The sound of hoops hitting the floor makes you smile because you're learning.
Find freedom in your flow.
Explore, expand, experience.
Practice makes perfect improvement.
We don't have to learn everything.
There is no "best" only different.
Break the rules; defy gravity.
Bruises are our badges.
Comfy clothes are a key to life.
Create smiles with guerrilla hooping.
Hooping is our meditation.
Our Mission and Core Values
Compassion - We will be kind to others and respect their point of view, helping them grow will better the world, better them and better ourselves. We also hold compassion for ourselves, our journey and our process, avoiding comparisons between ourselves and others.
Integrity - We do what we say we will do. If we cannot keep our promise we let other know as soon as possible to find a newer, better solution
Balance - Everything we do in our lives are connected. We will give balanced energy to others and to ourselves in our work, play, body and mind.
Independence - We have the strength to create our own futures and our own lives, independently of our childhood, our past and our present situation.
Fun - We appreciate everyday, filling the frustrating ones with activities that generate smiles and laughter.
Check out SaFire's Hooping Manifesto. This video includes footage from over two and a half years of her journey in the hoop.
When I hoop in public with my friends we always get asked, "Who's the best out of you guys?" It's so weird to think about it like that, so we always just look dumbfounded and ignore the question. I'm going to use "There is no best, only different" line next time.
Wow, I've never encountered that question (though I'm sure I'd answer "Caroleeena" for our local crew)-- still it's so alien to the whole hoop perspective-- & I know I feel like a total slut when it comes to hoop crushes... my obsession changes from moment to moment, so vive la difference!!!
Geez-way to make everyone feel awkward. People ask stupid questions sometimes. As a for instance, when I had my snakebites (dual lip piercings) people would always ask questions like, "How do you kiss your boyfriend," or "Does that hurt?" I was oftentimes tempted to say "Yes, I'm in perpetual pain."
But yeah I definitely like the sentiment that we are all different and there's no rank from worst to best. I find comparisons to be discouraging and fully embrace the idea that we're all unique and therefore so are our hooping styles. I try to take inspiration from hoopers who have been doing so longer rather than feel like I'm not as good.