I'm having a hard time containing my excitement as I write this post. This workshop with Caterina Suttin was so cool! It was the perfect day. The drive to Union was about an hour an a half from Bangor, so I had a nice long ride to clear my head. The best therapy I've ever had is the open road.
The workshop was broken up into two parts. The first two hours were focused mostly on breathing breaks. Within minutes I realized for the first time that I have a tendency to hold my breath while hooping. This is something that is so simple yet so difficult. I have found this in my yoga practice as well. Caterina broke down some really complex looking, mind blowing moves. I was doing things that I've never done before in minutes.
"We'll explore every break/reversal variation that I have come across, as well as dive into the space that the hoop is not. This is a practice I've been developing for about a year and it's very dear to my heart." -Caterina Suttin ( HoopME! )
"This workshop is a lot of fun and dives into continuous plane changes. The hoop is never in the same plane for more then a few seconds before its whipped into another direction.... I'll be sharing some of my favorite moves in this workshop and look forward to seeing my reflection in all of you!" -Caterina Suttin ( HoopME! )
I came home exhausted and proud of all the new techniques I learned. This was the perfect thing to remedy this plateau that I felt like I was riding for a while. I know that being around other hoopers has really helped me. The network of people is really motivating and learning from one another is one of the best things I can do for my progress.
Caterina kicks ass!! I can say that if I ever get another opportunity to take a class with her again I would be all over it. I can't wait to get back in the studio to work on some moves.
Watch her impromptu hoop performance for us here:
Credit to Maria Randolph for the Video!!
In the works:
I'm taking an inventory of my hoops, and hoop making supplies and organizing all of those things.
I'm also going to be announcing dates and times for hoop classes that I'll be teaching at the Y in Bangor!
Anyone interested should contact me.
More hoop jams will be announced soon too!