Anah Reichenbach – Hoopalicious
We are so honored to host the leader of our revolution! Anah will presenting:
Body: The Gateway to the Spirit
One of the many gifts that can be gleaned through hoop dance is the pathway it provides towards presence and a pure enjoyment of the human experience. The rhythmic physical touch of the hoop is a constant invitation to inhabit the body and give our habitual home, the mind, a rest! So, how is the body a portal to spirit? When we inhabit the body and specifically the core, more and the mind less, you become more sensitive to emotions, intuitions and the purity of the present moment. Right here, right now, just as you are. This is the focus of our guided hoop journey and truly a sharing of the current stage of my own spiritual journey in life and in the hoop.
The second portion of our workshop takes on the question, “How can we be FULLY expressed inside our hoops?” I have found myself in moments of a song where I can feel an expression that is just ACHING to come out but into an area that was yet undiscovered, weak or inflexible. We are only limited by what our bodies are capable of doing and have the strength and flexibility to safely accomplish. So in seeking for the deliciousness of even MORE free and easy areas to express in I began to cross train… yes, get ready to SWEAT! We will work on our speed, flexibility, and strength as well as sensitivity to the hoop and advancing our technique into the realms of dance.
But not to worry, I can’t help but require for my time in the hoop and with you to be FUN! I can’t wait to dive into this new area of exploration, push my limits and laugh my booty off with all of you!
Anah Reichenbach, a.k.a. Hoopalicious™, has been credited as being the founder of the modern art of Hoop Dance, and is a pioneer in the Hooping movement. Over the past 15 years, Anah has traveled the world teaching and performing both live and in commercials for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Sobe, Nike, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Fergie, The MTV Video Music Awards, Coke, America’s Got Talent and K-Swiss. The Hoop Revolution™ Curriculum that she developed has been the foundation of most other well-known Hoop Dance curriculums. She is also the star of an up and coming documentary “The Hooping Life.” Anah has been featured in many popular publications including The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair and Dance Spirit magazine.
In addition to starting this underground dance and culture movement, Anah’s work with celebrities has helped to bring this movement to the mainstream. Most recently, Anah starred in “HoopBody,” a series of hooping fitness DVDs produced by Gaiam® featuring well-known actress Marisa Tomei. She worked closely with Ms. Tomei in designing the hooping curriculum taught on the series.
As a consistent leader in the hoop community, Anah created the acclaimed Hoop Revolution Teacher Training Program and is currently in production on the first DVD of the highly anticipated series “Hoop Revolution’s Core Foundation.” She has also won Hooping.org’s 2009 Online Video of the Year and 2010 Instructor of the Year awards.