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Meet some of the Hoop Love Coaches

Meet some of the Hoop Love Coaches

Hoop Love Coach training puts a huge emphasis on supporting, making positive and powerful alignments. In a group of over 200 other hoop teachers there is always a daily conversation and questions about a huge range of topics from class ideas and hoop making to marketing and business growth.

I always make a point of saying that you should never do any course for a certificate. Hoop Love Coach training is about getting what you need to follow through with your vision to teach hoop dance successfully, it is about support, connection, learning, creativity and community. If you need help and support to develop your unique classes, get ahead with your promotion and marketing and open up to a constant stream of inspiration so you are not doing it alone then Hoop Love Coach training is for you!

Become a certified Hula Hoop Instructor Hoop Love Coaching

 

I thought you might like to meet some of the other Hoop Love Coaches

 

Hoop Love Coach Missy
Missy the founder of Lansing Hoops who created and ran Michigan’s first hoop retreat. Missy inspires a huge tribe of adults and children to find their playful spirit through her classes, coaching, speeches, events and blog.

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Tamsin

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Tamsin the founder of the One Stop Hoop Shop who saw a need for UK made hoop supplies and broke through the obstacles to launch the One Stop Hoop Shop UK.

 

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Caitlin Melbourne Hooper

Meet Hoop Love Coach Caitlin who showed up in my Melbourne class as a shy but determined hooper and is now making huge lifestyle shifts, launching her social media presence, gaining the attention of media and teaching children and adults in her area.

 

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Sunny Diz from Greece

Meet Hoop Love Coach Sunny Diz Hoop It Greece who has shared her passion for teaching hoop dance on Greek television shows, leads hooping classes for adults in Greece and is launching the Hoop It Hoop Retreat in the Greek Islands.

 

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Teakihoops

Tea Bowie-Ford of Teaki Hoops who has taken her special sauce and strengths seriously to launch and rock a successful hoop company in her hometown, seaside spot in Australia. Hoops, parties, classes, workshops and wonder are on the menu at Teaki Hoops.

 

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Aimee

Meet Aimee B of Harbour Hoops Vancouver Island the wickedly creative school teacher who has launched a sell out hoop jam giving flow artists a supportive home and supplying them with the prettiest of props for their movement journey.

 

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Lucy Innercircle from Melbourne

Meet Lucy the creator of Inner Circle Hooping who took a passion and rolled with it. In a few short months she took a desire to teach hooping and turned it into a string of successful classes and jams across Melbourne.

 

 

 

Meet Hoop Love Coach Abs

Meet Abs Marie creator of Hoops of a Feather in the USA who took a leap from full time school teacher to full time hoop teacher and now teaches hundreds with her beginners, intermediate classes and workshops and gives back to school communities with her junior classes and hoop camps.

Can you see yourself “hanging out” with these and hundreds of other creative hoop teachers?

 

 Sign up for Hoop Love Coaching for September

Join us September 1 for the next Hoop Love Coach training.

Is teaching hoop dance sustainable?

Is teaching hoop dance sustainable?

In the Hoop Love Coach training we dig into how hoop teachers open up to abundance in the form of connections and income. In this blog we take a look at some ways you can sustain your income as a hoop teacher.

As more and more professional teachers and facilitators take on hoop teaching the focus on value, service and sustainability deepens. We question how to truly value our art and services, how to provide even greater value and service and how to sustain our practice and income.

The success of any business largely depends not only on how you started but how you are able to sustain it in the long run. You are not expected to succeed right after your launch. Rather, with hard work, patience and dedication, you can make your hoop teaching business flourish and sustainable over time. Offering hoop lessons can be a great way for anyone to be of service and earn money, but what does it really take to make this business a sustainable one?

How can you as a hoop teacher diversify your services and sustain your income?

Here are just 10 ways that Hoop Love Coaches have chosen to sustain their income.

1. Host team building workshops.

Hooping is perfect for team building, whether it’s for kids, teenagers, adults, professionals, and even the elderly. Many organisations are looking for new ways to bring their staff or team together and make connection more enjoyable and meaningful. Hula hoops can be used in team building games and challenges to strengthen the unity and camaraderie of the participants. 

2. Teach at dance or yoga studios.

Hoops are a powerful compliment to many other movement practices. Hoop classes are more commonly found on the schedule of a variety of studios from yoga spaces to contemporary studios. Collaborating with studios in your area or in new parts of town helps to support a growing network of movers and build community. Connecting with a positive and playful studio can provide a powerful experience as students of the studio are introduced to new styles and any students you introduce are welcomed by the studio.

Hoop Love Hula Hoop Teacher Ali Teachers Hula Hoop Class

Jill All in the Hoop teaching hoop dance in a studio

3. Create signature or niche workshops.

As your skills and unique style as a hoop instructor expand  it is very likely that you will begin to create your signature methods and teaching ways, this is your special sauce. It becomes your asset, your individual style and brand that sets you apart. As you become an expert, you can offer lessons in different levels, categories or niches for a more streamlined and specialised approach. Creating signature or niche workshops allows students to get a taste of your unique teaching style and set of moves. Focussing on what you do best and how you can share it openly sets you up as a sought after teacher and makes way for a sustainable income source.

4. Team up with other hoop, yoga, movement teachers.

If you are a new or established hula hoop teacher, teaming up with other instructors is a great way to grow your community. Firstly, you can introduce your students to new teachers and creativity and also introduce yourself and showcase your skills to a broader community. Many teachers find positive growth through collaboration with other professionals who are focussed on expanding learning.

Hoop Love Coach Teacher hula hoop classes in UK

Rachel rocking hula hoop classes in the UK for kids and adults

5. Go on a national tour

With hooping groups and communities popping up all over the world it might be likely that there are many other towns or cities in your country with hoop classes, jams or retreats happening. Many hoop teachers find great success and growth for themselves and other hoop group in their country when they go on tour sharing their workshops and classes in various cities.

Of course a national tour does not need to be limited to areas that already have hoop communities. Collaborating with other movers or venues in cities that don’t have large hooping populations can be a great way to introduce hooping to that area.

A national tour means there is no need to organise overseas working visas however many international hoop teachers tour the globe with the help of other organisations and communities.

6. Teach private or small group lessons.

There are many people who would love to hoop but they cannot commit to a class schedule, they prefer focussed attention from you or they are in a different location. One on one or small group classes are great for teaching the basics, tailored choreography or for those who prefer to learn in private.  

Weekly hula hoop classes

Michelle teaches weekly hoop classes Pachyhoops

7. Teach weekly classes.

Teaching regular classes not only builds a community in your area but it allows a consistent practice, provides students with regular connection and a stream of income for you as a teacher.

8. Teach classes online.

Almost everything can be taught online nowadays, so grab this chance to connect with a greater audience not just locally but internationally. Tutorials, workshops, challenges, tips, guidance, classes online through various platforms are a powerful way to reach out and be of service, share creative instruction and engage more hoopers in playful fun. 

9. Teach at retreats or run your own.

Retreats are a popular way to expand your teaching practice, to connect with others and have an unforgettable getaway. The retreat environment can be a very supportive one with the opportunity to expand your teaching creativity and make new friends and connections. These retreats do not have to have a hoop dance focus; presenting your workshops to a diverse range of retreats can be a positive experience and lead to many other opportunities.

10. Teach group fitness classes.

The fitness industry is ever expanding with opportunity for skilled and trained hoop teachers to share their effective and fun classes. The benefits of hooping align with the goals of many fitness focussed studios and many hoop teachers are finding regular teaching jobs in gyms and fitness studios all over.  

Teaching fitness focussed hoop classes at schools, offices and other businesses has also become a sustainable source of work and income for many hoop teachers.

There you have just 10 ways that sustainability is possible as a hoop teacher. Can you come up with some other channels of abundance? Hoop making, performance, kids shows, after school care, selling hoop supplies, making costumes, selling hoop apparel are just some of the other ways. The ideas for growth and opportunity are endless.

Take some time to plan sustainability into your vision. What are your strengths, talents and callings? How can you align them with others to build a sustainable hoop business? 

 

Want to join us from September 1 for the next Hoop Love Coach training? Find out all the details of the next teacher training here. 

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Hoop Dance Teacher Training : What do you get?

Hoop Dance Teacher Training : What do you get?

Hoop teacher training is a powerful way to connect you to a stream of support and inspiration if you want to be a successful hoop teacher.

Hoop Love Coach training is not about a certificate it is about personal and professional growth. It is about learning from and connecting with myself and hundreds of experienced hoop teachers from around the world. Join us if you are looking for support and mentorship to guide you through all elements of being a thriving hoop teacher; from fabulous facilitation, hoop techniques and sequences to crafting your unique offerings and valuing your contribution. Get the support and connection you need to achieve your hoop teaching vision.

The biggest question that flies at me is “what do I get?”
So I made you a video to explain what Hoop Love Coach training is all about.

The next Hoop Love Coach training starts September 1, 2016. Find more details here or email me with your questions hello@hooplovers.tv

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Hoop Teachers : How to fill your workshops with hoopers

Hoop Teachers : How to fill your workshops with hoopers

Yes, we all want to have a full house of hooping bodies when we open the doors on our workshops, hoop classes or retreats but it is not always a case of “build it and they will come”

Here are some powerful ways successful hoop teachers attract their ideal hoopers. And just to keep it fresh…none of these include Social Media strategies (shock horror…I know!)

Offer solutions

Get really clear about the service you offer, your special sauce (we dig deep into that in Hoop Love Coach Training) and the solutions you provide. Communicate them in all of your promotion.

Tell people about the benefits and changes they will experience. Do not simply focus on what (7 pm hula hoop class) focus on WHY (fun fitness with friends or core strength for seniors…whatever it is that you are offering)

Put yourself in the shoes of your potential students. WHY would they want to come to your class?

Give yourself plenty of time

You want to allow at least 6 – 12 weeks before your class or event to consistently promote and reach as many potential students as you can. Within that time you will have peak promo periods. You want to enthusiastically and vibrantly shine your promotional energies when you first launch sign ups, when any offers/early birds or discounts are ending and then again as the doors are closing.

Too little, too late is a common problem that you want to avoid.

Multiple sources

Do not rely on only one source of connection with your students. Especially if you are new to teaching hoop dance you might not know where your students “hang out” If you are only using Facebook updates and shares as your way of spreading the word about your classes then you might be missing a whole group of people who would love to come to your class if only they knew about it in time.

Knowing where your tribe hangs is super helpful and you can get feedback on that by reaching out to multiple sources. Spreading the word through friends, fliers, hoop jams, cafes, your email list, dance studios, meet ups, print media, newsletters and yes a splash of Social Media is going to mean that you are reaching a broader audience and therefore more people who are likely interested in your class.

Temp, Tease and Give a Taste

Offer a taste of your classes, workshops or events in other places. Offer a cameo hoop show at a local fair or expo in exchange for flier drop or other promo. Start a hoop jam or join another jam and ask if you can share a move/sequence as a teaser for your upcoming workshop. If you are running a retreat or specialty workshop share teasers in your classes and promote the bigger event. Partner with a hoop maker who has a market stall and offer to help them out for a day or two in exchange for you being able to share some beginner moves with customers and promo for your beginner course. Offer to do a hoop dance warm up in a friend’s class or another teacher at the same studio. Share a move on YouTube and explain that it is one small part of your signature workshop. Come up with creative ways that people can get a taste for what you are offering.

Your email list

If you do not have your very own email list of students and community then how are you directly communicating with your tribe? Your most powerful source of direct contact and feedback online is your own email list that you are building through your website and student lists. These are the people who are already interested in what you offer, they respect you as a teacher or hooper and they have opted in to receive fun updates from you.

Send your tribe an email, let them know how excited you are to share our special event with them and invite them to join you.

If you do not have an email list of friends and customers build yourself a website, create an email management system and connect now. It is so much easier but more powerful than you realise. Talk to your people (not through the crowded wash of feeds that is Social Media)

 

So there you have five ways to fill your hoop classes, retreats or workshops. These essentials are sometimes over looked but make all the difference to whether you are stressing out about numbers or having more free time to work on planning a fabulous event and showing up for your tribe.

How do you make sure that your classes are filled? How do you attract more students to your classes?

 

Want to dig more deeply into understanding your special sauce as  hoop teacher and get excited to share it with your community? Join me for Hoop Love Coach training starting September 1, 2016.

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