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 Immersions are a 4 day journey into your body/mind and re-connecting to a deep resource you have within, embodiment........Learn tools for self healing, 21 moves of Kai, authentic movement, creating, music, mind/body connection tools and more!
Join us for a beach dance for a great cause and Restore, Rebirth and Rededicate yourself with nature, the Florida midwives and community!
A workshop breaking down the movements and exploring "shakti" and "dance" . For women only.
Join the amazing group of people from around the world and journey into somatics, dance, movement and Kai more deeply
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......
“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.
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
Join us to a "bliss-shop" .....3 hours to go more deeply into movement, the senses, music, and finding and celebrating YOUR DANCE....and learn more about Kai from it's creator/founder Kelly Atkins
Enjoy a few hours with Kai's creator Kelly Atkins exploring movement, learning about Kai, and practicing some skills that you might find useful in life, relationship and in movement.
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.
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.
Facilitate an opening of the body, and holding still while maintaing wheel arm postures and to bring an awareness of posture while preventing swaying.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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:
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
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 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'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....
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.
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.