MARCH 14-21, 2020 Bali, Indonesia
staff: Srikanta & Jen
MARCH 22-29, 2020 Bali, Indonesia
POI: Vojta & Yuta

The Fire Dance & Flow Retreat on the beautiful island of Bali combines poi and staff with pristine nature and adventure expeditions.
Vojta, Srikanta & Jen are pleased to invite the legendary Yuta as our special guest teacher for this year’s event! Together we are happy to propose an unique 7 or 15-day event suited for all levels of poi and staff spinners.

In addition to daily classes & play time we’ll explore many amazing places around Bali (private transportation organized). Temples, ruins, waterfalls, volcanoes, pristine beaches and iconic rice fields – Bali is sure not to disappoint. Discover together what makes Bali one of the most inspirational places on earth!

If you would like to bring your non-spinning and not participating in the workshops partner, friend, parent or child you may do so with 40% discount on the retreat price!

Discover another side of Bali
spinning & adventure

Puri Saron Madangan is a temple-like resort nestled among Bali’s lush inland. Situated far from the tourist track, the area enjoys fresher air than along the island’s coasts. The resort features typical Balinese architecture, 3 swimming pools and beautiful views into the jungle. The villas are charming and all offer prestine views into nature. A unique gastronomic experience is planned: Indonesian meals served 3 times a day, buffet style.

We are overjoyed to have found this stunning resort along with the positive and supportive management team. It is the ideal place for our event and they have allowed us to make it even better; we are able to offer a luxurious resort experience in nature for a fraction of the standard price!

daily 3-hours
Workshops

– 3 hours a day at air conditioned training space
– spontaneous workshops at various places we’ll explore
– time for individual questions and trick requests
– Fire jams (fuel provided)

ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES

– Daily trips to the most beautiful places in Bali;
– Pristine white beaches, seeing the coral
– Waterfalls and iconic rice fields
– Ancient Temples
– Jungle & volcanoes!

Luxurious
jungle resort

– 7 or 15 nights of accommodation in a
luxurious resort surrounded by
pristine nature
– pick a room based on your preferences
-3 meals a day included
– located in a quiet area, about 25 min from Ubud

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LEARN, PLAY, DISCOVER & RELAX

Instructional Classes are balanced with playing, relaxing and discovering Bali’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Participants can choose their level of challenge but overall this retreat is very conducive to taking it easy and enjoying the ride.

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME

Instructional Classes will take place from 9 am to 12 pm in an air-conditioned training space. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. Instructors will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced options for most techniques or split the classes. As we are 4 instructors, we are well equipped to cater to individual needs.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are committed to positively impacting the planet and Bali with this event. As such we are donating 3% of profits towards local charities; Non Governmental Organizations working towards ecological sustainability.
Furthermore, for students who offset the carbon emissions generated by their trip to & from Bali, we will offer you a free private session with the instructor of your choice. FYI- Give us a heads up if you plan to participate so that we can schedule your session in advance (the week tends to get busy so best to plan ahead).

Staff retreat with srikanta & jen

Srikanta and Jen Barefoot of the Fusion Arts Company are happy to be embarking on this adventure with you!
The Bali event will be different from our other Fire Dance Retreats which are more rigorous and focused on creating & performing dynamic fire dance choreography. The goal of the Bali retreat is to learn, discover, have fun & relax.
Periods of exploration & discovery are a necessary process for renewal and regeneration. We will of course still be offering a solid curriculum with options for beginning to advanced. We invite you to come with an open mind, ready to explore, discover and see where your inspiration leads you.
As the Bali event is less structured than our other teaching events, we’ll be more able to adapt to the interests of the group. We may decide to spend more time on tech, or flow, or performance aspects, or double staffs, or partner staff. We are also along for the ride ; )
Just as a great tower has a solid foundation, the more solid your foundation is, the higher your potential to soar. Please verify your proficiency on this page: https://fusion-arts.com/prerequisite-videos. If you think you could benefit by learning a few more techniques prior to the retreat, we invite you to check out Srikanta’s instructional video series on Dancing with the Fire Staff, available for download/ streaming from his website: https://fusion-arts.com/instructional-videos

poi retreat with vojta & yuta

Workshops will be held in a group and also individually (for some moves we might make small groups depending on the skill level and your interests). To benefit the most from this retreat, be sure to know the basic poi moves, such as; 3-beat weaves (forward & backward) windmill, watermill, hip-reels & turns, butterfly (same-time, split-time), buzzsaw.
If you can’t do some of the moves listed above, don’t worry! We will teach you that. However, if you want to be prepared, look up some tutorials (such as those on Playpoi.com – those are great!)

Apart from that, there will be short spontaneous workshops in the afternoon at various places that we’ll visit, plus the instructors will be always happy to help you individually!
The goal is also to get inspired (which goes particularly easy at place like Bali) and set your future poi goals.

Vojta and Yuta will be happy to help you to set you on the right track and give insights on their own poi journey.

a day in paradise

Every day we start with having 3 hours of workshop in the morning and in the afternoon we’ll have a trip to different sites like temples, ruins, waterfalls, volcanoes, pristine beaches and iconic rice fields.

This is what a day at the retreat would look like;

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:30 warmup/mobility with Luke
9:30-12:30 workshop
12:30-13:00 stretching/yoga/cooling down with Luke (optional)

13:00 Lunch
14:30 Exploring different sites like waterfalls, temples, beaches, vulcanoes ao.
18:00 playtime in the hotel or at the excursion spot
20:00 dinner
21:30 optional firejam

During the week we’ll also do some workhops at the Bali Flow Temple. They have a super nice trainingspace not far from the resort we’re staying. We will go there for the footwork/floorwork workshop because we’ll need a lot of space for that. Learn more about the Bali Flow Temple in the FAQ

about the poi instructors
yuta poi

Yuta is a poi artist who expands the possibilities of poi and is opening up new expressions of poi. The poi video he released in 2005 (Deepforest Endangered Species) is known worldwide as one of the revolutionary performances that had a great influence on the early poi community.

He has taught and performed in over 15 countries. Yuta now focuses on activities to spread the poi culture in Japan.
Check out Yuta’s  website and social profiles to learn more about this amazing Artist. Just click on the icons below.

about the poi instructors
Vojta stolbenko

Vojta is a Czech poioneer who excels at combining tech tricks with dance and acrobatics. With a style and approach all his own, he has created some innovative new poi techniques.
Vojta has shared his poi enthusiasm all over the globe and has taught already more than a hundred workshops worldwide. In addition, he’s filmed many inspirational poi videos, including the world’s most watched poi video “The Future Is Now”. Check out Vojta’s videos and personal website to learn more about this talented Artist. Just click on the icons below.

about the staff instructors
srikanta & jen barefoot

Srikanta was the first Contemporary Fire Dancer featured by the Cirque du Soleil (2007-2010), performing over 700 shows using fire poi, fire staff, double fire staff & double fire swords.
He has 20 years of experience fire dancing including his position of Fire Dancing Coach and Lead Fire Dancer for Cirque Du Soleil.
Srikanta has taught poi & staff workshops at locations worldwide since 2003 and has created an Instructional Video Series called Dancing with the Fire Staff. Click here for more info & to purchase.

Jen has been an integral part of Srikanta’s teaching since 2011. As a teacher with a background in classic dance, she continues to help create and refine both their dance-based style of fire dance and the way it’s taught.
The two combine fire dance technique with martial arts, acrobatics & dance in their shows as well as in their instructional classes. Check out Srikanta & Jen’s website and social profiles to learn more about Fusion Arts, below.

about the yoga instructor
Luke O’Connell
Twisted Element

Discovering flow arts at a young age, Luke has taken his love for dance and movement into different realms over the years. Within his teachings he’s combining flexibility, strength conditioning and yoga, he has blended them all into one beautiful mix. Completing his yoga teacher training in 2017 Luke has taken his adventure from Australia to across the world, toured through Europe and the UK with performing and teaching.

“I really look forward to running the warm up and cool down sessions within this retreat. I think with the combined knowledge I have acquired over the years, I will be able to bring a fun and beneficial experience to all. Catering towards flow artists and dancers I will explore different yoga techniques, dynamic/static stretching, flexibility and strength and conditioning for all levels”.

get inspired by

the instructors

Have a look at the resort and

the beauty of bali

See the room choice at the ticket page!

details Fire dance & flow retreat bali

Staff with Srikanta & Jen Barefoot: March 14- 21, 2020
Poi with Vojta & Yuta: March 22-29, 2020
Join us for both weeks and get 10% off! And get one extra day in between for free; total = 15 days 
You can extend your stay at the Puri Saron resort depending on availibility before or after the retreat.

Classes are ideal for both beginners and advanced spinners. We won’t only focus on tricks, so even if you aren’t familiar with some poi or staff moves yet, you will still benefit from the body movement workshops, and you will be taught the moves you miss.
Workshops will be held in a group and also individually (for some moves we might make small groups depending on the skill level and your interests).
To benefit the most from this retreat, be sure to know the basic moves.
Poi basic moves:  3-beat weaves (forward & backward) windmill, watermill, hip-reels & turns, butterfly (same-time, split-time), buzzsaw.
If you can’t do some of the moves listed above, don’t worry! We will teach you that. However, if you want to be prepared, look up some tutorials (such as those on Playpoi.com – those are great!)
Staff basic moves: Vertical: Forwards Figure 8, Backwards Figure 8, Half Turns
Horizontal: Helicopter, Around the Waist
Optional but Recommended Prep: Full Turns and Hand Wraps
If you would like to bring your non-spinning and not participating in the workshops partner, friend, parent or child you may do so with 40% discount on the retreat price!

The price per week depends on the kind of accomodation you would like at the resort. There are many options to choose from, to suit your needs. Ranging from shared bedrooms to having your own private villa. Have a look here at the accommodation choices.

– Early Bird price per week, pp € 620 to € 980, book before 01/01/2020
– Lazy Bird prices after 01/01/2020 are + €100,-

The price includes 7 nights of accommodation, 3 meals per day, 3hrs of workshops per day,  adventure trips with private transportation and fuel for fire jams.

Not included;
– transport to/from the airport (the hotel offers a paid service, or public trasport)
– entrance to the sites we will visit (count around $30 for the entire week)

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If you would like to bring your non-spinning and not participating in the workshops partner, friend, parent or child you may do so with 40% discount on the retreat price!

STAFF:
– Improvisation- Freedom of Movement/ Expression
– Creative and Dramatic Choices- dare!
– Optimizing your training
– Bringing out your own style
– Dancing with the unforeseen- what to do when things don’t go as planned
– Special Focus on Body Movement & Dance

NOTICE: at the staff retreat there will be one full day expedition in the middle of the retreat, so there won’t be an offical workshop that day.

POI:
– increasing our ability to learn fast by practicing coordination and hand independence
– beautifying and exploring possibilities of the moves you already can do
– becoming free with movement and expression, thoughts on improvisation and “flow”
– incorporating our body into the motion
– contrast moves, transitions between different planes, cross-points
– anti-spin based moves
– pirouettes, tracers
– contact poi, tosses
– under the legs, jumps
– hyperloops (basics or advanced)
– wraps (spiral wraps, body wraps)
– stalls, transitions between all the moves
– behind the back moves
– triple poi and meteor basics (from one-handed weaves to one-handed anti-spin patterns)

* note that we might not be able to do all of this, however if we lack enough time the classes will be adapted to your preferences

You won’t only learn poi moves and tricks – we will talk about how to incorporate these moves into a performance, how to achieve a good stage presence, you will be taught some light acrobatics, footwork and dance moves you can use in flow arts. Moreover we’ll play some theatrical games that will help us to explore more body movement possibilities.

FAQ

Puri Saron Madangan is a temple-like resort nestled among Bali’s lush inland. Situated far from the tourist track, the area enjoys fresher air than along the island’s coasts. The resort features typical Balinese architecture, 3 swimming pools and beautiful views into the jungle. The villas are charming and all offer prestine views into nature. You can choose your accomodation on the resort, based on your preferences. Have a look here to see the different rooms

The main airport in Bali is the”Ngurah Rai International Airport” located 13 km south of Denpasar.
A great website for comparing different flight rates is https://www.kiwi.com

The resort is located 50 km from the “Ngurah Rai International Airport” in Bali.

We can arrange taxi services to pick you up from the airport. The fee will be around 30$ one way, depending on how many persons can be picked up at once. It will take around 1,5 hour to get to the resort from the airport.

There is public transport going to Ubud, form there you can only take a taxi for the last 15 km to the resort. https://kura2bus.com/page/bus_lines

Staff retreat: Saturday the 14th of March starting at 6pm to Saturday the 21st of March check out of the resort at 11am. 

Poi retreat: Sunday the 22nd of March starting at 6pm to Sunday the 29th of March check out of the resort at 11am. 

The Bali Sprit Festival is starting right after the Poi Retreat. Loads of worshops and international music artists. A real reccomendation if this is your kind of festival! The location is half an hour from the resort.
Dates: March 29 – April 5 2020
http://www.balispiritfestival.com/

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