DIY Poi Making Tutorial

Learn how to make your very own poi in this easy DIY tutorial including sock poi, corded sock poi, and Māori poi.

Opening Poi Karakia

Play or say this poi karakia before beginning your poi session to pay honor to poi as a Māori taonga (treasure).

Beginner Poi Tutorial: The Figure 8

The Figure 8 is a perfect place to begin your poi journey as it’s easy to learn and feels great to do. See if you can follow along!

Poi Routine for Seniors

Follow along with this gentle poi routine that can be done sitting or standing, originally created for those with dementia and their supporters.

Poi Routine for Kids

Twirl to the beat with this fun and educational follow-along poi music video for kids to the original song Spin Your Poi

Poi Songs for Kids

Get into the groove with these fun poi songs for kids featuring award winning children’s music artists Levity Beet, Lu & Tu (Lucy Hiku and Tumanako Tinirau), and Clayton Hiku. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major streaming platforms.

Surveys for Measuring Poi Session Outcomes

These surveys will help you collect data about the benefits of poi and the experience of those participating in your poi sessions.

Poi and Wellbeing Guide

This .pdf guide covers some of the scientific research on poi and health and information on how you can work with poi in a health and wellbeing context.

Stock Photos

A collection of poi images free for personal and commercial use under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).


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