Education Helps Us FUNction 

 The more we know about how to take care of our bodies, the better our systems feel and function.  Helping each other operate at our best capacity is a fabulous way to show our mutual appreciation, in my opinion.  

Let me help you help others!  Massage education gives us beneficial tools that we may use for a lifetime.  

Did you know that the giver of massage enjoys some of the same benefits as the receiver of massage, such as increased endorphin production, lowered blood pressure, and general relaxation and anxiety relief?  Oxytocin is a beautiful hormone.

By helping others through giving massage, you help yourself.

Hoopment is Self-Care that we can do anywhere; alone, or with friends. It is the practice of allowing smaller diameter hoops to move our bodies. It's a multi-purpose kind of thing.

Moving with mini-hoops as our guides, provides our bodies a kinesthetic learning opportunity: gaining a better understanding of where our bodies are in space; as well as how to move more effectively/efficiently through space. 

Mini-hoops serve as fidget-spinners that channel nervous energy, while also mobilizing our joints and stretching our tissues. They can be used to teach abstract concepts such as boundaries and respect.

They may even be used as a non-verbal communication system. 

The Support Series* of workshops caters to the helpers; by offering the same total price for 1-16 people, and dividing the hoops, folks have the opportunity to gather together and learn at an affordable price--and go home with a 2+ hoops to get them started in their own self-care practice, as well as the skills to make more. 

Parents are helpers, too: helping to raise the next generation of humans; collaborating with and taking care of each other. and themselves. The better care we take of our own bodies & minds, the more resources we have to share with each other.

For $160, one student (in any of those categories) goes home with hoop-making skills, plus a full mini-hoop set: 32 hoops in 4 diameters. Each size guides the body through space differently, and accommodates different ranges of motion. A full 8-set allows that individual to share Hoopment with others, and facilitate group Hoopment gatherings.

Anyone can download free E-books of everything I have put together; just peruse the site and you will find them.

**This information is only for application to your self and family, and does not certify or license you to charge others for treatment.**

Couples Care Massage Classes

$ 200.00 USD

Aside from helping each other feel better, massage between partners in a couple helps increase communication, and can assist with conflict resolution.

In both giving and receiving massage, we calm our systems, and can more easily return to space of loving acceptance, and forgiveness, which is especially helpful when there are challenges in your relationship.

During this class, you each receive a 45-60 minute tandem massage, as you mirror my movements while we work on your partner together; then you trade.  I explain along the way what we're doing and the benefits.

If you have any specific problems areas, I will teach you techniques that help address each other's discomfort, so that you can take care of each other in between your regular bodywork sessions. 

 

Parents Care Massage Class

$ 100 USD

This class starts at $100 for the first hour, and then the price/hr drops with each additional hour.

Since family size and needs vary, based on the age of your child, and how many children in each family. A custom "lesson plan" determines your rate.

We would be working with each child, and addressing each child's specific needs relevant to their development, from infancy through adolescence. 

Massage helps increase/maintain healthy parent/child bonds, increases empathy, teaches "safe touch", as well as supports the physical and nuerological development of your child. 

A bonus is that in time, they will massage you! Massage gives back so much. <3

 

Implementing Hoopment in the Classroom*

$ 160.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop is targeted to Pre-K/K/Grade-1 school teachers, and is open to any grade teacher who wants to learn how to make, and implement, mini-hoops as tools that can help teach mindfulness, as well as provide training wheels for ergonomic movement, to their students.

The workshop includes 100 ft of tubing, plus additional required materials; and class size may be from 1-16 teachers. The hoops will be divided equally. The price is the total, regardless of class size.

Hoops serve as inexpensive "fidget-spinners" that teach resposibility, via each child taking care of their hoops, and practicing respecting other people's hoops; as well as practicing communication skills.

The Pressure Rainbow is an additional tool/concept that may be integrated into the classroom, to facilitate communication and increase self-awareness, that I look forward to sharing with you!

 

Hoopment: Emergency Services Applications*

$ 160.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop is geared toward Emergency Services support members, such as Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, & Peace Officers, as well as Nurses and other Medical Support personnel.

The rate is the same for 1-16 people; the hoops will be divided among the students equally. The price is the total, regardless of class size.

You will learn how to make the hoops; and work with them as self-care tools, as well as explore potential applications in emergency situations.

Hoopment may be useful for processing anxiety; it helps channel nervous energy (fidget-spinner), and may be used as a visual tool in conjunction with Conscious Breathing exercises.

The Pressure Rainbow may also serve as a valuable communication tool in times of crisis, especially when working with individuals who may be non-verbal.
 

Hoopment for Wellness Providers*

$ 160.00 USD

Whatever your arena of wellness support, whether is it is physical or mental, you qualify for this workshop.

1-16 people, same rate; 1 person means you get private instruction and a complete hoop set of 32. Alternatively, 16 means everyone goes home with 2 hoops, and the skills to make more.

The first hour we make our tools; the second hour we apply them.

We also address "The Pressure Rainbow" as communication system that goes deeper than "1-10," so that we may better understand the pressure/discomfort our patients/clients may be experiencing...and may help them better understand themselves, as well.

The better we can communicate to each other, the easier it may be to provide service for each other.

This can serve as an excellent team-building exercise.
 

Hoopment for Social Workers & Mental Health Support Providers*

$ 160.00 USD

Aside from the physiological benefits of movement, Hoopment provides therapeutic support as a tool for coping with anxiety; it also assists with self-awareness & mindfulness.

This 2-hr workshop guides you through the process of making the hoops, how to use them for self-care, and how to guide your clients/patients through the first two levels of Hoopment.

Included are 100-ft of tubing and all the necessary materials to make the hoops. The hoops will be divided equally among the students (1-16). The price is the total, regardless of class size.

The Pressure Rainbow may also serve as a useful tool for facilitating self-awareness and communication; and may be used as a non-verbal communication system when paired with the hoops. We will explore applications.
 

Hoopment for Movement Educators*

$ 160.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop is for any type of body movement educator: dance instructors, personal trainers, physical education teachers, yoga instructors, pilates instructors, martial arts teachers, coaches....

If you are helping bodies move, this is a great tool to add to your support toolbox.

Included are 100-ft of tubing and the other necessary materials to make the hoops.

The workshop price is the same for 1-16 people; hoops will be divided equally among the students. The price is the total, regardless of class size.

You will learn how to progress through the 5 levels of Hoopment, as well as the benefits of Yin Hoopment and seated Hoopment.
 

Hoopment for Special Needs Support*

$ 160.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop guides individuals who provide support for persons with special needs, such as family members; and medical/educational support team members, through the process of making the hoops & how to use them for self-care.

Included is 100-ft of tubing and the necessary materials to make the hoops. The tubing will be distributed equally among the students (1-16). The price is the total, regardless of class size.

We will explore how mini-hoops may be used as non-verbal communication tools, especially when paired with the Pressure Rainbow.
 

Hoopment for Elder Care Providers*

$ 160.00 USD

In addition to teaching them how to make their own hoops, this 2-hr workshop shows elder care providers how to use the hoops for self-care, as well as how to guide their parents/patients/clients through seated Hoopment and Yin Hoopment, & help mobilize their bodies (& mobilize the providers' bodies!)

Included are 100-ft of tubing and all necessary materials to make the hoops. The hoops will be divided equally among the students (1-16). The price is the total, regardless of class size.

We will also discuss aquatic applications and their benefits.
 

Hoopment for Clergy & Spiritual Leaders*

$ 160.00 USD

Regardless of your faith or belief system, Hoopment is a valuable self-care tool, that can also be used to illustrate spiritual concepts, and assist with religious teaching.

Hoopment serves as a moving meditation, as it strengthens our bodies, increases balance, and teaches ergonomic movement. Prayer may easily be added to Hoopmentitation.

This 2-hr workshop includes 100-ft of tubing and the necessary materials to make the hoops. The hoops will be divided equally among the students (1-16). The price is the total, regardless of class size.

You will learn how to use the hoops for self-care; how to teach your community how to use them for self-care, up through the first 2 levels of Hoopment; and we will explore how the practice of allowing the hoops to move us, helps us to practice allowing, as well as being present.

The Pressure Rainbow, as gage for becoming aware of how environmental/emotional stress is affecting our bodies, may help facilitate inter-personal communication through increased self-awareness.
 

Hoopment for Parents*

$ 160.00 USD

Because parents are vital in the preparation of the next generation, they are also included in the Support Series.

The workshop is the same rate, from 1-16 students, regardless of class size, and comes with 100 ft of hoop tubing + necessary making materials. The hoops (32) are divided equally among the students.

You will learn how to use the hoops for self-care, and how to teach your kids to use them as training wheels for ergonomic movement; as well as non-verbal communication uses, and how to use the hoops as visual aids to teach abstract concepts such as boundaries & respect.

The Pressure Rainbow via "Your Body is a Spaceship!" helps kids practice & express self-awareness; and helps support the process of adapting/coping to what life throws at us. PDF copies of both books are included with the workshop.

*This class is for adults only; please do not bring your children to the workshop (unless you are hosting the workshop & they happen to be there; in that case, THANK YOU!)
 

Hoopment for Wellness @ the Office

$ 160.00 USD

This 1-hr team building session teaches up to 16 people how to use mini-hoops for self-care, anywhere!

Mini-hoops are our guides to intuitive, ergonomic movement; helping assist with appropriate body mechanics.

Hoopment provides novel movements for our bodies, as we explore space with the hoops--reminding our bodies of the dynamic ways that we can move; thus countering the repetitive posturing that we often encounter in the workplace.

Includes a hoop set (4) for the office, and one hoop/person--choose your size; as well as a print copy of "Hoopment & Hoopmunication at Work."
 

Hoopmaking for Human Resources

$ 200.00 USD

This 1-hr workshop is designed to teach up to 8 employees from your HR department how to make mini hoops (100 ft of tubing), and how to guide their co-workers through basic stretches that may help reduce repetitive motion fatigue/injury in workplace; as well provide an outlet for mindful movement that may help increase workplace creativity, due to the "flow-state" provided by just a few minutes of practicing Hoopment.

This is a great addition to "Hoopment for Wellness @ the Office," so your employees may enjoy having an office hoop as well as a personal hoop.

"Hoopment for Wellness @ the Office" may be an add-on to Corporate Chair Massage.

When HR has the skills to provide inexpensive self-care tools that your employees can use throughout the day, you can provide an environment that may help ensure your employees feel supported. 

 

Hoopment for Wellness @ the Office for Non-Profits

$ 100.00 USD

$100/hr

Group size is a maximum of 16; Hoopment sessions can be as short as 15 minute increments/group.

30 minutes/group is optimum: 15 minutes of guided Hoopment + 15 minutes of free-play exploration. 

Maximum is 4 hrs. 

I bring my 32 hoop set, and leave a set of 4 for your office; along with a print copy of "Hoopment & Hoopmunication At Work."

Thank you for your service!
 

Group Hoopment

$ 100 USD

Add on to your group massage session, and learn how to allow your body to be guided by the hoop(s).

Mini hoops help increase mobility and function throughout the body, especially our wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

Hoopment helps increase both physical and mental dexterity, and can be considered a form of moving meditation.

Mini hoops are also small enough to be taken everywhere!  How many playces will you hoop at?  

30 min class; can be divided into two 15 min or three 10 min classes if preferred.

 

Hoopment for One

$ 80.00 USD

One hour class; we will practice allowing the hoop to gently guide our bodies through a circular range of motion.

 

 

Hoopment for Two

$ 120.00 USD

Invite a friend and save; and learn from each other, as you practice together.

1 hr class

 

 

 

Hoopment for More

$ 160 USD

For  3-8 people; one group class will likely be enough to get your Hoop Group moving--and keep moving as y'all gather together regularly and continue practicing the Hoopment.

No additional guidance needed, when you have each other. Pretty neat and super worth it! :-)

1 hr class

 

Hoop Making Workshop

$ 200.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop includes 100 ft of hoop tubing, plus connector tubing, wrapping tape and detail tape, which yields 32 equal sized hoops; or 8 sets of hoops in 4 different diameters.

You will learn how to make the hoops, as well as Hoopment essentials to get you started in your practice of allowing the hoops to move you. 

Having hoops of different sizes provides the body with training wheels for ergonomic movement that guide the body through different ranges of motion. 

This workshop is available for 1-8 people; the price is the same regardless of size.  The hoops will be divided equally.

 

Hoop-Making for Kids (8-12)

$ 240.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop includes all the necessary materials to make 8 hoop sets (4 hoops of 4 diameters) out of 100 ft of tubing, for 8 kids.

We will make the hoops; wrap/decorate the hoops; and learn how to practice allowing the hoops to move us.

Emphasis is placed on respecting boundaries, and keeping our hoops within our spheres--which is why we always maintain a hold of them, so they can't fly off into someone else's space.

Adult supervision is preferred; it provides the opportunity for parents to learn, too!

Once you know how to make hoops, you can start your own Hoopment--and give mini-hoops away to friends and strangers, as self-care gifts. The better care we take of ourselves, the better we feel--which supports pleasant interactions, all around. We can each do our part to support that process, through sharing self-care, via giving away mini-hoops.

THE Hoopment! It's a mini-movement.
 

Hoop-Making for Teens

$ 240.00 USD

This 2-hr workshop includes all the necessary materials to make 8 hoop sets (4 hoops of 4 diameters) out of 100 ft of tubing, for 8 teens.

Emphasis is placed on body mechanics, and applying the movement training that Hoopment provides, to other activities, such as sports and hobbies, even household chores.

We explore mindfulness training applications, and how practicing Hoopment can help increase both environmental and body awareness; and how that increased awareness can assist us as we navigate through life, sans hoops.

Adult supervision is preferred; it provides the opportunity for parents to learn, too!

Hoopment provides opportunities for community volunteerism, through facilitating Hoopment for others.

Mini-hoops are easily made with inexpensive materials, and offer excellent profit returns--granting teens the opportunity to practice entrepreneurship.

I recommend selling them at: 1/$10; 2/$15; 3/$20; 4/$25; and giving away every 5th hoop to whoever you feel would benefit most. It's how we help The Hoopment grow--and in so doing, we help each other grow, with self-care!
 
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