Why do I teach hoop classes?
Because, I believe hooping can change the world.
Ever walk down the street, in a busy city, and notice no one smiling, people looking down, or staring at their phones. I sense a sadness that has overcome our race, and humanity is tumbling down. How can we restore happiness? Is it too late?
I want to hear children laughing. Not crying over parents, buried in ruble left by a bombing. I want to see adults, smiling from cheek to cheek. Not holding their hands up in fear. I want to smell the flowers and the trees; not pollution, gun powder, and blood.
Picking up a hoop can change your state of being. It can help you find center, help you forgive and forget, and help you ignore nagging sensations drawing you back to addictions. The hoop is a healer. A simple plastic circle, that can change anger to joy in a matter of minutes.
You may not know what you are doing at first, and that's okay. Our community welcomes and encourages all who want to join us. We will teach you how to "flow" and manipulate objects. You will learn to manipulate who you are, alongside your hoop. Do not forget your teachings as a young "flow" artist. As you grow, welcome in all newcomers.
The sound of feet hitting the ground as someone jumps around with their hoop, excited over mastering a new move. That moment right there can change a person. You might have failed something at work that day, or had an argument with your spouse the night before, but that feeling of accomplishment is all you need to push yourself further in other parts of your life. To accomplish more than learning a hoop move.
Changing the world will not happen over night. Nothing can happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes you have to have faith that what you are doing is making a difference. I believe hooping can be that difference.
So keep hooping and stay magical!
- Marissa Myers (owner of Magical Hoops)