POI Retreat 2017

Join Nick Woolsey and special guests on a beautiful rainforest island for ten days of poi, flow arts, and adventures!¬†(First confirmed special guest is Karina Strong from Vesta Fire! ūüôā

Your awesome experience will include:

  • Diving into advanced poi and flow arts, including dance, rhythm, choreography, and lots of moves!
  • Enjoying the BIG SAUNA and pond
  • Being blown away by the beauty of Lasqueti Island
  • Feeling good and healthy by eating yummy organic food
  • Optional climbing of mountains and spinning fire on top of them
  • Co-produced talent show!

Why? To have the time of your life, developing your skills with something you love, with some of the greatest people you will ever meet!

Prerequisites: For this retreat you need to be comfortable with all the poi basics.

Lodging: Leviathan is RUSTIC. There are no private rooms for accommodation. Most people will bring tents and sleeping bags. There is a room above the sauna, and floor space in the studio for those who cannot bring tents. There are also a couple great spots for hammocks.

Please note the following:

  • There are no flush-toilets, just nice outhouses.
  • There is a rustic, outdoor shower.
  • The ferry to Lasqueti is for foot-passengers only. If you drive, you will have to leave your car at the French Creek parking lot.
  • We will pick you up at the ferry terminal on Lasqueti Island.
  • All the electricity is from solar panels. So charging phones is ok, but no hair-dryers etc.
  • There is a bar/restaurant with internet in the evenings, a 20-minute walk away.
  • Lasqueti is remote, off-grid, and a long way to the hospital
  • Leviathan Studio requires that you sign a disclaimer form and present photo-ID upon arrival.
  • Leviathan Studio puts a lot of love into the food. Organic meat is served at most meals (fish, chicken, and lamb). Vegan is an option.
  • Yes, bring other toys! (fire-gear, hoops, levi-wands, juggling balls, slack-lines, etc.).
  • Bring rain gear in case we get rain, swim suits, hiking boots, bug spray, and anything else that may help you enjoy ten days in a temperate¬†coastal¬†rain-forest paradise. ūüôā

Getting There:¬†Lasqueti Island is 5-8 hours travel from Vancouver, including two ferry rides (cost is about $38CAD). There is usually some car-pooling, but don’t worry, it’s easy by public transit. ¬†Make sure to visit their¬†HOW TO GET TO LEVIATHAN¬†page!

Cost: $1150CAD +5%GST ($400CAD deposit via Eventbrite, and the balance due by the first day of the event)

DETAILS ABOUT “So you wanna go Pro? — Business for Flow Artists” with Karina Strong:

Love to spin? Yearn to perform? Want to actually get paid for it? We will be discussing different business models and strategies for becoming a play professional. Strategic planning, identifying your unique talent, setting your rate, marketing, and business ethics will be explored.

Karina is the Ring Mistress of Vancouver Island’s Vesta Entertainment. With a background and degree in social work, and now working as a teacher in the school system, her interest in the flow arts lead to a certificate in Small Business Management and the start of Vesta in 2010. She has been a full time performer for the past 7 years. Come Play With Us!

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