San Francisco, CA
" Art Expression through Fire Dancing"
Services: Fire Dancing, Hula Hoop
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Isa Isaacs founded Temple of Poi, the world's first poi fire & flow academy, in 2002. The school and community is dedicated to empowering artists to gain greater facility with their body movement & increased body awareness through the use of poi and other flow tools.
Isa, also known by her performance name "GlitterGirl", has been internationally recognized as a leading artist & performer, has taught around the globe and been a featured finalist one two Circle of Lights video compilations.
Zaika G. March 3, 2011
"A couple of years back I was fascinated by a fire dance performance, and decided that I had to learn the art of fire dancing. I was lucky enough that the one and only best school (Temple of Poi) in California, and possibly U.S. was right here in my back yard in San Francisco!
I took the beginner series boot camp, because I wanted to learn all of the basics. I was hooked. The teachers, and the founder Isa care genuinely about the success of each and every student. They are extremely knowledgeable, and provide everyone with the tools to succeed. They encourage you to practice, and after even a couple of sessions you see how much progress you have made! (Granted you practice at least a couple of minutes a day).
It gets better though, because this has been such an inspiration to learn about the art of Fire Poi. I have started performing with the fire poi, and glow poi. I am hoping that this will be my full time occupation at some point, and I wouldn't have been able to take the steps towards becoming a performer without Isa and the rest of the teachers at Temple of Poi (Sparky and Bevin - you guys rock!).
So how's that for an inspiration? Anyone can learn! Not only I learned how to do some amazing stuff with poi, I also got inspired to pursue my dream of becoming a professional performer. And Isa, has been very instrumental in this. As a matter of fact, she is still a huge part of this journey, and I have started to take private performance coaching classes with her. After a first session last night, I feel like an elite athlete who's got a private coach and is training for the Olympics Gold. Isa's level of professionalism is unparalleled, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious!"