Initiate - Hoopdance Foundation Hawaii with Luna Breeze, Aya Papaya and Shakti Sunfire.

Luna Breeze, Aya Papaya and Shakti Sunfire

January 12, 2015 - January 18, 2015

Initiate Track = Beginner - Advanced Beginner


This retreat is for you if you're fresh in the magic of hoopdance and you're looking to LAUNCH to the next level in your practice - especially if you feel intimidated in other big group offerings! The Initiate Track is designed specifically for hoopers ranging from raw beginner to those with a basic skill set of hooping on the body with perhaps a few tricks under your belt. If you're not sure if this retreat is for you, please give us a call at: 720.208.6702

Set in the majesty of Big Island landscapes at Kalani Oceanside Resort, we will join together to go deep for 5 days of hula hoop play. Shakti Sunfire, Luna Breeze and Aya Papaya will take you through an immersive journey in the hoop through the pillars of the practice that will awaken the DANCE in a comprehensive and clear way. 

Details : The Initiate experience at Kalani is designed to offer you equal parts immersive hoop experience and restful, rejuvenating self-care time. Arrival day begins with dinner from 6pm - 7:30pm and opening circle at 8pm. Departure day we'll have yoga, a morning class block and a shared lunch ending at 1pm.

A sample schedule is as-follows:

7am - 8:30am ~ Breakfast

9am - 10am ~ Yoga with Shakti

10:15am - 12pm ~ Class Block

12pm - 1pm ~ Lunch

3pm - 6pm ~ Class Block

6 - 7:30pm ~ Dinner

8pm - 10pm ~ Hot tub time or evening activity

About the Facilitator(s)

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!

Shakti Sunfire is an internationally recognized movement guide and advocate of the inner and outer WILD. A leader of the international hoopdance movement and a dedicated student of life, she has always pulled inspiration first from the Natural World and counts herself blessed to have the wise council of many teachers in her life. Shakti has been identified as an 'emerging woman in leadership' by Origin Magazine and her empowering message and guidance has effected the lives of many women the world over. You might have seen her dancing on the Wanderlust Festival main stage, or on the cover of Yoga Journal. A true rolling stone, Shakti teaches workshops, leads retreats, and performs all over the world.


Aya Papaya : Since she first picked up a hoop in 2009 Aya fell in love with dancing both in and out of the hoop. Movement has become integral in Aya's life and a source of grounding and connecting with spirit. Combining training from various teachers Aya embodies beauty and grace in her dance and brings authentic movement into her flow. Aya now dances with multiple tools, including dragon staff, fans, hoop and feels empowered by movement arts to live fully and in constant exploration of new creative outlets and projects.  She has seen the healing power of movement arts first hand, and is passionate about sharing, performing, and teaching anyone who is interested.  Currently, Aya teaches flow arts and movement meditation, and performs with FireGroove in Los Angeles.  


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

Non-refundable deposit $600 to hold your space. Remainder due by December 1st.

Commuter rate: Please contact Shakti for commuter rate.


Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti Sunfire

2911 4th St. #116

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Or pay online via pay pal with a credit card.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a $ 1675
4 - Tree House Room n/a $ 1675
3 - Bungalow Room n/a $ 1675
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1375 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1244 n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Triples available at $1175