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Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

Hooping is as much dancing as it is tricks & technique. When we hoop, it is as with a partner: we engage in a dance with our own body and our beloved circle. In this dance arises a greater awareness of our own physical body, the space surrounding us, and the internal impetus to move in spirals and circularities. Flow brings us to a meditative dance state where we tap into our greater self in exactly the way we need to.

Join Andrea aka Gaea Lady of Chicago Hoop Dance to explore and develop your own HoopDANCE with this class focusing on integrating hoop and dance with personal movement patterns. Refine that which you already know, explore what you don’t and reengage to master new skills across the board.  Perfect for beginners to intermediate.

In this experience, you'll learn the following skills:

-engagement of core with the hoop

-moving mindfully through space

-grounding and positions of feet

-body alignment

-building physical strength

-creating personal flow of movement

-developing your own style

-setting intention for practice

Learn & refine basic skills:

---waist, chest, and leg hooping

---vortex, lasso, and isolation

---flowers, paddles, and weaves

---tosses, rolls, and twists


Bring your favorite hoop; we’ll have hoops for borrow and sale!


Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

hula hoops!

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Gaea Lady

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Andrea, aka Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature, and is a force that will make you feel the very earth move. Fusing her 25 years of dance training in forms from classical to modern - neovintage to the ethereal, she cultures an intentional style that is all her own. Integrating dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deep seated intention, her inspiring performances mesmerize and deeply touch. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community.

Gaea is the winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” in 2016, and performed at the “Icons & Allstars” show in 2017. She graces festival stages such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Soho House, with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.
follow her in instagram and twitter @gaea_lady & facebook @gaea lady
Andrea is also the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods - a project to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement & an avid gardener, herbalist, concotor of tinctures and body care products, and fermentor. Andrea is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen where she manages the rooftop garden, overseeing the building, planning and maintenance of a green urban oasis—not to mention, she leads regular workshops on everything from gardening and composting to cooking.
follow her food projects at @eafoods

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