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SpinPoi is dedicated to improving lives through poi - a fun, accessible, affordable way to engage both the mind and body. We conducted the first research to scientifically investigate the effects of poi on health for older adults, and continue to research and implement evidence-based poi health programs around the globe.

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Want to facilitate poi sessions to improve wellbeing? These handy guides will help you get started with information on the health benefits of poi, how to make poi, and how to lead a safe and engaging poi session. Download your copy today!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Practicing poi helps keep the brain alive. It's stimulating. It's fun. It requires complex actions that keep the body and mind engaged. Poi just might help delay the onset of diseases that strike in old age like dementia. If you could delay Alzheimer's onset by just five years, you could reduce its prevalence by 50 percent."
Sir Richard Faull
KNZM FRSNZ, Neuroscientist and Distinguished Professor
"Poi could potentially be one of the most affordable, simple and effective interventions globally to alleviate the growing amount of depression, loneliness and isolation in older adults. 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 Tamayo Mortera
Registered Diversional Therapist, President of the New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists
"As a neurologist and as an individual with much need for physical activity, meditation and "flow", I feel that SpinPoi’s work is very valuable. I think poi can be the next great tool to help those with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, body pain and who knows what else!”
Ren Carna
Board Certified Neurologist specialized in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders

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SpinPoi is dedicated to improving lives through poi - a fun, accessible, affordable way to engage both the mind and body. We conducted the first research to scientifically investigate the effects of poi on health, and continue to research and implement evidence-based poi health programs around the world.

RESOURCES

Want to facilitate poi sessions to improve wellbeing? These handy guides will help you get started with information on the health benefits of poi, how to make poi, and how to lead a safe and engaging poi session. Download your copy today!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Practicing poi helps keep the brain alive. It's stimulating. It's fun. It requires complex actions that keep the body and mind engaged. Poi just might help delay the onset of diseases that strike in old age like dementia. If you could delay Alzheimer's onset by just five years, you could reduce its prevalence by 50 percent."
Sir Richard Faull
KNZM FRSNZ, Neuroscientist and Distinguished Professor
"As a neurologist and as an individual with much need for physical activity, meditation and "flow", I feel that SpinPoi’s work is very valuable. I think poi can be the next great tool to help those with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, body pain and who knows what else!”
Ren Carna
Board Certified Neurologist specialized in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders
"Poi could potentially be one of the most affordable, simple and effective interventions globally to alleviate the growing amount of depression, loneliness and isolation in older adults. 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 Tamayo Mortera
Registered Diversional Therapist, President of the New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists
"Our residents are loving our SpinPoi sessions. The improvements seen are incredible. I have witnessed residents with minimum concentration skills be really focused. Residents who find it difficult to follow instructions, follow rhythms and timings. This is a great social activity too, as it gives the residents the opportunity to chat with other residents they do not normally have contact with throughout the day. And they find it fun!
Elaine Ablett
Activities Coordinator, Southlands Residential Home Limited

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SpinPoi received the prestigious Future Leader Award, Celebrating 150 Years of Discovery, from the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Aparangi Early Career Researcher Forum.

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