I Rhythm


I Rhythm 🌙

I rhythm
with the very center
of my soulful Self,
to live
from a place of wholeness
and to serve
as guide
for the feminine
to feel embodied
by way of
and tone.
So that Her truth
and Her meaning
be found as seeds
nestled in Her Soul
waiting to be discovered,
waiting to be shared with the world through the gateway of the body. 🌾

-Poetry by Caroline Sánchez of The Hula Hoop Girl 🌾

Photography by Lisa Seed



Full Circle

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“Full Circle” Walden University Article about Caroline Sánchez creator of The Hula Hoop Girl

I am humbled and filled with the deepest gratitude to have my Master’s Thesis, “Hoop Dancing to Prevent Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses” and my Women’s Empowerment Soul-Work The Hula Hoop Girl, be recognized and celebrated by my alma mater Walden University.
It is my promise to continue to lead and guide women’s empowerment through embodied movement meditation body play self-care practices for the sake of powerful self-love!

Self-Care Equals Self-Love!www.TheHulaHoopGirl.com

// Dance in the Center of Your Joy \\

Oncology Nurses and the Power of Play

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What happens when you bring a shinny hula hoop to a breast cancer clinic?

The oncology nurses erupt into laughter, movement, and joy and the power of play begins to infuse the clinic with the healing power of team play (community)!

Dr. Stuart Brown founder of the National Institute for Play states, “Play, is becoming increasingly recognized as an important component of success in the workplace”. He states that trust in any setting, is established through play signals. So I say, that trust in the healthcare setting, creates a positive working environment, which fosters healthy relationships, safer patient care, and a more healing environment. 

The power of play opens us up to step into a deeper conversation of the joy that lives within our souls. Dr. Brown says it best when he states that “the most significant aspect of play is that play, allows us to express our joy and connect most deeply with the best in ourselves, and in others.” He expresses that play transcends love and work and infuses them with liveliness, stating, “Play is the purest expression of love.”

The greatest most powerful healing gift that oncology nurses offer their patients, is their purest expression of love. Through the expression of love flows compassion, kindness, support, unity, and a deeper sense of magic that cannot be measured or justified. This kind of ‘magic’ I speak of, can only be experienced through the openness that vulnerability allows when relating with others. This too can be called, building relationships. When we step into the dynamics of building relationships, we have an amazing opportunity to team play.

Whether in our personal relationships at home or our work relationships with our colleagues, team play requires building trusting relationships with those we are interacting with, which requires a kind of vulnerability that allows this thing I call ‘magic’ to infuse us with a sense of joyful wonder. This, magical joyful wonder is what I call, unconditional love. And unconditional love is the sweet medicine and the the healing power that creates a more harmonious environment within our selves and within our communities.

My wish is that we all continue to spread joy through team play, no matter the delivery method, opening up to the ‘magic’ that only vulnerability can foster, and step into a more trusting dance of relationship with ourselves and those we ‘play’ with throughout our earth walk.

Soulfully, Sweet Caroline creator of The Hula Hoop Girl

// Dance in the Center of Your Joy \\

I Heart The Hula Hoop Girl Girls!


Feeling The Hula Hoop Girl love this morning!

The Hula Hoop Girl Girls are women who feel empowered to dance in the center of their joy by exploring their own unique rhythmic movements through the gateway of their body for self-discovery, self-expression, and self-acceptance through powerful body play practices of hoop dance, ecstatic dance, yoga, and guided meditation.

 The Hula Hoop Girl Girls too!


// Dance in the Center of Your Joy \\

Dance in the Center of Your Joy Mentorship

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Dance in the Center of Your Joy Mentorship Video

The Hula Hoop Girl‘s Mission is to serve as an advocate for joy, guiding women to resource from their own physical, emotional, intuitive, and imaginative intelligence through the powerful body play practices of Hoop Dance, Ecstatic Dance, and Yoga, so that women feel empowered to practice their joy, protect their joy, share their joy, and dance in the center of their joy.
This beautiful soul’s name is Arian! Last weekend she taught me how necessary it is for female elders to serve as guides and mentors for young women like herself, in full support of their growth and development. These young girls need our love, our encouragement, our guidance, and our protection, so that they may feel safe to be expansive with their creativity and feel empowered to share with the world, the beautiful treasures that live within their soul’s. 

Are you serving as a mentor or guide for our young ones out there?

The Benefits of Play


Play is not just a pastime activity; it has the potential to serve as an important tool in numerous aspects of daily life for children, adolescents, and adults.

Not only does play promote and aid in physical development, such as hand–eye coordination and physical balance, but it also aids in cognitive development and social skills, and can even act as a stepping stone into the world of integration.

Photo by Hoop Dimensions