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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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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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Hula hoop for fun and fitness

An intense hula hooping session makes you feel the burn and drip the sweat.  Just a few minutes of that will get your pores pouring!  You may think that you’re burning a few calories here and there, but not enough to shed any pounds.  And that may be true if you’re just picking up the hoop for a few moments.  Hula hooping can in fact result in dramatic weight loss results, and like any other form of exercise, requires commitment and time spent.

Power couple Jen and Keith Moore brought the fitness magic of hula hooping to national attention with their epic story of losing a total of 300 pounds put together with help from the hoop.  A tragic loss of their second child, who was stillborn, led them into a downward spiral of bad eating habits to comfort their pain.  After feeling the social stigma of their resulting obesity and needing a change, they sought out a way to manage their weight issues and discovered hula hooping through Hoopnotica.  In an interview with WHAM Channel 13 in Rochester, NY, Jen Moore said, “Anytime I’d feel like I wanted to turn to food again, and overeat, and be stressed out, I would grab my hoop.”  They’re now passing on the wisdom by empowering others as hula hooping instructors.  Earlier this year, the couple was featured on the ABC show The Revolution.

Science backs up the anecdotes about the positive physical impact of hula hooping.  A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and published in the American Council on Exercise found that 30 minutes of hula hooping via an instructional video is equivalent to the same amount of time spent doing workouts like boot camp and cardio kickboxing classes.  In just one session, participants burned an average of 210 calories, or 7 calories per minute!  That’s enough to earn hula hooping the seal of approval from the American College of Sports Medicine as a form of exercise that is useful for weight management.

Hula ooping moves can work the abs, shoulders, arms, legs, and essentially all major “problem areas” of the body.  You may find that just like fun hula hooping moments can elicit a spontaneous smile, you may also lose inches, gain strength, and improve overall fitness without even realizing it.

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Chest, Shoulders & LEGS!

April 22, 2012, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Map to Ladies Workout Express
This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series!
*Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta.
Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through the link below, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
http://hoopessence.com/products-page/classcards/hooping-201-feb-19-26/
*Contact Rebecca directly with your questions 404-431-8876
*Practice outside of class is essential for mastering these hoop dance moves.

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Decatur Hooping classes WEDS!

Hooping 101: Wednesdays 6 wk series
April 4-May 9 6pm – 7pm
CORE Dance Decatur Square
519 North McDonough
Decatur, GA

No experience or dance background required! We will begin with waist hooping, hip hooping, halo, passing, corkscrews and more! We will set a basic foundation for you to add dance in your hoop~ Learn all the foundational moves in class so you can practice and perfect them, incorporating your own style of movement to create your HOOP DANCE. We will learn the foundations of each move along with variations for you to practice and master in your own practice. This is a dance class. You will burn lots of calories all with a smile on your face! Reconnect with your inner child, come hoop!

Space is limited! Pre-register to secure your space & save $18 on the series. $15 each class for drop ins. This class will sell out so book early to save your space: http://hoopessence.com/products-page/classcards/decatur-hooping-101/

Hoops are provided. It will be essential to have a hoop of your own to practice each move in order to master them. You will feel more empowered in class and in your hoop journey after having practiced at home. HoopEssence offers hoop discounts in class on select hoops for her students.

www.hoopessence.com
Call Rebecca directly with questions: 404-431-8876

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Come out to PLAY!

April News!

Come out to PLAY!

“Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.”

Stuart Brown, MD

Glow Polypro

Wanna glow hoop but don’t wanna fork over hundreds for a fancy LED hoop? Check out our durable, no batteries required, water proof polypro hoop. Charges in the sun or artificial light and glows at night! Perfect for these warm Spring nights and beautiful Summer festival and backyard BBQ evenings to come.
Just $38 each for full size glow hoops.

April 4-May 9
*NEW* Decatur Weds. Hooping 101 Beginners & Beyond!

You asked for it Decatur and we aim to please. 6 week series Wednesdays 6-7pm April 4 through May 9 at Several Dancers Core right on the Decatur Square in Downtown Decatur. (Next door to Eddie’s Attic). Check the link for all the details of this great class series with certified instructor Rebecca DeShon. Hoops are provided and for sale at each class.Contact us directly with any questions. Register here.

Kinetic Hive

Tuesdays Hoop Classes at Kinetic Hive
April 3, 10, 17 & 24

7:30-9pm
Intermediate/advance hoop class. We will learn tricks and transitions to build your hooping tool box! All skill levels are welcome in this class and can benefit from the knowledge shared. SPACE IS LIMITED! This class has a max of 8 attendees. Bring a hoop or borrow one of mine! Bring water & dress comfortably in clothes that allow freedom of movement. 1.5hr hour class $15 or use your Kinetic Hive or HoopEssence class card.

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We love hearing from our clients!

Got questions? Need hoops for your event? Have a complaint or just wanna tell us how awesome we are? We actually read our emails from clients and your words mean a lot to us! Help us to better serve you by voicing your opinion. Contact us today.

HoopEssence Calendar
Check my HoopEsesncecalendar online to see calendar view of all events!
Download events right into iCal to keep up on all things HOOPY!
Don’t forget, the last two classes at Pera Dance Studio are Saturdays March 31 and April 7. First class is free only at this location! Bring your friends along for a morning of fun!
Hooping 201
April 22- May 13
Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs!

This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series! *Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta. Space is limited! Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
FREE HOOP JAM!

April 6
Full Moon Hoop Jam: Piedmont Park

Friday April 6, 2012 we will gather in Piedmont Park for a hula hoop jam and hang out. Bring toys, blankets, drinks & food, something to share with friends and hang out in the park. Taft Hill on 10th St by the Charles Allen Drive entrance. Gather on top of the hill for Sunset and watch the Full Moon rise. This is going to be a great learn by play experience. Come out &PLAY!

East Atlanta Kids Club

May 5
Brownwood Bike Rally:
Cranking for a Cause

“Kick your bike into gear at the 9th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally onMay 5! Join kids and adults for street bike and cyclocross races, a bike safety rodeo, a health fair, a fun festival area and more at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta.” Rebecca DeShon will conduct a FREE hoop demo & class from 10:45am-11:15am on Saturday May 5 in the basketball court area (inside the rec center if bad weather). I will also be selling my fabulous hand crafted hoops. Look for more information on our website as well as the East Atlanta Kids Club site. All proceeds benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club’s after-school tutoring and mentoring program for promising youth.

Astral Hoops LED Hoops!

We get a lot of questions regarding LED hoops, well check out our favorite durable, rechargeable LED hoops.  Use our code HoopEssence815 or this link to get 2 BONUS LED’s on your order or get $10 off the incredible Atomic Hoop pictured below or order now.

Earth Day Festival EAV

April 19
EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hang out in my neighborhood! Join us for a lantern making workshop at 4pm ($5) and enjoy our beautiful weekly farmers market. At dusk, we will launch the wish lanterns and set off on a LED and lantern parade throught the village over to Brownwood Park. Rebecca DeShon performs with others from The Imperial Opa Circus to kick off Brownwoods Movies in the Park series. Bring your glow toys, lanterns or make a lantern with us – COME PLAY! All are welcome. Check here for details.

Flame Festival
Rebecca DeShon will be teaching two workshops at this great Atlanta area flow & fire arts festival. Check out the link to see what its all about.

HoopEssence

HoopEssence around town!

HoopEssence has a team of trusty ambassadors to help us share the hoop love. We are so very grateful for our team members. Want to help spread the love for hooping and change others lives for the better? Join us!
HoopEssence Ambassador sightings:
*Focus STOP Diabetes Expo: Saturday March 31 9-3pm Cobb Galleria
Keri will be conducting free hoop class demos, answering questions and selling HoopEssence hula hoops

*Snellville Days Parade :Saturday May 5th Snellville, GA
HoopEssence will be hooping with others for the Snellville Days parade! Joinin the fun! Lineup is at 8am. Parade 9am.

 

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Hula Hooping 201 is back!

It’s here! I know you have been waiting for the latest announcement for Spring Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs! This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series!
*Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta.
Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
*$20 drop in.
*Contact Rebecca directly with your questions 404-431-8876
*Practice outside of class is essential for mastering these hoop dance moves.

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Have you always wanted to try hula hooping as an adult? Don’t know where to buy a adult hand crafted hula hoop in Atlanta? Need a good resource for a quality low cost hula hoop for your kids? Want to get in on the hoop craze and feel younger while getting fit through hoop dance? Here is the information you have been waiting for! You can get monthly updates from HoopEssence by signing up for my newsletter. All hoop dance and hooping events, classes, performances, parties and special deals on hula hoop purchases all delivered to your email inbox for your enjoyment.

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Spring into HOOPING!

New class schedules, products and events!

We hope you’re ready for Spring! The HoopEssence team is excited to announce wonderful new class locations, events and new products, all available this Spring! Thanks to our loyal newsletter subscribers for experiencing the difference, month after month.

Class Schedule Changes:

HoopEssence is growing!!! Thank you for your referals. We are custom creating a referral program to give back to you for spreading the love! Please email us to sign up.

  • NEW LOCATION IN DECATUR: We are thrilled to announce Rebecca DeShon will be teaching hoop dance classes and hula hooping at Core Decatur on the Decatur Square beginning April 4. Check this link for all the details on this great 6 week series.
  • TUESDAYs at Kinetic Hive! Tuesday classes are weekly at Kinetic Hive in Inman Park. Click here for details. Check out this great location, get into the buzz of movement at the Hive. Don’t let the “intermediate” title on this class intimidate you, all skill levels can benefit from this class.
  • We now are featuring GLOW IN THE DARK POLYPRO! The same benefits of lightweight responsive polypro hoops with the GLOW of a lightening bug. Simply “charge” the hoop in natural or artificial light and your hoop will glow for hours in the dark. No batteries or expensive LED’s to worry about. Get it here.
  • HoopEssence will be at FLAME Festival from April 12-15 teaching workshops and vending her fabulous hand crafted hoops! Check out this intimate gathering at one of my favorite farms in Georgia.
  • You will catch HoopEssence ambassadors all over Atlanta starting this Spring. I have a dedicated and very well educated group of hoop instructors and vendors to better serve the Metro Atlanta area. Watch for them performing and grab a hand crafted HoopEssence hoop of your own atEastside Lounge on March 23 and donating time and services at The American Diabetes Association Expo onMarch 31.
  • April 7 is the last regularly scheduled hoop class at Pera Dance Studio. Check the website for details on the last class dates at Pera. Thank you for your support as we have grown so much since Rebecca DeShon first began teaching at Pera Dance Studio in 2010. Attendance, schedules, experiences and hunger for change have brought this decision to life. Our goal is to be able to provide you with a rich encourging learning environment . Thank you for your support.  Keep an eye on the newsletter for exciting news about another new location! If you have a Pera Dance class card for hooping, use it either March 17, 31 or April 7 for hooping. If you can not make it, turn in your valid Pera class card to Rebecca at any of her other classes to redeem for a discount on a HoopEssence class card.

A note from our President

HoopEssence is 100% committed to creating tools, props and providing education that improves the way you hoop, dance, exercise and play. We want to hear from loyal customers like you. Follow us on Twitter at @hoopessence and let us know what you think about our products and support. Your feedback makes us better. Not on twitter? No problem, contact us with your questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks,
— Rebecca DeShon

Upcoming Events

3/17
All levels Class
Pera Dance Studio 11am

3/18
Class #3 of Hooping 101 1pm
Ladies Workout Express 

3/20
Intermediate Hoop Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive

3/25
Class #4 (last of the series) of Hooping 101 Series 1pm
Ladies Workout Express3/27
Intermediate Hoop Dance Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive3/31
All levels hoop class 11am
Pera Dance Studio4/3
NEW HOOPING 101 Series
Core Dance Decatur 6pm

Photo by Stephanie Anderson of Neon Armour
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2012 Hoop classes Atlanta

Just a quick note (full details in the newsletter to come THIS Monday) that I will be beginning another series at Ladies Workout Express this January~

Sundays Jan 8-29th 1pm – 2:30 pm

Purchase a class card for a discounted rate. Otherwise $15 drop in ($12 with class card).  Contact me for questions.

January 8, 2012, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ladies Workout Express

2865 North Druid Hills Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

4 Sundays, 1.5 hour per class! Beginners 101 & 102
No experience or dance background required! We will begin with waist hooping, hip hooping, halo, passing, corkscrews and more! We will set a basic foundation for you to add dance in your hoop~ Learn all the foundational moves in class so you can practice and perfect them, incorporating your own style of movement to create your HOOP DANCE. We will only learn the basics of each move for you to practice and master in between classes. This is a dance class. You will burn lots of calories all with a smile on your face! Reconnect with your inner child, come hoop!

Hoops are provided. I will also have a limited number of hoops for sale at a discounted rate for students. It will be essential to have a hoop of your own to practice each move in order to master them. You will feel more empowered in class and in your hoop journey after having practiced at home.

You must pre-register for this class. Space is limited. Sign up by purchasing the class card or drop me a line if you have questions.