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!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Wanderlust!!

This past Saturday I had the awesome opportunity to teach hooping at a "mindful triathlon", Wanderlust 108 here in Houston, at the newly completed Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park! From www.wanderlust.com :

Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation -- but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, we place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made.
And unlike many events offering yoga and meditation, we combine our practice with a whole lot of fun. While we’re pretty sure you’ll be challenged during the day, we are equally sure you’ll have a great time doing so. From live bands and DJs on our main stage, to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to our local food and craft vendors, there’s a lot to do when you’re not on your mat. 
While the rain did show up, it certainly didn't ruin the day. It was a total blast, can't wait for next time! :)



Monday, October 26, 2015

Schedule update!

The next hoop class at Dance Source Houston will be November 9th, 2015, 7pm, then we'll be taking a break for my favorite time of year, the Holiday Season!! Classes will resume at Dance Source on January 4th.

Classes will continue every Tuesday at Yoga Studio of The Woodlands, 6pm. Hope you're all having a lovely autumn!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The LED Hoop Class!

You asked for it, and Tonight is the night! At Dance Source Houston-The Barn (2201 Preston, Houston, TX) we'll be exploring the hoop dance moves that work best with LED lighted hoops. We'll also talk about photography apps and settings to get those amazing shots. Don't have an LED? No problem! I have a few to borrow, show up early to snag your chance! Class is $10 per person, cash or card at the time of class. Have questions? Don't hestiate to, hoopcubed at gmail dot com.


Monday, October 12, 2015

World Hoop Day in Houston, 2015!

World Hoop Day was October 3rd, and the hoopers of Houston celebrated at Hermann Park. The weather was beautiful and it was so great to meet new hoopers and see old friends. Check us out, and the video of us all performing this year's choreography. Sure, some were better than others lol, but it was such a blast! Can't wait for next year :)




Monday, October 5, 2015

No Hoop Class At Dance Source-The Barn tonight

No hoop class at The Barn tonight (10/5), see y'all tomorrow at Yoga Studio Of The Woodlands!