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.
3Day Hoop Dance & WellnessRetreats
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.
Daily 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 less than 20 guest hoopers.
Come Grow with us!
August dates 19-22
~ 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!
June & August
Also known as hoopyfeet, Jami Thorne, is a Los Angeles based hula hoop performer and instructor.
She has spent 5 years mastering and pursuing a career filled with hula hoops and looks forward to
sharing her gift through entertainment and teaching.
Jami is a certified HoopYogini instructor who believes in the power of the hoop as a tool for health and happiness regardless of one's age. As she navigates through her days she plans to continue to grow and share her love for hula-hooping, dancing, and yoga.
Find her on social at FB https://www.facebook.com/jami.thorne
and on Insta @hoopyfeet
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, forming home bases in Bend, Oregon and Arcosanti, Arizona and training adventure kittens, but 2021 is about to get the wheels moving again.
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
Nicole lives in northern Vermont with her loving husband and two dogs. Growing up an athlete, Nicole has been involved with fitness her whole life. As an adult she fell in love with ballet and pilates which eventually guided her towards hoop dance.
In 2013, Nicole became the first HoopYogini™ certified instructor and is now a Master Trainer mentoring new teacher trainees. Hooping along with HoopYogini™ has given Nicole many gratitudes from fitness to friends. She has since pursued a deeper understanding of yoga by achieving more certifications and looks forward to sharing her flow with you!
Connect with her on social @flow.vixen
Erika, aka BBxFlow, is a Los Angeles based flow instructor and artist. She first picked up a hoop 7 years ago and ever since she has been madly in love with the flow arts. She teaches, performs, and creates her magic with various props including hula hoops, fans, and poi. She especially enjoys fire dancing and finds it exhilarating. Erika is also the co-creator and host of the South Bay Flow Day, a monthly gathering in South Bay, CA. She loves all things flow- and the flow arts community as a whole.
Connect with her on social @BBxFlow
General Daily Line-up
Instructor lead yoga
Beach flow session
~Evening activities- (vary, but include flow jams, fire-pit, 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).
Fern resides in Ashland, OR where she is a practitioner of mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. She has a great love of hoop dance and it's use as a tool of joyful self-expression and healing.
Along with being the primary facilitator of the event's opening and closing circles, she will also be leading free-flowing hoop sessions and an evening session of yoga nidra.