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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

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Hoop Troupe: Atlanta!

I am beaming with joy to announce Atlanta’s PREMIERE HoopEssence Hoop Troupe. We have been working to bring you the best in hoop dance entertainment. Some of you caught the spectacular premiere party presented by HoopEssence for The Hooping Life at 7 Stages Theatre. We are teaming up to help raise money for 7 Stages to help them pay for some long over due renovations. We love 7 Stages, so come on out and join us for a spectacular night of entertainment you won’t want to miss.

Also appearing:

Blair Crimmins & “hula harlot” dancers

Ghost Bikini and the Clap

“Dracula: The Rock Opera”

Save the DATE! Friday August 10, 2012 at The Goat Farm in Atlanta, GA. More info.

Looking forward to seeing you! XO~Rebecca

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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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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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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 🙂

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Hula Hoops for sale ATL

Hey Atlanta! I just wanted to give ya an update that I have dropped off another pile of my hand crafted “weighted” hoops for sale at 42 Degrees in Atlanta, GA. There are a limited number of hoops available for sale at their location in Little Five Points Atlanta. You can find the address for where to buy a buy a hula hoop at their location in Atlanta below.

Adult hand crafted hula hoops are quite different than the ones you remember as a child. They are heavier in weight and more importantly larger in diameter to fit adult sized bodies. In reference to why sometimes it seems nearly impossible for an adult to hoop dance with a childs hoop, I always say its like trying on a kids pair of shoes, it just doesn’t work. Larger bodies will find an easier rhythm with a larger hoop. You can start with a size somewhere between your belly button and your chest as it stands on the floor in front of you. It doesn’t have to be exact. You can find more information on selecting the perfect hoop size for you on my FAQ page. Still can’t decide? Drop me a line and I can help you find the perfect size for your body type and goals inside the hoop. I also accept custom orders via my website shop or the aforementioned contact page.

Below you will find a pic I snapped quickly as I dropped off the hula hoops for sale in Atlanta today at 42 Degrees South in  Atlanta, GA. Beautiful color combos and glistening tapes Including iridescent sequin tapes in: sunfish(bright yellow) -ocean blue- emerald green & mirror tapes in shiny silver and shimmering gold all with gaffer taps accents for added grip on your hula hoop. Blue, hot pink, fluorescent orange, purple, black and red hoops to choose from. Check them out Atlanta!

Adult & child fitness / dance Hula hoops for sale Atlanta!
Adult & child fitness / dance Hula hoops for sale Atlanta!

42˚ South
453 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
404.521.3420
11-9 M-Sat 11-8 Sun

42 Degrees Facebook page

Winter hula hoop collection will come next week with shimmering opalescent tape combos galore! A Wintery mix of my favorite happenin’ hula hoop hues to brighten the  sometimes dreary season of Winter in Atlanta. A little Sparkle time for all of y’all Georgia Peaches 🙂

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Hoops for sale Atlanta

Shop local this holiday season! Support local art! Purchase a hoop from my website or see me in a class to place an order. Skip on shipping and pick up locally in Atlanta. Don’t wait til the last minute! Custom orders via the website will end on Dec 20.
www.hoopessence.com

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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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Wedding Photos!

Our wedding photos finally came in today! Hooray!

Here are a few photos of my amazing day with my new husband, Matthew Gilbert. I love you Matt! Happy 1 month of marriage. You help my soul to shine!

 

April 19, 2011 — Sanibel Island, FL

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Join Atlanta Hoop Dance on Meetup.com

Hello lovelies! I have created a group on Meetup.com for Atlanta Hoop Dance. Please join up and help me spread the joy of hooping to the masses. Join us for classes, jams, potlucks and more. Whether you are a hoop pro or never could quite “get it”, this group is for you! We are hooping for fitness and exercise, fun, stress reduction, creative self expression, building coordination and balance, sound body and mind. I love to dance and feel the music! Won’t you join us?

If you are new to Meetup.com, it is a free and fun service for attendees (only organizers of groups must pay dues).