Flight Location - In action

What’s Included?

We have THREE PACKAGES to cater for both those on a budget as well as those who want the full retreat experience:

  1. FLEDGLING PHOENIX
  2. RISING PHOENIX
  3. FULL FLIGHT PHOENIX (VIP)
Fledgling Phoenix

$597

  • Meet and Mingle Event (7PM - 10PM) Friday Sept 19th
  • Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT goodie bag
  • ALL ACCESS Class Pass (9:30AM - 5:30PM) Saturday and Sunday
  • Access to Photography and Video footage taken during class time
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Rising Phoenix

$797

  • Meet and Mingle Event (7PM - 10PM) Friday Sept 19th
  • Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT goodie bag
  • ALL ACCESS Class Pass (9:30AM - 5:30PM) Saturday and Sunday
  • Access to Photography and Video footage taken during class time
  • Lunch provided Saturday and Sunday
  • Additional Act Development session to polish up performance piece
  • Performance Opportunity Saturday
  • Performance Opportunity Sunday
  • Access to Photography and Video footage taken during both performances
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Full Flight Phoenix (VIP)

$1297

  • Meet and Mingle Event (7PM - 10PM) Friday Sept 19th
  • Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT goodie bag
  • ALL ACCESS Class Pass (9:30AM - 5:30PM) Saturday and Sunday
  • Access to Photography and Video footage taken during class time
  • Lunch provided Saturday and Sunday
  • Additional Act Development session to polish up performance piece
  • Performance Opportunity Saturday
  • Performance Opportunity Sunday
  • Access to Photography and Video footage taken during both performances
  • Additional professional “Studio Style” photoshoot in either discipline
  • 3 professionally edited photos from photoshoot
  • 1 hour private Aerial class with Amanda Ritchie in Los Angeles scheduled within one month after the retreat
  • 1 hour private Fire class with Cat LaCohie in Los Angeles scheduled within one month after the retreat
  • Official FIRE AND FLIGHT t-shirt
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Fledgling Phoenix

$997

  • 90min pre-event meet and greet session ONLINE via Zoom.
  • Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT gift bag (Value $25).
  • Fire Safety Awareness Class - Day 1 Thursday.
  • Aerial & Fire Jam Sessions - Day 1 Thursday.
  • ALL ACCESS Class Pass - (1pm - 5:30PM Thursday, 10am - 5:30pm Friday/Saturday).
  • Lunch included Friday/ Saturday.
  • Dinner included Friday evening.
  • Slow motion footage of your participation in the Fire Breathing class.
  • Slow motion footage of your participation in "Natural Elements" daytime butane bubbles session.
Pay In Full $997 INSTALMENT PLAN
Rising Phoenix

$1197

  • 90min pre-event meet and greet session ONLINE via Zoom.
  • Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT gift bag (Value $25).
  • Fire Safety Awareness Class - Day 1 Thursday.
  • Aerial & Fire Jam Sessions - Day 1 Thursday.
  • ALL ACCESS Class Pass - (1pm - 5:30PM Thursday, 10am - 5:30pm Friday/Saturday).
  • Lunch included Friday and Saturday.
  • Dinner included Friday evening.
  • Slow motion footage of your participation in the Fire Breathing class.
  • Slow motion footage of your participation in "Natural Elements" daytime butane bubbles session.
  • Participation in either "Fire Photoshoot" or "Aerial Photoshoot”.
  • Participation in ONE specialty photoshoot including a choice of "Fire Wings", "Fire Lolli" or "Butane Fire & Aerial".
  • Access to download and use all images from your photoshoots as High-Res JPGs with basic edits and color correction.
Pay In Full $1197 INSTALMENT PLAN
Full Flight Phoenix (VIP)

$1697

  • 90min pre-event meet and greet session ONLINE via Zoom.
  • Welcoming VIP FIRE & FLIGHT gift bag (Value $45).
  • Fire Safety Awareness Class - Day 1 Thursday.
  • Aerial & Fire Jam Sessions - Day 1 Thursday.
  • ALL ACCESS Class Pass - (1pm - 5:30PM Thursday, 10am - 5:30pm Friday/Saturday).
  • Lunch included Friday and Saturday.
  • Dinner included Friday evening.
  • Slow motion footage of your participation in the Fire Breathing class.
  • Slow motion footage of your participation in "Natural Elements" daytime butane bubbles session.
  • Participation in "Fire Photoshoot".
  • Participation in "Aerial Photoshoot".
  • Participation in ONE specialty photoshoot including a choice of "Fire Wings", "Fire Lolli" or "Butane Fire & Aerial".
  • Access to download and use all images from your photoshoots as High-Res JPGs with basic edits and color correction.
  • Saturday night showcase Performance Slot (Fire OR Aerial).
  • Post-performance stills photoshoot.
  • Professional Photo and Video of your performance.
  • 1-hour private Act Development session prior to the retreat to work on and polish your performance piece.
  • 1-hour private Aerial class with Amanda scheduled within 1 month after the retreat.
  • 1-hour private Fire class with Cat scheduled within 1 month after the retreat.
  • Official FIRE AND FLIGHT T-shirt.
Pay In Full $1697 INSTALMENT PLAN
$997

FLEDGLING PHOENIX

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

90min pre-event meet and greet session ONLINE via Zoom Get to know your retreat leaders, connect with fellow attendees and organize accommodation shares and carpooling. We’ll also be giving out info on assigned groups, event scheduling plus housekeeping for the weekend so that we can make the most of the time we have during the event itself.

Fire Safety Awareness Class – (1:30pm Thursday) We will start the event off with Fire Safety training, information on the fuels we will be using and location and use of fueling stations throughout the event. Training will be given on how to be a fire safety assistant for your fellow students and official fire safety assistants will be established.

Aerial Jam Session 1:30pm Thursday For those with aerial experience spend some time “saying hi” to the equipment, brush the rust off your moves and show us what you got. This is a ‘non-teaching’ session in that you will have staff on site to spot you but are not available for teaching at this time. For those new to these disciplines, come watch the jam session and get inspired for the weekend ahead. Watch the sun set over the mountains. Enjoy a drink in a hammock under the star-filled night sky. Take a breath and set some intentions for the next couple days. Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own.

Fire Jam Session – After Sunset Thursday For those with experience in fire, come join us in the fire circle. Get acclimated to the space, brush the rust off your moves and show us what you got. We will have a number of pieces of equipment for you to play with but you are also welcome to bring your own. This is a ‘non-teaching’ session in that you will have staff on site to fire safety and help fuel up but are not available for teaching at this time. For those new to these disciplines, come watch the jam session and get inspired for the weekend ahead. Enjoy the star-filled desert night sky, take a breath and set some intentions for the next couple days. Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own.

Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT goodie bag To welcome you on your fire and flight journey each participant will receive a goodie bag with essential items to support you over the next two days.

ALL ACCESS Class Pass – (1pm – 5:30pm Thursday, 10am – 5:30pm Friday/Saturday) Classes will run on Thursday afternoon until 5:30pm and from 10am – 5:30pm Friday and Saturday. Attendees will be assigned groups according to their ability level. Classes are offered in multiple skill levels and will include – Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Fire Transfers, Hollow Torches, Butane Bubbles, Fire Fans, Fire Staff, Rope Dart. Aerial Lyra, Aerial Silks, Lollipop, Aerial Spiral, Aerial Hammock. All class availability is subject to change and weather depending.

Lunch included Friday and Saturday, Dinner Included Friday We will be providing lunch and dinner on Friday, and Lunch only on Saturday. We will take into account dietary restrictions and food orders will be taken during the pre-event Zoom meeting. You are welcome to bring additional snacks or lunch alternatives – we have an allocated cooler to store your food and camping stove available if needed.

Slow motion footage of your participation in “Natural Elements” daytime butane bubbles session Setting yourself on fire has never been more fun and therapeutic. Using butane bubbles technique reconnect with nature and take part in this unique experience. Face your fears and the elements with the slow motion footage to prove it.

Slow motion footage of your participation in the Fire Breathing class Explore your inner dragon during this once in a life-time opportunity with the slow-motion footage to capture your moment of glory.

$997

FLEDGLING PHOENIX

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

90min pre-event meet and greet session ONLINE via Zoom Get to know your retreat leaders, connect with fellow attendees and organize accommodation shares and carpooling. We’ll also be giving out info on assigned groups, event scheduling plus housekeeping for the weekend so that we can make the most of the time we have during the event itself.

Fire Safety Awareness Class – (1:30pm Thursday) We will start the event off with Fire Safety training, information on the fuels we will be using and location and use of fueling stations throughout the event. Training will be given on how to be a fire safety assistant for your fellow students and official fire safety assistants will be established.

Aerial Jam Session 1:30pm Thursday For those with aerial experience spend some time “saying hi” to the equipment, brush the rust off your moves and show us what you got. This is a ‘non-teaching’ session in that you will have staff on site to spot you but are not available for teaching at this time. For those new to these disciplines, come watch the jam session and get inspired for the weekend ahead. Watch the sun set over the mountains. Enjoy a drink in a hammock under the star-filled night sky. Take a breath and set some intentions for the next couple days. Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own.

Fire Jam Session – After Sunset Thursday For those with experience in fire, come join us in the fire circle. Get acclimated to the space, brush the rust off your moves and show us what you got. We will have a number of pieces of equipment for you to play with but you are also welcome to bring your own. This is a ‘non-teaching’ session in that you will have staff on site to fire safety and help fuel up but are not available for teaching at this time. For those new to these disciplines, come watch the jam session and get inspired for the weekend ahead. Enjoy the star-filled desert night sky, take a breath and set some intentions for the next couple days. Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own.

Welcoming FIRE & FLIGHT goodie bag To welcome you on your fire and flight journey each participant will receive a goodie bag with essential items to support you over the next two days.

ALL ACCESS Class Pass – (1pm – 5:30pm Thursday, 10am – 5:30pm Friday/Saturday) Classes will run on Thursday afternoon until 5:30pm and from 10am – 5:30pm Friday and Saturday. Attendees will be assigned groups according to their ability level. Classes are offered in multiple skill levels and will include – Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Fire Transfers, Hollow Torches, Butane Bubbles, Fire Fans, Fire Staff, Rope Dart. Aerial Lyra, Aerial Silks, Lollipop, Aerial Spiral, Aerial Hammock. All class availability is subject to change and weather depending.

Lunch included Friday and Saturday, Dinner Included Friday We will be providing lunch and dinner on Friday, and Lunch only on Saturday. We will take into account dietary restrictions and food orders will be taken during the pre-event Zoom meeting. You are welcome to bring additional snacks or lunch alternatives – we have an allocated cooler to store your food and camping stove available if needed.

Slow motion footage of your participation in “Natural Elements” daytime butane bubbles session Setting yourself on fire has never been more fun and therapeutic. Using butane bubbles technique reconnect with nature and take part in this unique experience. Face your fears and the elements with the slow motion footage to prove it.

Slow motion footage of your participation in the Fire Breathing class Explore your inner dragon during this once in a life-time opportunity with the slow-motion footage to capture your moment of glory.

$1197

RISING PHOENIX

Package Includes everything listed in the Fledgling level, PLUS:

Participation in a professional “Studio Style” photoshoot of your choice in either Aerial or Fire Rising Phoenix level attendees will receive a professional photoshoot session using the performance equipment of their choice. For those taking part in the Aerial shoot you can choose between our 35″ single point tab-less black taped lyra or our red colored silks for your equipment. The photoshoot includes a session with our instructors to select and perfect your poses ahead of time. The aerial shoot takes place during daylight hours on the Friday afternoon/early evening with the desert landscape and skyscape as your background. Those opting for the Fire photoshoot can choose between fire fans, fire staff, fire eating and fire breathing and are welcome to also bring your own equipment. The photoshoot includes a session with our instructors ahead of time to select and perfect your poses. The photoshoot takes place after sunset on the Friday evening. With both shoots you can keep to simple looks wearing workout gear or you can bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look. Attendees will receive more info and guidance on costume for photoshoots after sign-up.

Participation in ONE specialty Fire & Flight photoshoot Make the most of attending this retreat by taking advantage of our more specialized photoshoot opportunities. Choose from: Fire Wings (Thursday during sunset) – Explore your Fiery Goddess or Blazing Warrior. Experience posing with fire wings with guidance from our team on the optimal poses for your intended look. Fire Lolli (Thursday After Sunset) – For those with at least 3 months aerial experience and the ability to invert, our Fire Lolli Photoshoot offer the chance to fuse fire and lyra, with more elaborate poses that the Butane Bubbles shoot and less interaction with fire. All participants will spend time with Amanda pre-photoshoot to select and perfect their poses. Butane Bubbles Fire & Aerial Fusion (Friday Evening 9pm) Take part in the Fire and Flight tradition, our signature Butane Bubbles photoshoot, fusing fire with Aerial Lyra poses. Guided by Amanda in performing the optimal aerial lyra pose, you will be assisted by Cat and the team in holding fire in your hands, or other parts of your body to create the ultimate phoenix photograph combining both fire and aerial disciplines.

Access to download and use all images from your photoshoots You will be sent a private link to view and download all photos from you shoots. Each image will have been color-corrected with minimal edits and be provided in high res JPG. Photos will be made available 2-4 weeks after the event and you are free to use them as you wish for both personal and professional use.

$1697

FULL FLIGHT PHOENIX (VIP)

Package Includes everything listed in the Rising level, PLUS:

Participation in BOTH professional “Studio Style” photoshoots Aerial AND Fire Full Flight Phoenix attendees will take part in BOTH our Aerial Photoshoot AND Fire Photoshoot as outlined in the Rising Phoenix package description above.

Saturday Night Showcase Performance Slot On the Saturday night we will have an informal showcase of participants, you can choose to perform in either fire or aerial disciplines and either as a soloist or as a duet depending on what brings you more joy. This performance opportunity is for you to gain YOUR results, whether that’s performing a new skill for the first time in front of an audience, or whether you want to bring a full costume in order to gain promotional footage and photographs for professional use in a more experienced discipline.

Professional Photos and Video of your performance We will have videographers and photographers documenting the showcase. All materials will be uploaded so that you can have full access to download what you want after the retreat for your own personal and professional use. We guarantee at least one clean angle of your performance shot in real time, but endeavor to provide multiple bonus angles, plus slow motion clips in order for you to create more elaborate edits. The amount of bonus footage available will change from retreat to retreat and cannot be guaranteed. Footage and photos will be delivered 2-4weeks after the retreat.

Post- Performance Stills Photoshoot Make sure you didn’t miss a moment of your act! Spend time with our photography team after your performance to recreate the moments you wanted to get absolutely perfectly. More promo pictures for you in full make-up and costume.

Additional Act Development session to polish up performance piece In addition to the classes on offer as part of the ALL ACCESS Class Pass, the Full Flight Phoenix package includes a BONUS Act Development session working with Cat and Amanda prior to the retreat in order to polish up your act for the showcase performance.

Access to photography and video footage taken during both performances We will have videographers and photographers documenting both the Saturday and Sunday showcase. All materials will be uploaded so that you can have full access to download what you want after the retreat for your own personal use.

Official FIRE AND FLIGHT T-shirt Receive your limited-edition, official FIRE AND FLIGHT tee to wear during training and as a memento of your retreat experience.

BONUS SESSION – 1 hr private Aerial class with Amanda Ritchie in Los Angeles scheduled within one month after the retreat. VALUE $150 To fully round off your experience, the VIP package includes a follow-up 1:1 session on the aerial equipment of your choice with Amanda at her private outdoor teaching space in Los Angeles. Revisit and polish skills learnt during the retreat or spend time with private attention on something you didn’t get the chance to focus on during the weekend.

BONUS SESSION – 1 hr private Fire class with Cat LaCohie in Los Angeles scheduled within one month after the retreat VALUE $150 To fully round off your experience, the VIP package includes a follow-up 1:1 session in any fire discipline of your choice with Cat LaCohie at her outdoor teaching space in Los Angeles. Revisit and polish skills learnt during the retreat or spend time with private attention on something you didn’t get the chance to focus on during the weekend.

Lunch Included Friday and Saturday

$1697

FULL FLIGHT PHOENIX (VIP)

Package Includes everything listed in the Rising level, PLUS:

Participation in BOTH professional “Studio Style” photoshoots Aerial AND Fire Full Flight Phoenix attendees will take part in BOTH our Aerial Photoshoot AND Fire Photoshoot as outlined in the Rising Phoenix package description above.

Saturday Night Showcase Performance Slot On the Saturday night we will have an informal showcase of participants, you can choose to perform in either fire or aerial disciplines and either as a soloist or as a duet depending on what brings you more joy. This performance opportunity is for you to gain YOUR results, whether that’s performing a new skill for the first time in front of an audience, or whether you want to bring a full costume in order to gain promotional footage and photographs for professional use in a more experienced discipline.

Professional Photos and Video of your performance We will have videographers and photographers documenting the showcase. All materials will be uploaded so that you can have full access to download what you want after the retreat for your own personal and professional use. We guarantee at least one clean angle of your performance shot in real time, but endeavor to provide multiple bonus angles, plus slow motion clips in order for you to create more elaborate edits. The amount of bonus footage available will change from retreat to retreat and cannot be guaranteed. Footage and photos will be delivered 2-4weeks after the retreat.

Post- Performance Stills Photoshoot Make sure you didn’t miss a moment of your act! Spend time with our photography team after your performance to recreate the moments you wanted to get absolutely perfectly. More promo pictures for you in full make-up and costume.

Additional Act Development session to polish up performance piece In addition to the classes on offer as part of the ALL ACCESS Class Pass, the Full Flight Phoenix package includes a BONUS Act Development session working with Cat and Amanda prior to the retreat in order to polish up your act for the showcase performance.

Access to photography and video footage taken during both performances We will have videographers and photographers documenting both the Saturday and Sunday showcase. All materials will be uploaded so that you can have full access to download what you want after the retreat for your own personal use.

Official FIRE AND FLIGHT T-shirt Receive your limited-edition, official FIRE AND FLIGHT tee to wear during training and as a memento of your retreat experience.

BONUS SESSION – 1 hr private Aerial class with Amanda Ritchie in Los Angeles scheduled within one month after the retreat. VALUE $150 To fully round off your experience, the VIP package includes a follow-up 1:1 session on the aerial equipment of your choice with Amanda at her private outdoor teaching space in Los Angeles. Revisit and polish skills learnt during the retreat or spend time with private attention on something you didn’t get the chance to focus on during the weekend.

BONUS SESSION – 1 hr private Fire class with Cat LaCohie in Los Angeles scheduled within one month after the retreat VALUE $150 To fully round off your experience, the VIP package includes a follow-up 1:1 session in any fire discipline of your choice with Cat LaCohie at her outdoor teaching space in Los Angeles. Revisit and polish skills learnt during the retreat or spend time with private attention on something you didn’t get the chance to focus on during the weekend.

Lunch Included Friday and Saturday

FEATURES OF FIRE AND FLIGHT

“Natural Elements” Daytime Butane Bubbles Photoshoot

Setting yourself on fire has never been more fun and therapeutic. Using butane bubbles technique reconnect with nature and take part in this unique photoshoot experience. Face your fears and the elements with the slow motion footage to prove it.

Aerial Photoshoot

Build your performance portfolio or for your social media bragging rights, take part in this professional photoshoot session on the equipment of your choice. Guided by Amanda in achieving the perfect poses, lines and facial expressions, you can keep the shots as simple as you want or bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look.

Fire Photoshoot

Whether capturing your current skills or using those you learned during the retreat Cat will guide you in capturing the best moments of fire eating, breathing or your choice of fire flow props. Build your performance portfolio or just for your own use and social media bragging rights, you can keep the shots as simple as you want or bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look.

Aerial butane Bubbles Shoot

Take part in the Fire and Flight tradition, our signature Aerial Butane Bubbles photoshoot. Guided by Amanda in performing the optimal aerial lyra pose, you will be assisted by Cat and the team in holding fire in your hands, or on other parts of your body creating the ultimate phoenix photograph combining both disciplines of fire and aerial. A rite of passage for all Fire and Flight participants.

Aerial Workshops

Led by Cirque du Soleil aerialist, and founder of aerial acrobatics training school, ‘Grounded In Flight’. Amanda Ritchie will lead workshops in Lyra, Hammock, Silks, Lollipop and Spiral. Participants are split into groups according to skill level so those experiencing aerial for the first time can explore freely and safely while those more experienced can be challenged to up their game.

Fire Workshops

Led by award-winning international variety performance artist and coach, ‘Vixen DeVille’ (aka Cat LaCohie), Fire and Flight provides workshops in Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Butane Bubbles, Fire Fans and Fire Staff/Sword. All equipment is provided and participants split into group depending on previous experience and skill level.

Fire Wings Photoshoot

Led by award-winning international variety performance artist and coach, ‘Vixen DeVille’ (aka Cat LaCohie), you will be guided through various poses wearing Fire and Flight’s Fire Wings. Build your promo photo portfolio or use for your own joy and social media bragging rights, you can keep the shots as simple as you want or bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look.

Showcase Performance

On the final night of the retreat, we present a private and informal showcase of participant’s performances. You can choose to perform in either fire or aerial disciplines and either as a soloist or as a duet depending on what brings you more joy. This performance opportunity is for you to gain YOUR results, whether that’s performing a new skill for the first time in front of an audience with no pressure to be perfect, or whether you’re a professional performing a more polished piece in order to gain promotional footage and photographs for promotional material.

FEATURES OF FIRE AND FLIGHT

“Natural Elements” Daytime Butane Bubbles Photoshoot

Setting yourself on fire has never been more fun and therapeutic. Using butane bubbles technique reconnect with nature and take part in this unique photoshoot experience. Face your fears and the elements with the slow motion footage to prove it.

Aerial Photoshoot

Build your performance portfolio or for your social media bragging rights, take part in this professional photoshoot session on the equipment of your choice. Guided by Amanda in achieving the perfect poses, lines and facial expressions, you can keep the shots as simple as you want or bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look.

Fire Photoshoot

Whether capturing your current skills or using those you learned during the retreat Cat will guide you in capturing the best moments of fire eating, breathing or your choice of fire flow props. Build your performance portfolio or just for your own use and social media bragging rights, you can keep the shots as simple as you want or bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look.

Aerial butane Bubbles Shoot

Take part in the Fire and Flight tradition, our signature Aerial Butane Bubbles photoshoot. Guided by Amanda in performing the optimal aerial lyra pose, you will be assisted by Cat and the team in holding fire in your hands, or on other parts of your body creating the ultimate phoenix photograph combining both disciplines of fire and aerial. A rite of passage for all Fire and Flight participants.

Aerial Workshops

Led by Cirque du Soleil aerialist, and founder of aerial acrobatics training school, ‘Grounded In Flight’. Amanda Ritchie will lead workshops in Lyra, Hammock, Silks, Lollipop and Spiral. Participants are split into groups according to skill level so those experiencing aerial for the first time can explore freely and safely while those more experienced can be challenged to up their game.

Fire Workshops

Led by award-winning international variety performance artist and coach, ‘Vixen DeVille’ (aka Cat LaCohie), Fire and Flight provides workshops in Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Butane Bubbles, Fire Fans and Fire Staff/Sword. All equipment is provided and participants split into group depending on previous experience and skill level.

Fire Wings Photoshoot

Led by award-winning international variety performance artist and coach, ‘Vixen DeVille’ (aka Cat LaCohie), you will be guided through various poses wearing Fire and Flight’s Fire Wings. Build your promo photo portfolio or use for your own joy and social media bragging rights, you can keep the shots as simple as you want or bring costume and make-up for a more elaborate look.

Showcase Performance

On the final night of the retreat, we present a private and informal showcase of participant’s performances. You can choose to perform in either fire or aerial disciplines and either as a soloist or as a duet depending on what brings you more joy. This performance opportunity is for you to gain YOUR results, whether that’s performing a new skill for the first time in front of an audience with no pressure to be perfect, or whether you’re a professional performing a more polished piece in order to gain promotional footage and photographs for promotional material.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is not included in your package.

All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

After signing up we will add you to our private Facebook group where you can connect with other attendees in order to share bookings and/or arrange carpools to the location. We will be emailing everyone with a list of accessible Airbnbs and affordable hotels in the area to fit your budget and comfort requirements.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is not included in your package.

All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

After signing up we will add you to our private Facebook group where you can connect with other attendees in order to share bookings and/or arrange carpools to the location. We will be emailing everyone with a list of accessible Airbnbs and affordable hotels in the area to fit your budget and comfort requirements.

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