SpinPoi Farewell Tour

Kia ora and thank you for your interest in being part of SpinPoi’s last hurrah in Aotearoa. I would love to work with and support as many people as I can before leaving this September. To register your interest in a SpinPoi workshop, simply read through the offerings and fill out the expression of interest form below. If you are interested in a workshop that’s not listed, then please fill out the form and explain what you envision. I look forward to spinning with you soon,
– Dr. Kate Riegle van West

Workshop Offerings

General Poi & Wellbeing Workshop

Discover the science behind how poi is good for your health in this presentation and hands-on workshop. Learn about the history of poi, the clinical research on poi and wellbeing, plus attempt poi moves that will challenge your body and mind in a fun group session that will have everyone twirling to the beat.

Suitable for: all ages and abilities.

Suggested duration: 1 hour

Suggested fee: $750*

Facilitator Training

Learn how to lead fun, safe, and engaging poi sessions to improve wellbeing for your clients. In this training you will learn the fundamentals of playing poi, how to create fun and challenging poi exercises to teach, and best practices around preparing for, structuring, and facilitating poi sessions.

Suitable for: facilitators in all contexts (e.g. pre-school, primary school, aged care, hospital, community centres, etc.)

Suggested duration: 1 to 2 hours

Suggested fee: $1,000*

SpinPoi Certification Course for Aged Care

Join the global community of Certified SpinPoi Instructors. This course will cover everything you need to know to confidently implement and/or lead poi sessions in aged care, and during the course you will complete the majority of the certification requirements. Learn more about the certification.

Suitable for: those who are working in, or would like to work in, aged care

Suggested duration: 6 hours over 2 days

Suggested fee: $350 per person*

Keynote Speaker

From professional staff conferences to TED talks, Dr. Kate Riegle van West has inspired audiences across the globe with her groundbreaking research and award winning presentations. Kate mixes personal experience, clinical research, and rich images and videos to tell the tale of going from circus performer to scientific researcher to entrepreneur with refreshing honesty and vigor. This session can also include a hands-on poi workshop.

Suitable for: any event

Suggested duration: flexible

Suggested fee: $1,000*

*While the suggested fee is our standard rate, we endeavor to support as many people as possible regardless of financial means. Please state your budget in the form below and we will see what we can do!

Expression of Interest Form