Month: September 2009

Diving Board Hooping

While a few of us were goofing off hooping on the diving board at Hoop Camp 2009, Snowzilla of Edmonton, Alberta, captured some of the finer moments with Kelly Jo Stull and’s Philo Hagen.

Hoop Camp Reflections: Jo Mondy

Jo Mondy of Sydney, Australia, writes, “I have been sitting at this internet cafe, time on my computer ticking away, trying to think of a way to explain my Hoop Camp experience. Words like epic, intense, joyful and emotional come…

Hoop Camp 2009

Hoopers came from around the globe to attend the 2nd annual Hoop Camp, held again at Kennolyn Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains above Santa Cruz, California. With campers registered this year from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Northern Ireland, South…

Hoop Camp 2009’s video footage from Hoop Camp 2009, held at Kennolyn Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains above Santa Cruz, California. The 2nd annual event is the brainchild of event organizer Heather Troy.

Jo Mondy and the Yellow Balloon

Jo Mondy and the yellow balloon at Hoop Camp 2009. She lives in Sydney, Australia. Kati Köykkä of Oulu, Finland, is on the right in green. Photo by Philo Hagen with my other photos here.

Learn To Hoop Dance

Jocelyn Gordon of the DC Hoop Collective teaches us how to hoop dance and she starts us off with this warm up. Want a little more? Part 2: Waist Hooping and Digestive Health, Part 3: More Waist Hooping and Cool…


Kara Maia Spencer brings hooping and yoga together during her workshop at Hoop Camp 2009 this past weekend. She lives in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Philo Hagen. More Hoop Camp photos tomorrow.

Lupe Fiasco: Shining Down

At Hoop Camp 2009 I was hooping in the great field late at night when I was overcome by how many stars you could see in the sky in the Santa Cruz mountains. That’s when a song came on and…