Benefits of HoopYogini
BRAIN, MIND & EMOTIONS
ENERGY & SPIRIT
What is HoopYogini™
HoopYogini is transformational fitness integrating hula hooping with hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation. All HoopYogini postures and moves can be linked into a flowing and meditative dance.
What will I experience
Experience a full body workout that incorporates dynamic, calorie burning movement with traditional yoga stretches, restorative and detoxifying breath practices, inspirational language and meditation prompts that relax your mind and brings you into the present moment.
How is the hoop used
The adult size hula hoop is used both held in the hands as a balance, resistance and strength building tool, as well as, on the body as a calorie blasting, low to medium impact fitness practice that tones and massages the core.
What do I need to practice
Your body, an adult size hula hoop and our doctor approved, certified fun HoopYogini instructional videos!
Samantha Hoogenboom, Healer and Coach
Jocelyn is such an expert that in my first class she had me making a move I had been trying to achieve for years, effortlessly and instantly, after a few very precise words. HoopYogini™ was also a great way to transition back to exercise after the birth of my first child, because it got me grounded, focused and forced me to connect with and activate all parts of myself. It is such a fun way to move and is taught with so much inspiration that it eventually had me feeling fluid, sexy and free again. To top it all off, I came home that night feeling and thinking life is awesome, before I remembered this was our affirmation from class that morning.
Hilary Keen, Physical Therapist, HoopYogini Teacher Trainee
I feel that the use of the circular hoop as a therapeutic tool is extremely beneficial to assist with symmetrical positioning for stretching the spine, upper and lower extremities. My older oncology patients get energized and joyful when learning the waist hooping.
Carmen Marshall, Health Coach and Creator of the SexyFit Nutrition Program www.carmenmarshall.com
I also loved Jocelyn's incorporation of her mantras, specific and gorgeous movements for opening the heart and energy. At the end of the hour, I felt strong, empowered, feminine, centered, joyful and playful. And how amazing to be able to take those ways of being into world, every day, from a practice that helps you access them so organically.
Delamay Devi, Yoga Teacher, Global
I love the way my spine, core and back muscles feel when my hips and chest begin to ungulate, isolate and kinetically connect to the circling and spiraling movement within HoopYogini™. Just like a yoga practice there needs to be a strong element of presence during hooping. If the mind wanders so does the hoop so not only are you benefiting from a great workout but also a movement meditation to center the mind and it leaves you feeling energized, empowered and seriously wanting more.
Colleen Schell, Founding Coach at Leadership Transformation, USA
Before going to HoopYogini™ I felt that I was all over the place mentally and physically. I felt sporadic and un-centered. After taking just one class I felt centered, powerful, and dare I say even sexy! And I was able to take what I learned in the class and apply it to my life and it was empowering. I had tools that worked when applied. And then I also got to hoop! I would say there was a big leap in my ability to actually use the hoop. This made me feel powerful, competent, and capable.
Marguerita, HoopYogini™ Practitioner, Byronshire, Australia
HoopYogini™ is energizing and it also stimulates commitment. There is a flow and structure about it which I love. I was thinking that we’d just be doing hula hoops but we are actually doing yoga at the same time, which I enjoy. Learning to do something different is fun.
Robert Peng, Internationally Renowned Qigong Master
"I tried HoopYogini™ with Jocelyn. I didn't expect that such a simple tool - the hoop - would give me such a thorough stretch. It was unlike any other form I have tried. It feels amazing!"
Kate Reardon Naturopath, Nuritionist and Founding Director of Natural Instinct Healing Health Retreat Centre in Bali.
Jocelyn Gordon is not only a teacher but a master of her craft. I have had the pleasure of experiencing the HoopYogini™ Spinal Awakening Series in a workshop facilitated by Jocelyn and I was blown away. I work within the health and healing industry and have therefore participated in workshops, retreats and seminars all over the world both personally and professionally for a number of years. The minute I met jocelyn I knew there was something special about her and I wanted to know more. She has such a strong presence which makes you feel instantly safe and supported around her, she really listens with her heart and deeply connects with all of her clients and facilitates with such a sharp intuition that everyone walks away getting exactly what they needed. Even though she hoops like a rockstar her talents stretch far beyond this modality and everything she steps into she enters with wisdom, grace, presence and her big generous heart. If you're willing to expand, dive deep, experience joy and have a awesome time whilst doing so work with Jocelyn, she is a guiding light that will take you to where you want to go.
Hope Medford, percussionist of Medicine for the People www.hopemedford.com
I felt my body open, I felt my strength increase, and a deep relaxation permeate my mind as I moved through the HoopYogini™ – Spinal Awakening Series. I am a fan of Jocelyn, her work, and her fresh approach to integrating play and health!
Dr. Shara Downey, Chiropractor www.Asia-Chiropractic.com
It's rare that I can find a program that actually keeps the consistency of the spine, the health, posture and just brings breath right through and into the spine on a daily basis. That's what the HoopYogini Spinal Awakening Series does.
About Jocelyn Gordon, Creator of HoopYogini™
“I designed HoopYogini™ for you – the busy, modern, sensual woman with so much to give and experience. I invite you to experience the hoop as a dance partner, fitness tool and portal into your freedom and personal power. My wish is that this practice encourages you to express yourself, live your dreams and navigate life’s changes and challenges with ease, joy and grace.” with love, Jocelyn
Jocelyn is a mother, dancer, yogini, teacher, author and world traveler. She believes that
transformation can be fun and has created two holistic fitness programs that combine dance with yoga and mindfulness meditation – HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® Yoga. Having
studied, trained and taught Dance, Yoga and Massage Therapy, her offerings provide a multi-disciplinary approach making self-care, self-restoration and self-realization accessible, enjoyable and relevant to the modern woman. Jocelyn has been called a Yoga Rebel by Yoga Journal magazine and has been featured in Origin Magazine, Conscious Dancer, GaiamTV, on Dr.Oz and as a lead instructor in the Gaiam produced HoopBody DVD with Academy Award winning actress, Marisa Tomei.