Clara's hoop classes are absolutely fantastic!! She is a brilliant and patient teacher. We learn new tricks and techniques, but she also teaches us how to put them together and encourages us to use the tricks to freestyle.
My previous hoop teacher did not do this, and I found I knew a few tricks but had no idea how to put them together or how to freestyle/have fun with them. This has never been a problem with Clara as she is so attentive to this.
Clara is also incredibly non-judgemental and patient and so very committed to your hooping growth and learning. She is always ready and willing to send videos outside of class time to help you understand things and get things right. And she is never ever critical. Aside from being a wonderful hoop teacher. Clara also cares about people and the people in her class. This creates a really lovely and supportive atmosphere in the class.
Clara, thanks so much for everything. For me your classes have been so much more than a class. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety earlier this year and I am feeling much better now; your class is a really key component of my recovery. You are a great teacher but more than that you have an amazing skill in creating a community around you. Thanks for your warmth and encouragement. Have a wonderful break over Christmas and looking forward to lots more hoopy times in 2019! Xx
Hooping is a way for me to better my mental and physical health. After hooping for 3 years, I've loved to be a part of the Planet Hoop workshops where I've been able to teach others, learn new things and make new friends. Clara has such a positive energy, she can help you gain confidence and further your skills and strength in these classes especially for beginners. Well worth it.
Thank you for the class :))) i really enjoyed it and actually felt like i properly FLOWED for the first time with a hoop!! [...] ^_^ what i really liked about the class is that even if you are familiar with the basic moves, practice is always good and it takes you back to really focusing on your technique and working those muscles. i loved the casual beginner atmosphere <3
I was always sad I couldn't hula hoop at primary so took this chance to right that wrong! My goal was just to be able to spin the hoop around my waist without it falling off...goal exceeded! I can not only waist hoop but learned loads of fun and impressive looking tricks and had a lovely time. It turns out hula hooping is a real workout too! Thanks Clara!!
You were amazing. I had tried to learn to hoop on my own but I'd always get impatient. I'm so glad I took the 1-2-1 class with you, with your guidance I started making progress within minutes. And by 30min into the class, I had picked up the basics. Learning to dance with you was wonderful and now I hoop daily and my skills are getting better and better.
Thank you so much for all the classes so far! Hooping has come to be the creative outlet that I never knew I needed. There’s no better feeling than learning a new trick in your class then finally getting the hang of a move and creating it into a flow. Your positivity and hoop-enthusiasm makes the sessions so much fun and has given me the direction I needed in this hooping journey!
I haven't tried hula hooping since childhood, so I was pretty worried how I'm going to be. Well, I wasn't great, and I'm still not, but I feel very supported, and guided by Clara, and even if I fail after the 50th time, I still have a lot of fun, lots of laughing and just try again one more time.
The classes are very friendly, mixed abilities, but without the feeling of being judged of not being so good. In fact, I always get a complement when I finally manage to do it well.
Lots of fun tricks, and variety of movements.
It is the best workout I have done in a while, as you basically just having fun and laughing while constantly moving your body. Highly recommended!
New to hooping I thought I would come along to a workshop I saw advertised at my local pub. Best decision of the year! I have discovered an absolute love for hooping. Clara, the founder of Planethoop and organiser of the workshops, passion and energy and love for her art really is incredible! She is supportive, super friendly and really makes you feel a part of a special community. I am so, so glad I decided to come along to her class at Fox & Firkin, I am sure this is the start of an incredible hobby for fun and fitness that I will have in my life for a long time to come! Thank you Clara!