When? All Year
For Whom? All Levels
How much? See price table below
Learn Fire Poi on vacation with the option to combine classes with yoga, surfing, Spanish or scuba certification. Poi instructor Eli has been fire dancing since 2006 and teaching professionally since 2008. He is a featured performer at the annual Envision Festival and has shared stages with such greats as Nick Woolsey, Zan Moore, Srikanta Barefoot, Chris Rovo, Burning Dan, Alien John and many others.
Written by Srikanta Barefoot
"Eli is my favorite Fire Poi artist hands down. A natural performer, his seamless meld of Poi technique with fast and funky latin dance moves is unique and explosive. I recommend anyone interested in combining dance with object manipulation technique to learn with Eli." - Srikanta Barefoot, Cirque du Soleil former lead fire dancer and choreographer
Courses are offered in weekly increments and begin every Sunday throughout the year. Classes are limited to 5 students per week so that maximum individual attention can be given. Each student is taught at their own pace from their current skill set for concentrated improvement. The combination of practicing 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week with a personal coach leading you every step of the way results in incredibly rapid growth and improvement for all students.
Included in the program fee are 6 nights of accommodation, one pair of Sock Poi, 90 minutes instruction Mon-Fri, a guided waterfall hike or sightseeing tour, an intro to fire safety if lighting up and the invitation to perform (if ready) at a weekly fire show in the center of Montezuma. Stay for 2 weeks or longer and the option of zipline canopy tour or horseback riding along the beach is included as well.
Accommodation – Shared or private rooms available. All rooms with A/C, private bath, hot water, wifi, digital safe and access to full kitchen. Shared rooms normally contain 2 people and in rare cases contain 3.
Spanish course – up to 6 levels of proficiency and small class sizes. 4 hours a day, M-F. Certified teachers.
Yoga – 90 minutes a day, M-F. Hatha-vinyasa flow.
Surf – 2 hours a day, M-F. Beginner and Intermediate courses available. Experienced instructors with CPR and First Aid certifications.
Scuba Certification – CMAS 1 star diver course. License accepted at all PADI dive centers worldwide. 2 weeks to complete course.
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Book your retreat here Last modified on 11 Mar, 2020