Posts Tagged ‘hula hoop’

  • Rain Hoops

    Date: 2010.10.21 | Category: HulaHoopla, The Hoops - Of Course | Response: 0

    Rain Hoops

    Rain Hoops

    As a Pacific Northwestern Hooper, I’ve developed an all-weather hoop for all-weather hooping!  I test drove these beauties while playing in the rain during a Sunday Parkways event.  It was cold, wet and muddy and when I got home with my hoops, I simply wiped them off – no damage done!

  • We’ve Got Spirit! Yes We Do!

    Date: 2010.10.21 | Category: HulaHoopla, The Hoops - Of Course | Response: 0

    And I have the hoops to take you to the next level of fandom (thanks to Jessie for that awesome word!). My husband’s enthusiasm for college sports sparked the idea for creating school color themed hoops for tailgating, rallies, events and flat out fun. Work off the BBQ & beer during those tailgater parties! I’ll even make special deals on party packs (5 or more hoops) and weatherproofing for outdoor events. Woo hoo(p)!

  • Hoopcamp 2010

    Date: 2010.10.05 | Category: Exploring The Path | Response: 0

    Oh, where to begin???

    Fire Hooping Hoopanista

    Fire Hooping at Hoopcamp 2010

    So many amazing, beautiful and inspirational hoopers in one gorgeous, serene setting. *blissed out sigh*

    I think fire performance may be in my future – at least that’s what’s pulling at me right now.

  • Hmmmmm….

    Date: 2010.09.21 | Category: Exploring The Path | Response: 0

    Hoop Space!

    Wonderful hooping space in need of wonderful hoopers!

    So I felt I did the leg work but no one showed up to my first class last night. It is an incredible space, one with some sentimental attachments for sure. It’s the cafeteria/auditorium of my elementary school.

    Now I’m offering up some incentives so please spread the word!
    If you pay cash, you get $12 off a 6-series class. If you get 2 friends to sign up, I will make you a custom hoop!

  • It’s Official!

    Date: 2010.09.21 | Category: HulaHoopla | Response: 0

    I can now use the registered trademark on my business name!!!

    HulaHoopla®

  • Fall Classes!!!

    Date: 2010.09.20 | Category: HulaHoopla | Response: 0

    MONDAYS

    Portland Community College (**you must register through PCC)
    SE Center TABOR 102, 2305 SE 82nd Avenue
    Two 6-week sessions: Sept 20th – Oct 25th and Nov 1st – Dec 6th
    1:15pm – 2:15pm

    Chief Joseph Elementary School
    Cafeteria, 2904 N Saratoga
    Two 6-week sessions: Sept 20th – Oct 25th and Nov 1st – Dec 6th
    6:00pm – 7:15pm
    FEE: $72 for 6-class series, just $12 per class ($15 drop-in)

    TUESDAYS

    Portland Community College (**you must register through PCC)
    Jefferson High School, 5210 N Kerby, B9
    Two 6-week sessions: Sept 21st – Oct 26th and Nov 2nd – Dec 7th
    6:30- 8:00pm

    WEDNESDAYS

    Vernon Elementary School
    2044 NE Killingsworth
    Two 5-week sessions: Sept 22nd – Oct 27th and Nov 3rd – Dec 15th
    Note class location: Gymnasium: Sept 22nd – Nov 11th
    Note class location: Auditorium: Nov 17th – Dec 15th
    6:00pm – 7:15pm
    FEE: $60 for 5-class series, just $12 per class ($15 drop-in)

    HulaHoopla™ Policies

    REGISTRATION: To register, shoot me an email (click here for Contact page) and let me know which class(es) you would like to take, if you’re bringing a friend, etc.

    PAYMENT: PayPal should be up and running soon. I will also happily accept checks & cash (preferred!) on site. Woo Hoo(p)!

    REFUNDS: Class fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to another class series if space is available. Students must email HulaHoopla™ 7 days prior to the start of the class to be eligible for a transfer.

  • Hoopin’ Down the Road

    Date: 2010.08.26 | Category: Exploring The Path, HulaHoopla | Response: 0

    Heading out to Burning Man for some needed rebooting.  So many lovely hoopers will be there and I hope to find and play with all of them!

  • HoopTastic!

    Date: 2010.08.18 | Category: Exploring The Path, HulaHoopla | Response: 0

    Holy smokes! Just got back from 10 days in San Francisco attending my HoopGirl Level 2 Teacher Training AND HoopGirl Performance Training.  It seems strange to be back at home and not walking to the studio every morning where I was surrounded by strong, supportive goddesses!  I feel a shift in myself…hard to explain…but this morning I am going to take my boyfriend to my studio and perform for him for his birthday. *prrrrrr*

  • Holy Crap!

    Date: 2010.07.04 | Category: HulaHoopla | Response: 0

    It’s been a while, huh?

    Made hoops for Cheap Trick.  That’s right!  CHEAP TRICK!!

    Custom Hoops for Cheap Trick

    The Cheap Trick Series

    Had a very successful run at the Alberta Art Hop on May 15th.  My friends Mary & Bill came down from Seattle and the lovely Heather came by to help with preparations.  We had a final hoop wrapping party & BBQ (Kurt played BBQ-extraordinaire) the night before to ensure the optimal number of gorgeous hoops available to the public.  Mary & I dressed up in our finest hooper regalia for the sunny weekend.  We hooped our little hineys off!

    HulaHoopla Hoop Booth @ Alberta Art Hop

    HulaHoopla Hoop Booth @ Alberta Art Hop

    The next day was the Sunday Parkways kickoff in N.E. Portland and I debuted my crazy hoop cart, The HoopDeVille!  More hooping and hollerin’ for sure!

    HoopDeVille Debut

    HoopDeVille Debut

    Later in May, I flew to North Carolina for the Hoop Convergence.  Wow!  Intense workshops, incredibly informative forums, beautiful hooping souls all tucked into a retreat in the lush woods near Raleigh.  Made heaps of new hooper friends and just felt like I found my place on this earth.  Thank you to everyone!

    Hooper's Ball - Hoop Convergence 2010

    Maple Cabin Ready for the Hooper's Ball - Hoop Convergence 2010

    Well, let’s see…I was laid off from work on June 18th but didn’t actually work on June 18th.  Instead, I went camping in Maupin for the 5th Annual Deschutes River RendezVW with 75 fellow VW bus owners.  I set up my hoop booth, taught folks how to hoop, sold many, many hoops and I performed three times with my fire hoop two nights in a row…I think I’m getting the hang of it!  My favorite moment was stomping out the last flame to the end beat of Ted Nugent’s “Hey Baby.”  Rocker hooper…I think I’ve found my inner performer.

    Flaming Tumbleweed

    Hoopanista Fire Performance

    Two classes are up  and running at the NW Dance Project Studio in N. Portland and I am really enjoying my students.  They make me so happy. I will be able to pay my mom back for the rent on that studio next week with the money from classes, hoops booth sales and two children’s birthday parties.  That feels great!  Now, I just need to pay back the $12K I owe to the credit card company for starting the biz and I’ll be golden! :-0

  • Hoop Biz

    Date: 2010.03.25 | Category: Exploring The Path, HulaHoopla | Response: 0

    My mother is helping with the rent on the studio.
    Talked to a very helpful woman at the school district about renting a school gym for classes — lots of steps and timing.
    Waiting for FedEx to bring my new custom iPod which I intend to load with inspirational music for my students.
    Making a custom hoop  for Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick today! Fire hoop training on Saturday!
    Gotta do taxes…lots of write-offs this year.  sheesh.  not even out of my pjs yet and I’m exhausted! but in a good way.

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