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Hula hoop class @ Wigwam Festival Atlanta

HULA HOOP DANCE PLAYSHOP WITH REBECCA DESHON OF HOOPESSENCE
SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2016
10AM

WIGWAM WELLNESS FESTIVAL:

Not your mama’s hula hoop! Modern hula hoop dance is a fun aerobic activity that strengthens the whole body; blending a mind-body connection that improves, balance, coordination as well as flexibility. Hooping burns up to 100 calories every ten minutes. Get ready for a fun filled full-body experience that will hook you from the very beginning! We will learn foundations of hula hooping and slowly add tricks/techniques that will blast open infinite possibilities. Think that “you can’t hoop”? No worries, no experience required. Hoops and smiles provided – Come ready to laugh, dance, move and get into the groove!

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Headline News hooping interview

Fantastic footage from my interview with Headline News along side hoop star Rachael Lust.  I had a wonderful time teaching my class and working with Jennifer Whalen and the CNN crew. Watch here 🙂

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Beginners Hula Hooping Dance Class

Beginners Hula Hoop Dance PLAYshop
Saturday Dec 1, 2012

Ladies Workout Express
1:30-4:30pm
(Sorry gentleman,This class is being taught at a Women’s only facility)

In one fun filled afternoon we will cover the fundamentals of hula hooping on our core and hands including choosing the correct hoop for your unique body/goals. We will explore hooping on different places of the core body including waist, hips, chest, shoulders for a fun dance workout. We will also begin to explore hooping on the hands in vertical and horizontal planes then twirl into corkscrews.

Come in as a bare bones beginner, to learn in your opposite current, whether you just want to perfect your own beautiful self-taught skills or as a great refresher course, all skill levels welcome. Leave with a whole lotta hoop love under your belt (and soon to be dropping from your waist line, if ya know what I mean). We will smile & laugh and yes, there will be sweating! Come find that inner child and bring them out to play! Bring a friend, co-worker or family member with you to play along to take advantage of our bring a friend special!

$35 to pre-register for this fun filled 3 hour workshop BEFORE Nov 30. Class goes up to $40/day of class.

Pre-register with a friend by Nov 30 and get class for you both for just $70, save 10! Class goes up to $40 each day of class.
New to hooping? No worries! Hoops for our beginners workshops (and plenty of giggles) are provided!
What to wear: Comfortable, breathable clothes that fit are recommended. Natural fibers are best for grip! Don’t forget your water bottle!
Call REBECCA directly with questions: 404-431-8876

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New class series! Off Body Sundays in Aug

What: Off Body Isolations

Anti-Spin & more

Where: Ladies Workout Express Atlanta

When: Sundays 1-2:30 Aug 12, 19 AND 26

Investment: $15/class when you sign up for all 3 ($45) or $20/drop in

Want to learn amazing off body hoop dance moves that are sure to impress? My newest hoop dance series is sure to deliver! *One & two handed isolations *Isolation turns & barrel rolls *Anti-Spin & flowers *Free form movement *Isolation bubbles *Linear isolations *Folding *Grips & grip changes and applying them to plane transition *On to off & Off to on body TRANSITIONS & MORE

Join Rebecca DeShon, Atlanta’s Premiere Hoop Dance instructor for 3 action packed Hoop Dance Playshops, 1.5 hours each. NO experience required. Hoop provided. Build your confidence, strengthen your body and learn some amazing hoop dance moves!

Space is limited! Pre-registration is recommended at the below link OR bring your full series payment to the first class.

Just $15/class when you sign up for all 3 OR $20 each to drop in! Feel free to email info@hoopessence.com to secure your space or call Rebecca with questions 404-431-8876

Register

Facebook Invite, bring your friends!

 

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Hoop Dance: Kinetic Hive!

Tuesday’s are HOOPY at Kinetic Hive in Inman Park, Atlanta! Come play with us!

This is a flexible, drop-in friendly (not a series) hula hoop dance class. The sessions often mix hoop experience and skill levels. This is a perfect hooping class for beginners and advanced hoopers alike. We will cover hoop dance moves, form for better hula hoop dance and transitions not covered in my other hoop dance series classes at this time focusing on more intermediate/advance techniques.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Kinetic Hive is on the smaller side for hula hooping, 6 participant max.

Use your Kinetic Hive class card or register with a HoopEssence class card. $15 drop in can be paid online (PAY PAL) or in person using cash, check or credit cards.
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Call Rebecca directly with questions 404-431-8876 See you soon at Kinetic Hive!

Check out Kinetic Hive online.

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Discount tickets for The Hooping Life!

Discount tickets are on sale for The Hooping Life Film Screening Party Atlanta February 24 8-11pm

Early bird tickets are on sale for just $15 Each! get em while you can, the price goes up to $20 after early bird tickets sell out.

BUY TICKETS

We accept payment from Pay Pal accounts or if you don’t have a Pay Pal account, you can pay with a card as a guest. Simple and easy. Cash and credit will also be accepted at the door.

From start to finish we will have a night full of entertainment for you! Live performances pre-screening in the lobby, on the stage and in the street. Performers from NYC, SC and local Atlanta talent will be there to dazzle your senses! Hoops, clothing and merchandise for purchase will be available to our patrons as well as refreshments. What a great way to spend a Friday night in Atlanta!

Watch the trailer!

More info.

See the Facebook invite.

 

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Hoop Outlook 2012

2012 is fast on the horizon! By this time next week we will have plunged head first into the new year. What a blessing to have another chance at a beautiful life!

What are your dreams and goals?
Do you know what you want?
Do you know how you are going to achieve those goals?

Let’s all take a moment to think about what we want for the new year. What are you grateful for? You can also take this time to look back on past achievements. It’s healthy to give ourselves the occasional pat on the back. It is very important to acknowledge our achievements and our goals. I find it exhausting to simply think about what I need to do. Take a moment to say thank you to yourself for all the hard work you put in! You are a super star! You deserve to be pampered and praised.

In 2012 I will establish a new relationship with my hoop. I plan to get back to the very basics of my hooping. I have already been trying to squeeze in an extra practice each day just simply waist hooping in my hoop. I have been pretty successful so far, i plan to try more and more each day. Dancing and feeling the connective vibes that got me hooked on the hoop in the first place. This of course in addition to trying to trim down my waistline at the same time. I have found myself using smaller and smaller hoops with mostly off body moves. This is wonderful however my core muscles tend to get ignored. This packs on the inches and makes it harder for the rest of my body to keep up. After all a strong core is the base for a strong body overall.
Check out Lara Eastburn of Hooposophy writes here a wonderful article on getting back in the saddle, Back to Basics.

We can apply this philosophy to our lives in many different forms. I plan to get back to the basics in my eating habits. Back to natural & raw foods, juice fasting, less meat and even less processed goods than I already consume (which is very little). Adding more of the basics in exercise -core hooping, walking, jogging; hiking and dancing outside my hoop, too. I look forward to having a new perspective on some old tricks and frolicking in the meadows more often. I wish to be more open and aware. Less judgmental of myself and in turn in others. I want to see the World through the innocence of a child, ever longing for knowledge and filled with hope in all things.

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December Newsletter

Check out my December newsletter! Hoopy Holidays to all. Inside you will find a poll to let me know when YOU will be available to attend classes and jams, along with letting me know where and WHAT you wanna learn. All new December and January classes along with the new locations. And of course The Hooping Life Interactive Screening announcement for February 24, 2012. So excited to bring in a new amazing year. I am grateful for all of YOU! xo- Rebecca

 

DECEMBER HoopEssence NEWS

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Holiday Hoops in Atlanta!

Hey there hoopers, soon to be hoopers, lovers of a hooper and so on…

Find yourself getting a “hoop habit”? Are you sharing the love with your family this holiday season? Well you are in luck ATLANTA! You can order a custom hand crafted hoop for sale made right her in Atlanta, GA by yours truly! Avoid the shipping costs and select “local pickup” to pick up your hula hoop in Atlanta. That’s right! NO Shipping fees whatsoever when you buy a hoop made in Atlanta and pick up locally in Atlanta. Shop local this holiday season and support your local Atlanta economy.

I can custom create a hula hoop to suite your specific hooping goals, body type and decoration! You can choose from a hula hoop made from the trusty polyethylene hula hoop tubing or the revolutionary polypro material for a polypro hula hoop. I can create you a fitness hoop, dance hoop, super sparkly spectacular hoop, mini hoop sets, twin hoop sets, travel hoops that break down into 3-5 convenient pieces for traveling and storage… the possibilities are endless for your hula hoop needs right here in Atlanta. Check out what I have online in my hoop shop for local Atlanta pick up or delivery. Many hoop styles, tapes and designs are not pictured. You may always buy a hoop at one of my classes and see me to browse my vast tape swatches to find the perfect match for you and loved ones. I have over 60 tape choices to make your selection from.

Don’t have the time to pick up? Not local to Atlanta? You may buy a hand crafted travel hoop that can be shipped anywhere in the US! These hoops conveniently break down with custom made push button connectors for ease of travel and storage. Take your hula hoop with you anywhere! These make a great gift for yourself and anyone in the family! Check out the travel hoops for sale. US shipping (travel hoops & minis only). BUY HOOPS LOCAL & SUPPORT LOCAL ART~

Be sure to place your special orders online for hoop pick ups in Atlanta and shipping in the US no later than December 20! After Dec 21, you may pick up some of my hand crafted hula hoops for sale at 42 Degrees South in Atlanta during their normal business hours. No special orders will be taken from Dec 21 – Dec 25. Thank you for your interest in buying  a hula hoop by a local artisan in Atlanta! Your support means a great deal to me and boosts our local Atlanta economy!! Feel good about your holiday shopping this year, buy local hand made art from artists and retailers building a strong community right here in Atlanta.

If you need help selecting your perfect hoop, please drop me a line anytime. I am here to help 🙂