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Sculpture Garden hula hoop practice

HEY NOW!

I had such a blast in New Orleans while visiting with Hey Now Hooping and attending French Quarter Fest. New Orleans will always hold such a special place in my heart. I had the pleasure of spending some time with my hoop in the Sculpture Garden. Love it when I have the chance to just play and dance freely.

Give yourself the chance to PLAY whenever you can. Free of self judgement, free of limits and boxes. Just let go and see what happens without worrying what others might think. It’s good for the soul.

Have you ever been to the Sculpture Garden in New Orleans? I just LOVE City Park.

Thank you for watching! xo ~ Rebecca

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World Record Hula Hoop Attemp Atlanta

Come be a part of something amazingly FUN at one of Atlanta’s most beautiful parks while supporting a great cause on August 17, 2013.

Presented by HoopEssence and AFFPS at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Saturday August 17.

*NO HULA HOOP SKILL REQUIRED!

Help us break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Human Chain to Pass a Hula Hoop!
WATCH an example video.

*Participants must be over 8 years old

Registation Info:
*Visit the HoopEssence Tent at the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park between 11:00 and 3:30 PM
*Make a small donation ($2 suggested) to register to participate – All proceeds will be donated to charity
*You will receive a registration number that you must have in order to participate in the world record attempt
*Meet at the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 4:00 PM for record attempt

*After the record attempt, come celebrate with a community hoop jam hosted by HoopEssence! We will also have a booth all weekend long with FREE information about hoop dance, hand crafted hoops for sale, demo classes and more. Come play!

For more information on modern hoop dance & it’s amazing benefits, check out the Facebook page for the event and invite all of your friends!

SEE YOU THERE!

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Pixie Vision Photography

I just LOVE Pixie at Pixie Vision Photography. I was so ultra fortunate to book the last photo shoot appointment with Pixie this passed Winter on a tour stop in Atlanta at Tribal Con. What a thrill to finally be able to work with such a talented, patient and giving photographer. She really works her charm to bring out the best in each and every one of her photo subjects. Check out Pixie’s talented works on her website, like this entire amazing portfolio of just hoopers or this red-hot fire album. You can also “like” her on Facebook where she shares some pretty amazing shoots and tidbits of her travels.

On a side note, I think next year if I am not in Bali I will try to hit up Tribal Con for some workshops and fun. Perhaps I can teach hooping at Tribal Con next year, what a dream come true! After all, it IS my birthday weekend. What a way to celebrate 34 years of life!

I was her last shoot on her last day and she totally rocked it out with me! She suggested before hand that I create a playlist to listen to during the shoot. How awesome! I wish I had thought of that in the passed, it totally helped me rock it out and feel great for my shoot. Pixie does a great job at keeping you sane and relaxed during your shoot. She is a stellar director, too. With her direction we came out with hundreds of photos during my hour long shoot. I had such a hard time picking my favorites at the end. I have picked 4 for her to edit but am already checking out which ones I can purchase next. Check out Pixie Vision Photography out of L.A. and be sure to keep an eye out for her in your area. I will be adding the gorgeous shots we created together to my website soon. Keep an eye on the newsletter for more info!

Special thanks to my friend Molly who loaned me her fire-y boots for the shoot and my friend Caity at Salon Modello for hair and makeup help.

Have a great Monday!
XX,

Rebecca

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Neil Gaiman inspiration

Hey everyone,

WOW! I habe been absent here for a bit but I’m back. How are you doing? Happy 2013! More blog time is on my long list of to-do’s for the coming year of improvements and growth.  I am going to keep it short and get into the good stuff. My good friend in California, fellow hooper and super Mom Tiffani Michelle posted this incredible speech by Neil Gaiman today and I just had to share it with you. Such an inspiration for life, especially all types of artists and anyone who craves success.

Please check it out here on YouTube in a video provided by Peter Sevecenco.

“The one thing you have that nobody else has, is YOU.” ~Neil Gaiman

 

XOXO,
Rebecca

Gaiman Inspiration

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Thank you Atlanta!

Thanks to all who came out to jam with us this past Friday for World Hoop Day in Atlanta. We had a great time! Special thanks to Katherine who filmed this as we began to spin our hoops in Piedmont Park. Much love! Don’t forget you may donate hoops or funds all year long to World Hoop Day by visiting www.worldhoopday.com

Check out the video!

World Hoop Day 11-11-11 Atlanta

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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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7/15 Cardio Hoop Class @ LWE ATL

 

Please note that July’s Friday night Hoop Dance Cardio class at Ladies Workout Express will be on JULY 15th.

Hoop Dance Cardio Class

July 15, 2011

2865 North Druid Hills Road

Atlanta, GA 30030

This monthly class will introduce you to the benefits of hooping, the various types of hoops & their uses/benefits, basic hooping skills along with advice & drills on how to maximize your workout with proper form. Hooping burns 100 calories in just 10 MINUTES focusing on your core and a smile!

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.
You do not have to be a member to attend this fun filled class. Members are free.
Non-members will be offered the low price of just $15 for this class. What a deal!

Wear comfortable clothes that fit & allow for freedom of movement. Natural fibers are best for grip. Footwear is optional as the studio is carpeted if you prefer to remove your shoes for class. Bring water for maximum hydration as hooping IS a cardio workout.

Please contact Rebecca DeShon directly for more information. 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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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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