June 12-17, italy 2021
UPGRADE YOU POI LEVEL, AND HAVE AN INCREDIBLE TIME TOGETHER WITH OTHER SPINOHOLICS ON THE MAGICAL ISLAND OF STROMBOLI!
Learn the signature moves of the legendary Ronan McLoughlin himself! The incredible invention of “contact poi” is attributed to this man. As seen on YouTube with his famous “Learning to learn” TED Talk.
And did you know that Mr. Ronan is also a Tai Chi guru? Well, now you do, but even better, you can also follow his lessons every morning to be grounded, and quiet your mind before it will get totally scrambled up again in the intensive Poi Boot-Camp.
With the classes of Mr. Poi Prof Stolbenko, you will go on a quest to find your Inner Ninja. You will learn how to get into the flow, so you can express yourself freely through movement with poi. Only by truly understanding the mechanics of poi, you can have the freedom to improvise…
And to prevent you from only laying on the beach and eating the real Italian Pizza and Artisanal Gelato for the rest of the time, we’ll also throw in some mediocre activities like; climbing one of the world’s most active volcano and having a tour around the island on our private boat.
Beware, this Poi Boot-Camp is only suited for people that really enjoy spinning things on strings! It does not matter if you just took the first step on the journey to finding your inner Ninja, or if you are a black belt, and belong to the antiques of the high poi society.
How it all started…
Not such a long time ago, in a land you probably know, there was a boy, that wanted to do nothing else than spin things all day long. He loved it so much, that he practiced all the time because he wanted to learn everything there is to know about this mysterious object called Poi.
One day he decided to make a video, and that’s when something incredible happened… He got over 1 million views on YouTube with his video “The future is Now” which is now the world’s most viewed poi video! He started traveling the world, and making more videos on beautiful places in nature, spinning his poi.
That’s when he decided one day to climb a real, active volcano for the first time in his life. He was totally overwhelmed by this mystical experience. The sight of the bubbling magma, the fiery explosions that made the ground vibrate and the smoke everywhere made it into an otherworldly experience… From that day on, he climbed many more active volcanoes around the world from Iceland to Africa.
That’s how it all got started, and now we invite you to have this extraordinary experience together. Come, to learn about the mysterious object called Poi and we’ll climb Stromboli together so you can see the enchanting magma flow with your own eyes…
book now, before the early bird ends…
Do you feel like easily starting the day? You have the choice to join tai chi- or yoga classes every morning.
TAICHI WITH RÓNAN
Recalibrate your system and reintegrate mind, body, and energy to function at your full capacity. Join Ronan for Taichi and Qigong moving meditation every morning. Feel. Align. Release. Flow.
Gently wake up your body, align your body and mind by breathing consciously, and stretch.
The classes will be slow-pace and suited for every level, no prior experience is needed. Yoga mats will be provided!
BREAKFAST 9 am
POI CLASSES from 10 am to 1 pm
Classes are suited for both beginners and advanced spinners.
We won’t only focus on tricks, so even if you aren’t familiar with some poi moves yet, you will still benefit from the body movement workshops, and you will be taught the moves you miss. For intermediate to advanced spinners; for every exercise we do, you will get a more advanced version that suits your personal level.
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).
LUNCH 1 pm A delicious warm meal will be prepared, you also have the option to arrange your own food
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES are planned for two days. We also want to leave enough time to relax, visit the village, and spin & chill together on the beach. If you want to learn another prop, like staff, double-staff of fans, we can give personal instruction or mini-workshops in the afternoon.
The daily poi classes
During the poi classes we will be focussing on:
Rónan is a world renowned fire and object manipulation artist from Ireland. Best known for his innovative style of poi spinning and being the originator of contact poi, Ronan has been teaching and performing around the world for almost 20 years!
Taking inspiration from other juggling and object manipulation arts, as well as movement and mind/body awareness disciplines such as Taichi and meditation alongside illusion-based dance, he has developed a unique style of movement and performance.
As Ronan explored these skills more deeply, he became fascinated with how we learn and how to learn more efficiently. Over the past years he has shared the ideas, experiences and techniques on learning that he has acquired through this process. He has spent over 15 years teaching and facilitating Poi and Learning-to-Learn workshops around the world and has given a TEDx talk on these topics.
Seeing the positive effects of these arts on all ages has inspired Ronan to continue to explore these arts and to share these amazing tools, techniques and skills far and wide.
Check out Ronans website and social profiles to learn more about this amazing Artist. Just click on the icons below.
Mr. Poi Prof Stolbenko 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 innovative new poi techniques.
Vojta has shared his poi enthusiasm all over the globe and has taught already more than a hundred workshops worldwide. He’s filmed many inspirational poi videos, including the world’s most watched poi video “The Future Is Now”. In 2020 he also started a Patreon subscription for people to learn poi. Check out Vojta’s videos and personal website to learn more about this talented Artist. Just click on the icons below.
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