meet teeba aka ‘chief hoop fairy’
Community & flowground founder.
Born in Baghdad and raised in Riyadh, Teeba is a biomedical engineer by education, an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, a certified Elemental Hoopdance instructor, and Chief Hoop Fairy at Flowground. Yep, from Harvard to hooping, Teeba took her most important lesson from business school – finding your purpose in life – and realized it fully.
Teeba first fell in love with flow arts at Burning Man, in 2011, when her eyes feasted on the song and dance of a beautiful creature effortlessly moving to the flow of a hoop. A vision so entrancing, it would cast a spell on her to last for years.
When she returned, Teeba wasted no time, and dived head first into the Toronto hooping community. Through hooping, she found joy, freedom, laughter, play, and during one of the most challenging phases of her life, she found healing. She felt relief from her scoliosis, lost stubborn weight and decided that hooping had become the second love of her life after meeting the first – her husband, Basel, who shares her passion for flow through poi.
“What is learned inside the hoop is applicable even outside of it, in everyday life. It allows for openness of truth, purity of voice and, frees us from self-judgment, often a bigger barrier than the judgment of others.”