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!
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, and martial arts. 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 training and teaching throughout the West Coast, Danielle has returned home to Iowa, and she can’t wait to share Kaya with you.