Do you wanna play a hoop game? 4 Facebook groups that you’ll enjoy!

Do you wanna play a hoop game? 4 Facebook groups that you’ll enjoy!

Do you want to play a game? Change up your hoop style? Maybe try some new music or a new combo?  There are a few places you can go to get your fun flow on with some awesome games!!!    1. The Hooping Game- The group can be found here The hooping game is a lot of fun! The premise of the game being that you have to hoop to music you normally wouldn’t choose for yourself. To start a round of the game, simply make a post in the Facebook group that says “I’m in”!! From there someone will comment a song that you have to hoop to!! You have 48 hours to do so. Once you complete your challenge and post a video you get to “hit back” the person who challenged you. You choose a song for them and again they must hoop to the song within 48 hours! Be careful not to challenge too many people at once though. Depending when people respond you might find yourself making quite a few videos all at once. 2. The Flow Game- The group can be found here  If you like the idea of the hooping game but your not a hooper, this game is for you. Although you can participate with your hoop, the flow game is open to all prop spinning. The rules are still the same if you want to play, but not you get to choose what prop you use while jamming to some random songs chosen by your peers!! 3. Same Song Different Flow- This can be played in the Flow Spinistries group...
Why Hoopers Should Use YouTube More Often

Why Hoopers Should Use YouTube More Often

You may have noticed that YouTube hooping videos aren’t getting the same attention as they used to. Yeah, we know the ads can get irritating and being taken away to another screen can take a few seconds longer than we like. However, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages! Why should hoopers spend more time with YouTube? 1. You can search for videos you want to watch. You can then sort the results by upload date, type, length, video quality, view count, popularity and more. 2.  You can get email notifications when your favorite hoopers upload new videos if you subscribe to their channel. 3. You can use way more songs without getting in trouble for using them. I recommend using the YouTube audio library and their list of ad supported music. 4.  You can monetize your videos to earn cash if your videos get lots of views and traffic! Typically, it takes around several hundred thousand views to be profitable, but hey you can always try. However, you can only monetize videos that don’t use most music. Tutorials are an excellent way to make some money this way, as long as you don’t use copyright music in it. Consult the audio library list in #3 to see which songs you can use and monetize. 5.  You can slow the videos down or speed them up while you watch them! Turning videos into instant slow mo tutorials! Here’s how: Article on how to adjust YouTube video speed 6.  You can choose your level of video quality (low quality all the way to Ultra HD). This allows you to watch videos in low...
Autumn Hoop Dance Meditation in Movement by Alycia Betts

Autumn Hoop Dance Meditation in Movement by Alycia Betts

Alycia’s words about this video: “Are you on the path to self discovery, or are you struggling to find your way? A good place to start would be asking yourself “What are you passionate about?” A question was asked to me a few years ago, “What is your favourite sense?” When I replied, my answer felt forced, it was “sight”. Sight is not my favourite sense, my vision is actually pretty horrible. Touch, is what I wanted to say. It just didn’t seem like an answer I was ready to explain, really I just didn’t know myself, and why I felt that way. Feeling, from emotion, to physically feeling something or someone is such a powerful sense, our eyes can fool us, but the way we feel is no joker. This circle, I don’t need to see it. Every movement is felt, the energy is felt, I understand the way it moves, I knock it off course sometimes as life knocks us off course, but I understand things happen, laugh and keep spinning. This circle has taught me so much, and continues to give me all the space to allow me to grow. When I didn’t fully understand that I had gotten too comfortable with being locked up, this circle saved me from anxiety’s cage. It has sparked up passion and creativity inside of me, taught me to daydream. This circle is my mentor. It is a reflection of myself and the world around me, and when I grow with the hoop, I grow as a person, I connect with myself even deeper, Hooping is my meditation. I want...
Two Hot Spots for Flow Artists in Thailand

Two Hot Spots for Flow Artists in Thailand

Holidaying in Thailand? Sweet. You’ll love it. I’ve been living in Thailand for quite some time and I have two excellent locations for you to visit. These two spots have incredible views and vibes that you’ll surely dig. And as soon as you realize the flow community, including hoops of course, you’ll fall in love. Grab your hoops and whatever other flow toy you want…You’re off to Thailand!   Pai Get up north to the beautiful mountains. Breathe in some fresh air, visit a few waterfalls, and then bust the hoop out! Pai is a chill town that will be vibing on the hippy wavelengths. Besides bringing your hoops anywhere you want, as usual, you’re also going to want to check out the Pai Circus School. There’s plenty of other flow friends to chill out with here. Poi, staff, slack line and a wealth of other toys are here to play with, along with a couple of hoops. I often found myself teaching random travelers some hoop moves and I hope to have inspired a few to go through with it as a new hobby.   Did I mention the circus school has an infinity pool, hammocks, beers, and an epic view of Pai? Yeah… The whole town is accepting though, so don’t feel weird bringing your hoop places. 😍💚✈️🌏⭕️😊 #pai #thailand #travelhooper #hoopersthattravel A photo posted by Nina – Hooper And Expolorer (@that_hooplife) on Oct 5, 2015 at 7:19am PDT Pai Canyon, don’t drop your hoop off the ledge!   Railay and Tonsai Ah, these two spots are my little beachy havens. If I could slap the cute...
Under-Charging for Hooping Products and Services

Under-Charging for Hooping Products and Services

  A recent topic of discussion in the hooping community lately is under-charging for products. More specifically, hoop shops that are charging only for the price of materials (or less than that). This article is going to provide some insight on how this is damaging to everyone, and damaging the shops that are charging low prices. This article will also touch on why it is a good idea to charge a decent amount for hoop services (such as classes) as well. You should be compensated for your time and effort, even if you feel you should sacrifice them for the beginning of your new business opportunity. Burn-out and exhaustion is going to hit you hard if you continue to charge such low prices for so much work. You may not even realize how much work you are going to have to do. Especially if you are really great at making hoops and people get word of your low prices, you may be facing a challenge impossible to overcome. Best case scenario, you get popular and you will have to hire people to keep up with demand. How would you hire help for your shop if you can’t afford to pay yourself, due to the low prices you are asking? Once your prices go up to where the others’ are, will you still have customers? We are looking out for you and trying to help you see things that you may not be expecting! Katie Emmitt has been running her own hoop shop for years, Kemmitt Hoops Katie says: “Things you’re paying for (or paying for partially) when you purchase a hoop...
Competition with Hooping: Discouraging or Motivating?

Competition with Hooping: Discouraging or Motivating?

Looking at the above picture, you may wonder why I chose it. The majority of hoopers wouldn’t ever dream of being able to compete with them, right? You have to train your life away from the time you are born. However, they are extremely inspiring and make us think about our skills. The question remains: is competition good or bad in hooping? Is it motivating to those who want to get better or is it just discouraging to those who aren’t as confident? If you’re a beginner or intermediate hooper, you’re likely to say “No! Competition is terrible and discouraging!”. That is how I felt when I was in my first years of this wonderful activity. Now that I have gained experience and wisdom over the years, I am starting to feel that competition is good for hoopers, helping them to reach their goals and get better than they would be otherwise. Every time I feel a sense of competition that makes me feel uneasy, I realize the only healthy way to deal with it is to step up my game and get on another level, a more unique level or a higher level. Many people will experience envy, jealousy or feel threatened in response to their sense of competition with others. Hooping is super sensitive because of how extremely passionate everyone can be about it. It is “their calling” or “their dream”. They can have a sense of ownership over it and sometimes struggle to share. If they deal with it in an unhealthy way, competition can destroy them and destroy their relationships.  It can make them turn sour...