Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Medicine Hoop Retreats Update

Hello, Medicinal Hoopers and Spiritual Dancers! There is a symphony of birds outside my window, and Spring has taken her sweet time and finally sauntered into our mountain valley in Southern British Columbia. At last, I have bare ground to dance on, and this Earth girl is need of a heavy dose of the Great Mother!
The last year has been somewhat of an uprooting of old identities, letting go of past dreams and ideas for my life here in the Kootenays, and as a result choosing to move from our heritage farm in Kaslo deeper into forest, deeper into where my heart longs to be, with Nature.
I've been asking for a path to service in the world, my heart really reaching for that vision of hosting healing retreats here in the wilderness, and then bringing hoops and healing to those less fortunate, and holding space for releasing trauma, teaching others how to rise from despair and PLAY again. I think the two ideas married together make a beautiful picture, and creates a sustainable model for me to be out there helping others in all kinds of communities, conflict zones, prisons, schools, orphanages, mental health facilities, temples; wherever I am needed. I have really accepted this call from the Universe of service and i believe there is a way! More to come about that! 

In the meantime, I am building a new life for myself and my wonderful family here, and I will be releasing the details of the first annual Medicine Hoop Nature Retreat in 2014, aiming for end of August, in the incredible Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake region. I look forward to this new beginning, and to seeing you in the Hoop! So.Much.LovE! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Little Hoop Dancer with Autism Spectrum

Sometimes there are no words
To describe
What a child is experiencing

While dancing
Spinning a hoop
Listening to water

What is it that you need to know?

She is communicating

With her movements
Right now

It is a language of contentment.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hoop Teacher

Studying the flightpaths of Ravens
Laughing, tumbling, soaring

Pulling back off the wind and rolling
Like a rip curl in some wild invisible wave

Subtle shifts tilting you sideways
Chasing between narrow spaces of trees

Joyful play

Lifting my arms in balance
Allowing them to move over and under my hoop

Spinning, turning, flipping
Changing directions with push or pinch of my human hand

Mystery of flight
Mastery of surrender

Iridescent aura


Into Light.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dance with My Old Hoop

Like some old lover
That came back for a visit
We lock instantly into a familiar dance

My body knows your every curve
Every wobble

My body has changed
I'm stronger


I'm more flexible.

You fit differently...

It's not just about your size anymore
Or how slowly you move
Or even about your shining silver light that fills the room

It's those curves I gave you.

I can feel them
With my eyes closed


Friday, April 15, 2011

Harp N Hoop

I'm still
Like a dark biosphere of water
Reflecting the stars and moon
In the silence

Your voice calls
Sending a ripple of sound
Echoeing in every cell

Your hands
Bring ecstacy
Into those strings
With such grace

I wrap up up up in your songs
And come cascading down
In it's purity

I have never known



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Medicine Hoop

Rocking and unlocking
Eyes closed
Skeletal grids

Sometimes there’s pressure
Deep tremors and

Find the point of power
It’s in the breath

Find the center and dance around
Micro dancing
Little steps

Medicine Hoop

I have you
To guide me
Keep me contained
Hold my roots

While I open up and out
Let this net woven of pain be thrown off
And melt
Into the Sun.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Teaching Hoop

Envelops you
As your hoop hits the beat
Of the music
And your body gathers energy
I see you stepping through
Into the new dimension
Of you.
I’m witnessing
Joy being generated;
I can see you
Letting go
More and more each time
We hoop.
I’m watching you slowly open
Like the first flower of Spring
Years of holding inward
Now being spun outward
And released.
I’m another flower
Whose heart is being opened.
I’m honored
To be a part of this