It's Hooping Time and We're Not Talking About Basketball!

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It's Hooping Time and We're Not Talking About Basketball!

Time to rekindle a childhood memory and turn it into a new wellness experience.   

The Hoop or "Hula Hoop" as most of us know it, is one of the unique tools featured in our Hooping session at the 2019 Sport + Spirit Wellness Retreat. 

- By Sophie McLaughlin, Founder of Sport + Spirit

Hooping is a fun full body practice that not only engages our core strength but our body, mind and spirit.

Everything in nature has a rhythm, from the great ocean tides, to the circle of life.

The connection we develop with the hula hoop, this sacred circle, teaches us to find our own rhythm and expression of authentic joy.

Don’t just go with the flow, become the flow.

Like the circle, the possibilities are infinite.

It’s all in the hips, and the hoop! Each handcrafted fitness and dance hoop (by Mantus Yoga) will get any body moving.

Retreat participants will be learning the basics of hoop dance, along with some fun and fancy tricks. The activity is great for all ages and skill levels. We supply the hoops, you bring the hips!


Candice has been exploring and sharing her passion for hooping ever since rediscovering the hoop as an adult 7 years ago.

As a Muskokan hoop-smith, she handcrafts her weighted, collapsible travel hoops, along with many other natural yoga goods all retailed through her company, Mantus Yoga. Each piece is sewn, sanded, spun or strung with care by her hands to create an intentional piece of functional art.

Candice’s hope is to spread joy through creating tools to support ones spiritual practice. As society increasingly becomes more distant from nature, her offerings serve to nurture and reconnect us all to the source. 


Hula hooping has so many benefits for the body, heart and soul.

Hooping is an incredible alternative workout - it can burn over 600 calories and hour - but you won’t notice because you’ll be having a blast. It is also a low impact fitness activity so it’s ideal for the aging population and sure to help maintain hip mobility.

Hooping has a profound effect on the body, mind and soul. Hula hooping improves the relationship we have with our body by;

  • engaging core strength,
  • increasing stamina,
  • improving balance,
  • awakening libido and pelvic health,
  • boosting self-esteem,
  • building confidence,
  • relieving stress,
  • deepening the body-mind connection,
  • and igniting personal freedom and power.

Hooping Tutorials

Want to see for yourself. Check out these Hooping tutorials, showing you all that hooping has to offer from how to collapse one of Mantus' unique travel hoops to all the tricks of waist hooping.

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