Monthly Archive: June 2009

Heather Hughes Takes Time To Hoop

Heather Hughes Takes Time To Hoop

The Springfield News-Leader reports, “‘Whirling meditation,’ ‘blissful’ and ‘performing art’ are among the words Heather Hughes uses to describe her hula-hooping hobby. Hughes, 24, of Dresden, Missouri, can spin a large hoop around her...

HooperTrooper

HooperTrooper

Anna Zhan is a hooping stormtrooper in Union Square in New York City.

Syn’s On Fire

Syn’s On Fire

Syn fire hooping at a party in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Soundtrack: “Mandala” by Thievery Corporation. Video by JC DiStefano.

The Hula Hoop Effect

The Hula Hoop Effect

porteR in Los Angeles, California writes, “In February a fantastic human being made a hoola hoop for me in exchange for a CD. A worthwhile trade if ever there was one! I was instantly...

Lifts From The Waist

Lifts From The Waist

We’ve had questions about lifts so this we’re spending time with Caroleeena again as she demonstrates lifts from the waist. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Virtuous Luna

Virtuous Luna

Virtuous Luna hoop dancing in her living room in Columbia, Missouri.

Circle of Fire

Circle of Fire

A beautiful shot of Elise Strasz fire hooping at the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Jeff Peaslee.

Cosmic Swirl

Cosmic Swirl

Cosmic Swirl had her hoop dance performance debut at a Seva fundraiser in New York City.

Irish Get Hooping To Get In Shape

Irish Get Hooping To Get In Shape

Media in Ireland is reporting on the return of hooping. The Independent notes, “It’s a retro exercise that’s supposed to knock off pounds and even improve your sex life. Michelle Obama practices it in...

Harmony Festival Hooping

Harmony Festival Hooping

Missa went to the Harmony Festival and took this shot of Christian hooping, sharing her thoughts and photos here. She lives in Santa Rosa, California.

Hoop Path Retreat 2009 Reflections

Hoop Path Retreat 2009 Reflections

Abby Albaum reflects on her experience at the Hoop Path Retreat III in Carrboro, North Carolina. She writes, “In the workshops, Bax encourages students to ‘go blind.’ Blindfolded, meditative practice enables you to focus...

Hoopers Ball

Hoopers Ball

Here’s a video taken by Lynn at the Hoopers Ball at Hoop Path Retreat III in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Hoop Path Retreat 2009

Hoop Path Retreat 2009

Rich Porter spins fire twins at Hoop Path Retreat III in Carrboro, North Carolina. Photo by Charity Maas Edwards from this photo set. More retreat pics here and here.

What’s all the hoopla about in Truckee?

What’s all the hoopla about in Truckee?

Amy Edgett writes for The Sierra Sun in Truckee, California, “Once banned in Japan because the gyrating hip motion was deemed indecent, the Hula Hoop has made a revolutionary comeback. … If you, like...

The Art of Such n Such

The Art of Such n Such

Ouch! Stephanie Farley does a little fire hooping while standing on Will Alvarez – who is lying on a bed of nails. From the Art of Such n Such show at the Bonnaroo Music...