July 30, 2014 by synapticwolf
Just got back from Return 2 Roots – one of the most invigorating and inspiring flow festivals I am yet to experience.
Founded by super hooper Meagan Ruppert, Return 2 Roots is now in its fourth year. It takes place on a magical alpaca farm in eastern PA where it serves the spinners of Philly and NYC with teachers such as the esteemed Mr Noel Yee coming all the way from Vulcanville in Oaklandia, CA and the ever effervescent Bex bouncing in from Colorado.
Return 2 Roots is an almost entirely female-run enterprise – a fact that shows in its hoop emphasis, in its attention to pretty details, and in the goddess power that just pours out of the event by the bucketful.
There was a pyrotastic effigy by Monk E and his team, intergalactic funk caravan with Swift Technique, a flowcase featuring a who’s-who of hooping (which was subsequently interrupted by wild thunderstorm brought down, I can only assume, by the sheer magic of the whole thing), and a variety of classes in stuff ranging from generalized chakra opening to very specific flow technique.