Yaneilys (Yanee) Amador is a passionate Yoga instructor and certified Hoop Love Coach based in South Florida. She discovered the magic of Hula Hoop Dance at a Yoga Festival in 2018 where she learned her first trick- the escalator! Fascinated by muscle memory and prop manipulation, she bought her first hoop that same night and decided to dive head-first into the loving Hoop community. She is grateful for Deanne Love’s endless tutorials on Youtube, and countless other amazing, talented hoopers on Instagram for inspiring her to develop her own unique style. The creativity and freedom she found in Hoop flow felt similar to the peace she finds in Yoga, and she aims to combine these two practices into a transformative style of movement therapy through her business- Hooping&Beyond! Her mission is to use the life-changing circles to spread self- love and confidence while benefiting from a fun and full body fitness workout. By taking deep conscious breaths and connecting to your inner child, this invigorating workout will improve your mood, fitness level, body-awareness, and overall well-being. Yanee teaches with patience, compassion, and humor to encourage students to express themselves without fear of judgment in a safe/supported space. When she is not in the hoop, Yanee enjoys painting, journaling, meditating in nature, and creating custom colorful hoops from scratch.
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