How long have you been hooping?
A year and a half.
Did you do any other form of dance, circus or flow arts before hooping?
Nope. No background at all. I couldn't even waist hoop before.
What inspired you to start hooping?
I was at an outdoor music festival and I saw a topless hippie girl hooping on her shoulder and that was the moment. I was like, you can hoop on your shoulder! And that was it, my goal was to hoop on my shoulder. Everything started from there.
Is this your first time attending Sacred Circularities? What initially inspired you to come here?
Yes, this is my first SC experience. I watched a Deanne Love tutorial that was filmed at Sacred Circularities, so I started looking around to find out more. I signed up for the retreat before knowing much about what it was.
Is Sacred Circularities what you expected it to be?
It's beyond what I expected. I never expected it to be this powerful. I got more than I bargained for. The breath work, meditations, five elements dance, spirituality with the hoop practice, I didn't expect that. They are deeply healing and makes me feel connected to myself and others. It gives a feeling of oneness.
What has surprised you?
Everybody being here together forming a community. We're like a family now.
What is the most profound or interesting thing you have learned this week?
I learned it in the breath work class. There was a point during breath empowerment when we were oxygenating the blood to the point that I felt so scared that I wanted to run out of there, but i worked through it and felt a deep release. The deepest release of my life. It taught me to let go of fear.
What was the best part of your week at Sacred Circularities?
Meeting the teachers. I've learned from them on youtube for a year and a half and it was wicked to meet them in real life and get to interact with them.
Is there anything you would do differently if you were return to Sacred Circularities?
I would have packed less stuff. I came prepared, but half my things I don't need.
Do you have any tips for future Sacred Circularities participants for how to have the best possible experience here?
Don't be scared and just be your awesome self!
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