Monthly Archives: June 2004

Hoopathon

Have you ever done a Hoopathon or even heard of one? I hadn’t until I ran into Cinthia, a Bay Area hooper, at a party a couple of months ago. Cinthia told me that she and Andrea, the owner of Serrahna, a clothing store in Oakland, were organizing a Hoopathon to benefit a group of artisans from Bhuj–Kutch, India, whose…

Festival Hooping

With tomorrow being the first day of summer, we’re in the height of festival season! Festivals are my favorite place to hoop — outside in the sunshine or moonlight with endless amounts of free space to use, music, and lots of folks who want to hoop. This weekend, I brought four hoops with me to Mother Earth, an Oracle Gathering…

In Motion

Hula hoopers were present at Seattle Metro’s “Spring into Motion” event, on May 1st, to support healthy transportation choices. Ariel and I presented a hoop dance demo and then facilitated a mini hoop playshop to get the kids and adults whirling inside the hoops. Then Dizzy Hips wowed the audience with his stunt hoop tricks and fancy square hoop. Pics…

Ankle hooping video

After posting about a trick with the hoop going horizontally around your ankle, Laura asked in the comments if she could see a video of the trick. I will not leave any hooping.org reader’s wish unanswered, so today I made a little video.

Hooping naked

I recently hooped naked for the first time. I was hanging out at Baker Beach with some friends and some hoops, and since Baker Beach is a nude beach it made sense for us to hoop naked. Besides the obvious feelings of freedom and unrestraint, naked hooping brings with it another benefit: the traction of the skin. When hooping with…