In-Depth Retreat 2015

January 18th - 25th 2015 : Big Island, Hawai'i

Featuring: Gail O'Brien, Caterina Suttin, Luna Breeze, and Shakti Sunfire.
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.
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2015 Instructors:

 

Gail is a dynamic and technical contempory hoop dancer and a renowned hoop teacher based in the UK. Gail has taught extensively in the last 4 years at events including Sacred Circularities, HoopCamp, Spin Summit, SWHoop, HoopCamp, European Juggling Convention, Brighton Flow Fest and UK Hoop Gatherings (UK). She also performs and runs the annual Manchester Hoop Congress, now in its fourth year, which brings together the best of UK and international hoop talent to teach and perform.

Her unique and adaptable performance style with hoop, fire hoop and LED/glow hoop has seen her perform internationally at cabarets, conventions, festivals and corporate events.

 Luna Breeze ~ Exotic, energetic, and entertaining, Luna Breeze extends far beyond the acrobatic. As a hoop dancer, her choreography blurs the line between entertainment and performance art - a focus on the magic of illusion and the interaction of hoop and dancer. She is known for her fusion of modern dance, tradition circus skills, and musicality within her dance. As a teacher she is known for her accessibility, goofy sense of humor and serious attitude of positive empowerment through the ring. 

Luna is currently attending circus school at Pendulum Aerial Circus Arts in Portland Oregon, where she studies aerial silks, trapeze, and acrobatics, while teaching and performing circus hula hoop for the school. Her days are filled with choreography, training for performance, and studying the human body to ensure that her students and she advance efficiently, safely and happily whether performer or hobbyist!

 Caterina Suttin ~ Caterina has been hooping for 4 years and in that short time the hoop has done truly remarkable things in her life. She has taught and performed at festivals and retreats all across the US and Europe, including: Hoopcamp, FireDrums, Ignight and Master Ongs Flow Festival,  Flowstorm, Lucidity, The Spin Summit,The Switzerland Hoop Convention, and HoTS (hooper teacher showcase) in the UK, to name a few. Caterina also makes unique handmade wire jewelry. She's been wire wrapping for over 10 years and now takes inspiration from the hoop and channels that into her creations. 


What Past Groups Have Had to Say:

"Well, what a ride this has been! sunrise walks, meditating along on the ocean, yoga story time every morning, creative inspiration up the wazoo, moonlight hot tubbing, insanely delicious meals, shining radiant souls, the magic fire of pele... this has been the most beautiful hoop retreat i've ever had the pleasure of attending. big love to Shakti and Luna for holding such a perfect space for us to explore and grow and share and so much love to the new hooper friends (TOTAL BADASSES) i've be blessed to share this experience with. signing off until i arrive back in toronto... but first... an ecstatic dance jam is calling. aloha wai ia 'oe me ke pu'uwai mau loa ♥" --Mo Bot, Toronto, CA

"Last full day soaking up the Big Island love. I need to figure out how to incorporate hot tub and pool parties, outdoor showers with jasmine soap, left side heart-to-heart hugs, and hooping with 30 lovely friends into my daily routine once I get back to reality ♥" — Lisa Browning, Los Angeles, CA
"I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful week that we all got to experience together! Thanks for your patience with me and for sharing so much " creative expression" with all of us ! You guys are such an inspiration!! I really had an incredible time in our piece of paradise!" - Fer, Mexico City, MX
"I have so much to be thankful for during my time on the big island. The intensive dove deep. Refinement, exploration and uncovering all that raw emotion that no longer serves. Thank you Luna Brie Blakeman, my beautiful bright light of a sister friend and constant inspiration to explore my dance. Thank you Shakti Sunfire, my teacher, and source of divine wisdom that is a constant reminder to live my authentic path. Thank you my hoop community, where laughter and love come together in the sacred circle, weaving everlasting friendship and flow. Forever grateful I got to meet all of you and learn from all of you Till next year..." -Tarapin, Eugene, OR


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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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