"A what?" people retort when i tell them i am going to be away for 10 days.
"A hoop retreat," I repeat, "Hula hoop...?"
"Oh... it's a thing? That's so cute!"
Hey it's some serious business okay... I'll blog about it entirely but right now, i'm freaking exhausted, it's past midnight and i need to wake up at 7:30am.
After being obsessed with my hoop for 10 years, and actually hooping (though rather sporadically) for a year; i was introduced to Jaguar Mary by Michelle (creator of The Hula Hoop Institute). JM has been running Sacred Circularities in Bali and Sedona, which consists of a series of 7-day hoop retreats that is described as "an immersion experience in movement and meditation, and healing hoop dance."
I was hooked up to update their social media here in Bali for Week 3 of their 2015 retreat, and initially, i had a few moments where i wasn't sure i was even going to come. Overwhelming thoughts of work flooded my mind - client's event coming up, never ending blogposts to write, managing the team, bla bla bla. Then i thought, "WHAT AM I DOING."
This is one of the main reasons i LIVE for. To travel and dance and play and hoop and... this is why i work... so i can do THIS. And to turn it down? No way! Everyone will just have to manage without me. Bye people. And off i went.
It's been amayzinggg so far and i have no doubt i am meant to be here. Have met some of the most talented hoopers in the world, and... gosh i don't even know where to start. I need to sleep cos there's gonna be a huge bazaar and performance tomorrow where (i heard) some of the craziest circus performers, hoopers, jugglers, etc are all here in Ubud to play!
For now, you can see what Sacred Circularities is all about on >