Caitlin Leigh

Poi Cape Town Central Caitlin L

Teacher Info

Established in 2000, FireTribe is a professional Flow Arts Performance Group that specialises in Fire and LED shows. We also manufacture Fire and Flow Arts props and teach various Flow Arts to all ages and levels.

We teach Beginner to Advanced classes in Cape Town (@Observatory Community Centre and @The Zen Studio) and Johannesburg (@The CIRK) and can arrange classes in other flow arts props as well. The Flow Arts are quickly gaining popularity as a practice that is not only beautiful to watch, but also has multiple mental and physical benefits.

Learning to move with a prop is a highly rewarding practice. Flow Arts can be a creative outlet, a form of physical and mental meditation or an exciting problem solving challenge. It is beneficial to people of all ages for many different reasons, some of which have been explored by Dr Kate Riegle van West in her PhD research into the effects of poi on health for older adults.

Learning Flow Arts helps develop, among other things, upper body strength and flexibility, full body co-ordination, dexterity, balance, spatial awareness and rhythm. It also encourages mindfulness, self-awareness and self-confidence while exercising patience, instruction following and concentration.

Cost Starting from R110 for 60 min
Subjects Flow Arts: specifically poi but also staff, hoop and fans.
Ages 12 – 100
Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience 1 – 3 Years

Lesson Info

Learn the basics of poi and build a strong foundation of technique and theory with our Beginner Poi Series: consecutive series of classes for beginner poi students.

If you are new to poi spinning or would like to improve your basic poi skills then these classes are for you. We build on what was covered the previous week, and you will be encouraged to practice in between, so you can be sure that you’ll make progress.

Each beginner poi class includes a warm up and movement exploration as well as trick and technique development. At the end of the series you will be familiar with weaves, butterflies, reels, corkscrews and buzzsaws – at the very least!

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