Classes & Workshops
Would you like guidance/instruction in person?
Private classes are available, by appointment, to individuals and groups in: Volente, Cedar Park, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Hudson Bend, Lakeway, 4 Points, Austin, Pflugerville, and Round Rock, Texas.
In addition to Hoopment classes, private Hoopmaking workshops are available for individuals & groups (8 max).
Classes/workshops are provided by Margarita Navarrete-Hutchinson, LMT, LMTI; she is the originator of Hoopment, which is based on her 15+ years as a practicing, licensed massage therapist, combined with over a decade of flow arts practice.
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For pricing and more information, learn more here.
Margarita is also available to provide corporate Hoopment training: Hoopment at the Office.
Hoopment at the Office may help reduce repetitive motion stress/injuries, increase workplace creativity and wellness, and can be added to corporate chair massage bookings. Show your support for your employees through both massage therapy, and Hoopment for self-care!
Pricing for corporate Hoopment training varies; please contact Margarita directly to coordinate.
Hoopmaking for HR is a 1-hr Hoop-Making workshop that instructs your Human Resources department through the process of making mini-hoops, so your employees can have "office hoops" for wellness; as well as providing employees hoops to take home for continued self-care. 100 feet of tubing + connectors are included!
Hoopment at the Office may be an add-on to your corporate chair massage service, or provided to your employees by itself.
Self-care is more easily practiced when it is supported by the workplace environment.
A dedicated "Hoop Space" helps, too!
Implementing Hoopment in the Classroom is a 2-hr workshop that is targeted to pre-k/k/1st grade teachers, but is available to any school teacher interested in learning how to make the hoops, as well as how to use the hoops for mindfulness practice in the classroom, along with providing each student's body with a training wheel for ergonomic movement.
Making the hoops can be a class project, that involves science (contraction/expansion); the hoops are inexpensive, hand-made fidget spinners that each child is then responsible for; it can help teach abstract concepts like boundaries, respect, and perception while using tactile implements. Wrapping the hoops with tape works fine motor skills, and teaches patience.
The workshop is available to 1-16 teachers at a time; the class cost is the same total rate, regardless of size. The 100 feet of tubing included in the workshop will produce 8 sets of hoops in 4 different diameters; or can yield 32 equal-sized hoops. The hoops will be divided among the class, when there is more than 1 teacher participating in the workshop.
With the knowledge of how to make more, paired with how to direct their students, and lesson ideas, each teacher has all the tools needed to implement Hoopment into their classrooms.
I recommend pooling resources with other teachers, and ordering supplies in bulk. Watch for 50% off sales! They happen.
Contact me, Margarita, for additional information and workshop cost.
I am only qualified to provide Continuing Education credit for Licensed Massage Therapists in the State of Texas, and as such, cannot provide CE hours for any other service provider.
The information is useful for many different bodies, in many different arenas; this is an effective way to share the tool, and share a tool-making skill.
Hoopment: Emergency Services Applications is a 2-hr workshop that is geared toward individuals who provide emergency support, such as Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, and Peace Officers; as well as Nurses and other Medical Support personnel.
It is similar to the Teacher workshop in that it is the same rate for 1-16 students, and includes all the necessary materials.
We will be exploring how Hoopment may assist in crisis situations; assisting with anxiety as a tool to channel nervous energy, and as a visual/physical assist in conjunction with Conscious Breathing exercises, to help calm an excited/anxious body.
Additional Hoopment workshops, of a similar structure, are available for:
- Special Needs Support
- Social Workers & Mental Health Support Providers
- Movement Educators
- Elder Care Providers
- Clergy & Spiritual Leaders
Learn more about these workshops here.
Each workshop explores Hoopment applications targeted toward each service provider group. Since Parents are raising the next generation, they are included in the support series.
Hey, Come Out & Play:
Located at Sol Healing and Wellness Center, off Howard Ln, just west I-35 N.
Exploring Movement Through Hoopment
This regular weekly & monthly gathering is an opportunity to play with mini-hoops, and explore the practice of allowing the hoops to move us. 32 hoops are available for folks to interact with different diameters, and experience how the different diameters change/guide our bodies through space.
Every Thursday, in the Luna Studio, 1-2 pm.
Space is limited in both studios; RSVP to reserve your place!
Experience Yin Hoopment one Sunday each month, in the Sol Healing Studio, and feel the music rising up through the vibrafloor. Details on the Sol Healing Meetup page.
This gathering is FREE; gratitude gifts are always appreciated.
Exploring Self-Care Through Hoopment
This regular quarterly gathering is targeted toward massage therapists. The hoops guide our bodies through a broad range of motion, providing support for bodies that practice a physically demanding trade.
Hoopment strengthens core muscles and guides the body through ergonomic movement, training our stabilizer muscles to better support our moving frames.
Hoopment helps develop effective body mechanics while providing table/chair massage, and may thus help prolong your MT career.
This gathering is FREE; gratitude gifts are always appreciated, to go toward the cost of studio rental.
Sunday, June 10th, from 3-4 pm is our first quarterly!
We have enough space for 16 bodies; RSVP through the Sol Meetup page.
Enjoy Hoopment in the heated Floating Lotus Pool, every other Thursday, from 11:30a-12:30p, starting April 26th.
30 minutes of guided Hoopment + 30 minutes of exploratory Hoopment.
Bring your bathing suit & anything else you may need; I recommend water, a towel, & sunscreen. The pool is outdoors, & partially shaded.
This gathering is free for Sol members, and $12 for non-members. We have enough space in the pool for 10.
It's $10 for senior citizens; with "bring a friend for free," or $5/each, for first-timers (only for seniors)! Must bring a friend to enjoy the $5/each rate.
Pay via Paypal, and reference "Aqua-Hoopment" & the date in the notes; or pay cash the day of.
RSVP through Sol's Meetup page.
These classes provide CE in the area of Therapist Self-Care and Business Development.
Hoopment: Therapeutic Applications....6CE
Hoopment for the Office...............................6CE
Hoopment: Teaching Essentials.................6CE
For class details, visit this page.
Margarita Hutchinson, LMT, LMTI, is Licensed in the State of Texas as a CE Provider: CE1989
CLASS DATES TBA
Early Birds get a discount; and there is a discount for purchasing both classes at the same time.
Along with satisfying the Texas CE requirements (12 CE), you will be a Hoopment Facilitator for individuals and groups!
Exploring Movement Through Hoopment (the book) is available for purchase through Blurb.com; and is included with the Hoopment: Teaching Essentials curriculum.
Meals on Wheels & More, Jonestown Community Center
Sit and Hoop Fit
Every other Wednesday, beginning April 4th, join me and the elder folk for a (mostly) seated Hoopment session, from 12:00-12:30.
The first 15 minutes are guided, and the last 15 are "free-play;" while we move to classic tunes.
We only ask that if you are not a beneficiary of the Meals on Wheels program, that you bring non-perishables to donate to the Travis County Foodbank; or donate a few bucks to Meals on Wheels and help support their program. Thank you!
Rumi's Tavern, Jonestown
Exploring Movement Through Hoopment
Beginning April 18th, join me in Jonestown, every other Wednesday, from 1:30-3:00 pm, at Rumi's Tavern, for group Hoopment.
Come early, eat lunch, and work off your meal afterward with gentle movement; or work up and appetite for the happy hour special that starts at 3pm...Wednesday is $6 sandwiches!
This gathering is free; gratitude gifts are always appreciated.