Hi! I'm Kai
I'm a teacher of somatic yoga & movement, a certified facilitator of Open Floor therapeutic dance practice, as well as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy practitioner.
Through embodied movement, stillness and inquiry, I help people align with their true abundant nature, inherent health, and wholeness
Transforming Touch Therapy Practitioner (in progress) touch work for developmental trauma, work of Stephen Tyrell. 2020
Healing Pre-Birth and Birth at any age with Mia Kalef, 6 week course.
Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner 2 year course (Body Intelligence Institute) 2018
Certified Open Floor Therapeutic Dance Practioner and Facilitator (Open Floor International) 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance (Simon Fraser University) 2013
Homeopathic Medicine (2 years of study at the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy) 2005
Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor for 15 years 2005
In the last 10 years, I have led many therapeutic dance workshops and somatic yoga classes in British Columbia; including sessions in Vancouver, Squamish, at the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center in Paradise Valley, and at the Hollyhock Leadership Center on Cortes Island.
Through a lifetime of curious exploration, fascinated by the interconnection between body, psyche, spirit, and nature - I have been drawn to many holistic healing and wellness practices. Each practice deepened my intimacy with living, authentic expression and relating. From yogic studies and holistic health modalities, to academia and fine arts, somatic psychotherapy and nature based philosophies; I have journeyed through many realms of self-discovery and embodiment. My passion for the somatic healing arts, and living life connected and in deep conversation with nature, is my greatest joy & pleasure.
I have the utmost respect and trust in the human spirit’s ability to heal and move towards possibility and growth.
I believe each one of us holds the healing medicine and answers we most need for balance and wellness within. My work is to guide you home to reconnect with your bodies natural wisdom and ever-present health and wholeness.
I am drawn to this work through having witnessed powerful transformation in my own stress and nervous-system healing journey, as well as others.
It is my hope that this fusion of embodiment practices that I have lovingly woven together for you, will support your healing, expansion, and freedom. I wish you much peace and fulfilment on your journey!
I am currently based between the Comox Valley and Cortes Island BC, Canada. Photo credit: Amanda Mary Creative.
Susan Harper Continuum Montage. Kathy Altman. Zuza Englar. Kate Shela. Naomi Lewis, Path of Pollen. Michael Molin-Skelton. Tara Brach. Pema Chodron. Bill Plotkin. David Abram. Nani-ji. Peter Levine. Donna Martin Hakomi. Stephen Tyrell Transforming Touch. Mia Kalef. Marissa Cranfill YOQI. Peter Bingham Contact Improv. Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Swan at the Path. Sarah Manwaring-Jones the Art of Yoga. Matha Peterson Essential Somatics. Mary Oliver. David Whyte. John O'dononhue. Hafiz. The more than human world. The natural elements. countless others along the way.