Hoop Path Cleveland Thoughts.

I really wasn’t going to post anything about Hoop Path Cleveland, due to the fact that I only got to spend one day immersed in it.


It wasn’t that the workshop wasn’t good.  It was phenomenal.  As always, Baxter worked us hard and good. 

The only day I could attend Hoop Path, it was dedicated to core hooping, which I am a big fan of.  (doesn’t seem to be a lot of focus on core hooping lately.)

Anywho, It was all the usual drills.  Opposite current, chest, angles. . . reverse flow while in angles.

I totally rocked Chest hooping in Sky.  Have a gnarly bruise to prove it.

I must have missed out on the days where he got all deep and philosophical.  Not that he wasn’t somewhat deep and spiritual on the day I went.  I wanted to get into what the gist of “Open Air” was. I guess I was hoping for more of the Mydain, and stories of them.

From my understanding, the Mydain are a mythological tribe of orphan women who would get together and make hoops from trees.  They would go out into the world to find each other and hoop, and feel and just be.  They knew the secrets of ancient wisdom that was only revealed to them during the time they spent in their hoop.

This is all made up by Baxter, but it is a wonderful thought, a metaphor for the hooping community, because that is sort of how it is.  No one I knew was into hooping.  I was an “orphan” so to speak, and i found my “tribe”, or “sisters” who also were the only one’s out of their friends who were into hooping.  Then us hoopers would hand a non-hooper a hoop and tell them they were one of us now, because we could just feel with our hearts and soul that was what they have been waiting to do.

(Sounds sort of cult-ish.  :P)

I also kind of missed out on hanging out with everyone.  We had a lot of out of towners that I was hoping to connect with, but being that my time was pretty much monopolized with other things, I couldn’t really participate much in the get togethers.  I was able to go to the Pot Luck which was thrown by our community, so that was nice, but I was tired and sort of in a funk from other goings ons that I didn’t really get to interact with as many people as I would have liked.  It was still a good time though. 

The rest of the weekend was spent finishing up my play, which had a really good run, and was probably THE most talented cast I have ever been a part of.  To have been able to hold my own in a cast of theater majors, I gotta say I am quite proud of myself.




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