I know have been a little out of touch the last several months. You see, I was feeling on top of the world in the beginning of October… I had cut sugar and alcohol out of my life for three weeks and was reaping the benefits - I dropped 15 pounds (yess!!) and I felt vibrant and full of zest. I also began incorporating daily meditation into my life. Despite going through a heart wrenching break up, I felt supremely confident that I was on the right path and willing to take big risks... and I was learning to allow my heart to lead me in the direction that was right for me. My heart was absolutely beaming and my entire body felt sensationally bright!! (Here’s a clip of me fire hooping in the Hall of Flame at Gratitude*NYC, feelin’ all awesome. ;) )
...But then, just a few days later, I took a nasty tumble down a flight of concrete stairs and banged up my knee pretty badly. After over 10 long weeks of ice packs, elevation, Arnica, epsom salt baths, and absolute immobility, I felt I lost my sparkle. I was frustrated - I lost a lot of muscle, (I could hardly stand for longer than 45 seconds at a time at one point…) and I was feeling uninspired and totally down. I’m a firm believer that physical activity can help heal emotional pain - so all I wanted was to move and sweat out some of my break up & break down stress - but I couldn't! However, here we are a few weeks later, and I am finally feeling stronger and more confident than I have since my fall. More great news: Although I need to ease in, I've been cleared by my doctor to start moving again! (Oh, hoop dance, how I have missed thee!!)
Join me in taking advantage of our beautiful bodies - no matter the shape they are in today, let us honor where we are and use them to express what is in our hearts!
I CANNOT WAIT to begin our first hoop class series of the new year - we begin again on Tuesday, January 6th and I wanted to be sure you had the invitation. Join us for Foundations of Flow, where you will learn tricks and transitions that can start you at the very beginning of hoop dance - or - step up your game and smooth out your already existing flow! Click here to sign up or check out the details.
It is with the deepest gratitude for my body and for my healing that I step into 2015 - ready to move, inspire, and shake a tailfeather! We have a lot of exciting things planned for this year - Won’t you come join us?
Dancing into 2015,
So much love, hoopers! xo