“Danielle and Kaya moved me to places of awareness and joy I never knew I could FEEL! Just me, in my body, dancing my authentic spirit, connecting with music, without boundaries or inhibitions. Only pure joy and amazement and gratitude for my body!” -Erin S.
Saturdays | 9:30-10:30 AM | $ Donation basis
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at the Unitarian Universalist Society | 3912 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls, IA
“I’m not exaggerating when I say Kaya is one of the best discoveries of my life. It is a fun, wonderful journey of body and spirit. I love feeling free while also learning to be aware of my body’s voice. It’s a perfect balance of guidance and self-expression. Of inner peace and super energy. And it lasts and brings joy to my whole week!” -Janet A.
Kaya is a blissful, barefoot conscious dance practice that blends all kinds of movement to all kinds of music. Uniting simple choreography with intervals of freeform bliss, Kaya is about celebrating your aliveness through joyful, feel-good dancing. Imagine a class where Latin meets African dance, graceful lyrical flow, and powerful kung fu. It’s a class where you can be soft, curvy, and sensitive one moment, and then hard, athletic, and explosive the next. It’s a place for you to move, let go, and be free — where you can get it all! Kaya classes are designed to be cathartic, connecting, free-spirited and sublime, all the while getting the workout your body craves! In Zulu, Kaya means “home.” In Sanskrit, “body.” In Rastafarian, “enlightenment.” These translations are perfect examples of what the Kaya practice is all about: coming home to your body for the truth and bliss you are seeking. Come! Dance yourself free!
“Sometimes I get completely blissed out – a place of deep feeling between joy and crying that I never get to any other time. Kaya is my feeling practice. It’s literally where I have no choice but to feel, and I can be connected to something that’s been waiting for me to find it under all the thinking.” -Mary M. M.
Founder of Kaya Fitness, Danielle Eastman, has a Masters in Exercise Physiology, was an ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist for ten years, and has trained and received certifications in a large variety of movement forms. A passionate fitness professional, Danielle has trained instructors in many styles and developed curricula for a variety of fitness organizations, corporations, and universities. In creating a practice all its own known as Kaya, she draws from 17 years of experience teaching fitness, dance, yoga, athletics, martial arts, and somatics. In Kaya, Danielle blends limitless styles of music and organic feel-good movement to create the ultimate experience for fitness, self-discovery, and body bliss. After a decade of teaching along the West Coast, Danielle has returned home to Iowa, and can’t wait to dance with you.
“Dancing with Danielle is a gift not only to my body, but my heart and soul also drink fiercely from this joyous freedom. She’s truly a master teacher. So much gratitude.” -Dayna
My heart leaves lighter & more joyful every. single. time.“Renae
Kaya is beyond good for the soul. Feeling so. much. joy.“Stephanie
Danielle is magical, sincere, inspiring, and masterful.“Marika
That. was. delicious.“Adeah
Kaya is what all doctors should order.“Mary
“Kaya is joy and freedom manifested into a physical experience. It’s a space to dance, celebrate, and let free all aspects of “me.” It allows me to truly reconnect to my body in ways I hadn’t experienced since I was a kid. Complete appreciation, joy, curiosity, and love. It’s completely transformed how I experience my body. Kaya is a practice I’ll carry with me for life!” -Cayse S.