Welcome To Playpoi

Nick spinning LED poi ballsWe offer poi spinning lessons, inspirational videos, gear reviews, and tools to help you engage with the global poi community.

If you're new to poi, check out our guide to making a simple pair of poi and learning your first moves! There is nothing stopping you from starting today!


Most Recent Content

New events, videos, photo galleries and lessons:

The Online Step-By-Step Poi Courses!

I've put 15 years of experience teaching poi into these in-depth, step-by-step courses. If you want to experience more fun and less frustration as you learn poi, these are the courses for you!

The Comprehensive Beginner Series: This 12-section course is your chance to learn and master all the essential moves and transitions of poi! LEARN MORE!

The Beyond The Basics Comprehensive Poi Course: Take your poi spinning skills to a new level! LEARN MORE!

Leviathan Studio Poi Retreat, Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada

Lasqueti Island, BC | June 4-11 and 12-18

Join Nick Woolsey and special guests on a beautiful rainforest BC island for one or two weeks of poi, dance, and adventures! Join Nick Woolsey and special guests on a beautiful rainforest BC island for one or two weeks of poi, dance, and adventures! Confirmed special guests so far include the much-loved Karina and Kat from Vesta Fire Entertainment! I am absolutely thrilled that they are joining us once again! :)

HoP DIY Kits for Monkeyfists, Dragon Staffs, and Fans

Homeofpoi.com has launched a whole line of DIY kits! This gives us a way to save money and to be more involved with the creation of our fire gear! The dragon-staff kit in particular seems brilliant! Check them out and remember to use "playpoi" as your referral code to save 5%! 

Monkey Fist Fire-Poi Kits / Dragon Staff Kits / Fire-Fans Kits

Developing expressive movement: Mirroring Exercise

Want to explore your performance skills? This game is great for focussing on how you're moving your body while you play...

Posted by Nick Woolsey on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Flow Arts - A Film

Flow Arts - A FIlm from NeversMedia on Vimeo.

Flow Arts • A Film is a 23 minute overview and introduction to what Flow Arts are, where they come from, who does them, where, and why.
The film intends to expose the unique and blooming culture surrounding this new circus-inspired art form, and thereby contribute to helping Flow Arts gain recognition as a legitimate art, dance form, therapeutic modality, performance medium, profession, and community building tool.

Please share this project with your friends, family, and social networks,
and pick up something and spin it!


Donate to show your support!

If you are interested in hosting a screening, please contact us at:

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!

Cone Poi

We are excited to present Cone Poi! They are super comfortable and pretty much tangle free!

So order a pair and tell us what you think. Remember to always use playpoi as your referral code when you shop at Homeofpoi.com, to save 5% and to support Playpoi too! :)

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 added me to their affiliate program! If you've been wanting to order some yummy and pro-flow clothing, check them out! 
If you use OMPlaypoi10 you'll save 10%
If you use OMPlaypoifree you'll get free shipping (within the USA at least) :)
Check them out! 

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
Click to learn more

8-Week Intermediate Series
Wednesdays from 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Cost $125CAD
Click to learn more

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

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!