We will explore basic concepts of contact improv and experiment with gravity and earth support, weight and core sharing.
No partner is necessary. We will experiment with each other to feel different weights/energetics and choices to safely and confidently move with all the differences in a way that feels congruent inside and spacious outside. You don’t need experience to attend this workshop.
Contact Improvisation dance supports us in being present, fully embodied and physically intelligent through movement exploration and deep listening in contact with another person. Contact Improvisation is a free play between two or more moving bodies. Practices includes following a physical point of contact and supporting and giving weight to a partner. Sometimes quiet and meditative, sometimes wild and athletic, it is a dance open to all bodies and enquiring minds.
The workshop will begin:
Contact improv jam:
This workshop will be facilitated by Kelly Atkins.
Kai Earth Immersions are a retreat into the body and mind. Coming home to the body, celebrating joy as a birthright and exploring emotion, expression, movement and dance with your circle…….It’s a gift to your soul.
Let’s spiral into the groove together.
The online Kai Earth Immersion is available to you for a full year. Enjoy the Kai classes, workshops and sections that will inspire your dance and invite more self care, body love and joy into your life!
Join Kelly Atkins is exploring ONE in all it’s dimensions of embodiment….how we move, create and communicate are all enhanced thru this practice. NO experience is necessary. Playshops are an extended time to explore concepts on the dance floor, ask questions, break down movements, and learn some of the tools that make Kai a lifestyle practice as well as a dance. It is on sale for Mothers Day for 24 hours. Location TBA.
Set this time up for YOU, make it sacred, and create an experience to build up self care, body love and tools to increase embodied presence in your life!
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.
Please join me for another online Kai Earth Immersion cycle. It's a great practice for self care, body love and increasing Joy in your life!
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.
Excited to set the date for another training online opening in November plus 2 more in 2018 online AND the Costa Rica retreat is now an Earth Immersion as well held at the beautiful Pura Vida Resort. Let's sink into these amazing bodies of ours and develop a practice of deep self love.
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