This digital .pdf guide is the ultimate resource for working with poi and older adults. The culmination of a decade of research and experience, it covers everything you need to know to facilitate poi sessions for seniors of all levels of care, from independently living to rest home and hospital.
A brief history of poi in New Zealand and across the globe.
2. Health benefits of poi
The scientifically proven benefits of poi for older adults.
3. Types of poi
Details on two kinds of poi that work best for seniors, including a printable guide with diagrams on how to make each kind.
4. Preparing for a session
Best practices around preparing the space and preparing yourself as a facilitator.
5. Warm up exercises
Detailed instructions and diagrams for warm up exercises that can be done with and without poi.
6. Poi fundamentals
Detailed instructions and diagrams for the building blocks of poi. With these building blocks you can provide endless challenge and fun for you and your participants
7. Advanced Movements
Put the fundamentals into action by learning 4 advanced poi moves with diagrams and descriptions.
Tips for creating good poi routines that will bring everyone together, including a routine chart for the song E Rere Taku Poi and a downloadable audio recording of the song. You can also listen to E Rere Taku Poi, and many other beautiful Maori songs, by visiting Delma Rae’s youtube channel. Thank you Delma Rae!
9. Cool down exercises
Suggestions for cool down exercises including some movements from Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi.
10. Putting it all together
Printable resources to help you get going including a sample lesson plan for seated and standing, quick play guides, and routine charts.
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