Workshops & Events

Hula Hoop Mega Class


A two hour extravaganza of combining fitness, circus, dance and group work. Beginners welcome. Intermediate hoopers welcome. No matter what your level, there will be challenges and triumphs galore.

Saturday, June 14
9:30 – 11:30 am
Edogawabashi Taiikukan
2000 yen

Get your tickets now – only 10 places available:

Do you know the Algorithm March? We’ll be playing with this while hooping!

Malcolm Stuart Hoop Jam


Malcolm Stuart visited Japan for a vacation, so Tink hosted a hoop jam that turned into an impromptu workshop. Thanks to everyone who came to Yoyogi Park to meet Malcolm and especially the crew who drove in overnight from Osaka. That’s true fan dedication.

Super big hoop hugs to Malcolm for being flexible and switching from jamming to teaching when everyone was too shy to hoop with him. 🙂 He’s a huge hero and inspiration here and everyone seemed a little star-struck.

Here’s Malcolm in action teaching two BTB swing moves to us:


Hoop Jam with Malcolm Stuart


Malcolm Stuart is in Tokyo, fresh from Sacred Circularities in Bali. We’re getting together at Yoyogi Park this Sunday, May 11,  for a hoop jam. It’s a great chance to play and hoop and enjoy the fine spring weather together. (Please note this is not a workshop.)

Sunday, May 11 from 11am – 2 pm at Yoyogi Park in “the usual place” in the grass near the Harajuku gates. Please bring your own hoop – mine got destroyed at Guru-guru Camp.


New Circus Fitness Sessions

New Circus Fitness SessionsImprove your balance, coordination and strength while enjoying circus arts like juggling, acrobatics and hooping. Workshops in March and April! Ticket here: Special Value: 1000 yen discount on two workshops!

Scenes from the weekend workshops

2014-02-01-ws-collageOn Saturday morning, nine Circus Fitness participants walked invisible tightropes, formed a human pyramid, juggled and balanced chocolates on their heads! NHK talent, Jason, joined us and wrote about it on his website, with some cute photos.

After a shared lunch, we were joined by a few extra hoopers and learned new tricks with Jo Mondy, visiting from the UK. I know that Japan’s hoopers will be mastering escalators and butterfly hinges in 2014. Thanks, Jo, for sharing your enthusiasm and ideas.


2/1 Circus Fitness WS + Jo Mondy Hoop Tricks WS. Tickets on sale now.


A full day of hoop and circus fun. Start your morning with Tink and a 90 minute mix of fitness conditioning and circus skills. In the afternoon, join UK-based Jo Mondy for a 2 hour hoop tricks workshop! Both workshops (plus lunch for the first ten people) only 4500 yen. Or you can attend only one workshop. Get your tickets by 1/30.
WORKSHOP #1: Circus Fitness サーカス体育
10:30 – 12:00
Edogawabashi Taiikukan 江戸川橋体育館 1F 柔道部

運動中に楽しんでください!運動の6種類があります: ウォームアップ運動、コア強化、柔軟性の練習、バランスとターン、脚のエクササイズとストレッチ。4つのサーカスのスキルを試すことができます:3ボールジャグリング、フラフープ、バランスジャグリング、とアクロバット。 

Get fit and have fun! This is an introductory session to Tink’s Circus Fitness classes. In this fast paced 90 minute workshop, you’ll experience six different conditioning sequences: warm-up movements, core strengthening, flexibility exercises, balance and turns, leg conditioning and cool-down stretching. And you can try four key circus skills including 3-ball juggling, hula hoop, balance juggling, and acrobatics.

This class is geared to adults in ALL LEVELS of fitness or circus skills. Materials provided. Workshop leader: Kristen McQuillin

WORKSHOP #2: Exciting Escalators and Butterfly Hinges
15:45 – 17:45
Bunkyo Sports Center (near Myogadani Station) 文京区スポーツセンター



Jo Mondy, from LiveLoveHoop in Brighton, is visiting Tokyo to share an exciting hoop tricks workshop. Don’t miss this chance. This 2 hour workshop is all about learning new tricks that look impressive! In the first hour we will explore the many variations of escalators and body wraps, starting with the simple basics and working up to more complex variations. We will also look at linking these moves together into your flow. In the second hour, we will pick up a second hoop and learn an awesome new technique called the ‘butterfly hinge’ – which will allow you to flick your hoops apart in a fun and dramatic way.

This workshop is for ALL LEVELS – even if you’ve never used 2 hoops before, you’ll pick the technique up quickly. Hoops provided, or bring your own favorites. Workshop leader: Jo Mondy.

12:30 – 15:00
Tink’s House
In between workshops, take a break and enjoy a variety of delicious vegetarian options to fuel you for the afternoon. There will be time to talk and maybe even hoop a little. Available only to participants who attend both workshops and limited to ten people in total. Buy the “Both WS + free lunch” ticket for only 4500 yen for a full day of hoop and circus fun.