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New events, videos, photo galleries and lessons:

Fall Lineup of LIVE and ONLINE poi courses!

A'ight! A brilliant plan for Fall 2014 poi adventuring is emerging! 

Starting September 21st I will be offering a 10-week ONLINE beginner poi course and a 13-week ONLINE Beyond-The-Basics poi course.

I am looking for people wish to take the initiative to form LIVE GROUPS to follow along with the online courses. If you want to help form such a group, please go to the Group Leaders Page and fill out the google registration form I will send you details! :)

Meanwhile, in Vancouver I am offering LIVE poi courses! Both a 10-week beginner series and a 10-week Beyond-the-Basisc Series

If this goes well, we'll have the online courses as a shared curriculum, and groups all over the world collaborating to follow along, share ideas, and inspire each other! I will be posting lots of videos with group games and exercises, along with other tips on facilitating and teaching!

As a group leader/facilitator, you can choose how much you wish to teach yourself. I.e. you can simply organize the group meetings and be part of the peer process of following the curriculum, or you can use the curriculum as a starting-point to guide the class yourself. (Note: As a facilitator/teacher you can charge beyond the basic fee to cover any expenses for practice space etc.) 

Stay tuned as details emerge! Meanwhile, use the links above to register for the courses, and the following links to join the Facebook events: 

Handstand update!

The Leviathan Studio Retreat Promo!

I am so looking forward to next year's retreat! :)

How to learn and teach hyperloops

Split time progression sequence

Tips for mastering buzzsaw

More on Butterfly Behind the Back

Infinite Spiral Wraps

Improving extended poi circles

Extended circles are one of those things that look beautiful and easy, and yet they're not so easy to make beautiful! Here are some tips :)

Ladies of Tech Poi

Whoohoo! I'm happy to see this! Big props to Elizabeth Knights for putting her time and love into this project :)

Also a huge thanks to Alien Jon for sending me the heads up on the video, and for generally telebeaming brilliant knowledge into my brain on a regular basis, and for just being an awesome person! :)

Smoothing out the 5-beat weave

Here are some tips on smoothing out and beautifying the 5-beat weave. A big thank to Ted Holland for sending me the video question and for supporting the Great Future of Playpoi Campaign! 

Permission to Poi by Smilie

I'm super, super excited to post this video! Smilie shows us some very smooth and flowing tech.

I think I'm just going to take down that More Women of Poi video.... seems I've been out of touch. There are lots of amazing spinners coming out these days, both men and women! 

Thanks Smilie!!!