expression

You Need to Dance... With Me

Your connection to your body is vital.  It is a gateway -  to your intuition, your clarity and to your soul’s desires.  Your female body is meant to feel and be expressed, not just for fun, but because it is a source of intelligence and creativity.  Move first.  Then meditate.  Then act. 

 

It’s no wonder that I have started to build a community of women like you who are also longing for a place to reconnect to their bodies and one another - and thus their divine feminine energy (and power).  I have dreamt of creating a sacred space where you can come to feel truly ALIVE and FREE in an uplifting community of women.  

And now it's here!  Both evenings so far have SOLD OUT

Why?  Because too many of you feel unfulfilled, unmotivated or uncomfortable in your jeans, but it’s not just vanity.  You want to feel healthier, clear and more confident.  You intuitively know that your power lies in your body - not in how physically perfect it is, but in you relationship to it’s wisdom, it’s energy.  And a the core, YOU WANT YOUR SPARKLE BACK.  

 

You’ve given a lot of yourself to other people and your job.  Maybe you’ve lost yourself in a sea of “should,” stress or other people’s Instagram feeds. 

 

This is why you need to dance with me. 

 

You need this. I need this.  We all need this.  In fact, most of you are craving this.

 

  • Life is full of junk - junk food, gossip, advertising...  You need a place to release what you absorb, a place to and let go of your thoughts, your need to please others and get it right. 
  • You were made to move.  It just feels good.  And when you feel good, better yet, alive, you have access to, and attract, similar energy.  
  • You are seeking a community of like-minded women who embrace you as you are and support you in who you are becoming. 

 

But there’s a backstory… 

 

When I was “killing it” doing 80-hour weeks, my weekend escape was seeing live music (lots of live music).  On the dance floor, something would happen.  I did’t have to talk, and I would close my eyes.  Like a wave coming over me, I would forget all of the worries and confusion I had about my work and who I was supposed to be.  It felt like I wasn’t in control. (I didn’t want to be.)  The music would enter into my body and move something through me.  I wasn’t thinking or trying to make it happen.  In those moments, I didn’t care how I looked because I felt so good. 

 

In a word, I felt FREEDOM.  In short bursts on the dance floor, with electric guitars, bass, drums vibrating through my being, I was being danced.  This feeling of aliveness was the thing that I clung to, dreamt of, the thing that reminded me of what life could be like - how good I could feel.  When I was dancing, I felt stripped down to the essence of who I am - sensual, wild, expressive and full of love.  

 

Now, I know firsthand the power of a woman who feels not just comfortable, but truly liberated in her body.  I know what happens when you own your body, your energy, your physical presence.  You will carry yourself with more strength.  You will exude an intangible, magnetic quality.  You will speak more confidently in meetings.  You will be more in tune with what you really want.  You will be more creative.  The right people and opportunities will appear.

 

Despite the plethora of movement classes in SF, I know that you crave more - community, connection and intention.  And I am here to bring it to you with movement + music + ritual.  If you are ready to love your body, elevate your vibe and find your tribe, please join me. 

 

The next class will be on Sunday 1/24, 7:30 pm at the beautiful studio at The Center SF.   Get your tickets here - We will sell out!  

 

Wild grace, 

Kiki xx

 

(Fun, Funky) Fearless & Free Friday - What will you think of me?

Welcome back to Fearless & Free Friday!

Each Friday, I encourage us to come together in community on (Fun, Funky) Fearless & Free Fridays to share some form of CREATION with each other and imprint the Universe with our souls' EXPRESSIONS of art, movement, words, LOVE...

Share your art, poetry, song, dance, photos, altars or anything else that comes not from head but from your heart... here is a place to share your TRUTH!

Nothing is too small or silly... the more we share the beauty of who we are with the world, the more others feel INSPIRED, FEARLESS & FREE to do so. 

Surprise yourself with just how authentic and uninhibited you can be when you REVEL IN and CELEBRATE the messy, vulnerable, imperfect, gutsy, creative parts of YOU  (NOT just the "successful," "together," "perfect" parts of you that try to get it "right").  

And finally... LET US SEE IT!  SHARE IT with the COMMUNITY who is been WAITING TO EXPERIENCE the REAL YOU.

Join the Facebook group here

 

But What Will You Think of Me?

This week I was invited to a corporate, high-tech party.  Lots of cool gadgets, free food, open bar, massive rotating bean bag chairs, big-name DJ's..... and a SLOW MOTION VIDEO BOOTH! 

For those of you who know me, you can imagine my excitement when I saw this.  It was clearly my favorite part of the whole evening.  I convinced my boyfriend to join me, twice. ;)  

Then about an hour later I wanted to go back in and told him, "Yeah, I think I actually want to do one alone this time."  In fact, I actually had this blog in mind to make something to share with you all.  

8 SECONDS - that's all you get.  So I waited in line and thought of something FUN, SILLY and ME that I could do in 8 seconds that would also look interesting or captivating in slow motion.  I came up with a little bit choreography, flipped my hair, did a spin and brought it all back to CENTER in the end....

 

I watched the slow-mo video and the real-time version my friend so awesomely captured.  At the time, was super stoked!  I had so much FUN!  I thought it was all perfectly reflective of ME and made for an easy share come Friday.

But then Friday morning rolls around...  I look back at the video...

 

And that pesky little voice came roaring back in...

"You can't share that. What will they think of you? They'll judge you and think you're showing off or being "sexual."  If you put it up, it'll backfire and all these women you want to connect with authentically will actually be turned off because of how you look in this video.  I mean, you start by flipping your hair!?!" 

And then I stopped myself... and I realized this was an opportunity to talk about a pattern in life that I struggle with. 

This is something that loooooves to show up when I'm feeling especially joyful, beautiful, sexy, having a ton of fun, and dancing...

It shows up in those moments when I feel my BEST! 

It feels like, "I shouldn't be having this much fun in front of everybody else.  I shouldn't be dancing like this because they'll judge me about how I move my body.  They'll get the wrong impression about me.   Am I too much? Maybe I should tone it down." 

 

Too much for whom?  Tone down what? 

 

I realized today that I was being revisited by some idea that I should be less joyful, less beautiful, less "in my body," less RADIANT, less ALIVE...

for YOU!  

So you would "like me more."  

 

I know I am not alone in this.  Many, many women feel that they cannot be their fullest, brightest, shiniest selves in public because it will draw NEGATIVE attention.  

How many of us are holding ourselves back from feeling like the joyful, beautiful, BODACIOUS, lively women that WE ARE so that OTHERS WON'T JUDGE US HARSHLY?!  

Well, in our natural state, before all the social expectations and fears and judgements... 

Women... we are JOY, we are BEAUTY, we are BODACIOUS, we are RADIANT, we are SEXUAL, we are FULL OF LIFE, we are LOVE.  

 

And if you have forgotten, allow me to help you REMEMBER. 

So I decided to share this video with you anyway, and hope that by doing so it accomplishes a couple things:

1. gives me permission to meet you with my fullest, most vibrant self as proof that WE DON'T NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR OR TONE DOWN "all of this," amazingness that we are.

2. gives you permission to look, feel and be as absolutely RADIANT as you truly are.

3. by speaking vulnerably about our real experiences as women we not only give each other permission, but ENCOURAGE each other to smile, to  shine to our fullest, to move our bodies as we please, and by doing so we bless this world with our PRESENCE. 

 

Keep flippin' yo hair girl! 

 

Humbly & with wild, bodacious love, 

Kiki