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Poi retreat in HAMBURG

I will be offering 2-day beginner and intermediate/advanced poi workshops in Hamburg on October 22/23 2016. 

Details and registration will be posted soon.

Meanwhile send me a message to make sure you get further information

Poi retreat at TADAH in Antalya, South Turkey! Oct

TADAH Retreat Centre | Antalya, South Turkey | Oct 27 - Nov 03 2016

Join Nick Woolsey and Alien Jon for a week of poi, dance, and adventures, at the amazing TADAH Artist Habitat! 

Your awesome experience will include: 

  • Diving into advanced concepts of poi, with a focus on dance, rhythm, choreography, and lots of moves!
  • Enjoying the pool and permaculture gardens
  • 24hour/day access to the big glass studio with mirrors and wood floors
  • Being blown away by the beauty of the surroundings 
  • Feeling good and healthy by eating yummy organic food
  • Excursions to the beach and canyon and river etc.  
  • Fire and LED night! 

*This is a retreat with maximum 16 participants. Nick and Jon will be leading two two-hour poi classes each day, tailored to the group day by day. There will be lots of opportunity for private feedback to meet your own specific goals. 

Why? Just imagine the poi version of this video!

The Online Step-By-Step Poi Courses!

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

Swiss Poi and Yoga Retreat 2016

Emmental, Switzerland | August 14-21, 2016

I'm happy to announce the 2016 Swiss Poi and Yoga Retreat!  The retreat will begin at 3pm on August 14th, and will finish with brunch on August 21st. This year's location: Balmeggberg!

Each day we will enjoy poi lessons with myself as well as soon-to-be-announced special guests. Adrian Wirth will once again be offering us yoga sessions (although he won't have as much time as last year, so possibly 2016 will be more poi and less yoga). There will also be time for exploring the mountains, enjoying the sauna, eating great food, etc.

This retreat is intended for poi spinners who are comfortable with all the basics and who wish to explore both poi and yoga.

*Note: Yoga will include singing ancient Sanscrit Mantras! 


900 Swiss Franks. Includes accommodation and 3 meals per day per person.


1) Simply go to the EVENTBRITE EVENT PAGE to register and pay your deposit. 

2) Go to the Facebook Event Page to RSVP, and invite your friends!

3) Send us a message to ensure we're in contact! 

See you in August!


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!

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! :)

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