As you enter the hoop, the magic begins. The circle – sacred symbol of life, itself – surrounds and embraces the body. Swirling bands of light in rhythmic flow. A vortex of Love caresses the skin, penetrating barriers and blocks, baring the source, the shoulds, and the solutions. Remedying that which was stuck, energizing the… Read More The Transformative Magic of Hoop Dance
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
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
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
This picture is from the One Hoop One Love, In-Depth Hoop Retreat I attended in Hawaii in January. It was one of the most amazing, heart opening, life-changing weeks, ever. 🙂 The next one is scheduled for January 2015.
We haven’t held a Hoop Jam in San Ramon in a couple of years, so before all of the glorious summer weather of 2012 is gone we’re going to seize the day. Bring your hoops if you have them. I have plenty of hoops to share if you need one or want to try a… Read More Sunday Hoop Jam in San Ramon
I have really had a rough time this month. I’d been having weird dreams and an eerie sense of foreboding before all of the news of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and ongoing crisis broke. After watching some of the news stories I sunk into one of the blackest places I’ve been in recent memory. Though I… Read More Finding Center
There were so many new hoopers at our Summer Solstice Hoop Jam last Sunday that I spent most of the afternoon meeting them, chatting about hooping and offering some basic instructions to help them get their hoops in flight. Half of them had left by the time I finally thought to get out the video… Read More Summer Solstice Hoop Jam