An Intermediate - Advanced Hoopdance Intensive

Announcing Our 2018 Line Up. Get on the list!

JANUARY 2018 BIG ISLAND, HAWAII-Dates: January 20-27, 2018

Details of the amazing Hoopdance FACILITATORS below!!


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 35 participants, In-Depth seeks to provide focused, fun, 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. 


  • Be challenged to step into a free expression in dance
  • Take your unique skills to the next level
  • 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!
Caterina Suttin fire dance at In Depth Hoopdance Hawaii | Hoopdance Retreat
Luna Breeze, Tiana Zoumer, Matt Poretta, Dylan Thomas In Depth hula hoop retreat - hoopdance hawaii. Photo by Cadencia Photography
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Adventure day at In Depth hawaii hoop dance retreat. Waterfalls!

About Kalani

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Delicious food at Kalani for In Depth Hoopdance Hawaii

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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Tuition for the full week of classes, experiences, jams, and activities is $750 USD. Lodging PRICED SEPARATELY (see below)

You can choose to place a non-refundable deposit of $350 in order to hold your place.

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This year, lodging can be booked directly through Kalani after you've paid your tuition, or put your non-refundable deposit in. Lodging costs vary and will be booked on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that the lower cost lodging options can fill quickly and In-Depth has SOLD OUT the last couple of years a month or so before the event. Kalani will hold your room choice for a 50% payment. You are entitled to cancel with a full lodging refund and partial tuition refund (less the non-refundable deposit) up through December 21st 2016. 

Lodging prices include food, 7 nights lodging and all facility use on-site. Airplane travel and shuttle transfer to and from the airport is additional. Kalani can help you arrange that at your time of booking.

  • Lodge Triple Room Shared Bath : $89/night
  • Lodge Triple Room Private Bath : $105/night
  • Lodge Double Room Shared Bath : $99/night
  • Lodge Double Room Private Bath : $125/night
  • Lodge Single Room Shared Bath : $135/night
  • Bungalow Double : $125/night
  • Bungalow Single : $175/night
  • Tree House Triple : $125/night
  • Tree House Double : $150/night
  • Tree House Single : $215/night
  • Commuter/Off-Site Rate : $75/day (INCLUDES 3 meals/day, but no lodging)
  • Commuter/Off-Site Rate Kama'aina (local residents): $42/day

2018 Featured instructors  

Check out our 2018 Teachers Below:

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Morgan Jenkins

Morgan aka MissMoJangles is a Los Angeles-based hoop performer, international instructor, and was recently named the 2016 USA Hooper of the Year. She is Known for her sassy Hoopography performances, creating the Hooptown Hotties and for her award-winning hoop videos including Despondence, Halo, Bang Bang, Portal, Flowmance, and Dark Paradise. Morgan loves teaching others how to express their personality & creativity through hoop dance through Hoopography. She is excited to guide you through some sweet hoopdance tricks, techniques, and some hoop flowetry so that you can add to your repertoire of hoopdance grooves. 

Gail O'Brein

Gail O’Brien is a dynamic and technical contemporary hoop dancer and a renowned hoop teacher based in the UK. She has been voted both International Female Hooper of the Year and Hoop Instructor of the year in the awards. Gail has performed and taught extensively in the last 10 years at events including Spin Summit, SWHoop, HoopCamp, European Juggling Convention, Brighton Flow Fest and UK Hoop Gatherings. She also runs the annual Manchester Hoop Congress,which brings together the best of UK and international hoop talent to teach and perform.

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


Rachael Lust

Rachael Lust is a former gymnast and the daughter of a gymnastics coach. She spent the majority of her childhood and adolescent years training and teaching gymnastics. When she stumbled upon the hula hoop at age 24, she noticed the power of hooping and how it began to fulfill the void that she had been experiencing since stepping away from gymnastics. 

Fast forward 5 years, Rachael have taught close to 100 workshops across the states. She holds gratitude for every student she has encountered. Her vision when facilitating hoopdance, is for every human being to feel supported as they gain skills and knowledge, while also  having fun!  

Hooping has brought some amazing opportunities Rachael's way. Rachael feels a sense of reward to be able to bring hooping into our mainstream culture, guiding people from all walks of life to try hooping for themselves and perhaps be surprised by the magic it offers. 



In-Depth TEAM: Shakti Sunfire, Luna Breeze & Cadence Feeley

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Sweet Caroline SAnchez of The Hula Hoop Girl

Caroline Sánchez also known as ‘Sweet Caroline’ is the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Practice that guides women to reconnect to their own natural born rhythm while feeling empowered to self-resource and self-express through the transformational power of body play. Caroline’s life work, grounded in women’s health and women’s empowerment began at the age of 21, when her mother Grace, passed away from Breast Cancer. It was at that moment that Caroline began her soul work in the world. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education, is a certified Breast Care Nurse, a 200hr Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Elemental Hoopdance Teacher, and a certified 5Elements Ecstatic Dance Facilitator. Her Master's Thesis "Hoop Dancing to Prevent and Decrease Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses" has been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing & the UCSD Nursing Journal. Sweet Caroline guides women and healthcare professionals to use joy replenishment through body play practices as a powerful self-care intervention, she leads hoopdancing classes and workshops for women's empowerment, and she speaks passionately about how play is a basic human necessity to inspire the imagination, foster human development, and nurture a great quality of life. Caroline is an advocate for joy and encourages all women to dance in the center of their joy, in or out of their hoop circle. 

Cadence of Cadencia Photography

Cadence has been photographing and attending In-Depth since the beginning. Her artful eye has captured cherished moments time and time again, and she offers a few private photo sessions each year. Check out some of her work below (and all over this website!) to get a sense of her stunning work. In-Depth wouldn't be the same without her!

"Heyo friends, I’m Cadence! I’m a professional photographer based on the magical island of Maui.  My focus is collaborating with you in creating beautiful images that you’ll cherish forever. "

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