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Elemental Hoopdance


Teacher Training & Certification

Online or In-Person

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Elemental Hoopdance


Teacher Training & Certification

Online or In-Person

Online and In-Person Trainings for Movement Educators, Wellness Professionals and Creatives.

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The Program


The Program


The Program

Elemental Hoopdance Teacher Certification is a weaving and co-creative course carefully crafted to coax out into center stage your unique teaching power and voice. Choose from an online, at-home guided self-study course, or the next in-person training. Modules are structured to merge metaphorical and physical understanding and application of the 4 main elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth, along with insightful, dance-focused hoopdance teaching techniques, and integral mastery of movement from the inside out. Through group and one-on-one process work, we'll dive into beauty and metaphor to help us refine our skills to be empowered leaders and teachers in our communities. 

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Course Material


Course Material


Course Material

  • How to be an empowered teacher and leader in your community
  • Metaphorical and physical application of the 5 Elements : Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth
  • How to lead non-hoop and hoop related warm-ups
  • Class planning + 10 COMPLETE lesson plans!
  • Experiential anatomy and alignment 
  • Skillful dance-focused trick and technique presentation : Hoopdance Basics
  • Guided meditations and cool-downs
  • How to plan a well-rounded class - lesson planner template included
  • Business basics
  • View live teaching demos from Shakti
  • Get one-on-one time with Shakti and Sweet Caroline- live Q+A sessions
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Curriculum


Curriculum


Elemental Hoopdance Class Curriculum

  • Core Hooping (waist, intro to shoulders, knees, hips)
  • Free-flow Dance (off-body)
  • Simple Isolations
  • Off-body passing
  • Hand hooping and spiral pathways
  • Portal
  • Figure 8s (one beat and continuous)
  • Waist lift and waist drop
  • Vertical hand hooping
  • 2 beat forward weave
  • Jump through from weave
  • Changing directions
  • Passing hand to hand
  • Effective linking and dance circuits
  • Continuous dance-focused class (Ecstatic Hoopdance)
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Online Self-Study


Online Self-Study


Begin Your Training Now

Online Self Study Elemental Hoopdance Teaching Training.

These modules are intimate and in-depth opportunities to develop a holistic, complete and empowered approach to teaching hoopdance as it sweeps into the hearts of many the world-over. This six week course is designed to give you ALL YOU NEED to step into your own way of movement leadership in the hoop.

What's Included?

  • Beautiful and thorough 180-page teacher training manual that includes all trick technique, business start-up info, and thematic suggestions for your classes.
  • Seven downloadable audio files
  • Supplementary video of live class demonstrations
  • Email check-ins and response to your personal questions AT ANY TIME during your self-study.
  • A convenient lesson planner
  • Access to a private facebook forum for teacher trainees during the course and for future support and inspiration
  • Option to request certification at any time after your completion (see certification information and details below)
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Course Content


Course Content


  • Space Meditation
  • Intention Setting
  • Myth, Metaphor & Imagery
  • Why the Elements?
  • Somatics - Anatomy
  • Space Element Overview
  • Teaching with Space
  • Active Voicing
  • Four Ways of Knowing
 
  • Air Element Somatic Meditation
  • Body As Resource
  • Map of the Elements (overview) and how they relate to teaching
  • Student-Focused Leadership
  • Overview of the Air Element
  • Centering and Warm-Ups
  • Movement Meditations
  • Optimal Alignment
  • Air Element Tricks & Technique
 
  • Optimal Alignment & Movement Meditation
  • Overview of the Fire Element
  • Money Matters
  • Lesson Plans
  • Lesson Plan Review - Air
  • Wild Mind Map
  • Fire Element Trick & Technique
 
  • Water Meditation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The Water Element and Receptivity
  • Types of Hoopdance Offerings
  • Fire Element Lesson Plan Review
  • Dance-Focused Lesson Plan
  • Practice Circuits
  • Water Element Trick & Technique
 
  • Earth Meditation
  • Overview of the Earth Element
  • Teaching with Earth
  • Earth Element and Ethics
  • Sacred Simplicity
  • Troubleshooting
  • Study Guidelines
  • Lesson Plan - Water Element
  • Cool Down/Closing a Class
 
  • Intro to Alchemy
  • Alchemy Meditation
  • Determining Your Next Steps
  • Business Basics 101
  • Branding 101
  • Marketing 101
  • Resources
  • Be Your Own Biggest Fan
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Certification


Certification


Optional Certification

Certification is an optional add-on for the Online Self-Study course. It is included in all in-person trainings. Because there is no governing body in the field of hoopdance, certification means you will be certified through Elemental Hoopdance and listed on this website. We provide mentorship opportunities and act as references for you to help you legitimate your work in your local community. One very good reason to follow through with certification is that the process itself encourages you to dive deeper into the material!

What's Included?

  • A private one-on-one mentorship call 
  • Review and feedback on your teaching via a submitted teaching video
  • All Elemental Hoopdance Graduates that go through the Certification process will be featured here online with a photo, bio and web link
  • Option to enroll in continuing education for Certified Teachers
  • Use of Elemental Hoopdance Certification as a reference for teaching opportunities. 

Get Started Today


Get Started Today


Online Self-Study Training
350.00
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Optional Certification
150.00
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Elemental Hoopdance Training Guidebook
250.00

This comprehensive 170+ page manual for hoop dancers and aspiring hoop dance teachers is finally being made available outside of the Elemental Hoopdance Teacher Training e-course.

Part reflective workbook, and part how-to, the Elemental Hoopdance Guidebook is the perfect resource for your unfolding teaching journey. We use the wheel of the five primary elements of air, fire, water and earth, to get closer to various aspects of hoop dance teaching, including; trick and technique, curriculum design, alignment, group facilitation and your own unique expression inside and out.

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Learn In-Person


Learn In-Person


Learn Elemental Hoopdance In-Person

Please put down your name and email if you'd like to be notified of the next LIVE Elemental Hoopdance teacher training. We generally host one training per year in Southern California. Tuition for the training is $650 per person + travel, lodging and venue costs depending. This option is for you if you learn best by DOING.

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Have Us Come to Your Community

Shakti and Caroline are also available to come to your local hoop community for in-person Teacher Trainings. Groups are small - no more than 15 participants. Minimum for travel is seven people, which allows for ample teaching and coaching time with us. Contact us if you have seven or more interested people near you!

Sample 4-Day Schedule :

Day ONE : 3-7pm

Day TWO/THREE : 9am - 7pm

Day FOUR : 9am - 1pm