Floor Workshop and July Spin Jam

Saturday was full of hooping for me.  First, I had that floor workshop with Glo, which was nothing like I expected it to be, and that’s a good thing!  She focused on how to move with the hoop on the floor, from laying down to sitting.  She showed us the proper “rainbow” movements to do with our feet and hands.  Take a look at some of Brecken Rivara’s work.  Glo taught us the foundation of what Brecken does.  It was a very cool workshop!

Right after that was the spin jam down in Musser Park.  Again, we had a good community turnout.  We had some teenagers show up with hoops, a young woman came with some poi, and the kids and parents that came to see what we were doing had a blast.  We had people just hang back and watch and enjoy the scene.  Some just danced.  Others were curious about the hoops.  It was a great time!

Ah, and there was LED hooping again, I brought my good camera.  Yay!  I got some neat shots of Amy hooping and Sterling swinging his LED poi.  Amy even kindly took some photos of me spinning my LED hoop. 

Enjoy the pictures!!

My Week in Hoopiness, So Far

I’m on vacation this week, but I’m still getting out there and hooping.  I was away for a few days, but am back and relaxing. 

Here’s what happening in my world of hoopiness.  First, on Sunday, Jenny had a workshop in a nice Zumba studio.  Good mirrors and space!  Most of my Spinspiration hoop pals were there, and one person from the gym came.  Jenny had us focus on core hooping, and we worked on some off body moves, too.  She had us more experienced hoopers do a lot of work in our opposite current.  I need to work on that.  Badly.  I will admit it. 

Oh, and we worked with props and expressing movement with those.  Jenny had fans and gloves and we got to play with those.  And we even did a small choreography at the end, too.  It was great just to work on core hooping, which really is the foundation of what we do.

I went to my regular class at Studio Spin with Katie on Wednesday, too.  I was the only one in the class, as the rest of the students were at a music festival.  I liked having one on one time with Katie!  She had me turning and shimmying the hoop up to my shoulders with my eyes closed so I could focus on how the hoop was turning on my body and where it was.  It worked!

And we worked on knee hooping.  I can knee hoop ok, but I have a hard time shimmying the hoop back up to my waist.  I just couldn’t quite get it, but I will.  Watch me go practice soon and get that hoop up to my waist on the first try. 

So, that’s the hoopy news for now.  Oh, a few things I want to let you know about.

1.  Glo is having two workshops at Studio Spin on Saturday, the 19th.  This week, people!  One is a doubles workshop and the other is a floor work workshop.  I will be at the floor one.

2.  Lancaster hoopers and those in the area:  We are having a hoop jam at Musser Park in Lancaster, PA on the 19th as well.  We’d love to see you there!