"Movement has the capacity to take us to the home of the soul, the world within for which we have no name.
Movement reaches our deepest nature, and dance creatively expresses it. Through dance, we gain new insights into the mystery of our lives. When brought forth from the inside and forged by the desire to create personal change, dance has the profound power to heal the body, psyche, and soul."
Hula hooping serves as my doorway into mystery.
Hooping is a partnership. The hoop both guides my movement and responds to it.
My hoop creates a safe container in which to freely and expressively move.
The contact of the hoop on my skin puts me in deep communication with the sensations and messages of my body.
The joy it brings to those watching puts me in connection with community.
The challenge of creative movement and the ease of dancing with my hoop, fully in the present moment, put me in collaboration with the divine.
HoopYogini™ is a program created by Jocelyn Gordon that combines Hula Hooping with Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation. The hoop is used as a yoga prop to strengthen and stretch the body and inspire and ground at the mind. The Circle Represents Wholeness. The Hoop Represents Connection. The Center Is Your Destination.
private and group classes in hoop dance and/or HoopYogini™
"The Hoop & The Tease" - an adaptable workshop that integrates hoop dance, HoopYogini™, and burlesque to connect the dancer with the sensual nature of the body and by extension, life
burlesque act development advising
All classes are offered on a sliding scale. If capitalism is getting you down, reach out. Maybe we can make a trade!
I have been a Certified HoopYogini™ Instructor since 2013.