Don’t miss the beauty of Hoop Vinyasa~
Starts March 19
With Michelle Nayeli Bouvier
Please join me in this one-of-a-kind online course of Hoop Vinyasa, a fluid embodied practice with roots in Prana Vinyasa yoga, inspiration from circular movement forms, and a hoop as your practice partner.
Hoop Vinyāsa grew from my life as a yogini and my love of hoopdance. While warming up for hoop practice, needing a break from intense dancing, or to cool down, I’d naturally find myself using the hoop to stretch, strengthen, and stabilize the body.
As a tool, the hoop invites the spirit of play, curiosity, and discovery into embodied practice. As a prop, integration of the hoop supports energetic alignment of the physical forms, balanced flow of transitions between asanas and other movement, and heightened awareness from including a novel prop.
Movement sequences cultivate patience, sensitivity, and awaken an energetic experience of deep connection in the spine, our axis. The hoop becomes a teacher for moving in curves, spirals, multiple axes, and in the non-linear world we inhabit. Hoop Vinyasa pathways are inspired by yoga asana-vinyasa (especially the evolutionary approach of Prana Vinyasa) hoopdance as its own art form, and modern movement science centering on non-linear functional anatomy.
An important element of Hoop Vinyasa is pulsation-based creative kriyas, or Rhythmic Vinyasas as we call them in Prana Vinyasa, which help create a state of rhythmic entrainment- synchronization of body, mind, and breath through rhythmic repetition.
~Michelle Nayeli Bouvier