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Are you being scammed by your so called poi/hoop/staff instructor?

September 2, 2015 by


Today I had what seems like an unbelievable interaction because it’s so far from what we create here at Temple of Poi, I was harshly awakened to a reality I find very sad: there are actually flow instructors out there who are scamming students. A colleague shared a story about how ze was paying for […]

13 Ways We’re Celebrating 13 Years at Temple of Poi

February 22, 2015 by


Temple of Poi celebrates 13 years this month! We’re pretty excited about that here at headquarters but realized that 13 has a terrible reputation — did you know that the gallows traditionally has 13 steps leading up to it and is cited as one of the sources of said bad reputation in some internet lore? We want […]

Teacher and Business Training

January 17, 2015 by


Temple of Poi is pleased to announce our re-designed, attend-from-home, poi and flow arts teacher and business training programs. These courses take place over a 7 month period via Goggle Hangouts (Bay Area students may be able to attend in person) so students need not be in San Francisco to get trained. However, all students will need to have a working Internet connection […]

Teachers: 10 things to Consider when Competing with Other Bigger Name Artists

December 8, 2014 by


  Here’s a question that came up lately on a teaching forum, a question more and more people will be asking as time passes and the industry becomes bigger. Does anyone teach in a town or city with a way more advanced hooper than you? I’m feeling a lot of insecurity about developing my hoop […]

Flow Arts Instructors: 8 Ways to Clarify Tuition Policies

November 17, 2014 by


Today’s question follows: Pre-payment for registration is required for a workshop – if a participant doesn’t show, for whatever reason, and the workshop didn’t sell out so they weren’t taking up a paying persons spot, do you refund them? First, as a business, it’s your job to have a clear policy about this and I’d […]

How Much Should I Charge When Teaching Classes?

February 17, 2014 by


Today’s question coming from the internet forums asks about how to calculate the costs associated with teaching and asks, “How much should I charge when teaching classes??” This article gives you some things to consider and ask yourself when planning your classes. Overall, this plan ignores the prop question which is a conversation unto itself. […]

Those who Can, Do; Those who Can’t, Teach.

September 4, 2013 by


Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach… I have considered this statement for over a decade and it recently came up on one of those Facebook lists I love to frequent as someone asked me what I thought about the statement. Generally speaking, I don’t think the flow arts instructor field is but an […]