How to Spin Poi

Learn poi quickly and easily with this step by step guide!
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 31 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Spinning poi is a unique skill that anyone can learn! If you've ever wanted a cool hidden talent then this course is for you! While fun and entertaining, learning to spin poi can also have a positive impact on your mind and body by increasing hand eye coordination, circulation, and flexibility in your arms.

Although poi is still mostly under the radar to the general public, flow arts such as poi are quickly growing in popularity in many social scenes! People can often be seen spinning poi at festivals, concerts and even at your local park.

In this course you will learn basic skills to create a good foundation for spinning and then you will progress to learn beginner and intermediate tricks! You will also learn the history of poi, different types of poi, and how to dance freestyle!

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need any prior knowledge or experience! Anyone can learn!
  • If you don't own a pair of poi, don't worry! I will teach you how to make a pair easily and inexpensively.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to perform many different poi moves and tricks!
  • You will have a good foundation of basic skills and be able to dance freestyle to music!

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginners who want a good foundation with basic skills, beginner tricks, and intermediate tricks.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Poi

Learn the mental and physical benefits of spinning poi!


Learn the origin of poi and what it has evolved to today!


With so many types of poi available it's hard to know where to start! We will go over all of the different types and which ones are best for your skill level!


No poi? No problem! We will go over two quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to make your own pair!

How To Hold Your Poi
Exploring Your Space
Section 2: Beginner Skills

Learn how to spin reels! These will be one of your core foundation skills that will be used a lot through this course!

Split Time Reels
Front Facing Reels
Figure Eights

Learn how to spin the buzzsaw! Now we're really getting started! This is a very fun trick and it has a very cool effect.

Double Criss Cross
Two Beat Weave

In this tutorial you will learn how to perform "the butterfly". This is definitely one of the more popular tricks!

Turning With Your Poi
Over the Rainbow
Behind Your Back
Down Stalls
Spinning Over Your Head
Section 3: Intermediate Skills

We're getting a little more advanced now! In this lesson you will learn the corkscrew. Master this before moving on to the next lesson, the windmill!

The Windmill

Flowers, also known as "compound circles", are a great skill to have! There is so much you can do with these! This lesson will teach you how to spin a four petal flower.

Combining Your Tricks

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Instructor Biography

Halley Rachal, Poi Spinner

I've always been a person with many passions... or should I call them obsessions? I love acquiring new skills so when something authentically intrigues me I dive head first into learning everything I can about the topic. The art of poi spinning first sparked my interest when I kept seeing people do it at music festivals (another obsession of mine). They weren't professional performers. They were just normal people in the crowd, but they had a unique skill that drew my attention away from the famous musicians on stage. I decided that I had to try it for myself. I instantly fell in love with the fun and flow of poi and became a true poi enthusiast! Now I spin poi, make poi, sell poi, and teach poi to anyone willing to learn. If you are willing, I'd love to teach you too!

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