Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fire Hooping Workshop in SE Portland !!

You've asked for it and here it is! :)

GroovinMeGzz is hosting her first fire hooping workshop! This will be a mixed level workshop, and all are welcome to attend!

We will be going over new fire regulations, what fuel & containers to use, clothing to wear, past experiences and general safety, how to preserve your wicks, PLUS tons of fun new tricks and how to build your very own routine!!
Come spin the evening away!

BRING YOUR OWN or fire hoops will be available for use and to purchase! Supplies are limited! Sign up ASAP!

Date: Monday July 12th 2010
Where: Sewallcrest Park SE 31st Ave & Market St (block south of Hawthorne)
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Cost $15

Thank you to Haven who is HAND making the fire hoops provided! If you want to pre-order or purchase one day of, please let us know! or

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

..Vibing a new Frequency..

Lightning in a Bottle music festival really brought a lot of things to the surface for me....

Over the last two summers, I've been staying sober at music festivals. Its been an interesting experience. I struggle staying up to the wee hours in the morning, I struggle to continue dancing all day and all night and by day 3, I really feel my body suffering.

Dealing with my hip injury has also been hard. I have been tempted to consume some sort of drug to ease the pain and distract my mind, so I can enjoy myself...but I still resist and do not give in.

As I'm surrounded by those who are there to "party" which to them means consuming numerous kinds of drugs, along with alcohol and staying up allllll night, I just cannot resonate with them. I do not want to judge these people, they are here to have a good time and connect...but...destroying
their bodies for 3-4 days in a row? ouch.

I learned that I love taking good care of my body and I love my routine. I LOVE BEING SOBER!!!
I love waking up at the same time every day, I love doing my stretches and eating a proper breakfast, I LOVE TO WORKOUT! I realized that I am happier after having a great workout than I am at a music festival. whoa-wait-WHAT? I am happier living my normal routine of working as a personal trainer and teaching Hoop Classes?? How blessed am I? My real life is so incredible, i don't need to run away for 4-5 days, indulge in drug consumption to feel happy?! wow.

How can this be? I've lived and breathed for music festival season since 2004. I loved partying hard and raging life to the MAX!
But I feel a slow disconnect forming. Its soo hard on my body. Not to mention, I cannot put my hoops down, they are like crack! So submitting myself to hours and hours of hooping=extreme hip pain, to the point I cannot even walk without pain :/

I know I can still engage in my awesome routine at festivals, I know I can still take great care of myself, fueling appropriately, and even working out- regardless of others and their intentions for their bodies...

but Am I alone in these discoveries? Is anyone else realizing they love their bodies so much and want to take care of them??? at all times?! At EmrgNsee & Hornings I hope to set up camp with folks that are there to celebrate life and live to the fullest but also respect and take care of their temples!
I want surround myself with folks who vibe on my frequency, so I don't feel so lonely this time.