About The Teacher
A life in flow… Connected to nature and to the elements as a guide for living and being in the world, Kiki has been moving and flowing with her practices for over 15 years. Yoga found her in 2001 and then bellydance shortly after in 2003. Fire came later in 2009, along with a move to the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. Founder of the first fire dancing troupe on St. Croix, Kiki was troupe leader of Kiki and the Flaming Gypsies from (contact info blocked) and then later co-founded a new fire troupe called Purafire in the BVI’s while living on her sailboat with her partner. Kiki has been the creative force behind fire dancing in the Virgin Islands and is well-known on the islands as the "original flame dancer". She loves to initiate new fire dancers into the artform and promotes it as a spiritual practice that is meant to be shared. Fire has been her greatest teacher and guide as a healing modality and meditation practice. Her deepest desire is to co-create a healing arts community in the Caribbean and establish a place for re-treat, using fire as the medium for transformational healing and deep connection to nature and ourselves. She has been honing and teaching her fire practices as well as her elemental-based style yoga classes and her meditation practices of creating earth mandalas and walking labyrinths in workshops and retreat settings across the US and British Virgin Islands. She continues to perform for special occasions and to share her love of the dance with others. Kiki is currently studying to become a Temple Body Arts Facilitator with Sofiah Thom’s School of Temple Body Arts as well as a Temple Tribal Fusion (TTF)trained Bellydancer with founder Tenley Wallace. She is also certified in Zen Shiatsu with the Costa Rica School of Massage and Thai Bodywork Massage with the Toronto School of Thai Massage. She has also studied bellydance since 2003, specializing in American Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion. With a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, Kiki integrates her extensive knowledge of health and science within her movement practices with a playful and holistic approach. Kiki is a strong advocate of the art of flow, incorporating flow concepts into all of her classes. Kiki instructs classes and workshops in Bellydance Fusion, poi dance, flow arts, earth mandala and meditation practices and in the Rasamaya Yoga Method. She is also Reiki Master certified and empowers people to live their dreams and dream BIG. Kiki believes in the power of connection with nature, community building and establishing the space to express your unique creative voice.