I met Christabel of HoopGirl in 2003 at the drum circle in Venice. She had been hooping all day long. I had tried it at Burning Man in 2001 but had never seen anything like her before. I ordered my first hoop from her site that night, attended my first teacher training in 2007 and now make her hoops. My favorites are in the mix below. Hoops, books, bundles and trainings were available at HoopGirl.com. The business is currently for sale. Past iterations of her site are on the WayBack Machine.