september 20-26, 2020, France
Or if you want to relax, chill by the pool, spin some more poi or stand on your head, that’s also perfect.
learn, Play & Relax
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ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME
All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. We’ll offer beginning, intermediate and advanced options for most techniques. In other cases, we might split the group so different levels of poi spinners can work on different moves.
Also for the workshops in the afternoon, all levels are welcome with staff, double staff, fans, and hoop. These workshops will be smaller so they will be even more catered to individual needs and wishes.
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 (we recommend to have a look at Playpoi.com – those tutorials are great!)
This is what a day at the retreat looks like;
9:30-10:00 warmup/mobility with Adrienne
10:00-11:30 poi workshop with Vojta
11:30-12:00 coffee break ( or keep practicing to nail that trick ; )
12:00-13:00 poi workshop with Vojta
15:00, 15:30 and 16:00 several workshops of 30-minutes based on interest with fans, hoop, iso/double hoops, double staff, acro staff, contact staff, staff spinning, dragon staff, buugeng and contact ball
16:30 stretching/yoga with Adrienne
21:30 optional fire-jam, or watching a movie in the outdoor cinema
– 20th of September: start of the retreat at 18:00 with an introduction meeting and dinner
– 21st to the 25th of September: 5 Workshop days
– 26th of September: end of the retreat, breakfast, and departure
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.
yoga, fans, iso hoops
Hello, my name is Adrienne. I am a dancer and a performer, as well as a teacher of yoga and movement. I conducted my formal dance education at the conservatoire of Dusan Nebyla in Slovakia and later continued broadening my skills by attending different workshops around the globe.
In my early twenties, I discovered object manipulation – also known as ‘flow arts’, which led me to a new and exciting world of performing with fire and light. My favorite tools to spin are mini hoops, fire fans, and poi. In 2018 I started a conscious community center With The Flow focused on movement and well-being. We host classes, jam sessions, community events, and monthly Sound Healing Moon Ceremonies.
I enjoy sharing my passion for movement with others and discovering new ways to reach the ultimate body-mind connection.
fans, hoop, staff, double staff, poi
Nana will be giving workshops fans and hoop. She started spinning poi at the age of 16, and since then, the flowarts and dance have been a journey into expressing, discovering, learning, and healing herself. An eternal journey into expanding body awareness and expressing through movement and dance.
“Spin more things!” by trying different props, you won’t get bored, and it’s fun to learn new things.
Nana is also the organizer of the Poi Retreat, and working as a manager at the castle where the retreat will be held “Chateau Montjoi”. Further, she’s a fire performer, and makes costumes and performs as a stilt-walker with her company Street Theater& Co.
Tom started with the Fire-Art in 2000 and he is fire-performer since 2002, he has founded the fireshow group PALITCHI in Prague with friends.
In 2005 he started to study traditional Indian fire art Banethi with his teacher in Varanasi (after this first visit he came every winter to study Banethi & Yoga and to perform in India for 6 years). Tom has been working as the Fire-Art teacher (long staff techniques and acrobacy) in Prague New Cirque Centre for 4 years (2012-2016). His artistic way was also influenced by Dance, Taiko Drumming, Capoeira and of course Chinese martial arts…:
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