South America

A Hula Hoop Meditation with Carolina Climente

Carolina Climente Carolina Climente is spinning a movement meditation and she grabs her hula hoop and takes us somewhere very special. Praia da Galheta is a wild beach only accessible by trail located on Santa Catarina island in Florianopolis, Brazil. Filmed by Felipe Guerrero and edited by both of them, Carolina spins single and double hoops in the hills and on the shore and the end result is stunning and truly magical. Don’t miss this one! The soundtrack for this is “Monsoon Malabar” by Bombay Dub Orchestra and you can get a copy for your own hooping meditation session over on iTunes.

Galápagos Hoop Groove with Mika Machálek

Mika Machalek Mika Machalek is back, this time with a stunning hooping video that was filmed and edited by Neil Hilton. Dancing in her sacred circle around the majestic scenery of the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, South America, she displays immaculate palm spins, isolations and more. There’s remarkable footage of the beautiful wildlife that live there too. Mika lives in Quito, Ecuador, and the soundtrack here is “Catgroove” by Parov Stelar, and you can download a copy of it for your very own playlist over on iTunes.

Hula Hoop Fun with Saracura the Bamboléro

Saracura Do Brejo hooping It’s time to get silly with Saracura Do Brejo and his hula hoops, seen here clowning it up at a recent performance. His fun hooping and dance moves are bound to both put a smile on your face – and he gets all four of his hula hoops spinning at the same time here too! Watch for the celebratory blast of confetti when he pulls it off. He lives in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil – and if you happen to know what the soundtrack here is then share it with the rest of us in the comments below.

Vidya Hula Hoops Across South America

vidyav Vidya Visvabharathy recently brought her hula hoop with her on a trip to South America for a public health fellowship. She’s sharing her hooping adventures too in a compilation video of all the places she visited including Peru, the Salt Deserts of Bolivia, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, and more. Watch for some fun cameos from the locals too as she spins her way across South America. Vidya is currently living in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and the soundtrack for her travelogue is “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira, which you can find and download over on iTunes.

Mika Machalek: Valparaiso Street Art Hooping

Valparaiso Street Art Hooping In celebration of her very first hoopiversary, Mika Machalek spins it up and takes us on a hooping tour of the amazing technicolor murals and graffiti of beautiful street art of Valparaíso, Chile. Happy Hoopiversary Mika! She’s currently living in Quito, Ecuador, and the soundtrack for this beautiful video is called “Say My Name” by Odesza featuring Zyra and you can download a copy of it for your own music collection quite easily on iTunes.

Hooping with Amanda Moreira-Cali

Amanda Hooping Amanda Moreira-Cali spins up a Brazilian hooping video that is so sensual and stunning we just can’t say enough about it. Lucky enough to spend every summer in Brazil with her family, this was filmed at her aunt and uncle’s lagoon house in Brazil and it’s easy to see why it’s been one of her favorite places in the world ever since she was a kid. Videographer Eduardo Gama captures it and her beauty and flow with such elegance that the results here are spell binding. Amanda lives in Gainesville, Florida, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Resolution” by Matt Corby and you can get a copy of it for yourself over on iTunes.

Mika Machálek: Hooping at the Uyuni Salt Flats

Mika Hooping in Bolivia Mika Machálek is one amazing hooper and an avid world traveler and this time her hoop path takes her to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Uyuni, Bolivia. The exquisitely vast terrain coupled with fascinating video edits by Niel Hilton, all come together to create this truly compelling piece. Follow their travels on their blog – The Way and the Wayfarers. They’re from the island of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and the song is called “Solar Prayers (Birds of Prey Remix)” by Desert Dwellers and it’s on iTunes.