HoopPath: Boulder "Peace Dojo" 2017


  • Boulder Circus Center 4747 n 26th Street Boulder, CO, 80301 United States

HP: Boulder “Peace Dojo"

Fri.2/3/2017 (8-11pm) Movement & Freedom— 
Ways to Grow your Core Flow + Find Your Dance

Sat. 2/4/17 (4-8pm) Movement Lab- Peaceful Warrior

Exploring New Techniques to Grow your Repertoire and Inspire your Practice

Sun.2/5/2017 (1:30-5:30pm) Movement Lab- Touch
Off Body Techniques
 

Boulder Circus Center  4747 26th Street  Boulder, CO  80301
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(All workshops begin with 15 minutes of free warmup, and then we circle/talk for about 25-30 minutes.)

Fri. 2/3/2017 (8-11pm) 
Core Hoop Flow, Footwork, and Dance

Sat.2/4/2017 (4-8pm) 
Exploring New Techniques to Grow your Repertoire and Inspire your Practice
Techniques: 
Paddles
Breaks
Tosses
Shoulder Hooping
Foot work
Variations on Samurai

Sun.2/5/2017 (1:30-5:30 pm) 
Techniques: 
Point (Contact hooping)
2 Point
Folding
Hops
Tosses
Balance

Hello, Boulder! 
I'm excited to come back for my Winter visit this year!  This year's visit is a chance for me to share with you guys the latest stuff I've been working on in my own practice, lately. 

The Theme: “Peace Dojo”
For years, I have joked about the HoopPath being a type of “Dojo” within the greater Hoop world. This year, I have decided to push that idea further by offering a workshop tour based on the idea that the HoopPath is a ‘way’ or style of hoop dance training. On this tour, I will teach many of the foundational ideas, but I will also offer new techniques to build the flow and repertoire of the HP student. 

(This idea emerged from the successful Black Belt Trainings I did in the US and Canada.)

The goals of the “Peace Dojo” are to help students build their hoop practices so that they may find an expanded sense of peace in their daily lives. In addition to techniques, I’ll be exploring concept based exercises intended to boost the hooper’s confidence and creative freedom.

I know that I am known by many to be a ‘body rock/core’ teacher, but I’m really excited to expand into new techniques that have dominated my personal practice over the last couple of years. These won’t be completely new techniques to everyone, but everyone should find some new, exciting stuff in the lesson plan. 

Unlike past years, we will NOT be hitting the core (on-body hooping) *as* hard. Instead, we will spend more time on new techniques (2 Point, Gooey paddles, Balance) and freer, creative dance exercises for flow expansion. 

All skill levels are welcome, but if you’ve never hooped you may find some sections challenging.

Please bring your own hoop, blindfold, and water bottle. 

The first 15 minutes of each day are independent warm up time. We “Circle” at the beginning of each class for 20-30 minutes to start each class.