Tickets are discounted until 5/20/2017. If you prefer to pay in cash, you can bring payment the day of the event.
The HoopPath+Spring+Sarasota = Hoop Bliss!
Last year's Memorial Day weekend HoopPath was amazing! I'm excited to come back and try it, again!
The Essential Details:
(Times include warm-up, opening & closing talks, breaks, and ending free hoop)
Friday, May 26, 2017 (6-10pm)
Saturday, May 27, 2017 (1-5pm)
Sunday, May 28, 2017 (1-5pm)
6050 Longwood Run Blvd.
Sarasota FL 34243
Ticket link is at the bottom of this page.
Tickets are discounted until 5/20/17
The finer points:
For this year's workshop, I would like to do something I've never done before: Let you guys tell me what you would like to learn each day! I have been teaching for over 11 years now, and I have developed a LOT of material in that time. I have exercises for building skills, growing creativity, freeing movement flow, and social connection, among others. Rather than stick to a plan written hundreds of miles away, I would prefer to use my years of teaching experience to inform me in the moment as to how to teach the best class that I can. (Imagine a singer you like taking requests, rather than playing from a setlist.)
Here's how I see this going: Each of the three days will be a mix of flow and skill building exercises. In Circle, I will ask the group how much of the day we want to focus on flow and how much on skill building (For example, 60% Flow, 40% Tech). In my years of teaching I have sat in some circles that would want 85% flow exercises all weekend, and some that would prefer 85% tech/skill building. I'm hoping this may be a new way of teaching and I am excited to see if this approach can produce the best weekend possible.
To give the weekend *some* structure, I will be telling Maidan stories each day. If you are new to HoopPath, the Maidan (MY-dan) story is a tool I use to teach my students in a different and, usually, a deeper way. In order to help build a context for the hoop movements I teach, I have developed a collection of stories that, when told before and during exercises, create an additional connection of context and facilitate a expanded understanding of not only the movement, but the mover, as well. I can totally see how weird this might seem at first, but the stories I tell are overwhelmingly the most popular of exercises I do.
(With all of this being said, we will definitely cover to some degree: core hooping, touch technique, balance, and open Samuari)
Typically, the flow of the weekend is:
Dance and Flow on Friday
Skill building on Saturday
Flow/Meditation on Sunday
Each Workshop begins 15 minutes after the start time, to allow people to stretch and warm-up before class.
We begin the workshop by sitting in "Circle." At this time, we'll introduce ourselves to each other, I'll go over my ideas for the class, and we'll decide how much flow vs skill building we want for that day. (There will always be some skill building each day, no matter what. Even when I teach pure flow classes, skills are improved upon.)
You will not be asked to perform or demonstrate at any point in the class.
I teach to all skill levels and ages (of adults) on a regular basis.
My teaching emphasizes whole body movement (while hooping) which means the classes are reasonably athletic. Many of my students choose to make them VERY athletic. (This is something we can vote on.) Either way, you will want to dress appropriately.
You will need to bring your own hoop, blindfold, and water. Bringing snacks is not a bad idea, either.