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 2017 she became certified as an AFFA Group X Instructor Certification with plans to start her Yoga Teacher Certification in 2018.
You can join her every Tuesday @ 7 PM, Thursday @ 7 PM, & Saturday @ 9 am at Fitness Systems in Land Park for Beginner's Hooping & Beginner's Hoop Dance! Full Schedule underneath the "CLASSES" tab.
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!
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.
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.