The HoopScoop - March

HELLO BEAUTIFUL HOOPERS As I have mentioned before, "Hooping is Simple- Not Easy". We are all fascinated when we see one hooper really own their space; hooping in an effortless whirl of beauty and bliss. It is often intimidating, even for advanced hoopers, to be confronted with a series of moves or tricks that we don't know (yet). One of the most beautiful things about Hoopnotica is that every hooper recreates the same move to be their own! This month I invite you to learn more, by changing up your practice. Stop focusing on what you already know, and open your mind to new ways of hooping. Maybe you will find this opening by varying the size and weight of your hoop, or by investing in a new level of instruction. Take a class with an amazing hooper that you LOVE to watch on YouTube, or grab one of the new Hoop Technique DVDs in the HoopStore. We look forward to sharing both spring and summer filled with love, friends, and new hoop skills. Keep your practice fresh, and you'll keep Hooping! Gabriella Redding CEO & Hoopmamma   THE SCOOP JOIN US! Learning to teach Hoopnotica is a great way to fight the recession; get fit; and inspire others! We're here to support you in deepening your practice and sharing the hoop love wherever you find yourself. Our Certified Teachers enjoy discounts on Hoopnotica products; press mentions; and an in-depth understanding of how to safely instruct and support the growing interest in this evolving trend in fitness and self-expression. Please consider joining us at an upcoming Hoopnotica Teacher Training. Its the perfect gift for yourself or a friend who loves to hoop. Our program will strengthen your skills as you learn our acclaimed and effective instructional language, and gain the confidence to teach this transformational practice to anyone at any time. Upcoming Teacher Trainings: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia ~ Levels 1 & 2 Monday & Tuesday, March 28 & 29x, 2011 New York City ~ Levels 1 & 2 Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2011 Saint Louis, MO ~ Levels 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2011 Rochester, NY ~ Level 1 Saturday, May 15, 2011 Garden City, MI ~ Levels 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2011 Los Angeles, CA ~ Levels 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2011 Winston- Salem, NC ~ Levels 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2011 Birmingham, AL~ Levels 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2011 Oahu, HI ~ Levels 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2011 More dates coming soon! Visit the calendar and register online here! Email Jocelyn Gordon with your questions:   WHAT'S HOT NOW We're so excited to offer the Hoop Technique DVD set to you this month. We have been obsessed with Rich Porter and Vivian Hancock AKA "Spiral" ever since we attended their intensive workshops. Check out the Free Spin this month (below) for a preview of their two disk DVD set, produced to both inspire and instruct. This DVD is perfect for hoopers who have been through the Hoopnotica program, and are looking for new ways to explore space and movement within their practice. The Survivor We're all fighters in this lifetime, and each of us faces challenges that threaten to take us down at different points. This hoop is a dedication to each of us as we navigate through the challenges of life, using our Hoopnotica practice to let off steam. When things get tough- don't take it out on the people you love the most. Hoop through anything, with "the Survivor". The newest hoop in our collection, the Survivor is wrapped with earthtone camo, a ribbon of brilliant sky blue mirror, and is finished off with a sweet teal grip tape. Made by hand in Venice, CA by artists who love their work, and pay attention to the details of superior hoop craftsmanship. This hoop is shipped full size; is 41" in diameter; weighs just under 2 lbs; and is great for both beginners and advanced hoopers alike. The Aries The sweet and charming charisma of those born under the stars of Aries is alluring and attractive. But under the surface, the Aries hooper has a tendency to build up feelings unexpressed. These feelings, if left to their own, can increase in pressure and cause this normally very chill sign to be just a bit intense. Find balance and harmony with a hoop practice inspired by the power and audacity of the ram: celestial golden sparkle is tempered by blue star-crossed prismatic tape, and finished with the clarity of teal grip tape. Each Aries hoop is created with care and love by our hoop makers in Venice, CA. The hoop weighs just under 2 lbs, and is shipped full-size. This hoop is great for any hooper with a brilliant heart, and a hot head to cool...but of course, we don't know anyone like that.   HOOPER OF THE MONTH CONTEST WINNERS! A few weeks ago, we announced that we were giving away a distance learning certification on the Hoopnotica Facebook page. We didn't expect to receive over 200 entries... but were absolutely THRILLED to review them. The contest called for hoopers who were interested in being trained in the Hoopnotica curriculum, and felt that in becoming certified they could do great good in their communities. We asked why they wanted to become certified, and what they would do with it if they won. We chose three winners, and seven runners up, whose stories we will be featuring in the coming months. For a complete list of runners-up, keep an eye on our Facebook page- become a fan today! Name: Vicky Hallenbeck Location: Winston-Salem, NC Occupation: Church Secretary Favorite Hoop: For travel, my favorite hoop is my blue break-down Hoopnotica hoop, which has journeyed many miles with me. Favorite Song to Hoop to: Traveling Light by Joel Hansen and Sara Groves In Her Words When I first saw hoopdance on the internet, it swept me off my feet with the beauty of it, and the desire to become part of it. Even though I’m old, uncoordinated, and have health issues, I found that nothing can overcome focused desire. So I got a hoop and ordered the Hoopnotica DVDs. Over the past 2+ years, through a journey of faith and hooping, I have lost over 100 pounds, and continue to chip away at the poor habits and inactivity that led me to such poor health. Like everyone who takes up the hoop, I have become a kind of ambassador– a circuit rider of the hoop, reaching out in friendship to hoopers whenever I meet them, encouraging others to take up the hoop, and sharing the joy of the sport wherever I go. Every time I see someone’s face light up with delight when she manages to get the hoop to rotate a few turns, it feeds my soul, and heightens my own joy. Becoming certified will help promote hooping as legitimate exercise. Thank you for this tremendous opportunity.

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