Poi Beginners: Resources to Help You Get Started

If you’re new to poi and are looking for great resources to help you out, we recommend you check out these articles:

If you’re looking for instruction and can’t attend our San Francisco Bay Area classes, try these resources:

  • For those who struggle with the kinesthetics of the learning the basic moves – including multiple directions of each of these patterns: weaves, windmills/pinwheels, butterfly, corkscrew, sweeps/chasing the sun — (understanding the motion in your body), try our very detailed Beginner Moves Computer Based Training which is comprised of 1200 videos on 70+ webpages.  This video series was made back in 2004 so it is not HD video quality but what it lacks in picture definition it more than makes up for with the highly detailed, step-by-step instructions showing lots of views of the hands, arms, poi and moves from the front back and side.
  • If you’re beyond the basic moves and need to find more flow to string your moves together try our Beginner Dance Series on video. Buy only the videos you want or get the whole 57 minutes of instruction (filmed live at Temple of Poi and edited to maximize the content) at a discounted rate.
  • If you’re looking for some fun and easy variations on the weave patterns as well as a brief introduction to the concept of tracers, check out the PoiGeek Archer DVD (this item will be shipped to you).
  • If you’re looking for more advanced moves with detailed instruction, you can check out these lessons which include:
    • behind the back weave
    • pinwheel lockouts
    • split direction weave
    • 4 beat corkscrew
    • organized legs stall combinations
    • various flow combinations teaching the transitions between moves
    • and more!
  • If you’re looking for free lessons, try GlitterGirl’s free poi lesson channel on YouTube. channel.
  • If you’re interested in practice ideas and want some video, check out GlitterGirl’s practice blog on YouTube with more videos coming soon.