Today’s Groupon will make you the toast of the town with a phosphorescent introduction to fire dancing class at Temple of Poi for $15. Train your body to never react to bonfires, stoves, or Olympic torches unless you feel the rhythm of the flame pulsing through your veins. Rest assured, flame fearers—while you will be acquainted with fire poi, you'll be prepped with practice poi tools.
Like free-spirited cinders taking off in the winter air, fire loves to dance. The experts at the Temple of Poi choreograph rambunctious heat into elegant exercises that portray the beautiful and ancient relationship between human and flame. Your 70-minute introductory class will acquaint you with poi, balls suspended from a handle that can be easily swung. Borrow poi from Temple of Poi or bring your own poi in from the poi tree in your side yard.
The Groupon introductory class will teach eight students at a time to provide plenty of individual assistance. The class provides a great workout while reawakening your childhood and early college dreams of becoming a circus wonder. Exercise while learning safe techniques for harnessing fire and manipulating it into stunning displays of light, heat, and centripetal force. Classes take place in the evenings beginning January 12; click here to see the current schedule.
It’s time to ignite the biting words of others who say you don’t fire dance enough in your spare time. At some point in your day you are going to dance, be it from the music in the elevator, an advert jingle floating through the air, or your cell phone’s catchy licks. You may as well complement your sense of rhythm with a sense of controlled danger that will turn all heads at this month’s holiday party.
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Temple of Poi
While students at Temple of Poi, , a school of movement and flow arts, perfect their fire-wielding skills, they also focus on channeling balance and harmony within themselves. Classes are designed to not only to help students develop techniques, but to also help them rejuvenate through performance and meditation and improve mind awareness, discipline, and self-empowerment. To keep these experiences safe, the staff stresses fire safety, and only encourages those who feel ready to dance with flames to do so. And those who are not yet ready can join the skilled dancers and perform at festivals and special events.
With students ranging in age from 9 to 82, crackling hot flames whizz by as dancers twirl their ropes of fire in mesmerizing circles. For these dancers, fire is a form of self-expression. They set hula-hoops and staffs afire, and perform duets with the fans of flames. Though they make it look effortless, these masters of the art were once novices, who learned their techniques at Temple of Poi.
Temple of Poi’s instructors teach fire-dancing classes with several props. In beginner and intermediate poi classes, students set fire to balls suspended from a handle, which create brilliant circles of flames when swung. Hula-hoop and staff classes also allow students to create a dazzling show with props doused in seemingly everlasting flames.
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