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New events, videos, photo galleries and lessons:

The 13-week Online Beyond-The-Basics Poi Course!

The 13-week beyond-the-basics poi course is back! Join world-renowned poi teacher, Nick Woolsey, to take your poi spinning skills to a new level! 

The Playpoi Online Beginner Series 2015: Now Live!

Join renowned poi-teacher Nick Woolsey for a 12-week online beginner poi series! This is your chance to learn and master all the essential moves and transitions of poi

Recent videos

Our lightbox video player seems to be having glitches, so here are the last few videos via an embedded Youtube playlist! I bring you Spiral Wraps Behind the Head, How to Teach Hip Reels by Starting at the End, and the 2x2x2x2 Antispin Fountain!

Poi in the park! Vancouver! June 30th - July 23rd!

Hello Vancouver!

I will be leading beginner and intermediate poi lessons in Trout Lake Park this summer, starting June 30th! This is your chance to learn poi spinning in the big beautiful outdoors!

Flow Friendly Clothing from The Om Collection!

Katie from The Om Collection reached out and offered to add me to their affiliate program! If you've been wanting to order some yummy and pro-flow clothing for the summer, check them out! If you tell your friends, make sure to tell them to use "playpoi" as their referral code!

Getting Started: Make a pair of poi and learn your first moves!

Getting started with poi is easy! Just follow this video playlist to make a pair of poi and learn your first moves! :)

Then if you want to learn more, take the Online Poi Beginner Series!

Light painting in Costa Rica

I'm so glad to have friends to play with! :)

 

Fire Dance Retreat in Stromboli, Italy, with Srikanta, July 5-11 2015

Join a fun and diverse group for daily poi and staff classes, theatrical games, fire jams and more with ex Cirque du Soleil Fire Dancer & Coach, Srikanta Barefoot & his partner Jen. This Summer’s week-long Retreat on the island of Stromboli combines a full immersion in dance-based fire dance with pristine nature and adventure expeditions. In addition to daily classes & play on a shaded, outdoor stage, we’ll trek up Europe’s most active volcano & sail our private Catamaran to the nearby island of Strombolicchio!

All of us at Playpoi have met Srikanta and can highly recommend his trainings. Also we've heard great things about Stromboli! So check it out! :)

Poi, Surfing, and Yoga in Costa Rica, March 15-21

A new kind of Montezuma poi retreat!

This retreat will include a 90-minute poi class with me, and and another 90-minute poi class with Eli, the awesome resident teacher at La Escuela Del Sol. The poi lessons can be combined with the Surf, Yoga, and Scuba-Diving classes offered by LEDs. And we'll be staying right down in Montezuma, near the beaches and night-life! :)

More more details and to register, go to the event page on the LEDs website!

Note: This retreat is best for those who want to combine some poi with other activities. If you want to go deep into poi, consider staying another week to attend Poi Camp at Finca Mia! :)

Vancouver Poi Classes starting January 14th - 2015!

I'm happy to announce our next round of poi classes in Vancouver, BC, starting January 14th, plus a special TRY POI event on January 7th! 

8-Week Beginner Series
Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Cost: $125CAD
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8-Week Intermediate Series
Wednesdays from 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Cost $125CAD
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TRY POI!
Wednesday, January 7th
Free try-poi class from 6:30 - 7:30pm
Practice and play time from 7:30 - 8:30pm
This is your chance to TRY POI! If you like it, sign up for the beginner course! 
Click to learn more

LOCATION: 
Studio East: 1480 Frances Street, Vancouver (main entrance) 

Costa Rica Poi Camp 2015 | Finca Mia | March 21-28, 2015

March 21 - 28, 2015 | Finca Mia, Costa Rica

I'm happy to announce the next Poi Camp in at Finca Mia, which is perfect place for a very special poi retreat! Let's make Poi Camp 2015 even better!:D

This retreat is open to those over the age of 18 who are comfortable with all the basics of poi, but really the prerequisites are about having a spirit of contributing, collaborating, and sharing, and a strong desire to PLAY! 

To learn more, CLICK THROUGH!

Beauty that Transforms

My friend Jinju of Soul Flow Arts has released a short version of her Beauty That Transforms video! :)

Beauty that Transforms - Awakening the Inner Fire through Flow Arts and Fire Dance (Poi & Hoop) from Jinju Dasalla on Vimeo.

Handstand update!