Cedric and I started off our summer at Nick Woolsey's Poi Retreat on Lasqueti Island. Nick is the founder of PlayPoi.com, and we spent a week practicing both Clubbell Yoga and the flow art called Poi in an amazing hand built treehouse like place called Leviathan Studio. Our yoga classes were geared to strengthen and stabilize joints commonly injured in Poi Athletes, specifically; wrists, elbows, and shoulders.
Check out Nick's filmed footage of this class HERE.
Poi spinners spend hours and hours practicing their art form, swinging a tethered rope with a ball over head and around their bodies in 360 degrees. I found the crossover between Circular Strength Training and Poi to be a completely complementary fit, and I am very excited to share this info with anyone interested in injury prevention, even if your sport is something other than poi. I have come to find that I absolutely love swinging poi myself and will be bringing my glow poi to our upcoming Morning Jam Sesh in Bellingham (sunrise yoga & deep house DJ set).
Teaching in the retreat setting was a welcomed change from my normal educational seminars in big cities (New York, Chicago, London, Budapest). The schedule was very relaxed and the students were very open to trying varied classes. We did some fascia work, some Clubbell Yoga Flows and even some partner yoga. This retreat attracted people from all around the world, many from the UK. Nick & I will be meeting up again this November for an intro to Clubbell Yoga workshop, focusing on Shoulder & Hip Mobility... come join us an play. RSVP via the Facebook Event HERE!
A big thank you to Nick for his dedication to Poi and 6D movement. Looking forward to seeing him at our upcoming Vancouver, BC seminar at Engineered Bodies this February. Check out his Udemy course if you would like to learn Poi from home. See you soon Vancouver! Get registered for the workshop if you are a beginner, and decide later on if you are ready for the full seminar. The Workshop is open to the public, and all levels of fitness are welcome. Many people are intimidated to try Clubbell Yoga at first, because they think it may be too hard... but I assure you that you will learn the proper mechanics first. Then learn the poses second.
These poi athletes took a chance on Clubbell Yoga and CST, and their fascia thanked them later. I hope you can gain some of the same benefits by turning out for these educational events. Knowledge is power, and I aim to educate and empower all students to maximize their training and minimize injury.
Engaged in the movement toward more functional fitness. Mama, entrepreneur, leader, mentor, and co-creator of Clubbell Yoga.
Co-Creator of Clubbell Yoga, Movement & Performance Specialist, Head Coach at RMAX International