on Poi & Flow
Through ongoing education and practice, the Temple of Poi supports
inspirational creativity, multi-dimensional complexity, meaningful
distinctions and unending possibilities for each artist.
For me, poi is the single most powerful way I access flow. Flow
emerges when I relax and open my body, being with things as they
are, not as I might want them to be. Generating flow is especially
important when I experience discomfort, fear, tightness and closure.
When I am flowing, I simultaneously experience my body, mind and
spirit connecting and creating the unique manifestation of my
While working with students and poi artists, I seek to create
an environment in which each person, regardless of skill level,
can safely, comfortably and confidently explore their learning
process. I facilitate the development of artist's Self expressive
style while guiding them toward the unending possibilities present
in the poi meditation. Inevitably, as the practice, expression
and style crystallize, the artist gains deeper and more consistent
access to flow.
Immersed in the marriage between the body and poi, flow blossoms
within the artist. When the artist experiences flow, their poi
become an extension of their spirit, connected seamlessly through
the mind and body as the movements unfold almost effortlessly.
As artists access flow with increased consistency, their performances
rely less and less on thought and more and more on unconscious
movements that are so well practiced as to be as automatic as
I invite you to join us at the Temple of Poi where I gratefully
live my purpose by cultivating increased body awareness and sustained