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Freedom.

Freedom is to BE YOURSELF without permission.

Ditch the expectations.

Accept yourself/life and the life of others around you
Just the way it is.

Love yourself.

BE LOVE.

Toss those expectations you have into the sea. Live without them. Love with no expectation.

Freedom is being YOU without permission. Thanks to Paul for the photo!
Freedom is being YOU without permission. Thanks to Paul for the photo!

‘I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.’ ~Dalai Lama

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Win FREE Hottie Hoop Camp ticket!

Are you in it to win it? Win yourself a FREE ticket to Hottie Hoop Camp, baby. What’s Hottie Hoop Camp? Only THE coolest, rad party thrown by my good friends in Texas, the TwoSisters Rowan & Blythe. Punk Rock Hoops style for sure and so much fun. This is THE hoop camp for introverts. Do you feel like you don’t fit in anywhere at all? Every hooper, every body… This is the camp for you. No glamour prance pressure every night to be the biggest sparkle pony, show up in your pi’s or your best costume, you will get all love. We help EACH OTHER *Feel* as if we are the hottest thing in the room, (cuz ya are) ya dig? No competition, all hoop love. So right on….

Back to the FREE ticket part! Win yourself some ol’ Hottie Hoop Camp loving, right here. Did I mention this is held in a swanky house (on STILTS no less) on the BEACH? Yup. Saddle up, hottie. I wanna see you there. Get out there and make a curvy video with the Curvy Hooper Video Challenge. WOO!

P.S. I am teaching TWO pretty rad workshops that weekend that you don’t want to miss. Hoop Dance Performance Skills AND Adding DANCE to your “hoop dance”. (I know, right?!, I am excited)

xoxox,

Becca

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Hooping.org- Video of the Day!

I am super proud to share that my new hoop dance video made it to  video of the day over on hooping.org! My dear friend and fellow hooper Kenna Hoops shot, edited and directed the video. So blessed by my amazing community! You can purchase colored polypro hula hoops from Rebecca at HoopEssence.com
We source our colored polypro straight from Superhooper.org to provide you with the very best products available.

Without further ado, here’s the hooping video

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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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Hooping Life Film: Atlanta!

It’s finally happening! I have been working very hard on trying to find a way to get this film screened right here in Atlanta when it finally comes out January 2012. WELL I had to just do it myself in order to make it happen. That’s right folks, I rented the theatre and everything! This dream is a-GO!

The Hooping Life Film

“Through interconnected stories, The Hooping Life takes the hula hoop from its origins as a child’s toy to its current status as club art form, teacher’s aid, and instrument of redemption. Filmed partly by the subjects themselves, and traveling from Burning Man to Time Square, from South Central to South Africa, the seven intimate portraits capture the birth and addictive growth of a new subculture.”

Friday February 24, 2012

Open Lobby 8pm
Film 9pm

7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

Check out their website to learn more about the producer, cast and stars of this extraordinary film!

Find the trailer here.

Facebook invite

More Info on our events page

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Bodies as a Work of Art

Check out this slideshow from the fundraiser this past August to benefit The Chelko Foundation at Tongue and Groove Atlanta. Bodies as a Work of Art was an amazing show! I (Rebecca DeShon) performed an LED hoop dance to entertain our guests before the art contest began. Such an amazing gift to be a part of such a gorgeous event.

Slideshow: http://www.wsbtv.com/slideshow/entertainment/29031708/detail.html?qs=1; s=1;p=entertainment&dm=ss&tn=b

For more about this wonderful event and The Chelko Foundation, see the links below

http://www.bodiesasaworkofart.com/entertain.html

http://thechelkofoundation.org/

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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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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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Hooping Family Tree Project

Have I inspired you to hoop or introduced you to hooping? I would like to ask you to check out this great project, The Hooping Family Tree Project. This is a family tree of hoopers and I would love to have you added to my “branch”. It only takes a few minutes to participate and is a complete labor of love project by Lara Eastburn, writer and creator of Hooposophy. I am truly grateful for Lara’s outpouring of unconditional love to the hoop community and all her hard work to make this come to life. Please read more about this project by visiting their site:

 
“The Hooping Family Tree Project is a global endeavor to trace the roots of modern-day hooping and chart the
spread of hoopdance worldwide.  YOU can help! As our database grows, the information you submit will be
connected to your hooping “family,” local community, and our growing global circle. We transform the who, where,
and when of your “hooping genealogies” into colorful, visual representations.” – excerpt from www.hoopingfamilytree.org