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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 […]

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 […]

Teachers and Technicians: They Use Different Skills

July 18, 2013 by


I’ve been threatening to write this piece for months and I’m finally taking a moment to sit down and do it. After FireDrums and talking to a lot of my students I got really clear that this article might be useful for some folks who assume that because someone is a skilled technician with their […]

Paying for Instruction: The Flow Communities Own Double Standard

July 2, 2013 by


I was sitting there the other day on the Business for Flow Artists list on Facebook reading a letter that a group of instructors sent to a promoter saying something along the lines of, “We can’t accept your disrespectful offer to under-compensate us to teach at your festival.” Contextually, I gather this was not for […]

6 Benefits of Teaching Inside

July 1, 2013 by


There is nothing like teaching a class outdoors. You’re outside in the air, likely you’re in a park, there is probably something pretty to look at, so what’s not to like right? Recently I was discussing the pros and cons of teacing outdoors. Instead of focusing on what I don’t like about teaching outside, I […]

7 Things to Bring to Your Teaching Interview

June 21, 2013 by


A friend in the community has an interview for a teaching job tomorrow and I was thinking about how I would prepare if I were in his situation. Here’s 7 Things To Bring to a Flow Arts Teaching Interview that will help you stand out and get the job, or at least would if I […]

12 Do’s & Don’ts for Creating a (Flow Arts) Class

June 11, 2013 by


The fire and flow dancing industry is actually becoming a market segment and although it is a nascent market, it is blooming like a fragrant flower. As part of Temple of Poi’s ongoing efforts to lead the flow rEvolution – an evolution of consciousness focused on empowering everyone everywhere through education – we are codifying […]