Beginning Poi: Freedom of Flow

Presented by Paul Dunkirk-Greenbaum.

Freedom in Flow is an alternative for the traditional style (forward spin, butterfly, etc) in teaching beginning poi. The traditional style has been known to create a mind trap for people who are starting out with spinning poi and over time some spinners seem to 'plateau', feeling stuck with the moves they have learned and having trouble to advance from there. Freedom in Flow is ideal for people who are just getting started with spinning poi or for people who have experienced that 'plateau' and would like some ideas on how to get out of their spinning rut. In this workshop, we will focus on pendulums rather than the full spin. Pendulums are much more comfortable as a starting point as the poi are lightly swung from side to side and look much cooler than a full circle spin. We will experiment with the full range of movement, turns, same time vs. split time, full arm extensions, stalls and a lot of other basic moves that will help open up your mind to what is achievable with poi.

















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