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Fall Lineup of LIVE and ONLINE poi courses!

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

Starting September 28th we will be offering a 13-week ONLINE beginner poi course and a 13-week ONLINE Beyond-The-Basics poi courseI am looking for people who wish 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!

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

Beyond-the-Basics Workshops in HAMBURG, Germany, Sept 2/3

Hamburg Beyond-the-Basics Poi Workshops, Sept 2-3, 2014

In this 2-day poi workshop we will look at the core skills of planes, body movement, and rhythm required for true freedom of movement with pio. Although we will learn several moves in the process, the real objective is to make sure you know how to keep learning! 

 

To make sure you are ready for this class please see our definition of the basics. You need to know most of the basics but it's ok if you don't know all. 

Time: 19:00-21:00

Location:  Luftraum (alte Dosenfabrik), Stresemannstraße 374b, 2 Stock

Cost: 50EUR for both workshops (Cash only when you arrive at the workshop) 

To Register: Fill out the Google Registration Form!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

 

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How to be a group leader for following along with the online poi classes

The vision:

People all over the world will form groups of poi enthusiasts, to follow along the beginner-series and beyond-the-basics poi courses together. Groups will meet at least once a week to practice, play, inspire each other, trouble shoot, and generally be awesome. 

What it means to be a group leader:

As a group leader, you can choose how much you want to teach. You can take a strong teaching roll if you feel confident, or you can just take the roll of community organizer, finding the space, communicating with the participants, etc. If you're a poi expert, you may take a stronger teaching roll. If you're just learning yourself, you will learn along with the others. 

The Details:

To facilitate a group, you will have to do the following:

1) Fill out this google doc! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zrLeXWgvXjIkDh9Ij0PbsadgZTXswCu4F9tNTeVdHiI/viewform

2) Find people who want to learn! Facebook is a good way, plus email lists, plus putting up flyers or posters at community centres, dance and yoga studios, etc. I will keep sending ideas and details about spreading the word! 

10-Week Poi Beyond-The-Basics Series, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Sept 24th - Nov 26th

Poi Beyond the Basics Workshop Series with Nick Woolsey

Nick Woolsey is returning to Vancouver to host a 10-week Beyond-the-Basics poi series! This course is for those already flowing with the basics of poi, and wishing to explore DEEPLY into more advanced spinning! 

Note: Everybody taking this course will also have access to the 13-week online beyond-the-basics course for free!

We will look at all the types of moves of advanced poi, including:

  • Transitions
  • Rhythm and timing
  • Footwork
  • Expressive movement
  • Flowers
  • Isolations
  • Pendulums
  • Hyperloops
  • Whirling and spotting

Please see our Definition of the Poi Basics to make sure you are ready for this class. Remember that you can use our beginner video series to fill in any gaps. We need you to actually check! I.e. make sure you can do the windmill in both directions!

Time and Locations:

Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at 15 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC. The corner of W 2nd and Ontario. Classes run from Sept 24th to Nov 26th. 

Cost: $155

To Register:

#1: Fill out the online Registration Form

10-Week Poi Beginner Course in Vancouver BC

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Sept 22 - Nov 24th

Poi Beginner Series with Nick Woolsey

Nick Woolsey is returning to Vancouver to offer another Poi Beginner Series. This 10-class course will take you through all the fundamental moves and concepts of poi spinning. This is the best possible way to give yourself a solid foundation in poi! Although you will learn all the basic moves and transitions of poi, the true objective is to ensure that you grasp the fundamental principles of poi, preparing yourself for years of learning!

Note: Everybody who takes this course will also have access to the 13-week online beginner course for free!

Times and Locations:

  • Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Sideshow Studios! 15 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC. The corner of W 2nd and Ontario. Course runs from Sept 22 to Nov 24th

Cost: $155

Prerequisites:

  • Patience
  • An enthusiasm to learn
  • A schedule that allows you to show up on time
  • A fitness level that allows for 1.5 hours of swinging poi around :)
  • Learn to cross one poi backwards! You can easily do this at home by making a pair of poi (just put a ball in a sock) and watch this video. If we all know how to cross one poi backwards the first day, we can for sure learn a lot during the series. 

To Register: