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Nelson Tasman

Poi for your Health

Nelson Tasman Workshops

15 & 16 August, 2019
Greenmeadows Community Centre

Poi for your Health Nelson Tasman Workshops

15 & 16 August, 2019
Greenmeadows Community Centre

Age Concern Nelson Tasman and SpinPoi are teaming up to present a series of hands-on workshops around playing poi to keep the mind and body fit. Whether you are a health care professional or would just like to try giving the poi a twirl, these workshops are for you! See below for information on the different sessions. You MUST register to attend.

General Workshop:
Poi for your Health

Thursday 15th August, 10-11am.
FREE event but please register

You may have seen dazzling displays of poi in kappa haka, or done poi yourself in primary school, but did you know that this precious taonga can improve your physical and mental wellbeing? Discover the science behind how poi is good for your health plus attempt poi moves that will challenge body and mind. All ages and abilities welcome!

Introductory Training Course:
Poi & Rest Home/Hospital

Thursday 15th August, 1- 4pm
$30.00

This course is aimed at those who would like to facilitate poi sessions for rest home/hospital level adults who will primarily stay seated during exercise. You will learn a variety of simple poi movements that can be done sitting or standing, and how to put those movements together to create infinite exercises for keeping the mind and body engaged. 

This course will cover:

  1. A detailed breakdown of the fundamentals of playing poi
  2. How to use these fundamentals to create an infinite combination of fun and challenging exercises to teach
  3. Best practices around preparing for, structuring, and facilitating safe and
    rewarding poi sessions
  4. A poi routine to the song E Rere Taku Poi

In addition, you will create your own pair of Maori poi through a hands-on poi
making workshop. *You must bring your own yarn, plastic, and stuffing! Upon registration you will receive detailed instructions on what to bring.  

Introductory Training Course:
Poi & Independent Living

Friday 16th August, 10-3pm
 $50.00, lunch provided

This course is aimed at those who would like to facilitate poi sessions for community dwelling/independently living older adults. You will learn beginner to intermediate poi movements which target strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination, and how to use those movements to facilitate fun and challenging sessions.

This course will cover:

  1. The fundamentals of poi play – the two modes of movement
    (swinging and spinning) and the 3 building blocks (plane, timing, and direction)
  2. How to use these fundamentals to create infinite combinations of exercises
  3. Four intermediate movements (figure 8, flower, pendulum, and reel turns) which
    challenge balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination
  4. Best practices around preparing for, structuring, and facilitating safe and
    fun poi sessions
  5. The most common challenges faced when learning poi, and how to assist
    students through these challenges

Attendees should not expect to be a poi master after this course! While the training will provide a good launching point, further practice may be necessary in order to become a skilful facilitator for healthy older adults.

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About the Instructor

Dr. Kate Riegle van West is an artist, scientist, and researcher with a passion for play and wellbeing. She completed her PhD in the health benefits of poi at the University of Auckland, where she conducted the first study 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 is currently the leading expert on utilizing poi in aged care to keep the mind and body fit.

For inquires or to register, please get in touch.

Inquires regarding the workshop content: Kate Riegle van West (SpinPoi)
kate@spinpoi.com

Registration and other inquiries: Marrit Walstra-Russell (Age Concern)
community@ageconcernnt.org.nz
or phone 03 544 7624

For inquires or to register, please get in touch.

Inquires regarding the workshop content: Kate Riegle van West (SpinPoi)
kate@spinpoi.com

Registration and other inquiries: Marrit Walstra-Russell (Age Concern)
community@ageconcernnt.org.nz or 03 544 7624

Supported by the Nelson City Council and Nelson Bays Primary Health Organisation