Southern OR Coast
Hoop Dance & Wellness Retreats
Our retreats are all about Connection...
Our intention is to help you connect deeper:
to your higher self,
to your hoop dance practice,
and to other women of shared interests.
Do you love hooping and desire to increase your abilities?
Looking for a fun adventure in a nurturing and supportive environment?
Our secluded get-a-way has the comforts of home surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Intensive hoop workshops
Restorative Yoga classes
Meditative nature walks
Beach flow sessions
Sunset hoop jams
LED glow session
and much more!
Our retreats are designed with all skill levels in mind, so no matter if you are a total newbie beginner or well advanced in your practice our professional instructors are ready to work with you to help you achieve your personal best. All activities are optional, so you can partake in as much or as little as you like.
Our retreats are truly small and intimate with only 20 guest hoopers.
Come Grow with us!
~ Retreats grounds are located 12 miles S of Bandon, OR. in the coastal mountain range.
80 acre peaceful and private setting with wooded trails, open meadows, terraced gardens and sparkling night skies.
Comfortable rustic accommodations offer dorm-style lodging which house from 2-6 people each.
Camping spots are scenic and located near amenities.
My attendance at the Southern Oregon Coast hoop retreat was absolutely wonderful. I cannot say enough about how positive my entire experience was from start to finish. The instructors were so patient, kind, and knowledgeable and are gifted in teaching the art of hooping to all levels. There were other various options of classes to partake in such as yoga and a chakra dance.
The property is absolutely gorgeous and the accommodations were so comfortable and welcoming. The meals provided were all deliciously homemade and healthy.
Em Robbins does a phenomenal job of hosting this wonderful retreat. I look forward to attending the next one.
The 2019 Southern OR Coast Hoop Retreat exceeded my expectations and then some. As a beginner hooper, I enrolled with the intention of investing in sharpening my skills and finding my flow. I was also drawn into the gorgeous pictures of the tranquil venue and its dreamy backdrop. What I was blessed with, in turn, was a true understanding of the term “sacred circle.”
Being shy and introverted, I was pretty nervous about fitting in and making new acquaintances. As soon as I arrived, however, all of my fears and apprehensions melted away thanks to the warm welcome and positive, feminine energy of the incredible instructors, hostess, and hoopers in attendance. Feeling included while focusing on my personal growth helped to make each hoop session, yoga class, nature walk, and nourishing meal an incredibly memorable, as well as spiritual experience. Collectively, the 2019 Southern Coastal Hoop Retreat felt like my formal initiation into the hooping community, and I cannot wait to return in 2020.
As a beginner hooper I was a little apprehensive about what to expect, but the second I got there, my fears were eased by the instructors with their welcoming and accepting attitudes. I got a lot of encouragement by coaches and participants (my new friends) and before I knew it I was knee hooping on one and two legs! The meadow at the top of the resort was the perfect place to run around, feel free, touch the sky, and breathe the ocean air. The retreat really got me reconnected me to nature; which was a goal of mine. Be sure to bring your favorite hoop and an LED if you have one; night hooping with your new friends is a special experience. Also bring a hat and warm accessories for the pleasantly chilly nights. The food was very healthy and yummy which made it super easy to stay on track with my nutrition. All around a nourishing retreat!
Katie Pinto considers herself a play professional. Heavily influenced by a professional background in yoga, dance, music, and performance, Pinto enjoys the game of "cross-Prop-ulation" - exploring the fusion between modalities. While she practices and showcases a variety of props, her home is still within the hula hoop. She has become a little less nomadic over the past few years, currently with her home base in Arcosanti, Arizona and training adventure cats.
Kittens IG: @ds9lives
A certified Hoop Love Coach, Michelle has been dancing with hoops for nearly a decade. She loves the joy and emotional release that she experiences when hoop dancing and has developed a strong skill-set that she excitedly shares with others. She views hooping as a tool for therapeutic self-expression, meditation, and creativity. Her hoop style is often described as dancey, graceful, and flowy.
Michelle has a gentle and friendly demeanor and strives to maintain a supportive and kind class environment. As a teacher she uses her dance background to help students sharpen their skills, using simple choreographed sequences to provide guidance and structure while encouraging her students to explore their own unique styles. In her classes you can expect to incorporate dance movements with hoop tricks and deepen your mind-body connection.
Michelle is excited to flow, grow, create, and connect with you this year at
S Oregon Coast Hoop Retreats!
You can find her on social media @shellbellhoops
Hooptimism is a hula hoop dancer, fire dancer, and flow artist with 10+ years of experience in single hooping, double hooping, fire hooping, and acrobatic hooping. She is a member of multiple professional flow groups including The Firemingos and Lumia Dance Company, where she also serves a board member and choreographer. Before discovering her passion for hoop dance, her first creative love was musical theatre. She has over 15 years of experience in voice, acting, tap, jazz, ballet, and acro. Hooptimism has taught and performed in a wide variety of events and shows throughout the US.
Hooptimism’s specific brand of hoop dance reflects her past experience as a theatre performer, as she is very driven in her dance by the connection of movement and music. Her hoop performances are often character driven and tell a certain story. In this way she invites her audiences to connect to the present moment when they watch her dances, by truly feeling the music and how it brings out certain movements and weaves a narrative together. Hooptimism believes that connecting to oneself and others through flow arts brings about a sense of pure joy and hope, which leads to a certain optimism about life and the world that can emerge from taking the time to dance and flow.
Connect with her on social @_hooptimism_
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General Daily Line-up
Instructor lead yoga
Beach flow session
~Evening activities- (vary, but include flow jams, talent show, and instructor showcase)
You are free to take part in as much or as little as you like. During breaks you can explore one of the private trails, take a nap, play croquet, badminton, or another game, or just hang out with a new friend- whatever you please.
~~Massage will be available to schedule
(additional fee applies).