now often referred to as HARBIN HOOP HEAVEN, and this year in 2012 it is called "HARBIN FLOWJAM 2012" and is being hosted by Melanie at http://www.melaniepleasure.me/hoopbliss/Introduction_2.html
go to the this link to get info for 2012 Jam, ..................................................
these pages on this playahoop site are now just for interest and info from previous jams
This year the Harbin Hoop Jam will be for a full week, the week right before the Santa Cruz Hoopcamp. See http://www.hoopcampretreats.com . For 2011 the Harbin hoop jam dates are Friday September 16th to Thursday September 22nd. We will start Friday afternoon in a new space Harbin just aquired, (see the section on facilities on the partcipant info page and pics on the harbin page of this site) and move to the conference center on Monday, ending there lunch time on Thursday.
The 2008, 2009 and 2010 Harbin Hoop Jams were a great success and we now open the jam up to anyone who is happy to learn/teach through watching, playing, dancing, interacting and participating..... without much formal instruction....to create a sacred and juicy space.... classes and labs will form spontaneously or during each day, flowing with the energy of the jam.
"Harbin blew my mind! In addition to being around world class hoopers and learning a ton of new techniques and tricks, I really grew into myself as a hooper. The vibe was beautiful... nothing but support and love. What was most amazing to me, was that after the days unfolded, I realized that I was not just repeating tricks, but evolving as a hooper- letting the hoop come out of my heart, soul, & very being! In hoop camp and other hoop experiences with a strict schedule, one can learn lots of tricks, but it's not as conducive to a wholistic transformation of mind, body, and spirit. At harbin, there's a structure, but the structure truly flows with the group and with the individual. That flow permeates into who you are & you find your self hooping with more ease, with more power, and with your true self flowing into the environment. At Harbin, we become a tribe, connected initially through the hoop, but truly connected by lifting one another to each other's potential. It's hard to express how grateful I am for experiencing Harbin, I can't wait to go this year, and I'd highly recommend it to hoopers of all levels". ....Alicia from the 2010 jam.
To see more feedback and comments from the participants of previous years, please go to the participant bios page.
We will be feeling the power of our personal practice in a collective exploration of flow…
in this r-evolutionary art form that is hoopdance:
How can we inspire each other in this supportive space?
We explore how deep the spiral takes us, as community emerges through this magic circle…
- Huge private conference center - 2600 sq foot wood floor, high ceilings
- Great sound system, DJs and live musicians
- Fabulous catered food
- Natural hot springs and swimming pools
- Group sleeping deck or camping
- Our own secluded hoop space with private hot pools
- Beautiful natural setting, with hundreds of acres for hiking and outdoor play,
- Space for outdoor hooping
- Ourselves, quivers of hoops and each other
What is the “living” hoop? What magic? How is this r-evolution unfolding? How can we contribute? How do we feed each other? What emerges?
We leave with an evolved practice, an experience of extended zone-time, new feelings, pathways, awareness, community, and…..