Envision Festival in Costa Rica will bring together a bunch of awesome poi enthusiasts from the Americas, and some from Europe! Jon and I will be there to enjoy the music and community. We are even in dialog with the organizers about setting poi training stations! Starting two days after the festival is our month-long Poi Ninja Camp event, so stay tuned for updates!
This spring Nick, Banyan (plus speical guests) are offering a special new kind of poi retreat: Two weeks of self-motivated, peer-inspired paradise poi goodness: AKA Poi Love Camp!
This retreat is open to those over the age of 18 who are playing poi at an upper-intermediate or advanced level and who know what they need to practice and simply need the perfect place to practice, and people to play with! I.e. this is about peer collaboration!
Nick will still be leading classes in poi mastery, choreography, rhythm, and performance. There will also be plenty of time slots for other participants to share their own skills. Come with the attitude of sharing!
It will all take place at Finca Mia, a special ecological retreat centre up in the mountains of Costa Rica, complete with a river running through the property and fresh water springs gushing out of the earth, close to Chirripo National Park and the cloud forests. There we will set up all the "poi training stations" that we've discussed over the years: Mirrors, stall targets, stepping stones, adjustable circular walls for practicing flowers and stalls... every kind of feedback and play station you'd want to be a true poi ninja!
We are returning to Costa Rica to offer another round of poi and yoga retreats with La Escuela Del Sol! Join us for thirteen days of intermediate/advanced poi retreat yumminess with Nick Woolsey as the poi teacher, and Banyan as our yoga teacher. Retreats are limited to 20 participants so best to register early if you want a spot.
If you are in North America, come play at CampFire festival in Minnesota. It's one of the few festivals I've decided to teach at this year. It was one of my favorite memories from last year, and looks like it will be even more epic this year!
If Playpoi and a Zen Monastery had a baby it would be this retreat. Nick Woolsey, Alien Jon, Banyan, Tea Faerie, and Thom Thumb of team Playpoi have joined forces to bring you a totally different kind of retreat. This week is fueled by a vision of something more important than poi tricks. We're aiming at tangible personal transformation and the ability to manifest the flow state at will.
Prepare to have your mind blown by a single poi, let alone two! Cyrille Humen from France brings yet another well edited montage of artistry, showcasing next level Poi technique melded with Contact Juggling.