Why HoopDance?

“I encourage laughter, pleasure, and the abandon of ecstatic dance. It is much more than a fitness class — it is an experience that builds connection confidence, and friendships.”

– Christabel Zamor, creator of HoopGirl

[from right to left] After HoopGirl Level 1 training, graduate Allisone, with Master trainer Candice, HoopGirl creator, Christabel, and HoopGirl All Star, Natasha. November 2007, San Francisco, CA
[From right to left] HoopGirl Level 1 graduate, Allisone of SacramentoHoopDance, Master trainer Candice, HoopGirl creator, Christabel, and HoopGirl All Star, Natasha. November 2007, San Francisco, CA

HoopDance Benefits for Body, Mind & Spirit: Adapted from Christabel Zamor’s fantastic book, HOOPING: A Revolutionary Fitness Program. Purchase your own copy on Amazon.com here 🙂 

Benefits of HoopDance For the Body:

◎ improves core strength
◎ improves motor skills
◎ heightens stamina and energy
◎ improves balance
◎ sculpts abdominals, arms, thighs & buns ◎ builds hand-eye coordination
◎ enhances articulation of joints
◎ delivers a cardio-aerobic workout
◎ enhances somatic and kinesthetic intelligence ◎ unwinds and realigns the spine
◎ strengthens neurological pathways
◎ accelerates fat burning and weight loss
◎ strengthens back muscles
◎ boosts libido!
◎ improves flexibility and dexterity
◎ improves posture & alignment
◎ deepens breath
◎ develops a sense of rhythm

Benefits of HoopDance For the Mind and Spirit:

♥ promotes laughter

♥ encourages pleasurable sensations

♥ boosts self esteem and confidence

♥ quiets/focuses the mind

♥ helps overcome shyness

♥ establishes boundaries around the body

♥ creates a sense of flow

♥ encourages creativity and imagination

♥ relieves stress

♥ develops trust in one’s own body

♥ restores the body-mind-spirit connection

♥ imparts a sense of freedom

♥ develops a “yes I can!” attitude

♥ centers and calms the emotions

♥ promotes cooperation and community

♥ establishes connectedness to the body

♥ helps one reclaim a sense of power

♥ promotes happiness and well-being

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