Casandra is a force of nature, a Golden Mandala of Delight! A life-long dancer and an avid practitioner of yoga, West African dance and Capoeira, she infuses her hoop classes, performances and personal practice with deep knowledge of creative movement. She has been teaching hoopdance for over 10 years and is co-author of Hoola-Fit Teacher Training program and a level 3 HoopGirl Hoopdance instructor. In November 2011 she created and managed the first ever multi-day, multi-prop flow arts festival in Florida, called Florida Flow Fest, drawing hundreds of hoopers, yogis, dancers and flow artists together to share, grow and learn. Florida Flow Fest continues to grow and expand annually, and is building Flow Fests events across the country: www.flowfests.com A professional educator for over seventeen years she earned a Masters Degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University June 2012.