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dreamy~

Hello there! I have been away from my blog for some time. Many thanks for reading today.

What a glorious few weeks I have had! So much gratitude for my life and all the love that is overflowing therein. Hoop Convergence this year was amazing as always. I came home with a full heart and so much knowledge, grace and hunger for hooping! Renewed spirit and ready to conquer the WORLD. hee hee 🙂

Then it was off to Sanibel Island for some much needed vacation time with my amazing husband. It was so great to spend time with one another with no work to get in the way. Hand in hand walks on the beach, dancing, naps in the sand, shell hunting swimming together, lovely scrumptious local foods and tons of LOVE. Of course, there was hooping. Lots of hoop dance on the beach, my favorite place to hoop! I had the chance to teach some beautiful children on the beach, what a glorious little plastic circle.

This passed weekend I had the pleasure of hosting Ann Humphreys for a workshop here in Atlanta. Well, Decatur but its *basically* Atlanta. We had a great turn out for her hoop dance workshop! What a glorious hoop community we have here! It is ever growing and I am so grateful for that! We hooped and had a scrumptious dinner after at the always yummy, Raging Burrito. I of course did not get any photos, sad panda. I struggle with being behind the lens or being present. It is either or for me, so I typically choose to be present.

Here are a couple of photos I would love to share with you. Thank you for your love! ~Rebecca

Sanibel Island with my Atomic Pro LED hoop from Astral Hoops
Sanibel Island with my Atomic Pro LED hoop from Astral Hoops

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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.
http://hoopessence.com/products-page/

Call Rebecca directly with questions 404-431-8876 See you soon at Kinetic Hive!

Check out Kinetic Hive online.

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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.

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I say “YES” to LIFE

Today I was inspired by yet another YouTube video. I have posted the link to the video below along with the words that inspired me so. Please take a moment to check out the video and listen for some inspiration. Thank you Wahkeena Sitka for your words.

Check out the video.

“I give myself TOTAL PERMISSION TO FOLLOW MY HEART
to listen to my desires
to love myself completely
to make myself happy & joyful
to be deeply fulfilled
and live in purposeful ecstasy.

My body is an Open & Receptive temple for Divinity, Joy, Bliss, Fulfillment & Soulful Purpose to embody within.

I give myself COMPLETE PERMISSION to turn myself on
to bathe in love
& to embody the grace & wisdom of feminine divinity.

I am an activated Goddess overflowing with an abundance of Love, Joy, Bliss, Self-Love, Wisdom, Life Force Energy & Soulful Healing Creativity.

I say YES to Fulfillment
I say YES to Heart Wisdom
I say YES to Authentic Desire
I say YES to Joy
I say YES to Creativity
I say YES to Sensuality
I say YES to My Soul’s Purpose
I say YES to Sexuality
I say YES to Abundance
I say YES to Freedom & Liberation
I say YES to LIFE.”   video and words by ~Wahkeena Sitka

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Hooping 101: Beginner Hoop Dance Series

SATURDAY’s  10/1-10/29 1:15-2:15pm (Hoops are always provided)

NO CLASS 10/22 Come hoop in the parade (2:30pm lineup) & show off your new skills!

Time for another beginner hoop dance series at Ladies Workout Express! I will be teaching beginner basics of hooping to give you the foundations for your own special hoop dance. No experience or dance background required! Learn the foundations of hooping on your waist while adding arm movements, dancing around inside your hoop, basic off body moves/hand hooping and corkscrews. This class is taught as a module and each class will build upon the former so you will gain the greatest benefit from attending all classes if you can.  $15 per class. $55 for the series. Save $5 when when you sign up for the entire series. Register on line through my web store. Space is limited! Email me to secure your space & pay in full at the beginning of the first class to save

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Intro to hooping

Let’s hoop together! This is an introductory class to show you what all the “hooplah” is about surrounding hooping for fitness, fun and dance with Rebecca DeShon. This is a special class to introduce you to the benefits and joys of hooping.

Ladies Workout Express Atlanta

2865 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

This class is a teaser for the new Hooping 101: 5 week series that will occur Sundays from July 31-Aug 28. More details below!

This is your chance to give it a whirl if you have been wondering what its all about. Learn some new moves, connect with other women in your community through movement. See why hooping is making such a big come back. Burn up to 600 calories in just one hour of hooping! No experience or dance background required. Rebecca DeShon’s hoop dance classes have been featured on CBS Better Mornings, Ch. 11 Alive, Atlanta INtown Paper & the North Side Neighbor Newspaper. She has been hooping and teaching across the East Coast for 3 years and has changed the lives of hundreds of men and women inside the plastic circle.

Hoops are provided! Wear comfortable clothing that fits, natural fibers are best. Bring your water! This class is gonna make you sweat.

You do not have to be a member to attend this fun filled class. Special INTRO CLASS PRICE $10 (this special introductory price is for the Intro class only, the series is set at $12 per class- see below). Sign up & pay in full for the series at this event and receive a $5 discount. If you aren’t able to set the hoop spining on your waist by the end of this class, you will get your money back. It’s that easy!

The class series will be $15 per class drop in OR pay just $12 per class when you sign up for the 5 weeks series at $60. Individual classes may be purchased at a rate of $15 however your space is NOT guaranteed. Sign up & pay in FULL at the Intro class to receive a $5 discount.

Call me with any questions you may have.
~Rebecca 404-431-8876
www.hoopessence.com

The benefits of hooping:

Builds core strength
Tones the entire body
Burns approximately 400-600 calories per hour
Provides an intense cardiovascular workout with no or low impact
Increases energy
Develops balance and coordination
Increases flexibility
Clears and quiets the mind
Reduces stress
Improves self confidence
Generates joy and laughter
Improves one’s mood
Enhances creativity

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Intermediate Hoop Class: Isolations & Variations

Hello hoopers! I know everyone is on the edge of their seats about the upcoming Intermediate classes at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta. I unfortunately did not know/realize until today that my start date, May 28th, that LWE was closing early for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to begin this series until Saturday, June 4th at 1pm due to the holiday. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you! It is out of my control. I am splitting up each class instead of having a series to (hopefully) accommodate your busy Summer schedule if you can not make it to each event. Each class will cover the same things as previously stated and will still be 1.5 hours in length at only $20 per class.

Below you will find further information for this class. Please call me with any questions.

 

Intermediate hoop dance mini- series coming your way at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta 1-2:30pm

Pre-requisites: At the very least a firm grasp of hooping on waist & hand hooping.. These moves will increase strength in your arms, hands wrist, shoulders and back. While this class is on a more intermediate level, no one will be turned away. Beginners are welcome.
**A lighter weight and smaller hoop is strongly recommended for these moves to help you progress and alleviate muscle strain. It will be much easier to learn these moves with a smaller hoop**
Isolations & optical illusions
Covering an introductory curriculum for one and two handed isolations, object manipulation, and optical illusions with your inside and outside grip variations on your hoop. We will also discuss/practice how to add these isolations into your own hoop dance style.
Please bring water and dress comfortably for this class

More information to follow! Sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss out at www.hoopessence.com for more details
This class is $20 for the 1.5 hour class allowing more time to cover the new material. These lessons will require practice on your own to perfect. Be patient with yourself and know there is always room to grow.

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Hoop Convergence

I returned from 5 days in the mountains with some of the most amazing talent in the global flow community. I am humbled, honored, full of love, inspiration, confirmation, hope and a enormous download of knowledge from this heart felt event. I hope that you too will join me next year for this dynamic event. Thank you Julia and Scott, to all the contributors, volunteers, teachers, hoopers, lovers, creators, cooks and clean up crew for such a fine event! I can hardly wait until next year. We also took a trip to the FlowJo a new movement, music & flow community hot spot in Carrboro, NC. Another labor of love from Julia and Scott. Thank you all!

Check out more information on Hoop Convergence!

See the amazing FlowJo!

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Listening to my body

Hello you,

How have ya been? It seems like so much has happened so fast yet nothing at all in the past 5 days since my accident. Time seems to be flying by and standing still. Last Friday’s car accident has left me in a whirlwind of emotions. Am I going to be teaching again, will I feel pain for the rest of my life, how much will this cost me, how long will I be out of work, will my loved ones get tired of taking care of me? And so much more.

I am not accustomed to taking the pills that have been prescribed for me, so they alone have been something to conquer. With 5 days past now, 3 doctors visits and more to go. I have decided to YES TEACH HOOP CLASS THIS WEEKEND! Yes both Pera Dance & Ladies Workout Express. Does this mean that I am feeling 100%, nope not even 80% but I will give it 60%. Muscle spasms are severe and I am coping with them best as I can. I know however, that my body will not get better if I don’t give it a little bit of movement. I trust that by Saturday I will be able to teach the two classes. I may still be stiff and in pain but I do know that I must get back to moving my body. It has been 5 days of not much movement at all. Sitting at the computer even typing this now is nearly unbearable. But standing is much better. My body is so used to moving around all the time, for hours at a time that I feel my stiffness may be increased by laying around. Now that the doc has confirmed that I should be doing light movement UP TO the pain, not THROUGH the pain I feel it is best to get some class time in. My students radiation of love and light will help me to heal. I love each and every student, it is heart breaking to miss a class.

I am thankful that I can stand and walk somewhat normally, five days ago I was limping at best. I still can’t pick up my cat or lift anything heavy. It will take some time for that to heal up completely. I am seeking help from a Physical Therapist, Reflexologist, Reiki Master and LMT. It may not be a short road to recovery, but I will heal.

Thank you for all the kind thoughts, words, prayers, emails, phone calls, text messages, tweets and taking care of me. Thank you so much for understanding last weeks last minute class cancellation as I had no way of covering the classes by the time I was discharged from the ER. I will be handing out discount cards and coupons for hoops this weekend, be sure you get yours! Only available in class.

Call with questions, please.

Thanks again. Rebecca