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Thursday, September 25
 

10:00am

Shakti & Jacqui- Mean Business

MEAN BUSINESS  Do you feel stuck in your small business? Unable to move forward with an idea on your own? Do you feel alone in the challenges your business is facing? And overwhelmed?   Join Shakti Sunfire, Jacqui Becker and your fellow play professionals for this heart-centered, inspiring and all-out activating Hoopcircle workshop. We’ll guide you in relevant, action-oriented exercises and discussions that will blast your business from future dream to present reality. Come with a pen and notebook.

BIO:Shakti Sunfire is an internationally celebrated empowerment educator through movement, mysticism, and mindfulness practices. A leader of the international hoopdance movement and a dedicated student of life, she has always pulled inspiration first from the Natural World and counts herself blessed to have the wise council of many teachers in her life. Shakti has been identified as an ‘emerging woman in leadership’ by Origin Magazine and her empowering message and guidance has effected the lives of many women the world over.    You might have seen her dancing on the Wanderlust Festival main stage, or on the cover of Yoga Journal. A true rolling stone, Shakti teaches workshops, leads retreats, and performs all over the world.  The savvy business woman in her has founded and guided a number of web-based businesses to success from the ground up, and has gotten her published and featured in countless books, articles, images and DVDs. Her passion and playful spirit has won her a variety of awards and graced her with success in all fields of self expression from writing, visionary event planning, and powerful performance, to ignited teaching and leadership; which in her philosophy are all part of the same spiraling journey into the heart.


Presenters
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Shakti Sunfire

Shakti Sunfire
Shakti Sunfire is an internationally celebrated empowerment educator through movement, mysticism, and mindfulness practices. A leader of the international hoopdance movement and a dedicated student, the firey Sagittarian has always pulled inspiration first from the Natural World and counts herself blessed to have the wise council of many teachers in her life. | You might have seen her dancing alongside the String Cheese Incident, on the... Read More →


Thursday September 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00pm
Round House

2:00pm

Megzz-Riding the Waves- Learning How to Flow

RIDING THE WAVES LEARNING HOW TO FLOW In this topic we will discuss Flow State and how engaging in a regular practice effects our daily lives. In learning how to flow, we can apply these same concepts to the stresses of life outside the hoop. We don’t cry when we drop the hoop, do we? We pick it up and try again. This lesson can be applied to failure in life as well. The art of hoop dance or other movement influences our actions, thought process and the way we communicate with our family, friends and the world. Attendees can share their experiences to cultivate more understand of the benefits of these daily practices.

BIO: GroovinMegzz is a multiple prop performance artist who works towards inspiring others to shine from within. Through dance, movement, fitness and nutrition.  “The Hooping Body” is about embracing the fact that we are athletes of the circle. It’s a practice that requires time and dedication to our bodies! My goal is to inspire all Hoop Dancers to work on their physical conditioning outside of the hoop by strengthening and focusing on flexibility and in turn feel the benefits of this inside the hoop.

www.thehoopingbody.com
www.facebook.com/thehoopingbodybiz 
www.facebook.comthehoopingbody  


Thursday September 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round House

2:30pm

Chef Mazi-The Circle of Nutrition
From Life to Death, how foods in process help keep us healthy and whole.

Living foods get a lots of attention, but what are they?  In essence, a living food is something that has an active culture.  Many of the places around the world that we think of as “Cultured” are also in the practice of culturing foods: Japan cultures soy products: miso, tamari, tempeh, etc.; the French have an extensive cheese and wine history; Germany, cheese, krauts, and beer.  There is a magic in these livings foods that gives us a biota so complex it is almost worthless to explain the inner workings.  In addition more and more research is pouring in about the end of life, as plant material is broken down by fungus, producing a vast suite of complex chemistry, and amazing health properties of mushrooms.  There is also a magic in these end processes, and if one looks closely, it is hard to distinguish the process of creation from the process of destruction:  It is here that we find super foods, super nutrients and super health!  Join Health Coach and Medicinal Chef Zachary Mazi on this wondrous adventure into the cultures of life and death in food, and get intimate with the circles of super nutrition!


Presenters

Thursday September 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Indoor Dining
 
Friday, September 26
 

10:00am

Suzan-CircleCycleCymbal

CircleCycleCymbal  Part lecture, and part hands-on, this workshop explores the many circles, cycles, and cymbals around us.  With a focus of history, nature, science, art, dance, music, and of course hooping, we will make connections which will lead into better understanding ourselves and hence moving with a heightened awareness through our ever-changing hoop dance.  Take this journey from the contemplative to the expressive, from the analytical to the intuitive.  We will meet in the middle and radiate outward.

BIO: Suzan is a professional music therapist, singer songwriter, adoptive mom, cancer survivor, and hooper.  Having lived on 4 continents, she brings with her a sensitivity to difference and a clarity of commonality.  With an infectious positive outlook, Suzan invites you to come together to share in this wonderful journey called life.          


Presenters

Friday September 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Round House

2:00pm

Shakti Sunfire-Mystery School : The Circle : Life/Death/Life
The ancient peoples understood that for something to be born, something must die. The wheel of year, the cycles of the seasons, the rise and fall of the sun and moon in the heavens, as well as the wheel of the elements and the waxing and waning of the moon phases - all provide us with a tangible, felt and embodied guide - a way and a “map that fits”. Join Shakti Sunfire in this hoop circle Mystery School to unearth the magic of wielding and submitting to the forces of cyclical Nature. Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, the ascendent and the descendent path, all allow us access into the underground river of creativity. We will discuss how we can use this access to expand our sense of true self and soul in service of global change.

BIO:Shakti Sunfire is an internationally celebrated empowerment educator through movement, mysticism, and mindfulness practices. A leader of the international hoopdance movement and a dedicated student of life, she has always pulled inspiration first from the Natural World and counts herself blessed to have the wise council of many teachers in her life. Shakti has been identified as an ‘emerging woman in leadership’ by Origin Magazine and her empowering message and guidance has effected the lives of many women the world over.    You might have seen her dancing on the Wanderlust Festival main stage, or on the cover of Yoga Journal. A true rolling stone, Shakti teaches workshops, leads retreats, and performs all over the world.  The savvy business woman in her has founded and guided a number of web-based businesses to success from the ground up, and has gotten her published and featured in countless books, articles, images and DVDs. Her passion and playful spirit has won her a variety of awards and graced her with success in all fields of self expression from writing, visionary event planning, and powerful performance, to ignited teaching and leadership; which in her philosophy are all part of the same spiraling journey into the heart.

Presenters
avatar for Shakti Sunfire

Shakti Sunfire

Shakti Sunfire
Shakti Sunfire is an internationally celebrated empowerment educator through movement, mysticism, and mindfulness practices. A leader of the international hoopdance movement and a dedicated student, the firey Sagittarian has always pulled inspiration first from the Natural World and counts herself blessed to have the wise council of many teachers in her life. | You might have seen her dancing alongside the String Cheese Incident, on the... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Indoor Dining

2:00pm

Sirkka & Katie- If you Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come!

Are you looking to start a Hoop Jam in your community? Does your HoopJam need a touch of that extra special something? This is a circle discussion you won’t wanna miss! Join Sirkka & Kate, from Twirling Girlish, to learn how to broaden & deepen your connection with your community through recognizing your strengths and utilizing  them to tap into your Jams unlimited potential. As seasoned HoopJam and Hoop community creators we will share through our own experience what was most effective and guide you, step by step, on your journey into becoming a HoopJam facilitator extraordinaire!

 

BIO:  Twirling Girlish is the dynamic hoop duo of Sirkka Aho & Kate McClain.

Sirkka was born in Alaska, raised in Hawaii and was a massage therapist for 13 years. Through her experience as a body worker she developed a deep appreciation of the mind/body/soul connection. This shines through in her distinctive style of performing and teaching hoopdance. She also loves to work with children and young adults, teaching them through hoopdance that they are capable individuals while exploring their own unique dance styles.

Kate McClain is a passionate dancer who evokes emotion and inspires her audience through lyrical dance by spiraling into the intricate ebb and flow that is life. Home grown in New Orleans, jazz and blues are etched into her soul. In her dedication to dance and movement she has expanded her repertoire into hoop dance and acrobatics. She has integrated these two modalities into an extraordinary fusion of acro-hooping, which is akin to acro-yoga. She manipulates the hoop in such a way which, at times, may seem to defy gravity.

http://www.twirlinggirlish.com
https://www.facebook.com/twirlinghoopgirls?ref=hl



Friday September 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round House

3:15pm

Tiana-Spoken Hoop

Spoken word poetry in combination with hooping allows for space to be opened toward your hoop flows intention.  Combining word flow with our wordless flow creates a space for story inspired improvisational freedom.  We will be guided by metaphor and the feelings they stir in us, the intensity they call, and the truths they resonate.

BIO: Tiana Zoumer has been hooping for 4.5 hoop-obsessed years. Her practice has been a passionate endeavor that has fueled her growth, leading her to develop a fluid and technical style within the space of hoop dance and spiritual expression. Inspired by the infinite possibilities born of this developing art form she has been an innovator from the start. Bringing a constantly unique style and powerful presence, she incorporates spoken word, improvisation, precision control and explosive speed within her hoop dance performances. In teaching, she is inspired by mutually created moments–sharing the power of learning in play is her greatest calling, gift and reward. Her dance has brought her to perform and share her technique with fellow hoopers and communities all over the world. She lives and practices in Oakland, California

http://www.facebook.com/tiana.zoumer?fref=ts  
Tour page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1414915165410920/
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/wantonamara  
Vimeo Etereas video: https://vimeo.com/76566050 


Presenters

Friday September 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Round House
 
Saturday, September 27
 

10:00am

Jennifer Sugarwoman-SoulWater Breathwork

SoulWater Breathwork explores body movement, breath, sound and resistance work with the hoop to release blocked energies .. unlock the doors to inner dimensions .. rejuvenate your tissues .. refresh your Spirit! In our breath flows the stream of possibility for healing, personal growth, spiritual development, creativity and connection to our embryotic intelligence that lies deep beyond our rational minds. Through simple circular breathing, we dive into non-ordinary states of consciousness to explore and access  our inner landscapes and connect with our ancient wisdom, heart and inner healer. We release subtle energies and receive inner nurturing. Working with the embodied elements of fire, water, earth, air and space — we swim into the deep waters of the unconscious to reconnect with our magical selves and Spirit.  

Join us for this Spa for your Soul, bring your flow toys to play and a yoga mat if you have one!

BIO:

Jennifer Sugarwoman is a Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Energist, Hoop Dancer and Bodyworker. She works with a basket filled with many tools, which now includes the hoop! Jen has been in the Healing Arts for over 20 years and teaches the Maitri Breathwork Certification Course internationally. She sees clients in Scotts Valley and Half Moon Bay, providing counseling, spiritual life coaching and energy movement.

www.JenniferSugarwoman.com
www.facebook.com/jennifer.sugarwoman

 


Presenters

Saturday September 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Round House

2:00pm

Luna Breeze-The Art of Failure From The Eyes of a Perfectionist

THE ART OF FAILURE FROM THE EYES OF A PERFECTIONIST  I am a perfectionist. I am my own worst critic. I have an undying need to succeed, or more specifically, not to fail. Fortunately, hula hooping has brought me to the realization that failure is an absolute necessity for success. In the past year I have battled with the big F yet again. Through training in a professional track circus program with coaches from companies like Cirque du Soliel, I have spent many sleepless nights questioning my own definitions of success and failure. In a society that conditions us to thrive on praise it can be hard to constantly hear the words “That was close, but try again”, rather then… “Good job Luna, that was absolutely perfect”. The truth is, I am a big fat failure, and so are you. Failure is at the root of who we are and where we are going. Only once we embrace failure can we truly understand the path to our success. Let us fearlessly fail on a regular basis. Let us realize that failure doesn’t have be painful, embarrassing, or discouraging. Can we discover the secret power of grace and balance within failure in a society that values perfection and praise above all else?

BIO: Luna is known for her fusion of modern dance, traditional circus skills, and musicality within hula-hoop dance. As a coach, she connects with her students through accessible vocabulary, a sense of humor and a serious attitude of positive empowerment.   Luna began her career in 2006, through performing for world-renowned band “The String Cheese Incident”, touring across America to high profile music festivals. In 2008 she was hired by Samsung Mobile to perform in India in promotion of the 2008 Olymipic Games. In 2011 she co-founded an esteemed circus company in Kansas City Missouri, called “MoonDrop Circus”, which is still successful today. The following year, she was awarded “2012 Hoop Instructor of the Year on Hooping.org, and was recently nominated for “Female Hooper of the Year” in 2013.  Every year, in collaboration with her sister, Shakti Sunfire, she hosts the Electric Forest hoop Troupe contest, and the annual advanced hula-hoop immersion; called In-Depth in Hawaii.

Over the past year Luna has been training under rhythmic gymnastics coach and Cirque du Soliel performer Rebbecca Sukhanova, in Pendulum Aerial Arts’ professional track circus program.  In this Portland based company, she has studied hand balancing, flex, adagio, and aerial acrobatics. In addition she has been blessed with the opportunity to perform hula-hoop within the professional company.   Luna sees the acrobat as a living metaphor, epitomizing true harmony of mind, body and spirit, allowing us space to connect to the inner-self  that often gets buried under the tyranny of the everyday.   “Circus empowered the part of me that hid silently behind the words I can’t and today it is my mission to carry on this gift to any and all who cross my path.” -Luna

www.LunaBreezePerformance.com  
https://www.facebook.com/LunaBreezePerformanceArt


Presenters

Saturday September 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round House

3:15pm

Jinju-Awaken Your Inner Fire Through the Power of Science, Story and Soul

The Beauty that Transforms Awaken Your Inner Fire through the Power of Science, Story and Soul
Inspired by her upcoming book and workshop, Beauty that Transforms, Dr. Jinju Dasalla offers a beautiful blend of science and soul in this journey designed to expand your mind and celebrate your inner fire. Part seminar, part personal reflection, learn about research findings from around the world that make a powerful case for the role of the flow arts and dance in somatic healing and transformation. Please bring a journal and a pen.

BIO: Jinju Dasalla, PhD, RYT-200, is a professional life coach, performer, and facilitator who embraces the power of dance, flow arts, and yoga as tools for healing and transformation. With a doctorate in neuroscience and a passion for pioneering new paradigms for personal growth and development, Jinju inspires unique perspectives harmonizing science, art and soul

www.SoulFlowArts.com
www.DrJinju.com 


Presenters

Saturday September 27, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Round House
 
Sunday, September 28
 

10:00am

Chef Mazi-The Circle of Nutrition
From Life to Death, how foods in process help keep us healthy and whole.

Living foods get a lots of attention, but what are they?  In essence, a living food is something that has an active culture.  Many of the places around the world that we think of as “Cultured” are also in the practice of culturing foods: Japan cultures soy products: miso, tamari, tempeh, etc.; the French have an extensive cheese and wine history; Germany, cheese, krauts, and beer.  There is a magic in these livings foods that gives us a biota so complex it is almost worthless to explain the inner workings.  In addition more and more research is pouring in about the end of life, as plant material is broken down by fungus, producing a vast suite of complex chemistry, and amazing health properties of mushrooms.  There is also a magic in these end processes, and if one looks closely, it is hard to distinguish the process of creation from the process of destruction:  It is here that we find super foods, super nutrients and super health!  Join Health Coach and Medicinal Chef Zachary Mazi on this wondrous adventure into the cultures of life and death in food, and get intimate with the circles of super nutrition!


Presenters

Sunday September 28, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Round House

11:00am

Jennifer Sugarwoman-SoulWater Breathwork

SoulWater Breathwork explores body movement, breath, sound and resistance work with the hoop to release blocked energies .. unlock the doors to inner dimensions .. rejuvenate your tissues .. refresh your Spirit! In our breath flows the stream of possibility for healing, personal growth, spiritual development, creativity and connection to our embryotic intelligence that lies deep beyond our rational minds. Through simple circular breathing, we dive into non-ordinary states of consciousness to explore and access  our inner landscapes and connect with our ancient wisdom, heart and inner healer. We release subtle energies and receive inner nurturing. Working with the embodied elements of fire, water, earth, air and space — we swim into the deep waters of the unconscious to reconnect with our magical selves and Spirit.  

Join us for this Spa for your Soul, bring your flow toys to play and a yoga mat if you have one!

BIO:

Jennifer Sugarwoman is a Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Energist, Hoop Dancer and Bodyworker. She works with a basket filled with many tools, which now includes the hoop! Jen has been in the Healing Arts for over 20 years and teaches the Maitri Breathwork Certification Course internationally. She sees clients in Scotts Valley and Half Moon Bay, providing counseling, spiritual life coaching and energy movement.

www.JenniferSugarwoman.com
www.facebook.com/jennifer.sugarwoman


Presenters

Sunday September 28, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Round House