Poi Passion Class and Course

What is Poi
‘Poi’ is the Maori word for ‘ball’ on a cord.
The Poi was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.Wahine (female) dancers perform the Maori Poi, a dance performed with balls attached to flax strings, swung rhythmically. Those pictured to the right are using short Poi.

The Poi Dance was originally used by the Maori women for keeping their hands flexible for weaving and by the men for strength and coordination required during battle. Poi are also used as a training aid for other ancient weapons like the Mere or Patu (Short club)

Why Choose Poi and What are the benefits
  • Increases special  awareness
  • Can help to Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves co-ordination
  • Promotes creativity
  • Works both sides of the brain (bi-lateral motor skills)
  • Works both brain hemispheres
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Improves concentration and determination
  • Helps to promote flexibility
  • Promotes sporting ability and stamina
  • Helps build muscle tone
  • Improves posture and body movement
  • Good all round cardiovascular workout
  • Great for team building and breaking barriers
Have you got the passion for poi?
Are you obsessed with discovering the depths of the poi combination flows and moves?
Do you like to move your body and be free in dance and playful way?
Are you ready for a life changing experience?

COVID 19 information

The student must have there own Poi 

Only 8 students in the room at one time practicing Physical distance, no hugging or contact 

Mask must be worn coming in and out the Building hands to be cleaned on the way in and out.

Students must clean down there area at the end of class.

If you have any signs of sickness please do not come to class. 

Please bring your drinks 

Toilets are open and used at your won Discretion

Kate Wright is not liable for students getting sick from the Virus we all enter the class at our own risk