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Join SpinPoi Founder and leading poi/wellbeing exponent Dr. Kate Riegle van West in the USA this summer for hands-on training in working with poi as a therapeutic tool. Perfect for anyone that is…

✔︎ Looking for an accessible and scientifically proven therapy tool that can easily be implemented into your work, be it in education, health care, rehabilitation, and beyond

✔︎ Looking for a gentle activity to help the mind and body relax and de-stress

✔︎ Looking for a way to increase physical activity that is actually fun!

SpinPoi USA 2023 Tour Dates

Seattle – July 26, 29 & 30

Attend a day of free SpinPoi sessions for older adults, professionals in the aging space, and family/friends, or register for our full Certification Course. Hosted in conjunction with Koelsch Communities, a family-owned and operated senior living community. Please note space for the Certification Course is limited to 8 participants, first come first serve.

Kansas City – August 5 & 6

Attend a full SpinPoi Certification Course hosted in conjunction with The Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease. Please note space for the Certification Course is limited to 8 participants, first come first serve.

Want SpinPoi to visit your community?

We still have room for one more stop on our trip. Email [email protected] or fill out the form below to discuss the possibility of hosting SpinPoi in your town.

What People Are Saying

“I have been able to learn and implement SpinPoi programs in the aged and disability sectors and have seen firsthand the joy and improvement for consumers in my classes. I totally recommend SpinPoi to anyone.” –Janine, Aged Care Lifestyle Consulting

“As a play-based specialist teacher, often working with youth with diverse and complex needs, I’ve found SpinPoi to be a great activity not only for the engagement and physical benefits but for the amount everyone enjoys it.” – Jesse, The Forest School

“SpinPoi inspired me to incorporate poi into my dance classes for the 50yrs+, and made the process of adding poi to an existing group fitness class very straight forward. The humour, creativity and sheer joy from participants has been fantastic.” – Hilary, Move Good Now

“I thoroughly enjoyed the SpinPoi course and how easy it was to follow along. I already feel supported and ready to take it to the next phase and incorporate poi into my osteopathy practice. When in doubt, poi! – Tim, Cashmere Osteo

“Poi went from an additional therapeutic activity on our ward to one of the most popular, and something prioritized on patients’ schedules. Now, other therapies are typically arranged around it.” – Jo, Middlemore Hospital

“During SpinPoi sessions we have seen our older residents smile or laugh out loud, socialize and develop new friendships, and engage both their minds and their bodies despite their age and physical or cognitive abilities.” – Orquidea, Summerset

See SpinPoi in Action

We have worked with and trained countless health care professionals, educators, and community members across the globe in working with poi to improve physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Past participants include

Meet Dr. Kate Riegle van West

Kate is the leading global exponent in working
with poi as a therapeutic tool and the Founder and CEO of SpinPoi Ltd. Kate completed her PhD in the health benefits of poi at the University of Auckland, where she conducted the first study in the world to scientifically investigate the effects of poi on physical and cognitive function. She was awarded the Future Leader Award from the Royal Society of New Zealand for her work in the poi/health field, and has been featured across international media including BBC World News, ABC News, TVNZ, and Maori Television. In 2021 she was named as one of the University of Auckland’s Top 40 Under 40 inspiring alumni.

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