Published: December 5th 2012August 30th 2012
We took a train to a small town outside Bern, wound up many hills in a tiny car in the rain until we reached our destination. Balmeggberg. A beautiful organic farm with many families living off the land. Yurts, a Sauna, beautiful music room and really lovely people to share it with.
Brad and I had been learning Poi through friends and also online videos from Nick's site http://www.playpoi.com/
for a few years now. It was going to be something really special to be able to learn directly from him in such a beautiful setting. It exceeded any expectation I could have had in my mind.
Our schedule for the week became
7:30am wake up for Meditation and Yoga.
Break for Brunch and Relaxing.
Noon: Nick and Alien John taught us Poi
Break: for Snacks and free time to jam or practice poi
Afternoon: More poi outside
6:30: Dinner time
The food was amazing, everyone was very friendly, the farm was very nice to be on and I even got to spend some time playing music and jamming which was a nice bonus.
By the end of it my brain was
overloaded with new yoga and poi things to try. I have a years worth of things to practice eaisly.
When it came time to leave we all did a giant media dump and said our goodbyes. It's going to be hard to integrate back into normal life after that. Hopefully I can take some of the calmness from Yoga into my daily life.
[Note: since then one of the poi spinners Franziska Neuhaus edited together a video. It's amazing! https://vimeo.com/49298640
Next stop Interlaken for some outdoor activities!
There are more photos below