Deeper state of play: Pasadena Hoop Group

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Hooping is a lot of things. It’s a tool for exercise and meditation. It’s a skill that looks harder than it actually is. (Translate: You can really pick this up without too much practice.) And it’s a socially acceptable way for adults to play with fun toys.
For Stacey Wang’s story, above, on hooping in the February issue of Rose Magazine, we had a photo shoot with Pasadena Hoop Group founder Sharleen Liu.
The shoot was at the Sierra Madre Community Nursery School, which is a beautiful, organic learning environment for children and the parents who keep it running.

Photographer Sarah Reingewirtz captured this series of serene images with Sharleen:
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And photographer Mike Mullen went out to Victory Park, where the Pasadena Hoop Group gets together almost every week.
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The Pasadena Hoop Group meets next at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Victory Park in Pasadena. More details at the group’s Meetup.com site.
(Photos by Mike Mullen and Sarah Reingewirtz / Staff)

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