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Oasis Hoop Retreat 

AN ALL INCLUSIVE HOOP DANCE RETREAT in the Caribbean beach town of Cahuita, Costa Rica.

Upcoming Retreats

October 1st-7th 2023 - Click here for details


Our Mission

Oasis Hoop Retreat strives to provide an inclusive hoop dance retreat with a top quality experience where everyone feels welcome. Our retreat was made for the hoop community to come together to share and learn from one another in a safe and healthy space.

We believe in providing the tools for you to find inspiration and grow your flow in paradise all while appreciating and learning about the local culture.

We are always growing and evolving to ensure you experience the best environment for growing your flow and tapping into your play.


This event was dreamt into reality by Rebecca Jim (aka Hooptrip). Rebecca is a Canadian self-taught hoop dancer and has been a part of the hoop community since 2014. From the start she has always maintained one goal; spread the hoop love to as many people as possible.

Throughout her hoop journey she has accomplished becoming a hoopsmith, performing locally and internationally, hosting flow jams, co-creating West Coast Hoop Camp 2019, and more. Oasis Hoop Retreat has been a dream for many years for Rebecca, after moving to Costa Rica in 2020 she knew it was time to put her plan into action after being inspired by the beauty of her new home.

On top of her desire to create a safe space for hoopers and flow artists, Rebecca strives to support businesses and organizations that are contributing to the hoop community.



Devaiya Ra is a Somatic Coach who utilizes movement-based practices to support people in creating lasting change and impact in their life.

A co-facilitator at Oasis Hoop Retreat, Devaiya is a true lover of flow arts and the sacred circle. He has performed and taught across Western Canada and the United States offering a deeper experience of hula hooping that fuses together embodiment practices with technical skills to help people deepen their relationship with hooping.

Alongside flow arts, Devaiya has also been a professional burlesque performer, prayerformance ceremonialist, as well as a cheeky gogo dancer. It is through the multifaceted performing arts that Devaiya has carved a unique place within the hoop community creating the invitation to seduce and wow audiences and students for many years.


Planet Janet Hoops is a queer multi-artist who has been teaching, creating events, and performing along the west coast of BC Canada for over a decade. Janet grew up inspired by nature on SDȺY¸ES (Pender Island) and currently lives on the traditional territories of the Songhees,  Esquimalt and SȾÁUTW̱ peoples (Victoria, BC Canada).


Janet balances work as a somatic intimacy coach and relationship counsellor, organic farmer and parent of two kids by pursuing her dynamic artistic talents. Janet has a passion for supporting the community and sharing circus arts with all people, especially harnessing the healing power of play and therapeutic qualities of expressive arts through programs with youth and adults.  


Through her company Planet Janet Circus Entertainment, she spins and throws multiple props, clowns, walks on stilts, dabbles in aerials, while hula hooping and fire dancing are her first loves. Janet weaves together styles of traditional hoop dance with contemporary flow arts and sometimes a side of weirdness and comedy to tell different stories and emotional expressions on the stage. Hulahooping has helped her through many challenging times in her life; the movement, expressing what words can’t, the communities built, friends made and places the sacred circle has taken her have all been part of a magical healing journey that she is grateful to support others through.


Janet is a sought after performer and collaborator for her creativity, dynamic talents and professionalism.

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