Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot Camp

Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot camp Tuition includes... For those looking for a poi fire dancing emersion program who have a fair bit of competence in the beginner patterns and are looking to take their practice to the next level should consider this Zoom-Based Beginner Poi Dancing Boot Camp program. The minimum goal in this... 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. Study Buddy Discount: Register 2 students using the same zoom window here with your non refundable $188 1st month's tuition and... 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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Zoom Beginner Poi Moves M/W 4:30p PT/7:30p ET starts February 1, 2021

Begin your journey with this offering, our Beginner Poi Moves 6-week series teaching over 50+ different moves and combinations plus 25+ unique drills to support your practice. This zoom based class is appropriate for those with absolutely no experience through early beginners with a few moves but not a lot of vocabulary, comprehension, technique and confidence.

Flowers, Zoom Class, Tuesdays at 8 PM, starts 10.20.2020

Register now Register here with your non refundable $120 tuition for 4 classes, 80 minutes, Tuesdays at 8 PM, October 20, 27, November 10 & 17, 2020 Other registration options below. Drop in Students: contact GlitterGirl to make tuition arrangements This series only: non refundable $120 tuition.  Zoom based Intermediate+ Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp 7 month program, first of 7... Continue Reading →

It Used To Be Tech, starts 8.25.20

Take a stroll down memory lane to moves that were hot 10-15 years ago: multi beat movements including the 5 beat weaves, 4 beat corkscrew, 4 beat thread the needle and 4 beat corkscrew plus the behind the back weave, weave with extension and weave turns around along with the opposite direction weave fountain, variations on butterflies with tracer and behind the back movements as well as flower combinations.

Transition Flair, 8 PM Tuesdays starting 7.7.20

Register now Register here with your non refundable $120 tuition for 4 classes, 80 minutes, Tuesdays at 8 PM Pacific, July 7, 21, 28  &  August 4 in 2020 Other registration options below. Drop in Students: contact GlitterGirl to make tuition arrangements This series only: non refundable $120 tuition.  Zoom based Intermediate+ Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp 7 month program, first... Continue Reading →

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