Purify~ A Women’s New Year’s Retreat

with Patra and Kiaora

We are gathering together in the beauty of the wise oaks and powerful mountains of Santa Barbara to release the old and call in the new. Through the ceremony of Dance, Art and meditation, we will Purify our systems of what we no longer need and deepen our connections to what we truly want to invite into our lives.

Come join us on January 5th, 10am-6pm.

Cost: $150. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Trade available

Space is limited. Please contact to inquire further and sign up.

Further directions will be given upon admission.

Patra Arnold is a multimedia artist and mentor. Through her love of art and nature, Patra is inspired to use natural materials to help assist people to open the channels of their creative flow. She likes exploring how different mediums offer spontaneity and freedom. From clay and paint colors to body movement and awareness, she likes exploring how different mediums offer spontaneity and freedom. She is an experienced guide in community healing ceremonies, and has gone through an intensive study of “Plant Spirit Medicine” with her teacher Eliot Cowen. She has completed 6 years of pilgrimage work in the tradition of the indigenous Huichols.

Kiaora Fox is a certified 5Rhythms teacher, Reset Meditation Facilitator and Hatha Yoga and Pilates teacher. Her life inspiration is to nurture community by helping deepen human connections to body and spirit. Kiaora has studied body mechanics and movement of energy since she was a child. Kiaora was raised with an array of healing arts and mindfulness tools in the Gurdjeif lineage, Lakota Souix traditions, Huna philosophy, Hypnosis and Chiropractic practices. These have influenced her continual study of the psyche, ego identification and inviting what is real to be accepted, learning to meet herself and others with an open, encouraging and playful depth of presence. Kiaora’s intention is to to empower people to know and feel how beautiful and capable they are so that they have more ease in their lives and connection to their community. She teaches children as young as 8 and adults as old as 84.

Save the dates:

Saturday, February 16th 1:30-6:30 at Yoga Soup

Connections : A 5Rhythms Workshop

Our dance is a metaphor for how we live, The 5Rhythms© is a philosophy of how energy moves: we can use this movement map as a medicine for living our fullest lives. In exploring our connections through the dance to ourselves, our breath, our partners, communities, and the world, we create a greater sense of availability to take part in everything we do. Sometimes we are in need of tending to one kind of connection and releasing another. Using the 5Rhythms, we see our comforts and edges through the metaphor of the dance. When we see what is true and we meet it in our movement, we can catalyze positive shifts to richer and more playful connections in the many facets of our lives.

5Rhythms Workshop: Connections

Saturday, March 23rd, 1:30-6:30 at Yoga Soup

The Rhythm of My Breath : A 5Rhythms Workshop

In many cultures Spirit and Breath are the same word. In this workshop we will use the map of the 5Rhythms to explore our inspiration, our release, our expansion and connections to the body as well as the breath itself, our spirit and the joy of dance. In making the breath our main impetus of movement we will fortify our connections to the present moment, to our authentic and most vital self. Eckhart Tolle offered, “One conscious breath in and out is a meditation.” Anna Halprin said, “Dance is the breath made visible. ” Together we will explore our awareness and surrender to our breath, a.k.a spirit. We will invite the dance to move us and celebrate this adventure and the nurturing effects of experiencing Being in a body.

5Rhythms Workshop: The Rhythm of Our Breath

Saturday, March 30th, 1:30-4:30pm at Yoga Soup

Aum state- A Reset Meditation and 5Rhythms Workshop 

Reset Meditation combines conscious awareness with brain integration techniques, creating gentle and rapid transformations. We can easily identify stuck behaviors that sap energy and with consciousness, dismantle the hold it has on our system. Using the energy that was tied up in the old pattern, we have more energy to direct towards supporting productivity and what we truly care about. Once the psyche has upshifted, the best integration comes from authentic movement, so we dance to invite our new awareness to be deeply embodied.

5Rhythms Workshop: Dance + Aum State Meditation

Saturday May 25th, 1:30-6:30 at Yoga Soup

A 5Rhythms Workshop at Yoga Soup, TBD


Hi Dancers, Wednesday night is still happening, a DJ will be there, but no 5Rs classes until I return. Date still to be determined. I am on a short break until further notice.   Thanks, Kiaora

Santa Barbara Dance Center

Classes are $15 or 5 class series for $60. First time dancers, 3 class special for $30