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Within the hula hoop, relief from anxiety and depression

We all find ourselves down in the dumps from time to time.  The world is complex and things don’t always go our way.  When these feelings are compounded over a long period, they can result in anxiety and depression.

Hula hooping calms the mind and relaxes the body, which can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety.  Releasing some of the tension of everyday stress, hula hooping allows you to practice self-expression and artistically work your way through difficult times.  The meditative back-and-forth motion of the hula hoop elicits peaceful feelings.  When you’re hula hooping, the rest of the world falls away and it becomes just you and the hoop.

Like anxiety, depression can make it hard to enjoy life, but hula hooping can help bring some of that joy back.  Sadness and anger fade away as the hula hoop’s trance-like movements take your mind off everyday problems.  Hula hooping gives you time to tend to yourself and focus on the beauty of your own existence.  Jonathan Baxter, founder of the introspective hula hooping school HoopPath, said in a video interview, “When I’m within a practice space, I am not there for anyone’s enjoyment except my own.”  His own experiences with depression were alleviated when he started hula hooping on a daily basis.  Hula hooping is often referred to as a “transformative dance” because of its ability to change the mindset of the participant.

In no way is hula hooping a substitute for medical treatment.  If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, seek help from a professional.  However, hula hooping is a powerful supplement that works in tandem with other treatments.  It’s an amazing way to feel good about yourself, relax, find your focus, and have some laughs.  You may find that it’s hard not to be happy when you’re hula hooping!

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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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Sunday School:Hooping 101

What: Hooping 101 Series
Where: Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(next door to Palace Bakery in the Toco Hills Shopping Center)
When: 5 week series, Sundays July 31-Aug 28 Time:1-2pm

No experience or dance background required! This class is taught as a series where each new class builds upon the previous lesson learned. I have designed this series to guide you through the basics of hooping. If you have never hooped before (or haven’t since you were a kid) or are repeating this class to gain better muscle memory, this series will give you all the basic moves of hooping so you may begin *dancing* in your hoop. We will discover new ways of hooping and not just on your waist! We will cover a wide range of movements with new moves in each new class as well as cover proper form, stretching and transitioning from one move to the next.

We will learn:

Hooping on our waist in forward & side stance
Walking & dancing with the hoop on your waist
Hip Hooping
Halo
Floating
Corkscrews & variations
Transitions & dancing in your hoops
PLus much more!

Wear comfortable clothing that fits and allows for freedom of movement. Bring your water!

Space is limited! All 5 classes $60 for the series ($12 per class), hoops are always provided or feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite. If you attend the Intro to Hooping class on July 17. Drop ins are allowed but your space is not guaranteed. $15 per drop in.

Call me with any further questions. www.hoopessence.com
~Rebecca 404-431-8876

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New Hooping 101 Sunday series in Atlanta!

Sunday School: Intro to Hooping 101 with Rebecca DeShon

Sunday, July 17 1-2pm

Ladies Workout Express Atlanta

2865 N. Druid Hills Road

Atlanta, GA 30030

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.

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. 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.

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

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 $15 per class). Sign up & pay in full for the series at this event and receive this class for only $5 OR a $5 discount on the series (its all the same in the end). 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 for 5 weeks $75. Sign up at the Intro to Hoop Dance class to receive $5 off the price of the series.  ($70 if you attend the intro class)
Call me with any questions you may have. ~Rebecca 404-431-8876 www.hoopessence.com

 

 

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Contest & Miss Rosie Tour de Hoop in ATL

Thank you for your continued support of hooping and my classes, performances, workshops and hoop jams! I really appreciate all of your enthusiasm and wonderful positive energy. YOU – my students, fans & friends inspire me to keep reaching for the stars. Without your constant love and support, I would not be able to keep at the pace I run. My deepest gratitude and love to you all. I look forward to each and every opportunity I have to enrich your lives. Do you have any suggestions, comments or concerns that you would like to bring to my attention? I am always here for you.

I am pleased to announce that I have the honor & privilege of hosting the one and only Miss Rosie Masters – Founder of Hero Hoops at her upcoming Atlanta workshop on 11/03! Have you heard about it yet? You can read all the yummy deliciousness here: http://www.HeroHoops.com/hoopology/classes/2010_tour_de_hoop_atlanta_ga

Miss Rosie is one of my absolute favorite hoopers of all time! You will absolutely adore her. Come take this class with me, you will not regret it! You have until 10/20 to take advantage of the early  bird pricing. After that, the price will increase. Don’t delay – register today to ensure your space! You will love Miss Rosie! I am excited about my first official class and am ecstatic that it will be with one of my most inspiring hoopers. I have been following Miss Rosie since my first days in the hoop almost 2.5 years ago!

I am holding a contest for a free Pro Hoop & a ticket to THE Miss Rosie Masters Tour de Hoop Workshop here in Atlanta! Simply register & sign up for my email newsletter by Octobver 19 to win. Winners will be picked at random and announced right here on HoopEssence! What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

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Hoopnotica class Sat 7/24 ~ 11am TANDEM HOOPING

WOWIE~~ What an amazing Saturday I have planned ♥

Hoop dance class in the morning @ 11am Pera Dance Studio!

Get ready to giggle as we try tandem hooping! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBD15PLIxeA
~~ FIRST CLASS IS FREE ~~

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Hoopnotica hoop dance classes in Atlanta

Join us every Saturday at Pera Dance Studio in Atlanta for Hoopnotica Hoop Dance classes! I am a Certified Hoopnotica Hoop Dance instructor (see www.hoopnotica.com)and can not wait to share my love of hooping with all of you. This class is a drop in style class for beginner and intermediate level hoopers. If you have never picked up a hula hoop before OR if you are looking to expand your skills this class is for you! All are welcome ♥ I will provide student hoops for the class out of my collection of hand crafted hoops made with love by Rebecca DeShon (that’s me yay!) Already have a hoop of your own? please feel free to bring it to use for class.

In this class we will learn the foundations of hoop dance and the infinite possibilities you will find in the hoop for body and mind. We will learn hooping on the waist, hips, arms, hands, chest, shoulders, neck, legs and MUCH MUCH more. We will explore the hoop on and off our bodies as well as learn cool isolation moves. In each class we will build upon what we learned in the previous classes.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of hoop dance & hula 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

***YOUR FIRST CLASS AT PERA DANCE IS FREE***

Come check out this world class facility and share the energy ♥ Check out the website www.peradance.com for more information or to register for a class. This class is filling up fast but we are still allowing drop ins at this time at the studio’s rate of $12 per class. Discounted class cards are available when purchased for multiple classes.

Comfortable, form fitting, natural fiber clothing that allows freedom of movement is best for learning hoop dance. Custom hand crafted hoops are also available for purchase through Rebecca DeShon (see me after class) or send an email to rebecca@hoopessence.com

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Hoopnotica Hoop dance Atlanta

Hoopnotica Hoopdance classes

Pera Dance Studio

www.peradance.com

1015-B Collier Rd

Atlanta, GA 30318

~~Your first class at Pera Dance Studio is FREE~~

Join us EVERY Saturday at Pera Dance for Hoopnotica Hoop Dance classes! I am a Certified Hoopnotica Hoop Dance instructor and can not wait to share my love of hooping with all of you. This class is a drop in style class for beginner and intermediate level hoopers. If you have never picked up a hula hoop before OR if you are looking to expand your skills this class is for you! All are welcome ♥ I will provide student hoops for the class out of my collection of hand crafted hoops made with love by Rebecca DeShon (that’s me yay!) Already have a hoop of your own? please feel free to bring it to use for class.

In this class we will learn the foundations of hoop dance and the infinite possibilities you will find in the hoop for body and mind.
We will learn hooping on the waist, hips, arms, hands, chest, shoulders, neck, legs and MUCH MUCH more. We will explore the hoop on and off our bodies as well as learn cool isolation moves.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of hoop dance & hula 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
***YOUR FIRST CLASS AT PERA DANCE IS FREE*** Come check out this world class facility and share the energy ♥
*Contact me here for more info or email me rebecca@hoopessence.com*
~~This is an ADULT class, please email Rebecca@hoopessence.com for more info on kids workshops, Mommy & Me classes and MORE!~
~~Comfortable, form fitting, natural fiber clothing that allows freedom of movement is best for learning hoop dance. Custom hand crafted hoops are also available for purchase through Rebecca DeShon (see me after class) or through my website.