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OPEN FLOOR WITH KAIAKINDNESS

NAU MAI HAERE MAI WELCOME

 
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CLASSES

ONLINE

Monday Night Art in Motion

IN-PERSON

Thursday Morning Kapiti Coast

Sunday Morning Wellington City

ECSTATIC MONTHLY

Closest weekend to the Full Moon Kapiti Coast

WORKSHOPS

One day intensive, Weekends, Closed group ongoings, Art in Motion, Noho/Overnight. 
See event listing below or page for more details.
In Person and Online.

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VISUAL ARTS

Installations from the dance floor and beyond.

 

Upcoming Events

  • WHAT NOW? Art in Motion Monday Nights
    14 Jun, 7:00 pm – 05 Jul, 8:30 pm
    ZOOM
    Because really... now what? How do we know if we don't take the time to listen? Take the time to notice and listen with me. Deep Reflection, Deep Dive. Simple.
  • MATARIKI COMMUNITY DANCE
    Fri, 02 Jul
    Paekākāriki
    02 Jul, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Paekākāriki, 98 The Parade, Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand
    A CELEBRATION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE Join us for the opening night of Dancing Down The Stars. Alcohol and substance-free event
  • MATARIKI // Dancing Down the Stars
    Fri, 02 Jul
    Paekākāriki
    02 Jul, 6:00 pm – 04 Jul, 5:00 pm
    Paekākāriki, 98 The Parade, Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand
    SOLD OUT EVENT - please email kaiakindness@gmail.com to be added to the wait list. Ngā mihi mahana x
 

WHAT IS OPEN FLOOR.

A movement mediation.

Open Floor is a type of DANCE where people come together to express themselves through MOVEMENT, CREATIVITY, MUSIC & COMMUNITY... BUT NOT IN A CHOREOGRAPHED WAY!!
At Open Floor we encourage you to listen to your body to find the movement that is right for you in the moment, knowing that it will change and grow. Only you can do you!.
Open Floor works with Core Movement Resources and the 4x4 weave of embodiment to help your fully express, not just your dance but your whole self. Learning resources for on and off the dance floor. 
Open Floor Movement Meditation is a call to presence.

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"Dancing in Kaia's dance space is the very best medicine anyone could offer me. Medicine for my soul. The opportunity for me to really connect with who I truly am and come home to myself. To simply be my true, authentic self in a space free of judgement"

Lynne Long

 
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KO WAI AU

Ko Kaia Hawkins toku ingoa

Ko Ngāti Pahauwera, Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Ko Ngā Ruahine oku Iwi.

I whakapapa to the East Coast and the West Coast of Aotearoa, I grew up in Poneke and Porirua. My first love was dance, and then life lead me to become a martial Artist in my formative years. I rediscovered the power of movement and dance in clubs and at festivals in Europe at which time I was a bodyworker/massage therapist.

With my Scottish and English whakapapa I began sitting in circles with the witches they didn't burn,

discovering more about the cycles of my feminine self and our world.

When I returned to Aotearoa I began a journey of healing, it lead me on many paths and adventures including that of decolonizing my mind, and my body. These paths are what I fill up my tool kit/my kete with and the accumulation all of this and more, is how I teach. 

I am an ARTist, a Māmā, a magical soundscape creator, a weaver of music and humans, a neurodiverse human being, and a powerful space holder. The space I create on my dance floor brings a grounded spirituality. It is a brave space an indigenized space, a space of empowerment, and radical self-responsibility.

I play phat beats and melodies that call you home to yourself again and again and I fucken love it!

Come join in. It is revolutionary. 

 

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