What is Fire Dancing? A Quick History

Fire Dancing

Fire Dancing has become a worldwide phenomenon in the past decade. This trend is now an increasingly popular type of entertainment across the globe and is only growing in popularity. It’s not just seen as part of Hawaiian Luau and Cirque Du Solei nowadays; a variety of films, music videos, street performers, bars, weddings, and […]

Envision Festival 2018 / Envision Fire Dancers

“HeLLaMaNa brought fire and class to Envision 2018! They were faced with significant challenges in getting to the event, but still showed up with smiles on their faces, and ready to perform (even having had to make some of their props on site). This group of powerful women showed off their stunning costumes, high-level technical fire spinning, and beautiful synchronized choreography that oozed feminine grace and power. A pleasure to work with, they held a professional manner while still expressing each of their unique and fun personalities. I would gladly hire these ladies again to represent their work at any event that I coordinate.”
-Cassie Drew

History of Fire Dancing

The action of fire dancing, known as poi spinning, actually began in New Zealand in the Maori’s war tradition. War tools that consisted of a rock and a sling made of animal hyde was used as a weapon of choice. They would wrap the rock into the sling and precisely hurl the rock at one’s opponent. The Maori’s also used this as a hunting technique to kill their local game.

Sonic Bloom Fire Dancers

Sonic Bloom “Unified Field” 2016 took place in Spanish Peaks Colorado at Hummingbird Ranch. Live performances by Quixotic, Lunar Fire, Soul Fire and more. Soul Fire’s show featured the ladies from HellaMana: Roxanne, Angela and Skylar featuring our Future Tribal Space Goddess attire. Elevate Entertainment, Convergence and Soul Fire Productions.

Envision Festival 2016

Envision Festival is hosted in Uvita Costa Rica in the Punatares peninsula. Participants from around the world join together and celebrate dance, music, culture, food and live performance. Elevate Entertainment with Soul Fire Productions and Convergence Presents….

Poi Spinning and Dance Workshop

Angela teaches poi dance and spinning workshops for all levels of poi spinners. Her teaching method offers a meticulous breakdown of basic to advanced fire dancing techniques for all fire modalities. She understands that learning can sometimes be very difficult when doing it on your own, so having a mentor to help advance your skill more quickly will be to your advantage.

The Hula Hoop Girl

Caroline Sanchez, “The hula hoop girl” MSN, RN, CBCN, OCN, Her life’s work as an Embodied Movement Meditation Educator and Nurse Educator. Here we feature her article published in the UCSD nursing journal about “Hoop Dancing to Prevent and Decrease Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses”

Hula Hooping


Hula Hooping has recently become an International trend. Women, men & children are taking this trend to the next level, not only for performance, but also for fitness, fun, community and spiritual connection.

Retreats in Hawaii: In-Depth Hoop Retreat


One of the most stunning retreats featuring Hoop Dance, meditation, yoga and play is at Kalani Retreat Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Teacher and Priestess Shakti Sunfire hosts this event every year with an abundant turn out.