BEING THE TEACHER -  Training module 1
Sep
24
Sep 30

BEING THE TEACHER - Training module 1

This is a training for those interested in sharing the work either part time as a Kai teacher or full time as a career and offer classes and retreats.  Kai is great at dance centers, rec centers, schools, thru speciality clinics, fitness centers, yoga studios and more.  Let's share this work far and wide and collectively build a team that supports each other.  


Kai Earth Immersion "on site"
Mar
13
Mar 17

Kai Earth Immersion "on site"

  Come HOME to your body and more deeply sense the wisdom within.  The space we collectively create and that is held over the 5 days together with your group is a field of play that is safe, open, loving and purposeful.  You can show up however you feel, noticing more deeply into how you think, what you are sensing and offering it into the space to share or not as a practice of exploring "new terrain" , finding you "footing", establishing "deeper roots" and loving your body in deeper, more intimate and fulfilling way.  Thru Kai's guiding framework called "earth immersion" you'll establish a connection or "re"connection that will give you structure and a foundation to build and align with your dance, life purpose, your passion and your relationship on.  Let's step in together......

Kirtan and Cacoa with Rick Franz ( and an opening meditation with Kelly Atkins)
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

Kirtan and Cacoa with Rick Franz ( and an opening meditation with Kelly Atkins)

“Sweet Ceremonies into the heart”
Kirtan and Cacao
with Rick Franz
Please join us on a journey into the heart space together at the beautiful Pineapple Yoga Studio downtown Sarasota fl. We will start with gentle breathing exercises and guided imagery facilitated by Kelly Atkins. A special cacao that is prepared for cermonial use only on an organic farm in Guatamala will be offered as a delicious drink (some call it heart-earth medicine) to soften into the center of the heart. From here we'll melt into that yummy bahv together ( bliss) thru music and singing with Kirtan artist Rick Franz. Rick’s been playing and touring with some of the world's well known kirtan leaders for many years. He's been leading kirtan himself for five years. A graduate of Berklee College of Music with a background in the healing arts he brings an eclectic and developed musical style, a deep spiritual sense, a respectfully irreverent sense of humor, and lots of fun.
Haribol!
Where: Pineapple Yoga Studio 517 South Pineaple Ave Sarasota Fl
Tickets:941-210-3739 or info 941-928-8866
Fee: $25 ahead or $30 at the door. Please sign up ahead if possible
Link to sign up: http://www.kaimoves.com/shop/kirtan-and-cacoa-with-rick-franz

The Elements of Nature, Movement and Creating with Kelly Atkins
Jan
7
2:00 pm14:00

The Elements of Nature, Movement and Creating with Kelly Atkins

A fun dive into exploring the elements you see in nature and feeling them in your body....thru kai moves, authentic movement, and mantra/mudra.  This is a beginners workshop, no experience necessary.  You'll leave with a "treasure map" into your desires for 2017 and many tools to keep them nourished thru any obstacles that may come your way.  

21 Moves ~ building a movement practice workshop
Nov
19
1:00 pm13:00

21 Moves ~ building a movement practice workshop

  • The Yoga Hangout SRQ

Building a movement practice. The goal here is simplicity in one's practice. To have essential moves to build from and to lay a solid foundation. A practice in sanskrit is called Sadhana, a turning inward for a practice. Rather than trying to gain a result such as more muscles, more flexibility, or more motor control in a Sadhana/Practice this results come on their own from immersing into the process. Digging deep into the practice of the 21 moves will lay a solid foundation that you can take with you and build from into your own unique individualized practice. Results come from a reptition of the practice so diving deep into the essence of each movement will open up new doors. Doors of communication between your mind and body as you discover that a movement practice doesn't have to be complicated nor complex. But simplicity is of value here as we focus not on gaining a movement but relinquishing and letting go of the barriers that prevent us from executing these movements seamlessly. Through practice we create a neural map, neuroplasticity occurs, and new doors of potentiality open up that can be translated into your own unique discipline. 
 

 

This 3 hour workshop includes:

~ A Body Scan
Clarifying smudges in the body's neural maps and to focus on sensory information from the body

~Buddha Shows a Thousand Hands
Stretching of areas that may be congested, and stimulate the energy under the skin to allow a proper flow of circulation.

~Standing Stances
Facilitate an opening of the body, and holding still while maintaing wheel arm postures and to bring an awareness of posture while preventing swaying.

~Heavenly Circuit
Allowing circulation over large areas of the body balancing the yin and yang sides of the body, opening up the energy meridians running through the body.

~Embodied Anatomy warmup
A warmup running through all the major joints of the body.
Neck, Shoulders, Scapula, Elbows, Wrists, Fingers, Spine, Hips, Knees, Ankles, and Toes.

*~ Kai's 21 Moves
7 moves of Grounding Power
7 moves of Passionate Power
7 moves of Expressive Power

~ Authentic Movement
Free-form movements that allow the individual to combine the movements they've learned into a seamless flow. A transition to allowing the movements to arise on their own .

$21 pre-register via link or
$25 at door

Kai Water Immersion Training
Oct
26
Oct 30

Kai Water Immersion Training

This training is for those who have completed the Earth Training.  Its recommended that you take at least 6 months to a year to integrate the information however if you feel deeply drawn to this training you may request permission to attend.  Water Immersion is a dive into emotional awareness, flow, connection and fascia.  For personal or to enhance your teaching skills if you facilitate classes. 

Kai Earth Immersion for personal or professional
Sep
24
Sep 27

Kai Earth Immersion for personal or professional

The Kai earth immersion training is a deep dive into awareness, movement, anatomy, the brain, the elements and much more.  No experience is necessary .  This is the training to begin with if you are considering becoming a facilitator .....3.4 cue's are provided thru the American Exercise Association.  This training is held in Sarasota Florida.  

Authentic Movement Workshop series
Aug
21
Aug 22

Authentic Movement Workshop series

Authentic Movement is a practice that awakens and free's the body from patterns thru the process of witnessing and being witnessed as one unlocks the code to movement that originates from the body without thought.  This workshop is great for beginners thru advanced.  

Kai Earth Immersion Portland Oregon
Jul
21
Jul 25

Kai Earth Immersion Portland Oregon

The Kai Earth Immersion is the first layer of training to be a Kai facilitator and teacher.  It's also a wonderful retreat into your body/mind to learn new skills of embodiment, movement and self love.  This training is in Portland Oregon hosted by Yamuna Benedict and facilitated by Kai's originator Kelly Atkins 

SEEDS group coaching Teleconference cycle
Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

SEEDS group coaching Teleconference cycle

SEEDS group coaching teleconference call is a 4 week coaching experience done every other thursday night thru summer.  Open to anyone interesting in expanding in their life thru awareness and exploring creative options.  It's facilitated by Kelly Atkins .  

Kai Earth Immersion Training - On Site Sarasota Florida
Apr
23
Apr 26

Kai Earth Immersion Training - On Site Sarasota Florida

Kai Earth Immersion is the first layer "training" that is offered.  It's for personal or to become a teacher and share it in your area.  Certified Kai teachers can adapt the work to meet their desires, it works great in fitness centers, yoga studios, dance spaces, rec centers, with all ages and even in chairs.  Many take the training as a "time away from distraction and to go within", it's like "dance camp"  for adults:)   You'll learn about 7 "bubbles" that are the principles behind Kai including Awareness, Archetypes, Music, Experiential Anatomy, Authentic Movement and more.  

Kai and Kirtan evening "Move into the Elements"
Apr
16
5:00 pm17:00

Kai and Kirtan evening "Move into the Elements"

Join Kelly Atkins for a special 60 minutes Kai Restorative movement class with live music by Rick Franz.  This class will guide you into feeling the elements in your body thru Kai's practice that blends authentic movement with 21 simple natural movements.  No experience is necessary.  You'll receive a gentle heart pumping experience that feels good and supports the nervous system in relaxing while at the same time providing strength, flexibility, mindfulness, breath awareness and more.  After the class there is an hour break to relax or get something to eat ( there is a health food store and a pizza place in the plaza as options) and then Rick Franz and his band Heart to Heart will offer an optional  Kirtan ( which is like a singing yoga.....you listen and respond to beautiful sacred chants.) that you won't want to miss!  This is held at Garden of the Heart Yoga studio.  Website and link to sign up is below.  $15 at the door for the Kai experience only or $25 for both Kai and the Kirtan.    Link to sign up is here:  

 www.gardenoftheheartyoga.com

Brain Awareness Week with Kai and Kelly Atkins
Mar
21
Mar 28

Brain Awareness Week with Kai and Kelly Atkins

Brain Awareness week is a yearly exploration into the latest in brain research and how thru Kai classes and unique themes one can develop a practice for staying "sharp" , healthy and focused in both body and mind.  

SEEDS (Sacred Energy Expands Desires Swiftly) 8 week group coaching
Nov
18
Nov 19

SEEDS (Sacred Energy Expands Desires Swiftly) 8 week group coaching

SEEDS is an 8 week group coaching program led by Kelly Atkins.  Designed to follow the natural stages of growth found in nature, you  are supported to create your own "seeds" ( desired goals) out of a wellness vision that helps you feel balanced and thriving in your life.  The goals can be literally any part of wellness including but not limited too fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress release, more fun, family, relationships, social , financial ....all of it effects our health and we can create more abundance, joy, health thru our intentions taking it to a whole new level of experiencing life as a creator 

Kai WATER Immersion ( must complete Earth Immersion first)
Aug
22
Aug 26

Kai WATER Immersion ( must complete Earth Immersion first)

  • Soul Studios

Water Immersion is the second layer.  After taking Earth Immersion you can choose to take Water.  Focus is relationship, communication, flow, creativity and more.  It's a deeper dive into the work of Kai with lot of authentic movement, sharing, and exploring 7 new bubbles. 

 Ecstatic Dance July- featuring playlist and live music by Keco
Jul
3
8:00 pm20:00

Ecstatic Dance July- featuring playlist and live music by Keco

  • Soul Studios

Ecstatic Dance is Freeform Conscious Dance. It means it is a safe space to express yourself however you want to move to the music, without faciliitation. To enhance this experience of movement, there is no talking on the dancefloor, nor are cameras allowed, so you can feel fully free and alive in your dance.

Kai Earth Immersion LDL ( Long Distance Learning)
Apr
10
May 29

Kai Earth Immersion LDL ( Long Distance Learning)

Kai's Earth Immersion long distance learning program uses the latest in online learning programs used by universities including videos, tele calls, audio podcasts, and more.  This is a self paced program you can work at in YOUR time and anywhere you are in the world.  It's in depth training for those interested in teaching OR for personal enrichment....

Mar
7
Mar 10

Kai Earth Immersion - Sarasota "on site training"

Kai Immersions are a vacation into your body.  Awaken more pleasure, Joy, dance and explore! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  About 50% take the immersions for personal enrichment...

 It's a special time of leaving behind everyday "distraction" and focusing on YOUR body.  You'll explore 7 Kai "bubbles" that include Awareness, Music, Anatomy, Archetypes, The Elements, Authentic Movement and  LIfe as a Dance,  This first layer of training is called "earth" with the intention of embodiment......through awakening more sensory information and opening the dialogue of body/mind communication.  Future trainings will follow as elements of Water, Fire, Air and more. At least a year of experience between trainings is recommended but not necessary.  The Earth Immersion is held two times per year and is open to EVERYONE!

 Most people taking this training do it for personal and discover through the process their deeper desire to share the work or NOT.  Over 50% take it for personal , and enjoy the "retreat" within........a vacation "within" .   It is truly a journey we go on through Kai's "bubbles" ........

The fee is $750.00 and includes 80 page manual, journal, elegant opening dinner, 40 hours of in depth, hands on training, and lots of unique magical moments for each group, certificate of completion,  monthly newsletter chocked full of inspiration and the ability to become a teacher if you wish. 

If you want to be a teacher you can start then with letter of intent.  Teachers may purchase the choreography packets which include music, notes and choreography for $35 per bow ( There is now 5 to choose from including Ubuntu, Bubbles, You-Neek, TRIBE, River of Gratitude) , and pay $250 yearly ( or $25 per month) certification fee that  allows you to share the work, use the logo, be listed on Kai's website and have access to lots of support via FB closed circle group for graduates.  Another benefit is you may audit 3 "bubbles" for free- FOREVER or retake the full immersion for $400 ( It can be a seasonal "cleanse" or "re-connect" to your dance! 

Teachers are considered "apprentices" for the first year, as they learn more about the work and reach "teacher" status after the first year and videoing themselves teaching a class to be sent in for review and feedback.  Up to 10 hours of personal coaching with creator Kelly Atkins is included ( this is a $1,000 value) in your first year licensing fee.   A total of 10 continuing education units must be obtained each year.  Continuing education units can be obtained and approved thru Kai for documenting and blogging about your classes, reading and writing about a topic related to Kai, exploring workshops and more.   Documentation of 10 cue's and the videoing of facilitating a Kai class must be sent to Kelly the first year to move into "facilitator " status.   

SEEDS group coaching "THRIVE"
Feb
28
Apr 18

SEEDS group coaching "THRIVE"

This is an 8 week group coaching experience designed for those interested in setting goals and tapping into the sacred energy created to manifest from a place of love and ease.  Based on the cycles of nature, it's a creative approach to creating in your life your dreams and navigating the challenges in a fun and powerful way. 

The Power of Love
Feb
14
1:00 pm13:00

The Power of Love

This is an event that supports One Billion Rising a movement and dance that is done world wide to support ENDING violence of any kind done against women. 

Kai Earth Immersion LDL ( Long Distance Learning)
Jan
19
Mar 9

Kai Earth Immersion LDL ( Long Distance Learning)

Join in the excitement of Kai's FIRST launching of the Online Learning Program for this first level of training to become a certified Kai teacher or for personal.  Take it from home, in your time, anywhere on earth......

New Years Day HeART of 2015 Kai Playshop
Jan
1
12:00 pm12:00

New Years Day HeART of 2015 Kai Playshop

Dive into the HeART of 2015.  Closing the door of 2014 and looking into your deepest desires, your dreams, your seeds you'd like to plant in the upcoming year!  Through movement, meditation, and art.  

Kai Earth Immersion
Dec
12
Dec 16

Kai Earth Immersion

Kai Earth Immersion is a 5 day dive into sensation, awareness, communication, authentic movement, music and much more.  This training is for personal or to become a facilitator of the work and enroll in the apprenticeship program.  Testimonial " I absolutely loved this training!  I learned more about my body/mind/spirit than I could of imagined and really feel  it as a super  investment in my health and future. " RS

Kai Water Immersion
Nov
14
Nov 18

Kai Water Immersion

Water Immersion is the second layer.  After taking Earth Immersion you can choose to take Water.  Focus is relationship, communication, flow, creativity and more.  It's a deeper dive into the work of Kai with lot of authentic movement, sharing, and exploring 7 new bubbles. 

Kai Earth Immersion
Oct
24
Oct 28

Kai Earth Immersion

The Kai Earth Immersion is a 5 day exploration into sensation, anatomy, music, joy, and self healing.