Monday, May 23, 2016

Class Update!

UPDATE! No hoop class today at Dance Source due to an appointment I have, 5/23 and no class next week for Memorial day. Boooo!! See y'all June 6th!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Back at home, ready to hoop!

Hello everyone! I'm finally back stateside from my beautiful trip to Bali, Indonesia, where I spent nearly two weeks soaking up all the HoopYogini™ love and goodness! I can't wait to start sharing this beautiful practice with you all in May (dates/location to come soon!).

But back to the awesome business of Hoop DANCE!! Unfortunately we lost an amazing dancer, singer, musician, and inspiration this week, Prince. So Monday night the entire class will be filled with his music. I might just wear some fingerless lace gloves and side pony tail too. I miss the 80's and of course, Prince.

Class is $10, at Dance Source Houston (2201 Preston), 7pm. I always provide the hoops, and you never have to have hooping experience. Can't wait to see you!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

HoopCubed Hiatus!

Just another reminder yall, classes resume on April 18th and 19th, when I return from Bali! I can't wait to learn lots of new things to bring back to yall. Hoop with you soon my loves!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Certified HoopYogini™ Instructor!!

Hello hoopers!! It has been a crazy spring so far, with more adventures to come! Last week not only did I complete my HoopYogini™ Instructor Certification Program, but I was also offered to enter the master trainer apprenticeship program! To become a master trainer, and with a program I truly believe in so deeply, is something I've wanted so badly, and now it's happening!  I'll be mentoring perspective HoopYogini™ instructors in May when the new online certification session begins! I'm so in love with this program that beautifully combines yoga and the hoop. Practicing it continuously for the last 6 months has improved my mental and physical health like nothing before. I can't wait to share it with you!!


                           April 19th, 6:00pm, 
                 Yoga Studio of The Woodlands



Join me for the HoopYogini™ Spinal Awakening Series! "This Doctor-Approved program is designed to tone your core, improve your posture and reduce back pain. Learn about the importance of the spine as the conduit that nourishes all other body systems. Cultivate Centered Pose – your place of inner power, strength and resilience. Integrate each pose into a flowing dance. Establish a healthy habit and the ability to show up for your personal well-being and empowerment." - www.hoopyogini.com 

This is class is perfect for yogis interested in the hoop, and hoopers interested in yoga, and EVERYONE in between! Class is $15 per person, payable by card or cash at the door, or $12 through PayPal at hoopcubed@gmail.com 

You can't be everything to anyone if you aren't being everything to yourself first.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Less is more!

Often, the best hoop videos I see have the fewest amount of "tricks". They truly allow the dance to be seen, rather than just move after move. I LOVE this video that shows just that! 

ALSO: No hoop class in The Woodlands today due to the flash flood and tornado watch. Y'all stay safe out there!! See you next week!! 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Amazing hoop photo!

So if you've taken one of my classes, or hooped with me anywhere, you know that I LOVE LED hoops! That's the kind with the lights inside that create amazing pictures when the shutter speed is slowed down. But I have to say, seeing others play with them is almost better than actually doing the hooping! This is picture from one of my classes, where two students are using mini hoops, that my amazing husband got me for Christmas. These are the Bohemian style lighting from www.moodhoops.com, a version I've been craving for years now. I love seeing these ladies enjoy themselves, and I love getting these shots! Want to try it yourself? Hand the hoop to a friend, make sure to have them make large moves (like hand hooping, chest/back rolls, mandala, figure 8 weave) and try out the Camera Streak app on Android!


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy 2016! And the Number One Reason You Should Hoop Dance

AHHHH can you believe the holidays are over? If I know myself at all, I'll be asking people how their Christmas was deep into March. It's always so hard for me to let it all go lol. But, alas, it's the new year, and it's the perfect time to delve into something new. For instance, my husband has installed dimmers in our living room and dining room. Something tiny, yet makes a huge difference. What am I doing? Throwing myself into multiple hoops, playing with some other props, and starting a podcast (FINALLY)!

So maybe you've been thinking that you want to get into this whole hula hoop thing, but have some reservations. I get it, I really do. What's cool though is once you start trying new things, it's sorta hard to stop. I mean, I created a 3D deer out of cardboard this morning. Like, what's that about?

There are a lot of reasons to hula hoop, like dropping a few holiday pounds, having more energy, showing up your kids with your skills, but there is one that out weighs all of those.

IT'S FUN.

Just because you're an adult does not mean you can't have fun. Silly, childish, laugh until your gut hurts, FUN. It's true what they say, youth is wasted on the young. The time when we can truly appreciate being carefree, is the time when we really were. Now we've got bills and responsibilities, but your mind needs to take a break and do something else. And I don't mean Candy Crush. Hooping is for every age, size, and gender. I have all the adult sized hoops you can imagine, so put down that kid sized toy and come play!! 

Classes start Monday, January 4th at Dance Source in downtown Houston, and January 5th at Yoga Studio of the Woodlands. Click HERE to sign up! Love you all, happy New Year!