To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn… The turning of the seasons From summer to fall Reminder of Nature’s bounty Abundance for one and all One of the fundamental elements of hoop dance is turning. We turn to learn to move in our hoops. We turn to learn a new trick. We turn to add some flourish and flair. We turn… Read More To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn…
You’ve got to love it. Hoop dance changed my body and my life and my world because I loved it. That love for the hoop and the rhythm and moving in a new way to music overrode all of my fears about looking awkward or concerns about what anyone else thought about me or… Read More You’ve Got to Love It
I was playing with some new hoop moves the other day, in the kitchen. I never hoop in there, but the light was good and I was inspired. Sometimes it’s nice to break out of the norm and do something different. The smaller space made me much more aware of where the hoop was on… Read More Hooping in the Kitchen and Other Fun Ways to Keep Your Hoop Practice Fresh
Shoulders! How many of us sometimes feel like we carry the weight of the world on those babies? Though for most of us, the weight we carry is figurative, the body responds to stress with clenched muscles and shallow breath in an attempt to protect us from any more assaults. Enter the hoop. Literally. Those… Read More Getting It Up and Keeping It Up – Shoulder Hooping, Anyone?
This is my 4th year teaching hoop dance workshops at She’s All That, the signature fundraising project of the San Ramon Chapter of Soroptimist, International. SAT is for Middle School girls and their moms, featuring lots of fun and educational classes. This year, the event was held at Cal High, and as you can see,… Read More She’s All That 2015
Hoop therapy. It was a dark and stormy night, not so much outside but there was a torrent of emotion brewing within. Grace came in the glow of my LED hoop and the beautiful, soulful, bluesy music that moved me deeper into both dance and hoop, through all those tender feelings. Got hoops? I have… Read More Hip to These Rhythms and Blues
I have been doing another Hooping Challenge, this one was started by Carloyn Mabry, aka, Caroleeena, on Facebook, is for 30 Days, called, Look Ma! No Hands! The idea is to get stronger at hooping without the use of the hands, which anyone who has hooped for any length of time and knows more than… Read More Look Ma! No Hands ~Day 2
I was inspired to start a new daily hoop challenge on the 4th Anniversary of Goddess Hoop Dance, April 3rd. As of this morning’s hoop session, I have logged 101 days of hooping for at least 30 minutes. Hoop challenges are great because they get people hooping, even on days when you might otherwise be… Read More Hips in Hoops Deliver
California. One of the first things I learned on this journey was that the hoop is a portal for transformation.
California. Stretching into a new expression, in the hoop and beyond. This picture is from my 4th Hoopiversary, August 10, 2013, almost a year ago. A lot has changed in the past year. Things that I took for granted then, are no longer part of my life. Hoop dance is still part of my every… Read More Why Hoop Dance? Reason #8