Return to Roots0
Return to Roots Gathering returns for another year of to bring together the hoop dance and flow art community. This gathering was originally founded as a weekend retreat featuring workshops for hoop dance but it quickly grew to include flow artists, music lovers, yogis, dancers, and all free spirits who desire to be a part of this community. R2R encourages radical participation from all attendees- everyone is equal and everyone plays a part in making this event what it is. To keep the community bonded, all meals are provided in ticket price and are lovingly prepared onsite by The Namaste Café of Bloomsburg, PA. In order to reduce the environmental impact of R2R, which is a leave-no-trace event, all meals are local, organic, and plant-based.
This year Return to Roots Gathering has a new home at The Mystical Forest in Bloomsburg, PA. This matured, former Christmas tree farm is truly enchanting and magical. There will be woods camping areas and many places to explore and appreciate, including a breathtaking overlook and winding trails.
There will be much for participants to do throughout the weekend! Workshops will be presented by world-renowned hoop, yoga, and dance instructors and by sustainability experts. Attendees can participate in sound healing workshops and group meditation, nurture the body with one of their licensed massage therapists, help construct a labyrinth, learn the art of static trapeze and aerial silks while suspended from the trees, lay away the day in our geodesic dome, explore the trails, learn the art of poi spinning, participate in community art, experience Ecstatic Dance, or just enjoy the music- the possibilities are endless.
Instructors include: Shakti Sunfire, Hoopalicous, Jonathan Baxter, Brecken Rivara, Malcolm Stuart, Khan Wong, Bex Burton, Caroleena, Kandice Korves-Kaus, Ted Brancu, Kelly Curtis, Shawn Kehs, and many more. Musical performances by Pyschadelphia, The Manhattan Project, Sonni Shine & The Underwater Sounds, Small Change, and more to be announced.
We endeavor to transcend our natural state through community bliss. Join us for another year of LOVE, BLISS, and FLOW.
Meagan, Eric, Margaret, Shawn & Naomi