21 Day Sadhana "Dance into Love" Home Practice
Apr
24
to May 15

21 Day Sadhana "Dance into Love" Home Practice

Sadhana means "a way of accomplishing something" .  This 21 day practice is themed "Dance into Love" and will include daily notes to your inbox including simple practices you can do at home, poems, inspirations and videos including learning the newest Kai body of worked called SOMA ( pronounced Soooo Maaaa) .  Doors open November 24th. 

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Kai On Site Training Sarasota Florida
Oct
6
to Oct 10

Kai On Site Training Sarasota Florida

Come explore 4 days of body somatic training!  Kai trainings explore in depth the body mind connection, movement, experiential anatomy, the power of music, mindfulness and body awareness practices.  This is a training for those interested in teaching Kai or for a personal retreat.  

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Ongoing - Sadhana "Dance into Love"
Dec
18
to Jan 31

Ongoing - Sadhana "Dance into Love"

This is a special 21 day program that includes daily inspiration, videos learning the moves for "So-Maa" and the final full length video for this deep rich dance that opens one to embodying feminine energy, beingness, and love. You also become part of a private FB group and have access for 1 full year to the program. 

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Kai Earth Immersion "on site"
Mar
13
to 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......

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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

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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.  

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21 Moves ~ building a movement practice workshop
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

21 Moves ~ building a movement practice workshop

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

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Kai Water Immersion Training
Oct
26
to 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. 

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Kai Earth Immersion for personal or professional
Sep
24
to 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.  

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Authentic Movement Workshop series
Aug
21
to 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.  

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Kai Earth Immersion Portland Oregon
Jul
21
to 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 

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Kai Earth Immersion Training - On Site Sarasota Florida
Apr
23
to 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.  

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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

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

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