Poi spinning is a fantastic activity to incorporate into a team-building or corporate event ... it is a wonderful ice-breaker and such GOOD FUN!!!
Some people will find it easier than others ... and this can serve as a great bond-building exercise, as participants will naturally help each other learn in a relaxed atmosphere.
Poi spinning is physically great exercise and is also very good for the human mind - as BOTH the left and right side of the brain are being stimulated.
For most people - who are right-handed - using the left-hand in coordination with the right causes some initial difficulty. However, with practice the left-hand side can be trained and this action simultaneously stimulates and develops both hemispheres of the brain, rarely activated through usual daily activity. This stimulation helps to 'break people free' of becoming entrained in ever-deepening usual thinking and behaviour patterns and further acts to develop balanced co-ordination.
Poi Passion believes that poi spinning is a great way to find out a person's unique strengths and weaknesses, whilst physically exercising and testing both sides of the body and mind. You might be very surprised at how little we use both the right and left hemispheres of our brains and we will teach movements that strengthen both 'sides' of a person's abilities.
Poi spinning initially takes a certain amount of concentration and our fun workshop session(s) will ensure that all people involved leave happy, while considering their abilities to work with both sides of their mind/body.
Poi spinning is also a terrific way to team-build with associates, as we will devise a small performance show together - in small groups - to present to each other.
Although some people are naturally more rhythmical and coordinated, with time and patience anyone can learn the art of poi spinning.
At Poi Passion we believe that anything is possible in life, if you truly put your heart into it..
Poi spinning can take years to fully master, but we will ensure that you will pick-up a minimum of 5 basic poi spinning moves during our workshop.
Then, if the team like what they have learnt - you can always book Poi Passion for more training!
Poi Passion can teach you how to make your own poi, so participants can continue to practice what they have learnt.
Poi Passion will supply all the poi spinning equipment and also have poi for sale on the day of the workshop.
Poi Passion can teach up to 15 people at one time - with one teacher. If there are more participants - we will invite another Poi Passion teacher..
Poi Passion can arrange a venue near Brighton, or if you have your own site - we will come to you.
Sarah 37 - Beautician "Poi for me has been about learning a new skill, something that is completely different from the 'usual' hobbies. It's such great fun and something that my daughter and I have done together. It is like a form of meditation where you get completely lost in it and away from the stresses of everyday life. It's also a great way to meet really interesting people."
Chris 31 - Marketing Developer "Poi spinning was great to learn and Kate is a brilliant teacher who obviously enjoys teaching. Poi is lots of fun and great for fitness, co-ordination and a nice way of meeting people. It's especially terrific the first time you learn to do poi with fire. I would recommend anyone learning poi at Poi Passion."
Maria 32 - Photographer "Learning poi helped me focus and enjoy dancing. Because you need to pay attention to the co-ordination of your arms, your mind is all the time in the present, which means you feel less stressed and enjoy the moment you are dancing. When you progress through the different moves you gain more confidence which helps you start to create your own style and when that day arrives you can't stop dancing!"
Maz Tinkerbell - Teacher "I started poi when I was 18, but because of my busy life I didn't do poi for 2 years! Then I met Kate - she put the passion for poi back in me and I love it! I've been poi-ing for nearly 2 years now ... going to class every Monday. I see it as a place were I can release all my stress through poi. Through poi I have met loads of beautiful people, including Kate, who has become a good friend. You can take poi to any part of the world and you will find some one there who shares the interest ... I recently went to Thailand and was asked to do a fire show with locals that poi every night on the beach and I loved every minute! Thanks Kate for all you support!"
All of our Poi Passion's teachers are CRB checked and hold full public liability.
Poi Passion has health and safety and child protection certificates, with info on request.
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