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Finding Your Flow with HoopDr & Gemini Jules
May 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
What do hula hoops, mindfulness, and happiness have in common? FLOW! In the last few years, several scientific studies have shown that entering what’s called the “Flow State” reduces stress and increases happiness. Flow is that feeling you get when you are completely immersed in an enjoyable activity, your body and mind fully engaged with the present moment. Flow Arts is a combination of dance and object manipulation (hula hoop, poi, staff, etc) that is gaining popularity. In this class, we’ll review the latest science behind “Flow State” and practice unlocking the flow within yourself using mindfulness meditation and Flow Arts!
No experience necessary!
About Jules and Traci, our instructors for this workshop:
Julia, aka Jules, fell in love with flow arts as a sophomore in college. From humble beginnings learning the basics of poi from a friend, she has since expanded her repertoire to include hoop (singles, minis and multiples), leviwand, fans, staff, and anything else she could get her hands on. For Jules, flow art is about constant growth, supportive community, and celebration of success. Nothing beats the feeling of learning something that seemed impossible to you before…except maybe the feeling of helping other people learn something that seemed impossible to them before! In addition to being a high school English teacher, Jules also teaches flow arts to students of all ages throughout the Boston area, showing them how capable they truly are.
Traci Brown, aka HoopDr, is a Co-Director and Treasurer of the Boston Flow Troupe and a Hoop Love Coach Certified instructor. Traci first picked up a hoop in 2013 which started her along a path towards greater happiness, creativity, and wellness. After receiving her PhD in 2015 studying human health, Traci began working at Harvard School of Public Health where she developed and implemented the Whole Health Hula Hooping Program aimed to reduce disease risk for underprivileged youth by incorporating mindfulness, nutrition, and physical fitness into the program. Traci continues to work on improving public health by spreading the joy and art of living well through hula hooping, including teaching and performing with the Boston Flow Troupe.