Monthly Archives: August 2007

Up In Flames: Our Annual Hiatus

Hooping.org Magazine is going on our annual hiatus for a week and heading off to Burning Man to hoop ourselves silly, meet up with hoopers from all over and report on the many hoop happenings taking place this year. The magazine will resume our usual daily operations after Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, September 4th. Until then, here are our…

Your Burning Man Hooping Calendar

It’s not much of a stretch to say that Burning Man may well be the most hoopening place on the planet, and this years event is no exception. There’s a whole week of activities from hooping and hoop making classes, to performances and hoop jams, even a non-hooping hooper social. Things kick off on Monday at sunset with the jump-off…

Hoop Yoga with Mercedes Gomez

Nancy Maes writes for the Chicago Tribune, “Mercedes Gomez (pictured) combines hooping with the ancient Indian art of yoga in a class at the Gold Coast location of Yoga Now. The hoops are not the lightweight plastic rings that are great for kids but a version that Gomez creates out of irrigation tubing and colorful tape that are heavier and…

The Hoop Dancers of Pulaski Park

Fred Contrada writes for The Republican, “I’m a specter passing through Pulaski Park, arrested by the sight of a gang with hula hoops. They’re doing tricks or a dance, I can’t tell which, to a rattling drum beat from a CD player. Inside one hoop are a young man and woman who might be a couple or performance partners or…