Doubles Dojo

Doubles Dojo

Two Hoop Workshop


Doubles Dojo is a two hoop workshop that borrows its physical layout from martial arts instruction. Well practiced students are asked to place themselves on the front line of class, beginners form toward the back and lines develop in between them. As the front line will drive the components we explore, we will start by seeing the the end goal first. Establishing an expansive direction gives the front line a place to begin practice while the basic forms are taught. The front line explores and pushes the end goal as coaching continues throughout each component.

Every hooper starts and grows from the same place and every component of hooping is built from a simple start into layers of infinite difficulty. Seeing the end goal and watching it unfold from its basic form stimulates and empowers a beginners mind.

Re-hearing familiar instruction, while experiencing its expansion triggers ideas into the component at hand, into components that are similar and out into all the things with circles.


Based in Indiana, Lynn Spencer-Nelson has been teaching,

performing and traveling since 2008. Hooping has evolved from a

meditative space and her passion for the hoop begins with its ability

to transform, strengthen and support. Her workshops and classes

all come from the love of creating the experience of process for

students and the empowerment of imagination, individuality and