Initiate - Hoopdance Foundation Hawaii

Initiate! Hoopdance Foundation and Fundamentals with Anah and Shakti Sunfire.


Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center

Big Island, Hawaii

Initiatory Track = Beginner - Advanced Beginner

This retreat is for you if you've 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

Shakti Sunfire and Anah a.k.a. Hoopalicious 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. 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.


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 our Guest Teacher: Anah Reichenbach, a.k.a. Hoopalicious, has been credited as being the founder of the modern art of Hoop Dance, and is a pioneer in the Hooping movement.  Over the past 15 years, Anah has traveled the world teaching and performing both live and in commercials for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Sobe, Nike, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Fergie, The MTV Video Music Awards, Coke, America’s Got Talent and K-Swiss.  The Hoop Revolution® Curriculum that she developed has been the foundation of most other well-known Hoop Dance curriculums.  She is also the star of an up and coming feature length documentary “The Hooping Life.” Anah has been featured in many popular publications including The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair and Dance Spirit magazine.

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:

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.

Only 18 spaces available: REGISTER NOW!