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:

Leviathan Poi Retreat 2017

Lasqueti Island, BC | June 28 - July 08, 2017

Join Nick Woolsey and special guests on a beautiful rainforest BC island for ten days of poi and adventures! Confirmed special guests so far include the much-loved Karina from Vesta Fire Entertainment! I am thrilled that she will be joining us once again! :)

Your awesome experience will include: 

  • Hours of workshops every day, diving into advanced concepts of poi, with a focus on dance, rhythm, choreography, and lots of moves!
  • Enjoying the BIG SAUNA and pond
  • Being blown away by the beauty of Lasqueti Island
  • Feeling good and healthy by eating yummy organic food
  • Optional climbing of mountains and spinning fire on top of them
  • Co-produced talent show!

*Nick will be leading two two-hour poi classes each day, tailored to the group day by day. There will also be lots of opportunity for private feedback to meet your own specific goals. 

Why? Watch the video to know why!

Epic Beach Burn

This is one of the best fire spinning improvisations I've ever caught on 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!

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!

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! :)


Beauty that Transforms

My friend Jinju of Soul Flow Arts has released a short version of her Beauty That Transforms video! :)

Beauty that Transforms - Awakening the Inner Fire through Flow Arts and Fire Dance (Poi & Hoop) from Jinju Dasalla on Vimeo.

The Leviathan Studio Retreat Promo!

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