’Tis the season of hooping outdoors and hopefully, often! It’s also the season that I teach a million children hula hooping. (Which is maybe a contributing factor to why to blog post is so late) It is just nice to have the time to properly sit down and write this blog!
Let me be frank, I am IN LOVE with this hooper. Although I have never met him in person, his creativity and passion shine through his hoop dance via the magic of Instagram. I have been following him for at least a couple of years now and have always been entertained whether he’s using one hoop or four! The best way for me to describe his style in words would be: Tech-y Flow-y Dance-y Fun!
It’s not often to see technical hoop moves paired with this le...
I like June.... Outdoor flow arts jams have begun in my hometown of Toronto and flow festivals (for me) are only weeks away! I personally can’t wait to get outside more often to spend time inside of my hoop and alongside my flowmies!
Speaking of flowmies, the newest Hooper of the Month already feels like one to me. He is so kind and fun and free speaking! I have been following his journey online for a couple of years, at least. What I love most about his Instagram account is seeing how much he has progressed! You will notice that people who practice almost every day with passion, like June’s HOTM, are the ones who progress the most and fastest. His flippy, fancy, and fun moves make me smile and so does his charming pers...
You know that moment when you find something special? I felt that as soon as I stumbled upon the Instagram page for this month's Hooper of the Month!
....Sometimes, I hold back on commenting on a women's smile (or at least leave it until last, since there are so many more important things than having a beautiful smile....RIGHT, LADIES?!) but in this case, it needed to be mentioned. It's straight up - infectious! It pairs well with page full of wonderful videos and images. Her inspirational messages and willingness to share her deep (not always positive) emotions make her easy to connect with and love.
Watching her hoop videos are a treat. SO much energy and skill! Fr...
Hello and welcome back for another edition of HooperSonic’s Hooper of the Month!
I am not sure I’ve been this excited about a February in a long time. (Although, I am hoping to hit Mardi Gras and the Immersion Hoop Retreat in New Orleans next year! So I am sure I maaaaay be excited NEXT February as well)
Here in Toronto, February is cold and everyone has usually had it with snow by now. This year we didn’t have a proper snow until just a few weeks ago. It is now clear that winter is here, but if you REALLY think about it…. There are only a few more weeks until SPRING….. is only a few more weeks away.
Back to why I’m excited about February…
This month’s Hooper of the Month is PURE AWESOME! I’ve been following this hoop dancer since I f...
I hope you all had a lovely holiday, whatever you celebrate. I personally had a pretty low-key Christmas with my family and the break was a welcome change. Now that the hustle and bustle of a new year has begun, I am deeply immersed in teaching my regular weekly classes (woot!!) and planning some awesome Toronto springtime flow events.
HooperSonic is turning 4 years old on March 23rd and, as usual, we will celebrate in style with a mini flow fest featuring talented, local (and surrounding) instructors. We will eat delicious food, draw for raffle prizes and much more… All included in the ticket price! I am really looking forward to this event because each year we make it more fun and this year is shaping up to be just that...
Here is it. The VERY LAST Hooper of the Month post for 2018! I have honestly looked forward to these every month. Some people were truly honoured, but I would say the honour has been ALL MINE....err... ours, I guess. We have been granted the fortune of a peek into the lives of fabulous hoopers who have agreed to share their stories. Some hoopers shared some personal and amazing things.... But really it just gave me the chance to be the nosey person that I truly am. ;)
Will HHOTM continue in 2019? .... Absolutely!
I am SO not done showcasing hoopers that I love!
Although, there will be 2 differences with the Hooper of the Month entries for next year:
1) NEW QUESTIONS! - I'll be replacing a few of the current...
And another Hooper of the Month post is here to share!
I have been watching this particular person for some time now via Instagram and their feed provides a lovely window into a wonderful world of wobbly, wiggly, hoop tech! (WOAH! SO MANY W'S!) You will also catch them playing with a few other flow props such as buugeng and poi! Sometimes, our featured hooper will show off some sweet dance moves paired with a pretty technical style. This is really refreshing to see because pairing complicated hoop moves while independently moving other parts of your body so nicely, is not that common. If you want kiiiiiiind of an idea of what I am talking about, try rubbing your belly, patting your head, and then, dancing......
My favourite month is here! OCTOBER-WEEN! I mean, October...
By the October rolls around, I feel like most people are ready for changes or they are in the process of making changes. I am personally working on HooperSonic and personal health-related changes. I'll keep you posted in the coming months as to what those things are. ;)
People are also ready for jamming indoors, warm drinks, sweaters, giants scarves, and boots! (But NOT the parkas, yet, thank you very much!)
However, the best part of October may seem obvious: Halloween!
My house is fully awash in creepiness... (Inside and out)