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What Is the Ideal Poi Length?

July 9, 2019 by

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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 […]

Custom Hoops available now for Local Pickup!

April 14, 2019 by

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We got some beautiful new HDPE tubing and have enough to make some custom sizes for folks. Set up an appointment for a costume fitting at our studio in SoMa on Mission Street (953, between 5th and 6th) for your own personalized hoop. Your purchase includes a 20 minute hoop fitting consultation and mini lesson to get […]

Sparkle Poi: Get Your Rage Cages Now!

October 29, 2017 by

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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 […]

Poi-la-hoop (Poi + Hoop) One Minute Videos (6/2017)

August 24, 2017 by

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Here’s GlitterGirl working her poi-la-hoop practice, where she spins both tools concurrently from her Instagram channel. Clearly, these are works in progress and rough around the edges — be generous with your watching! 😉   View this post on Instagram I was too lazy to cut out the really boring part in the center but […]

Summer Sparkle Photo Contest Winners & Take 2!

August 15, 2016 by

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Temple of Poi recently facilitated the Summer Sparkle Photo Clinic which, unfortunately got shut down. This friday, August 19, we will return to try again at a new location for the Flash In the Night Photo Clinic & Contest. Meanwhile, a few photographers captured photos and entered them in the photo contest. Here they are! Sparkle […]

Summer Sparkle Fire Photography Clinic & Contest

July 11, 2016 by

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Photographers and want to be photographers, you are invited to join Bay Area fire dancing artists, GlitterGirl, Nova and The Amazing Zihni for a night of fire dancing photography fun from which we will have the Summer Sparkle Photo contest.  About the Photography Clinic In March, we ran the Spring Forward Photography Clinic at the Palace of fine arts and we had […]

Dealing with Finger Chafing, Blisters and Calluses

July 7, 2016 by

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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 […]