Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot Camp

Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot camp Register now Register here with your non refundable $100 1st month's tuition and Boot Camp program subscription. Please read the details below to ensure you're ready to make this commitment. Tuition includes... For those looking for a poi fire dancing emersion program who have a fair bit of competence... Continue Reading →

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Our Method

Curious about our classes and what's behind them? Here's a fantastic short film Aaron Sesker put together featuring school and community members  sharing their craft along with Temple of Poi Founder, GlitterGirl, talking about the fundamental approach we take at the school using the Flowology Mindset. https://youtu.be/Z-Chi2Q9gYk

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Zoom-Based Beginner Poi Dancing Boot Camp

Zoom-Based Beginner Poi Dancing Boot camp Register now Register here with your non refundable $125 1st month's tuition and Boot Camp program subscription. Please read the details below to ensure you're ready to make this commitment. Tuition includes... For those looking for a poi fire dancing emersion program starting from no or few skills and... Continue Reading →

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Zoom Day-Class Beginner Poi Moves

Register now Register here with your non refundable $180 tuition for 12 classes, 40 minutes 2x a week (W/F), 3 PM Pacific, for 6 weeks, June 10 through July 17,  2020. This series only: non refundable $180 tuition.   Zoom based Beginner Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp 7 month program, first of 7 non-refundable tuition payments of $125.  Tuition includes...... Continue Reading →

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Beginner Fire on Hold

Course Overview This class has been indefinitely put on hold until the c19 situation resolves itself more clearly. This a four week course presents extensive fire (poi and other tool) safety information and focuses on students becoming familiar with burning fire poi/props comfortably and safely. Students garner information about safety practices, building fire poi (hoops,... Continue Reading →

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The Calling of The Temple

This article reminds me of my own complex relationship with “god” and “calling”. For those who somehow don’t know, my business, called Temple of Poi, is in fact something I view as a deep calling. It has, over the 17.5 years I’ve run it, required an ongoing commitment to and faith that nothing in my... Continue Reading →

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What Is the Ideal Poi Length?

I get this question a lot: what is the ideal length for my poi?  I took the time to write out an answer to someone on Instagram this morning (if you’re not following me, you can on my PoiPriestess account or if you’re into Mandalas, on my PoiPriestessMandala account ) and thought I’d share it... Continue Reading →

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What is Practice?

I was recently in conversation with  clients about what they gain through the practice when we all know it can be such a frustrating and painful challenge while also being time consuming and sometimes hard to motivate toward doing. Certainly one focus is to learn the mechanics of movements/ideas/concepts/frameworks/drills/tools because practice is the continued application of... Continue Reading →

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Sparkle Poi: Get Your Rage Cages Now!

Temple of Poi recently partnered with Randy Simpson to bring you Rage Cage Sparkle Poi, a newer poi fire effect that is both fun and different looking. Here's a little FAQ to help you get started with Sparkle Poi! What are sparkle poi? Sparkle poi are metal cages with holes that have charcoal in them that are... Continue Reading →

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Beginner Fan One Minute Lessons

If you're new to fans and looking for some quick direction on how to get started, we have some help for you. This summer, GlitterGirl took some time to get some easy to follow beginner fan videos on line on Instagram. In case you haven't seen them, here's you go! Part 1 of 3: Intro... Continue Reading →

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“Oh… That Consent is So Sexy!”

I was at the GlowFlow jam last night and was giving an impromptu lesson to a random new student who borrowed some poi and had joined in with her friend. At a certain point, I turned to the student and, wanting to correct her form through manual manipulation of her hand, I asked, "May I touch... Continue Reading →

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6 Ways to Make Poi out of Household item

Are you just starting out with poi and want a quick, cheap way to practice without making a huge investment? Or are you starting our Intro to Poi Drop-in class or  Beginner Moves series and need a set of poi to use in class? This article is a do-it-yourself quick start guide for those new to... Continue Reading →

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LED Gig Pricing

If you thought this article was about hiring us to perform, try this link instead and book us now!  A friend approached me with a question about LED gig pricing and, having taken a moment to send some good feedback, I thought my answers might be useful to other artists looking to set their rate... Continue Reading →

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What Class Should I Take?

last update 03/23/2016 Here's your quick and easy guide to figuring out what class to take or take next. If you're looking to: get performance ready by Burning Man next year, take the Beginner Poi Boot Camp [first class, Beginner Poi Moves, starts  April 21, 8 pm] get the best value for the lowest cost to... Continue Reading →

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How my 3 Year Daily Practice Changed my Life

If you had met me in my 20s, there's little chance you would do anything but laugh at the idea of me exercising and sweating daily for any duration of time, let alone three years. Knowing myself, it's perhaps even more surprising. Yet, it's good to know after these 36 months that yes, you can teach... Continue Reading →

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How the Internet Ruined Education

Catchy article title, huh? Yeah, I think so too. And in some ways, it's utter bullsh*t. At the same time, it also aptly sums up so much of what has transpired in the last decade. Why? Because the internet makes it possible for anyone anywhere to represent themselves as a subject matter expert with little ability... Continue Reading →

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11 Tips for Filming Better Fire Videos

From time to time the question of shooting quality video comes up and we get asked what to do to assist in the process. We took some time to share these 10 tips to help you film better fire videos: Wear a costume that will show up well in the low light. Things to consider include... Continue Reading →

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5 Ways to Develop Your Look as A performer

Today's question came from a comment on one of my recent blog posts on becoming a pro flow performer: How did you come up with your look? Especially when you’re performing with fire. Didn’t you feel limited in the beginning? Just curious about your process. What a great question and one I really wish I'd... Continue Reading →

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14 Signs You’re Ready to Go Pro as a Performer

As artists grow from fledglings to professionals, along the way there is the gap between knowing enough to be entertaiing and not being confident enough to command money for it. If you're one of those people in the early phase of your professional career -- perhaps even just trying to figure out now if you're... Continue Reading →

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Our 13 Most Read Articles over the last 13 Years

As we continue to celebrate our 13 year anniversary at Temple of Poi, here's a look at 13 of the most popular (highest read count) articles we've released so far. Coming in first is the recently released hit, The 6 Most Dangerous Ingredients of Fire Performance. This particular article focuses more on mindset than it does on... Continue Reading →

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How to Sell Your Show without Selling Your Soul

I'm not sure if you've experienced this also -- where someone accuses someone of selling out in a way that really feels like a negative accusation. I look around the community and I consider the possibility of someone having actually sold out and it occurs to me that no one is making nearly enough money for that to... Continue Reading →

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The 6 Most Dangerous Ingredients of Fire Performance

Most people easily consider that the fire itself is dangerous, which of course is accurate, particularly if you're undereducated about how to handle and extinguish it safely. If they are people that are qualified to  be performing, we also hope they are considering other things that go along with that like placement of the depot, spin... Continue Reading →

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8 Approaches to Choreography

As with any practice, choreographing a work consists of degrees of granularity, in this case where the movements are matched to the music with increasing degree of precision as the choreography becomes more refined. This encompasses a wide range of experiences and approaches to the creation process. This article endeavors to present some commonly utilized concepts... Continue Reading →

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Mixed Level Intermediate+ Poi Zoom Class Menu

Classes are client driven based on demand heavily influenced by boot camp students. All boot camp students are offered the opportunity to make requests for upcoming courses during the scheduling process. Of the several dozen courses we offer, the majority of courses are 4 week series classes meeting 80 minutes per week structured around a... Continue Reading →

Behind the Back, Starts 1/28, 8 PM

Join our mixed level 4 week poi spinning class series focused on lots of movement behind the back. As always, this curriculum is adjusted based on the needs of the students and materials from which we choose are diverse, including: waist wraps behind the back weave waist wrap butterfly crossers hugs meltdowns behind the back turns... Continue Reading →

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