When I moved to Houston a few years ago, I made a list of things I wanted to do before my 30th birthday. One was to re learn how to hula hoop. In no time I fell in love with the art of hoop dance. And without even trying to, I lost 15+ pounds. That’s when I knew that I wanted to teach everyone and anyone the benefits of this activity. After becoming a Level 1 and Level 2 certified and licensed Hoopnotica instructor, I started teaching classes at Yoga Studio of The Woodlands, by my 30th birthday. Four years later, I’ve taught all ages, all sizes, all skill levels. I’ve studied with some of the best hoop dancers in the world, and taught at multiple conferences, some hoop related, some not, and now teach at several studios in the Houston metro area. That’s the beautiful thing about the hula hoop, it’s for everyone who enjoys postive movement. Nothing has given me so much joy than watching my students grow, excel, and gain self confidence, all while playing with a piece of round plastic.