MARCH 14-21, 2020 Bali, Indonesia
MARCH 22-29, 2020 Bali, Indonesia
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
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!
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LEARN, PLAY, DISCOVER & RELAX
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.
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
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.
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;
9:00-9:30 warmup/mobility with Luke
12:30-13:00 stretching/yoga/cooling down with Luke (optional)
14:30 Exploring different sites like waterfalls, temples, beaches, vulcanoes ao.
18:00 playtime in the hotel or at the excursion spot
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 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 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 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
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”.
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