Teaching Joy!

This past week I've been teaching classes with the YMCA Afterschool program to teach their kids to hoop.  It was a trial and a huge learning process!  By the end of the week, I had tons of child sized hoops and a go-to system with the kids.  I was even told a few times, "I think you are awesome" and "I've never been able to hula hoop before."  So many kids walked in thinking that they couldn't do this but they proved themselves wrong for the most part.  I just hope everyone enjoyed it.  I still have to run the hoops over from the YMCA back to them.

The other news is that I am officially teaching at Flow Camp!  I sent in a submission on how to work with kids and she liked it so much that I will be teaching two classes!  I'll be teaching how to teach children hooping and a kid hoop class.  I already have an outline and everything.  I'm going to rock this out!  I am so excited!

And if you didn't see, I entered hooping idol.  I'm nervous!  Let's see if I make it to the top 20?!

PS!  I've gotten awesome comments so far on my video.  Although I wonder how many people have entered?


  1. Hi, I've been lurking in the background reading your blog for a few weeks now and just wanted to say well done on getting your job teaching hula hoop. I just wish you were nearer to me over here so that I could come to your classes too. I'm 45 and weigh a lot but have always always wanted to hula hoop, I read one of your old posts about not allowing your size to be a disability and let it stop you doing what you want, so I went out and bought a hoop. Problem is the biggest I could find round here was 41 inches and I just can't keep it up more than 3 circles and that's after a few weeks of trying. I'm going to try a 48" hoop that I've found on uk ebay I think in the hope that will help me to hoop. In the meantime my 11 year old son is loving the 41 inch and teaching himself all sorts of tricks with it .... just to make me jealous I'm sure. Anyway enough of my rabbitting on, just wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration this side of the world too - here's hoping I can be a hooper soon too x

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