Seated but not defeated: Spinning injury into an asset

Knee surgery! I don’t have time for this! But there it was, smack dab in the middle of my Hoop Love Coach Training 2016. Ugh! My first ever hoop classes were already scheduled around what I believed would only be a 2-week recovery. The procedure was a breeze but the recovery would require no-weight bearing … Read more

How to keep your hoop students motivated

As hoop teachers we all want our students to leave class feeling energized with a sense of achievement. We want them to feel excited to practice at home and stay motivated both at home and in class. But what happens when they lose their hooping mojo? How can we keep them motivated? I asked the … Read more

How to make workouts for your hoop fitness class

hoop fitness Teach Hula Hoop Fitness Class

So you got a new gig teaching at a fabulous women’s gym? Congrats! But you are freaking out because even though you have been teaching hoop dance for a while, you have done lots of training and you know how to facilitate creative and safe classes you NEED NEW MATERIAL! New class ideas. Hoop fitness … Read more

Must Read Books for Movers & Shakers: The Ultimate Movement Activist’s Library

Reading is much like dance; we absord the wisdom of the ideas and words on the pages, then transform them into our own expressions. The following list is a short library of books that have supported me as a movement activist and dancefloor explorer. WIse words that help guide self-practice, group dynamics and stepping up as … Read more

What I Accidentally Learned by Organising a Hoop Retreat

This is a guest post written by Missy Cooke the founder of Lansing Hoops and creator of the Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat Before organizing a hoop dance retreat, I thought it was as simple as imagining a really cool event, and then asking everybody to show up. I had no idea how much work was … Read more