Sarah Patrinellis is an aerialist instructor, performer, and yoga teacher from a rural river town in Northern California. She moved to Hawaii 2015 after finishing a B.A. in Psychology and traveling Europe. She settled in Captain Cook, HI. where she began working for a community based program in social work. During her free time she continued to train aerial silks fervently and hosted Airbnb guests. With an inkling to become a movement teacher, she invested in her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in the Anusara tradition and uses this same intuitive and heart-centered approach in her aerial classes to make them supportive, inspiring, and accessible. Finding that her back her more at a desk than in the air, she made what felt like a very organic transition to health and wellness. She began running retreats out of her home in the jungle in 2016. Her passion lies not only in sharing powerful movement practices such as aerial, yoga, meditation, but also the highly transformative process of gathering together as an intimate group to work towards goals and create ripples of change in our "normal" lives.
Before finding aerial arts, Sarah was a rock climber, snowboarder, hiker, and a highly adventurous person in general. Her love for heights clearly paved the way to fall madly in love with silks which she found in 2013 in Sacramento, CA. In 2019, she moved from the Big Island to Portland to pursue A-WOL Dance's program, FlyCo, to diversify and level up her training which focused on dance trapeze, sling, lyra, duo lyra, partner acro and contemporary dance. She teaches at 3+ studios in the Portland Metro area, including Echo Theater, where she has started to assist the social circus outreach program. Currently, she is inspired to continue training on sling and straps as well as her newest apparatus, aerial cube. Her self practice and care regimen consists of restorative, yin, and hatha -vinyasa yoga, lots of baths, and cats.
In the performance realm, she has scaled both the corporate and creative worlds, from MTV to Burning Man Festival, private parties to intimate weddings. In the future she sees herself creating a traveling summer show catered to specific industries on the West Coast. Sarah is excited to keep balancing her hustle with more creative work as well as continue to grow as an artist, explorer, instructor, and advocate of the amazing aerial world and all that it has to offer!