In-Depth Retreat

An Intermediate - Advanced Hoopdance Intensive with Shakti Sunfire, Luna Breeze and special guests - Gail O'Brien and Caterina Suttin!

January 18th - 25th Big Island, Hawaii

In-Depth is an annual intensive hoopdance retreat held on the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani Oceanside Retreat. An intimate setting with a maximum capacity of 30 participants, In-Depth seeks to provide focused and challenging hoopdance material for intermediate and advanced practitioners while holding creative and safe space for unplanned and unknown Big Island MAGIC to occur. The In-Depth experience is designed to take seasoned hoopdancers to their edge in trick and technique in a supportive, playful and relaxing retreat environment. 

For more detailed information and to view our 2015 Instructor team, visit this page!

*Learn Single, Double and Multiple Hoop tricks and technique

Take your unique skills to the next level

  • Be challenged to step into a free expression in dance
  • Learn drills to help take to you there
  • Plus: daily yoga classes, hoop jams, fire jams, skill shares, hoop marketplace, Big Island adventure time and more!

Retreat Pricing :

Non-Refundable Deposit : $300.00 (holds your space for payment plan)
Triple Room Shared Bath : SOLD OUT
Double Room Shared Bath : $1,450.00
Double Room Private Bath : $1,600.00
Private Room Private Bath : $1,700.00
Commuter Rate : $600.00 (doesn't include lodging or meals)

Think of it Like Hoopdance Paradise!

What exactly is covered in my registration fee?

In-Depth is a all-inclusive experience. Your registration fee covers 7 nights of lodging, 3 healthy, delicious and abundant meals a day + snacks, tea and coffee at any time, all facility use including pools, sauna, hot tubs (there is no curfew or pool closure!), tuition for every class including some optional Kalani offerings like morning meditation or Hula dancing, one ticket to the end of the week community Ecstatic Dance and all evening activities.

What is NOT included is airfare and airport shuttles (can be arranged with Kalani directly to and from the Hilo airport.

What material will be covered in the classes?

Anything and everything hoopdance from single hoops to multiples including (but not limited to): transitions, complex linking, on and off-body, flow pattern explorations, isolations, multiple hoop shape making, body rolls, toss-backs, performance skills and more! Stay tuned for a more details explanation of class material from each instructor.

Will we have time to explore the Big Island?

We do have one FREE day during the retreat that is open for a choose-your-own-adventure experience. In the past people have chosen to team up for an excursion or to see the lava flows (which are nearby when active), some choose to simply rest or walk Kalani's extensive property. The choice is yours.

Should I bring fire gear?

Fire is an option and we will have one fire night with a bonfire so please feel free to bring any fire prop you'd like! Synergy FlowArts will also be providing Quick Wicks® and firehoops for use if you don't feel comfortable traveling with yours.

When does the retreat officially begin and end?

Arrival day begins with dinner from 6pm - 7:30pm and opening circle at 8pm. Departure day we'll share an Ecstatic Dance experience and a shared lunch ending at 1pm.

Other questions? Contact Shakti at or call at 720.208.6702



      About Kalani

      For more than 30 years, Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests. Kalani is an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates Hawaii, nature, culture and wellness. Kalani is located on Hawaii Island, commonly known as the Big Island, and is bordered by tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean.

      Kalani's recipe for a transformative vacation:

      • Keep your spirit high
      • Awaken to new ways of living
      • Let yourself relax and rejuvenate
      • Attune with creative energy
      • Nurture your body and soul
      • Indulge in natural splendor

      Kalani Honua means harmony of heaven and earth, and this is what we aspire to. We welcome all in the spirit of aloha and are guided by the Hawai'ian tradition of `ohana (extended family), respecting our diversity yet sharing in unity. We invite you to open your heart to the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.


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