Spin Matsuri Retreat

2012 Planning Poll

It’s time to start planning our schedule for next year; share your ideas and dreams for Spin Matsuri events in Japan. Do you dream of learning from a star teacher? What events would you love to attend? Do you want to teach? Perform? Share your hooping or flow talents? Tell us your dreams and let’s make them come true.

Costume Making

On Sunday 10.10.10 it will be Chill Night at Spin Matsuri..

One of the workshops we are holding is Costume Making!

So keep this in mind and bring some extra clothing with you! Maybe you have some shirts or pants that your really don’t love anymore…but! you can make something new out of them and it is super fun!  Not only are you recycling your own clothing and saving money but now you will be able to wear something that you made! and we all know that something handmade is alot more special than anything you can buy in any old store…

So remember to bring some extra clothes with you to Spin Matsuri!

See you soon!

Less than a week away! YES!

Less than a week away and we are ready to go!

For all that have signed up and paid please take some time to print out your Spin Matsuri 2010 Guidebooks and look them over. If you have any questions please contact us at spinmatsuri.gmail.com.

We are all buzzing around with excitement! We can not wait to meet all of you!

Sunday Night Chill Night..World Hoop Day..10.10.10 has alot to offer at Spin Matsuri!

We will open the night with some light yoga by Shanel.

The rest of the night you can create some new styles of clothing in the Clothing Tent..help create the Spin Matsuri Mandala in the Mandala Tent..dance..hoop..relax with some Theta Healing by Tomoko..walk around and shop for a new hoop or just lay back in the Pillow Tent and listen to some music…It is up to you…What is Mandala?..What is Theta Healing?..

Theta Healing Booth

Theta Healing is a type Energy Healing Technique that works on all levels of your being, including: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual by clearing the blocks and obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your fullest potential in your life. At Chill night on Sunday, there will be 2 group sessions, one in English and one in Japanese. I will demonstrate a short one on one session and we will have a  fun group session, changing our negative beliefs to positive beliefs so we can get ready for the last day of Spin Matsuri with a sparkly positive attitude!! Looking forward to chilling with you all! Tomoko


シータヒーリングは米国で開発されたエネルギー療法です。このヒーリングテクニックを利用し、潜在意識に潜む、ネガティブな思い込みをクリアにして、ポジティブな思い込みに変え、自分がもっていない感覚、感情を呼び覚ます事によってあなたの肉体、精神、感情、スピリチュアル面をグレードアップする事ができます。なぁんて、難しい説明はともかく・・・日曜日のチルナイトでは、日本語と英語の2つのグループセッションを開きます。短時間の個人セッションのデモンストレーションの後には、みんなで「思い込みの変換」のグループセッションを体験していただきます。スピン祭り最終日に備えて、すっきりしたい方、充電したい方、どうぞご参加お待ちしています♪ Tomoko

Mandala love

Mandala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”.
Mandala creativity is the joy of bringing together meditation, intention and creation. Mandalas are a healing process to awaken your true self by radiating the light from within you. Quiet your mind, relax your body and lift your spirit with this sacred art. During Chill Night at Spin Matsuri there will be a Mandala Tent..Where we can all create one Mandala together. There will be a rainbow of colored pencils and gel pens for all your creating needs..you can lead yourself through a small breathing practice before you begin using your “light wands”(pens and pencils) to create a gorgeous mandala together using black paper. Creating mandalas relaxes the mind body and spirit so it fits into our Chill Night perfectly.

Check out this link below for more info on the sacred circle mandala.     www.mandalalove.weebly.com

We can not wait to see you at Spin Matsuri..get your smile..hoops..poi and love ready for a fantastic weekend! see you soon!                                            


Spin Matsuri is 10 sleeps away


Fall is here and so is Spin Matsuri! well in about 10 sleeps!

Time is flying and so are we! We have all been working very hard to make Spin Matsuri a memorable event! So supercharge yourself..start getting those hoops cleaned up and ready to spin …start packing those bags with all the comforts you need and recharge you energy with healthy eats so you have the energy to hoop..dance..play..take in nature and meet new faces!

Our 3 day retreat ticketing has closed. We now offer our 1 day tickets for 10/10/10! WOW now that is going to be a strong beautiful day! We have a special offer for October 10th..Buy your 1 day ticket before 10.06.10 and get a special discount of 15,000 yen…that is 3000 yen off the regular ticket price of 18,000 yen! What is included? 4 great 90 minute workshops taught by teachers from all over the world! Resort access + all-you-can eat buffet lunch..and alot of amazing men and women to share the love of the sacred circle and the love of life we all have within…So if you think you can not hoop..recharge your thinking and believe that you can do anything..Spin Matsuri is not only about hoops, dance, flow, glow and movement..its about community, magic, healing through smiles and laughter and inspiration. We wish for you to walk away from Spin Matsuri feeling a bit lighter than you did when you arrived. We really want to see you there, so take some time out and come join us on this magical 10.10.10 day …

If you are interested in purchasing a 1 day ticket for 10.10.10 please email us at spinmatsuri@gmail.com and we will answer any questions you may have for us.

Thank you for being you!


Heather D is coming to Spin Matsuri as the winner of our contest.

A three year resident of Japan, Heather is a massage therapist and yogini who has been looking for a creative, positive community. Her experience at a hoop jam earlier this year “brought out a playful energy” that she enjoyed.

Special super thanks to the anonymous friend who donated the ticket and made this contest possible.

チケット奨学金!Ticket Contest!




We have one retreat ticket donated by a friend who can’t attend this year. Would you like to win it?
In 140 characters, tell us why you should be at Spin Matsuri! Tweet @spinmatsuri or mail your entry to spinmatsuri@gmail.com before 5pm on Mon 9/27. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, 9/28.
The ticket prize includes all workshops from 10/9 – 10/11, 6 meals and two nights hotel . It does not include transportation to/from the resort in Chiba.

Free Market!

Sunday night after our workshops, we’ll enjoy a relaxed evening of activities and one of them is a free market. You are invited to bring things to sell – hula hoops, poi, spin toys, clothes, costumes, fashion accessories, books, DVDs, pretty much anything goes. Here’s a chance to introduce your line of products, or to pass along used items and maybe make some cash, too.

We’ll have a sign-up sheet for vendors. Anyone who wants to sell items will get a 2 meter square space in the gym from 8-9:30 pm. Please man your own booth and bring your display, change and signs as needed. There is no charge to be a vendor but only Spin Matsuri students and instructors  may participate.

If you want to shop at the market, bring your wallet!