What is Kai®?

Kai is a barefoot cardio dance practice that encourages body love as a way to achieve wellness on all levels.   

(Rhymes with "Sky")

  • In Hawaiian it means"Ocean"

  • In Japanese it means "Opening"

  • In Swahili it means "Loveable".

 

In Kai, everything is about FINDING YOU.

Kai blends 21 movements designed to ground, energize and free expression in the body and mind with Authentic Movement. You will grow in a multitude of ways—physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally.

Kai was founded by Kelly Atkins in 2013 and trademarked in 2014. Kelly began teaching traditional fitness in 1987 and completed a degree in Health and Wellness from Empire State University in 2000. After teaching Nia as a Black Belt trainer status, yoga , pilates and other forms of fitness for 26 years she formed Kai by watching her community of movers and noticing what seemed to bring the groups more alive, more joy and also what stimulated more results in personal empowerment. She wove in her previous experience in brain awareness, somatics, dance and the latest in research with neuroplasticity. She's since trained 80 people from 6 different countries and 8 USA states both online and onsite with trainings. She currently offers regular weekly classes in Sarasota, Florida where she enjoys raising her two sons.

Kai was founded by Kelly Atkins in 2013 and trademarked in 2014. Kelly began teaching traditional fitness in 1987 and completed a degree in Health and Wellness from Empire State University in 2000. After teaching Nia as a Black Belt trainer status, yoga , pilates and other forms of fitness for 26 years she formed Kai by watching her community of movers and noticing what seemed to bring the groups more alive, more joy and also what stimulated more results in personal empowerment. She wove in her previous experience in brain awareness, somatics, dance and the latest in research with neuroplasticity. She's since trained 80 people from 6 different countries and 8 USA states both online and onsite with trainings. She currently offers regular weekly classes in Sarasota, Florida where she enjoys raising her two sons.

What is Kai?????

Kai is a great cardio workout that leaves you sweating, centered, released, opened, more core connected, and .....IT STIMULATES and INVIGORATES THE MIND  

 Kai meets you right where you are at and delivers wellbeing in a multitude of ways.  

 

The month of April and May is all about finding flow in the body and movement that feels good. Get healthy, or get healthier! Feel the inner athlete and find new edges of growth over the next 30 days with pleasure as a guiding force. You don't need experience, you can be healing while also building strength. Everything is about finding YOU in the challenge.

The way Kai works is through the 7 foundational elements and the 21 moves put to choreography through a variety of dance and movement forms.  The overlaying theme is "integrative fitness", meaning bringing the body, mind, emotions and spirit into "one" or simply put "Whole". Most people have read the science behind cardiovascular health, meditation, wellness, self care, and the need to feel empowered with ones health.  Through practicing Kai,  all of these needs are met in a one hour class.

All movements can be adapted to how your body feels on any given day

All movements can be adapted to how your body feels on any given day

Kai is excellent for demonstrations, specialty groups, or corporate classes to increase energy, creativity and focus!

Kai is excellent for demonstrations, specialty groups, or corporate classes to increase energy, creativity and focus!

It's simple to learn, is developed over time and is a powerful way to return to YOUR natural birthright of JOY and healthy vibrance.