Hula Hoopla! at Vancouver Island Musicfest 2010

A special offering for hoopers and other curious fun-seekers, Hula Hoopla workshops took place amidst the musical backdrop of Vancouver Island Musicfest  2010.  On both Saturday and Sunday mornings we gathered under a blazing July sun to celebrate the happy art of hooping.
I brought out all my hoops, a total of nearly 50 including mini arm hoops, giant beginner hoops and standard sizes for both kids and adults.  This being the first workshop of its kind offered at this large festival, I had a plan and was ready for anything!
The first day was casual hooping as kids and adults came by to learn tricks and try all the hoops.  On Sunday the instruction was more formal and I offered my creative spin on the many ways to be active using hula hoops.   Going through hoop-related stretches, core body strength moves and tips to enhance home practice, the group of mostly adults got active, Hula Hoopla style!  There was a special focus on individual tips and tricks and I tried to connect with each person to answer questions, demonstrate and unlock new tricks.  Thanks to fellow NOVA Firespinner Lisa H for sharing her extreme hooping expertise. 
A hot and happy hooping good time!  

photo taken July 11 2010 by Sharon Macdonnell www.sharonmacdonnell.com  smacdonnell.wordpress.com