4 Mar

This is my sweet sister friend Rebecca…the hoop-making extraordinaire behind “Hoopenanigans“. You might remember her from this post. She recently flew up to spend time with me in Colorado and we had WAY too much fun.

She has just recently decided to follow her passion: she quit her long-time job and decided to make a living inspiring others to hoop. She has started teaching and hosting hoop jams in South Carolina and the number of hoopers has exploded each week! She is passionate about what she does and it *shines* through.

She now has an Etsy store and her hoops are gorgeous! Becky is also an amazing artist, and it shows in her hoops. Speaking of gorgeous hoops…we will be doing a giveaway of one of her hoops on this blog SOON! Stay tuned πŸ™‚

You can visit her shop here.
See her videos on YouTube here.

Congratulations Miss Becky! You inspire me! πŸ™‚

Red Rocks Flow

16 Feb

My friend Becky was in town from South Carolina last weekend and we enjoyed an awesome Spin Summit flow jam at Red Rocks!
It was a little snowier than we expected, but all in all, it was delightful. Neither of us had been to the amphitheater before, so it was super fun to be there…on the stage!

Photographic opportunities were plentiful…be sure to check out the entire set!

HoopPath Boulder // Days 2 and 3

4 Feb

“I teach hoop DANCE…hoop DANCE…hoop DANCE…”



I can still hear Baxter’s voice booming above the thumping music…my eyes closed behind the blindfold. Feeling more free inside my hoop than I have in a long time, I let the music and movementΒ  lull me into a comfortable rhythm.

In trying to explain HoopPath to my friends who weren’t there…I described Baxter as an “inspirational speaker” who uses the hoop as a teaching tool. That’s the only way I could think to describe it. His workshop left me encouraged in my hardships, challenged in my hooping, and more focused in my faith.

Baxter brought the ever beautiful and grace-filled Beth Lavinder with him…and as always, it was a joy to watch her hoop. I pretty much want to BE her. πŸ™‚

One of my favorite parts of the weekend was when Baxter taught “touch technique”…this was entirely new to me and I really enjoyed trying something completely different than what I was used to with my hoop.

The circus center is located just on the outskirts of Boulder and the light was so beautiful at night! Big thanks to Leah and Mia for showing me their hoop ninja moves πŸ™‚

All in all, this workshop far exceeded my expectations and I was pleasantly surprised at the intensity of physical and emotional exertion. I was completely EXHAUSTED every night…it was a great reminder at what a great workout hooping truly is!

If Baxter comes to your town (or within 10 hours of your town πŸ™‚ )…don’t miss the Deep Water. You’ll find good stuff there.

You can find LOTS more images on Facebook and Flickr.
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HoopPath Boulder // Day 1

29 Jan

This weekend is the long-awaited Hoop Path workshop in Boulder! For those of you who don’t know, we recently stopped traveling full-time and settled down in Longmont, CO (just 12 mi. from Boulder). It’s so nice to have such a lovely hoop community here. I feel so blessed.

I LOVED Baxter’s opening ceremony/sequence at Hoopcamp…and have been looking forward to attending a full workshop for quite some time. The first night was everything I had hoped it would be…meditative and freeing with some LOUD thumping music to make my soul sing. If you’ve never hooped to hip-hop music…you’re really missing out πŸ™‚

I have many friends at the workshop…including Leah and Mia, who drove all the way from Des Moines, Iowa yesterday!! So fun to flow with friends all around.

Here are some images from Day One! Full set on Facebook and Flickr. More to come!

Hoopie Awards 2011

21 Jan

Today (1/21) is the last day you can vote for the 2011 Hoopies! So get on over there and VOTE by 9pm PST! I’m especially excited that so many Colorado hoopers are in the running for awards…Danielle, Nick, Rainbow Michael, and the Boulder Circus Jam! I cannot wait to see who the winners are…so excited!

Also, be sure to click through all of the links to the nominees…there is some serious inspiration to be had.

Hoop Technique DVD Winner!

21 Dec

It’s time!! Thank you to all of you who entered and spread the Hoop Technique love around…

And the winner is…
Rebecca @ Funshine Pics!

Congratulations Rebecca! I’ll email you soon πŸ™‚

For those of you who didn’t win, click on over and order youself this DVD…they start shipping tomorrow!! Yay!


17 Dec

I’m starting to wonder if Nick ever eats or sleeps…because it appears that he works on his hooping every minute of the day! This video is mesmerizing…with moves that I’ve never seen anywhere before…you’ll be rewinding this one to see it again and again!!

*filmed at the Wednesday jam at the Boulder Circus Center