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Come along to the Embrace Life Festival this Sunday

Posted by Ria Manolias on August 6, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

At this new festival you can see me perform with hoops on stage and you can get your friends to try it out for themselves.


Get there early to join me on the main stage at 10:45 am. This is where I will invite people of all ages to come up and learn some basic hoop moves. If you have children bring them along! The majority of children love it and pick it up very quickly too.


Later at 12:15 pm join me at the Om Cafe for more gentle and creative hoop moves. ...

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What is the best time of day to meditate?

Posted by Ria Manolias on July 16, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been meditating since 1992 and over the years I have experienced various classes, philosophies and techniques. Thanks to a question from a meditation student this week, I have now summarised my knowledge and experience on this topic. It will only take a couple of minutes to read and I am happy to elaborate if questions are asked.

The age old advice has been sunrise and sunset are the best times of day to meditate. Nature helps at th...

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Gaffers grip tape is now available on my etsy store

Posted by Ria Manolias on July 14, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This is great news for Australian hoopers who want the best value on hula hoop grip tape.  The tapes ship from Sydney and are available for pick from hoop classes. Check out the link and favourite the shop to keep up to date with new products. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/TheCoreSelfAwakening?ref=hdr_shop_menu" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.etsy.com/au/sho...

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Hula hoop circus parties are popular with tweens!

Posted by Ria Manolias on March 22, 2015 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This blog post will show you have to have a fun and exciting birthday for your tween! Let me know if you have any questions. I travel throughout the Sydney area with my hoop truck!


The most entertaining workshop for team building.

Posted by Ria Manolias on June 9, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

When organising entertainment or a corporate workshop, it is very important to give your attendees a chance to get up and move around. This will increase their ability to absorb more information and it will boost their motivation.

With a hula hooping workshop they will get the usual benefits of fitness plus more. This type of movement brings laughter and activates many parts of the brain as well as body.  Learning circus tricks requires coordination of the left and right sides of t...

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I just had a great night hooping at Maroubra Beach!

Posted by Ria Manolias on March 29, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I went by myself to the beach with my LED hoop, fire hoop and normal hoops. After a while some lovely girls joined in and we had a great time.  Eventually the adults hooped as well and they were suprised at how much easier it is with proper adult size and weighted hoops.

Some other people joined in as well and we had a fantastic evening. We talked about t...

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Hoopy Happenings 2014

Posted by Ria Manolias on March 26, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I just came back from a fantastic hula hoop retreat in Sydney with international hoop teachers. We had Brecken Rivara, Tiana Zoumer, Kenna Hoops and Angie Mack at the annual Hoopy Happenings event.

I am so excited to share with my hoop students plenty of new hooping tricks and tips including balancing, twins, floor and butt hooping! We hooped for six hours a day but the yoga really helped our bodies to cope.

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Face painting is now offered Sydney wide for parties and events

Posted by Ria Manolias on February 11, 2014 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Please contact us to make an enquiry about availability and get a quote.

Family Life Study Reveals Key Events That Can Trigger Eating Disorders

Posted by Ria Manolias on April 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

ScienceDaily (Apr. 24, 2012) — Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Even changing school or moving home can prove too much for some young people and lead to conditions such as anorexia or bulimia.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, USA, spoke to 26 women and one man aged from...

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