HoopPath: San Francisco Warrior Path
January 5th, 2010 (7 - 10pm)
January 6th, 2010 (7-10pm)
January 7th, 2010 (7-10pm)
Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab
Studio 200, 2nd Floor
301- 8th Street
San Francisco, CA
***12/28/09 update: We have 2 tickets left! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to see you! Tuesday single day tickets are now available for sale. I am honored and humbled by the enthusiasm shown by those who have purchased their tickets so far in advance. See you there!***
Ahhhh…. San Francisco. My home away from home.
I have a special place in my heart for San Francisco and the hoopers who live there. It was in San Francisco that I sold out a workshop for the first time in my career, and, thankfully, that streak has endured when I have revisited. Who knows what will happen this time, but I’m grateful that I have received so much Love in the past. The San Francisco Hoop Community has morphed over the last two years, and I’m curious to see how HoopPath teaching will be received when I return in January.
I do not normally teach my workshops on weeknights, but these were the times that were open and I had to go for it. My apologies to those of you who will not be able to make it because of this. Like my other workshops, I will sell single day tickets the week before the event for those who can only do one night. Obviously, if we sell out, there won’t be single day tickets.
This time around I’m bringing “The Warrior Path” with me. This may be confusing for some of you who have attended my other workshops in the past. I actually taught a workshop several years ago in SF by the same name. This is NOT that workshop. Although, I’m proud of the former “Warrior Path” workshop, this new series reflects the flight time of my teaching since and is written (I believe) with a much more clear and cogent emphasis. I have stepped into myself more fully and my teaching has benefited. It was you, SF, that helped me in that process so much, and I return to you with a stronger sense of purpose and confidence.
I do not wish to place SF on any pedestals, but there is no denying that there are more hoop companies and teachers headquartered there than in any other U.S. city. When I visit there I feel more like a hoop trainer, than teacher. Although I train and teach in EVERY city I visit, San Francisco is unique in that usually half of the attendees also have hoop companies, dvds for sale, and legions of students. I’m not intimidated by it. I’m actually honored that so many pros come and check me out. So I write this with the greatest sense of care and gentleness: if you come to my class I will treat you like I treat everyone else. I have chosen to stop honoring other hoop teachers who are present in Circle, because I believe that, unwittingly, I have in the past made others who are not teachers/professional hoopers feel “less important.” It has been brought to my attention that the weeds of “elitism” have sprouted in the HoopPath garden and it is my intent to pull’em . So, fair warning, if you come, you’re a student just like everyone else in Circle. My hope is that my intent in writing this is being clearly transmitted here.
The Warrior Path:
The Warrior Path is a brand new workshop with new terms, techniques, and exercises intended to introduce hoopers to what we call “Warrior” style hooping. This concept combines on and off body techniques with rapid current and plane changes. The Warrior Path techniques are also integrated with internal, meditative foci, as well, to help the hooper open up to their own stillness and clarity.
The HoopPath has taught Warrior techniques since its inception, but this will be the first time that we have concentrated this much time and energy on this wonderfully beautiful and unique approach to hoop dance. We assure you that even those who have taken HoopPath classes and workshops before will come away with new terms and concepts to further their own hoop practice. This is indeed the long awaited second chapter so many of you have asked for over the last year.
Within the HoopPath Community, the term, “Warrior” refers to an indomitable attitude or spirit to which each of us has access and, through mindful practice, can foster and grow within ourselves. The techniques of The Warrior Path help us to explore and develop an inner calm and resilience that strengthens and improves our hoop dance, while also teaching us more about our own personal power away from the hoop.
While this workshop is very much a continuation of our past workshops, we have designed this series to be equally accessible to those who have never taken an HP class before. If you have not taken a workshop with us before, you will need to sign up for Day One. Day one of WP will be very similar to Day One of our other workshops. If you have not been to one of our workshops before, you should know that the skills covered in Day One are hardly ‘beginner.’ Day One sets up the terms, concepts, and foundational techniques upon which all the advanced teaching rests. Day One is easily the favorite day of most returning students.
There are four ticket options for you:
The 3 Day Package (Days 1-3)
Days 1 &2
Days 2&3 (for returning HP students)
Single Day tickets (these will go on sale one week before event.)
The Prices and the Discounts:
There are two discounts available for this event:
1. If you have attended any HoopPath event previously and you are coming alone, you will receive 10% off of your ticket price when you enter “Back Home” in the ‘promo code’ box after selecting your ticket.
2. If you and one or more friends would like to come together, then you will qualify for the “Bring-A-Friend” discount. This discount is only valid when a minum of 2 or more tickets are purchased. You may purchase up to six tickets at this price. See instructions below on how to receive this discount. If you are coming with a group greater than six, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll explain what you will need to do.
The prices are as follows:
3 Day package = $170, with “Bring-A-Friend Discount” (min. 2 tickets ordered) = $300, 3 tix = $450, 4 tix = $600, etc.
2 Day packages = $120, “Bring-A-Friend Discount” (min. 2 tickets ordered) = $200, 3 tix = $300, 4 tix = $400, etc.
(There is a service fee of $5 per ticket charged by our ticket broker.)
* The “Bring-A-Friend” price is good for up to six tickets on one order. These tickets must be purchased for the same package. If you need to stretch this discount across packages, please write me.
Directions for receiving Discounts when ordering:
1) If you have had an HP workshop before and you are coming alone (one ticket), enter “back home” in the ‘promo code’ box to receive 10% off my workshops.
2) If you are coming with a friend, select the “Bring-a-Friend” ticket option and choose “2-6″ on the pull down. Then, in the ‘promo code’ box enter “Bring-a-Friend.” This will reduce the price of each ticket. These tickets are non-refundable, so make sure your friends are committed.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
**I use an online ticket agent for all my productions, and the service charge goes directly to them. The software they use is not exactly set up for our pricing strategies, so I apologize if the “work around” seems tedious. I will be auditing the ticket sales to make sure everything goes to plan, and if there is any confusion or error in your ordering I will alert you so we can correct it. Just so you know, despite available loopholes in the system, you must buy 2 tickets to receive the “Bring-A-Friend” prices.
IF something doesn’t work for you in the ordering proces, please let me know. I will correct it immediately.
So, you ready?