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“That’s why I’m Happier than You”

June 26, 2018 by


When I was a kid and asked what I wanted when I grew up, I always answered that I wanted to be happy. It’s still true (and as I sit here smirking while I type this, I dare say I’ve been doing a pretty good job of meeting this simple goal)— even if I haven’t […]

Dealing with Finger Chafing, Blisters and Calluses

July 7, 2016 by


When you think about taking up poi dancing, and especially if you’re looking to spin fire, the first thought in terms of safety most people seem to have is either about setting themselves on fire or simply how much it hurts to get hit with the poi. Lesser known but perhaps more annoying because of the […]

6 Ways to Make Poi out of Household item

February 15, 2016 by


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 […]

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 […]

Poi Video Lessons for Intermediates Just Released: Transition Flair

January 10, 2015 by


If you haven’t been able to attend our Transition Flair class in person or if you’re one of those many people who practice poi who reside outside the Bay Area, we’re pleased to share with you the 85 minute digital download video training. The series is focused on adding more style to your transitions by introducing […]

6 Steps to Creating Your 30 Day Challenge

November 4, 2014 by


One of my new Facebook friends asked me for some advice tonight and I realized it might be incredibly useful to codify it as an article for other’s as well. Here’s the query: I would like to start the 30 day challenge. I was wondering if you had any advice that will help me get the […]

10 Techniques for Getting the Most out of Your 10,000 Hours

October 20, 2014 by


I’m not sure if I believe Malcolm Gladwell’s theory, made popular by his book Outliers, that 10,000 hours is sort of the magic number where one reaches mastery. Nor would I say I’m convinced otherwise by the concepts David Epstein presents in The Sports Gene where the conversation about nature vs nurture continues. Gladwell certainly concedes it’s […]