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My passion for movement stems from my parents. They taught me the importance of being active by involving me in dance, gymnastics and other team sports at a young age. In middle school, I loved to hula hoop, roller skate and play basketball and continued to play sports throughout high school. After graduating, I decided
Deneen is a preschool teacher, specializing in kids yoga and hula hoops for all ages. Wild & Free Play classes are available privately or held weekly in Bozeman, Montana. Wild and Free Play, offers movement based-cooperative learning activities inviting hula hoops and yoga philosophies into the lives of children.
Hi! I’m Toni of Tonikikii Performance Arts. I have been hooping since April 2014 and teaching and performing since early 2016. Hooping quickly became a passion for me. As soon as I nailed that first trick I realized this was something that I could easily get lost in. I spent hours upon hours watching videos,
Michelle is a Hoop Dance Fitness instructor located in Rochester, NY, USA. She focuses on body-positive, fun fitness classes and workshops for ages 13+. Michelle’s hooping journey started in 2012 and has evolved as she learned to practice fitness as a celebration of what a body is capable of, and not a punishment for what
I always loved to waist hoop as a child. But, not until my daughter started taking circus classes one summer, did I realize that there was a whole lot more to hooping technique than just waist hooping. I began to follow along in her hoop class and learn what I could. Hooping was just something
I bought myself an adult-sized hoop in 2012 for my 43rd birthday. When I cleared some space, put on some music and gave it a spin, my first thought was: Everyone needs to know about this! That mission began with weekly hoop jams and local events, and led to the opening of my Hoop Joy
A driving factor for me to continue teaching and performing is to help people feel comfortable and happy in their own bodies, their own skin, and with their own unique style of movement. So many of us feel uncomfortable, unsatisfied, and unhappy with our own bodies, and how we move, and hooping can help transform
Introduced to the Hoop in early 2013, Selena James, of Pursuit of Pi, began practicing the art of hoop dance as an outlet for personal obstacles blocking her path. It was through hoop dance that she discovered first hand the numerous mental, physical, and spiritual attributes the hoop could bring. She formed a profound appreciation
Having begun her hoop journey in spring of 2014, Natallia has remained dedicated since. Her talent began much like everyone else’s. She didn’t quite know what she wanted to do with her life, and this was generating a lot of stress and anxiety. She wanted to help others get through similar situations. She wanted to