DrexFactor Poi is creating Flow Arts Videos
110

patrons

$949
per month
Who am I?

Several years ago, my life was changed forever when I experienced fire dancing for the first time at Burning Man. I endeavored to learn the art and channeled my heart and soul into it. To give myself a regular goal to shoot for, I started uploading weekly videos to my YouTube channel showcasing what I'd learned every week. These videos quickly took on a life of their own and I got unprecedented opportunities to travel, teach, and perform. I've grown from a hobbyist to an educator in this art that I love and have spent a huge portion of the past seven years spreading that love around the globe.

What are the Flow Arts?

The Flow Arts are a collection of movement arts that include elements of circus, dance, martial arts, sports, and meditation to create a unique and rapidly growing artform. Usually, this consists of learning how to manipulate one more more props such as Maori poi, hula hoops, staves, juggling clubs, or many more in an aesthetically pleasing way. Practicing this art frequently has meditative benefits for participants and for many the goal of this practice is to attain a state of "flow" in which movement becomes effortless and unconsciously guided. Even if flow isn't your goal, however, spinning props is great fun and a wonderful form of exercise!

What is my Goal?

The Flow Arts is an amazing community for self-empowerment and fulfillment, but our resources haven't kept pace with our meteoric growth in the past few years. We have a wonderfully diverse and passionate group of people to draw on, but frequently the resources they have to draw upon are scattered and incomplete. Over the past 7 years I've learned a lot about educating people on how to spin their props but that only scratches the surface of what we need as flow artists to realize our goals. I want to take knowledge that has been accrued within the community and make it more broadly available to the wider world.

I have viewers in countries and places that I'll never be able to visit myself. I'd like to give them the tools that they need to be able to select which tools they want to spin, meet other individuals that share their passion, how to spin safely, learn to dance with their prop, and many many other topics. I want my channel to become an online knowledge base for the Flow Arts world. A place where people come to in order to get the answer to common questions. Help me get there by supporting this effort here on Patreon!
Tiers
Good Karma!
$1 or more per month 32 patrons
Thank you so much for your support for my work! Your contributions help me to continue to create my videos and share the love of poi with the world. You rock!
Flow Curious
$2 or more per month 27 patrons
  • Input into the channel
  • Access to my Patreon feed
  • Ability to connect with other artists on my Community tab
  • My 10 Ways to Improve Your Poi Spinning PDF guide
Padawan
$5 or more per month 39 patrons
  • Get your name in the description of my videos
  • Early access to all my videos
  • Free access to my Intro to Poi Course
  • Everything in the Flow Curious level
Flow Jedi
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Free access to all of my Online Courses
  • Early access to my scripts
  • Weekly fan check-in videos where I talk about what I'm up to
  • Everything in the first 2 levels
Flow Patron
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Name credited at the end of my videos
  • Behind the scenes videos and tutorials for my video production techniques
  • Direct feedback--send me videos of your work and I'll give you pointers on your tricks and/or flow
  • Everything in the first 3 levels
Flow-anthropist
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This money will sponsor the creation of closed captions in other languages--for every person that donates at this level I will pay to caption 3 videos per month from the archive in Spanish, German, Russian, and Hindi (the 4 countries in which I have the most viewers outside the English-speaking world) plus all my new videos. This helps my videos get to more people and gives people in these country a resource to use if they don't speak English.
  • Everything in the first 4 levels
Friends of the Channel
$40 or more per month 5 patrons
I'll post your company's logo along with a thank you immediately after the introduction to my video as well as listing your company's name and website in the description. Your logo will be see in the first minute of content!
Goals
$949 of $1,200 per month
I retire from performing. I've always been more of a teacher at heart and performance was and continues to be something I do to make ends meet though it's not something I really enjoy all that much. At this level I'm making enough of a living off my work that I can finally retire from the stage and just focus on creating content!
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Who am I?

Several years ago, my life was changed forever when I experienced fire dancing for the first time at Burning Man. I endeavored to learn the art and channeled my heart and soul into it. To give myself a regular goal to shoot for, I started uploading weekly videos to my YouTube channel showcasing what I'd learned every week. These videos quickly took on a life of their own and I got unprecedented opportunities to travel, teach, and perform. I've grown from a hobbyist to an educator in this art that I love and have spent a huge portion of the past seven years spreading that love around the globe.

What are the Flow Arts?

The Flow Arts are a collection of movement arts that include elements of circus, dance, martial arts, sports, and meditation to create a unique and rapidly growing artform. Usually, this consists of learning how to manipulate one more more props such as Maori poi, hula hoops, staves, juggling clubs, or many more in an aesthetically pleasing way. Practicing this art frequently has meditative benefits for participants and for many the goal of this practice is to attain a state of "flow" in which movement becomes effortless and unconsciously guided. Even if flow isn't your goal, however, spinning props is great fun and a wonderful form of exercise!

What is my Goal?

The Flow Arts is an amazing community for self-empowerment and fulfillment, but our resources haven't kept pace with our meteoric growth in the past few years. We have a wonderfully diverse and passionate group of people to draw on, but frequently the resources they have to draw upon are scattered and incomplete. Over the past 7 years I've learned a lot about educating people on how to spin their props but that only scratches the surface of what we need as flow artists to realize our goals. I want to take knowledge that has been accrued within the community and make it more broadly available to the wider world.

I have viewers in countries and places that I'll never be able to visit myself. I'd like to give them the tools that they need to be able to select which tools they want to spin, meet other individuals that share their passion, how to spin safely, learn to dance with their prop, and many many other topics. I want my channel to become an online knowledge base for the Flow Arts world. A place where people come to in order to get the answer to common questions. Help me get there by supporting this effort here on Patreon!

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Tiers
Good Karma!
$1 or more per month 32 patrons
Thank you so much for your support for my work! Your contributions help me to continue to create my videos and share the love of poi with the world. You rock!
Flow Curious
$2 or more per month 27 patrons
  • Input into the channel
  • Access to my Patreon feed
  • Ability to connect with other artists on my Community tab
  • My 10 Ways to Improve Your Poi Spinning PDF guide
Padawan
$5 or more per month 39 patrons
  • Get your name in the description of my videos
  • Early access to all my videos
  • Free access to my Intro to Poi Course
  • Everything in the Flow Curious level
Flow Jedi
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Free access to all of my Online Courses
  • Early access to my scripts
  • Weekly fan check-in videos where I talk about what I'm up to
  • Everything in the first 2 levels
Flow Patron
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Name credited at the end of my videos
  • Behind the scenes videos and tutorials for my video production techniques
  • Direct feedback--send me videos of your work and I'll give you pointers on your tricks and/or flow
  • Everything in the first 3 levels
Flow-anthropist
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This money will sponsor the creation of closed captions in other languages--for every person that donates at this level I will pay to caption 3 videos per month from the archive in Spanish, German, Russian, and Hindi (the 4 countries in which I have the most viewers outside the English-speaking world) plus all my new videos. This helps my videos get to more people and gives people in these country a resource to use if they don't speak English.
  • Everything in the first 4 levels
Friends of the Channel
$40 or more per month 5 patrons
I'll post your company's logo along with a thank you immediately after the introduction to my video as well as listing your company's name and website in the description. Your logo will be see in the first minute of content!