Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hey Hoopers! I am having an amazing time here at Hoop Convergence. I am learning so much about hooping I can't even begin to explain it all. Acro Hoop Yoga, Hoop Choreography, Flamenco Hoopdance........ We had a fire jam last night and I had the honor of performing alongside some of this planet's most stunning performers. Hoopers who had never spun fire also had the opportunity to spin. One of the most touching moments of the whole evening was when one woman went into the fire circle, her first time ever spinning a hoop on fire. She stood there holding the hoop looking absolutely petrified. She looked very hesitant to start spining the hoop standing within the flames, just when she was about to give up everyone began cheering 'spin it, spin it!' Finally she took the hoop to the back of her waist and began spinning it and proceeded to totally rock out with the fire hoop around her waist. Her performance brought tears to my eyes. It was so beautiful.
The workshops have been absolutely amazing. This morning we learned about native hoopdance, followed by a workshop on tandem hooping (two people in one hoop) and then finally a workshop on the chakra system & hooping and sustained spinning. I have had the opportunity to meet and connect with so many great people from all over North America. There are about 10 Canadians here so it is great to connect with people from across our country. My perspective on hooping has definitely broadened. This is such a wonderful community of conscious minded creative people and I am so happy to be a part of it.
lots and lots of hoop love!