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!
This retreat is 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!
June 25-28 (Postponed)
~ Retreats will be held at the beautiful Highland Woods property 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!
Caterina Suttin is a avid traveler, artist, jeweler, dancer and hoop technician. She has been obsessed with all things hoop since 2009 and has taught and performed in 13 countries across 4 continents! Caterina is known for her unique approach to hoops, whether it be with 1, 2, 4 or 6 hoops, and working solo or collaborating with groups or partners.
Her evolving connection with hoops always promises to surprise and delight.
From the start of her hoop journey, Caterina has shared her in- depth connection to hooping and its healing power. Bringing in intentional visualization and breath-work, as well as meditative hoop drills, play a massive roll in the presence and control she achieves within her hoop practice.
Teaching and sharing her love of hooping is one of Caterina’s biggest passions. “I love seeing the joy and surprise on someone’s face when they learn a new trick or discover a new pathway. It is one of my favorites things! I love taking complex hoop techniques and breaking them down into steps that are accessible to anyone.”
Check out the video below and you can find Caterina on social @circleroundtheworld
Kendall views movement as a incredible tool for personal empowerment. She has been working with the hoop for 9 years, and is passionate about sharing hoop dance as a path of connecting to the innate wisdom of the body. Because of her yoga studies, she is able to offer powerful alignment cues that ensure you're feeling good inside your hoop! Her playful teaching style touches on a wide knowledge base.
In 2015, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Awakened Spirit Yoga School. Yoga has brought balance, flexibility, and a deeper fulfillment into her movement practice. In her meditative yoga practices, Kendall combines philosophy, alignment, and an invitation for compassionate reflection.
Kendall has taught at numerous festivals and events across the West Coast. In addition to teaching, she is also a seasoned performance artist.
To learn more find her on social: @hoopwithkendall.
Additional Instructors and Support Staff
Katie has been blessed with the gift of practicing hoop dance for a decade. The joy and sense of personal accomplishment she derives from hooping are things she loves to share and enable others to be in touch with. She has been a street performer in several cities as well as performing with the David Nelson Band.
She currently performs with her group Rogue Fire Circus. She works with 1-6 hoops, specializing in two hoops and on-body hooping.
She also crafts hoops and loves to say "If I had my way, I'd give a hula hoop to everyone." You can find her on social @hoopinthemoontime
Michelle has been dancing with hoops for 8 growth-filled years. 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. She believes in the healing potential of movement and integrates mindfulness, meditation, and positive affirmations into her lessons. 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 @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
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).