Riva Jean-Paul aka"Rivalution"

Riva is a certified Hoop Dance Instructor, performer,  all around "mover", and founding troupe manager of The Resolute Circles Group.  Along her transformative hooping journey that only started in 2014, “Rivalution” has developed a passion for the healing, growth, development, and empowerment, that can occur when movement is your medicine.  Her focus is on mind - body connection, breathing in the patience and persistence that will get you to challenge your limits, extend your boundaries, and work creatively with your limitations, finding the balance between strength and ease. For the past 3 years, she has been challenging her own limits, creating performance art where her emotions are channeled into the dance.  To further support her passion not just for movement, but for sharing the benefits of and as well as the encouragement of regular movement in our lives, in 2016 she started working towards her AFFA Group X Instructor Certification with plans to start her Yoga Teacher Certification in 2018.  

 You can join her every other Monday at Tahoe Park for our All Levels Hoop Dance Class May - July from 6 PM - 7 PM.  Our schedule can be found underneath the “CLASSES” tab.

Photography by Jillian Butler

Photography by Jillian Butler

Photography by FoxxFoto

Photography by FoxxFoto

Photography by Buff Slut

Photography by Buff Slut

 
 

James Stover

James is a self-diagnosed “hoopaholic.”  Since starting  his hoop journey a year and a half ago, he hasn't been able to put down the hoop. He is funny (he thinks), motivated, and definitely a problem solver.  Hooping has evolved him into deeper, more centered individual. Together with the support of his troupe, and their leader Riva, he his been able to connect and impact so many people - meeting friends and students that he may have never crossed paths with had it not been for hooping. Creating the light for others, showing them the path, and watching them blossom, is what he hopes to achieve by hooping.  You can find him hooping with the rest of the troupe or anywhere outside in the sunshine! Really anywhere that has space for his crazy fast hoop style!

Photography by Thymehadder Photography

Photography by Thymehadder Photography

 
Photography by Jillian Butler

Photography by Jillian Butler

 
 
Photography by FoxxFoto

Photography by FoxxFoto

 

Kara Links

For Kara, the hoop life began at age three when her grandfather bought her her first hula hoop. At ten, she won the hula hooping contest at the California State Fair. After not hooping for years and seeing the most beautiful fire hoop dance at her first festival in 2012, she decided to pick it up again. After hooping on and off she decided to take it to the next level by joining Resolute hoop troupe in early 2016. By surrounding herself with the kind, talented, and beautiful humans of Resolute, she was able to not only develop her hooping skills, but also the wellness and confidence she needed to succeed in another aspects of her life. Aside from hooping, she is an aspiring landscape architect and currently works for a renowned landscape designer. With her designs, she hopes to create localized, regenerative, community-based food systems, with the aim of obsoleting the industrial agriculture model while encouraging community engagement and overall health and well-being.

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Jillian Butler

Photography by Jillian Butler

 

Evelyn Kwong

Evelyn is a 25 year old hooper from Sacramento, California. She has been an active hooper since February 2014 and a member of Resolute Circles Group since October 2016. While she has been on a spiritual journey most of her adult life, the evolution of Evelyn happened because of these plastic circles we all know and love. Through hooping she has been able to transform her life and herself to halcyon days (hence her Instagram handle "HalcyonHoops"). Finding balance in all facets of life has become (almost) second nature to her because of the release she is able to experience with her circles. By expressing herself through her flow, she is able to find peace in the ever-changing moments of life as well as share light, love, and tranquility with those around her. You can find her hooping in parks, on beaches or mountains, near rivers, in parking lots, or next to her Resolute hoop baes at their next event! 

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Jillian Butler

Photography by Jillian Butler

 

Danielle Mckinney

Photography by Jillian Butler

Photography by Jillian Butler

Danielle got serious about hooping in 2015 after an accident left her shaken up and looking for direction.   Hooping then became the most consistent, positive thing in her life.  Hooping helped pull her out of depression, and became her outlet to creatively express herself.  Hooping for her is like meditation, it's grounding, it's centering and leaves her feeling recharged.  She joined resolute hoop troupe in 2016 and has enjoyed learning choreography and having a more structured approach to hooping.  Being a part of the resolute team has helped her learn and grow not just as a hooper, but as a human as well.  Hooping is her passion and she plans to stay flowing through all the seasons of life.

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Foxx Foto

 
 

Brooke Carnes

Brooke Carnes, a long-time lover of music and dance, purchased her first hoop in 2014. Although her hoop journey really began in January of 2016 when she started incorporating hoop dance into her everyday life. Through hooping, she has created a safe space to express her feelings, develop self-awareness, and to heal. Movement and dance has helped to relieve symptoms of anxiety and offer her a way to ground herself and clear her mind. Now she's inspired to share her passion and spread the physical and mental benefits of movement with others. 

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Foxx Foto

Photography by Evelyn Kwong

Photography by Evelyn Kwong