Activate Your Voice and Body to do the Work you came to do.
Do you feel you have an important contribution to make in these pivotal times and would like your voice to be heard in the world? Would you like to be in command of your power and your voice and involved in passion-activated work?
Unlock your Voice & Body with KiVo. Be empowered and help others do the same!
“I feel loved, supported and entertained!” Kristina Lentz
Kivo® The Kinetic Voice is a vocal practice that uses the whole body. It is designed to harness the power of vocal vibration and movement as transformational tools that unlock energy, activate your true radiance and empower you to go out and create the life you were born to live. KiVo also builds connection to all our relations and offers Tribal Healing for a high tech world.
You will learn to use your voice to state your truth, claim your boundaries, name your worth, own your opinions and express your passions.
“I have had a big question my entire life about why don’t I love myself enough. While thinking about this question and dancing and chanting the KiVo Root Chakra Chant, I first started to cry, then started to feel compassion and even mercy for myself. The most powerful moment for me was when I practiced the KiVo “Gathering well water” movement and when my hands were just right in front of my mouth and I was chanting, there was an amazing resonance to my voice with my hands. It was so powerful and I could look at myself from outside and for a moment, feel that self love that I’m so anxious to feel.” (anonymous)
Don’t waste a moment. Contact Lis and set-up your Introductory Session! Whether you use KiVo as a tool to help you on your Soul Path or become a Facilitator to help liberate others, get down and get busy, having fun, moving and being moved, celebrating the life we live AND ACTIVATING YOUR TRUE PURPOSE.
“I could feel the vibrational effect in every Chakra. It was more powerful than using the singing bowls and adding the body to the 4-Directions Invocation is the missing link for me!” Pamela Minton.
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“Thank you for facilitating such a wonderful healing session for me. I SO APPRECIATED your deep understanding and listening to me and for holding the space for release of a heavy load of sorrow in the belly . . . I felt so loved and lifted. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your work is extraordinary . . . I felt your understanding of women’s predicament to be vast and a place of refuge.” Surya Mitchell, Psychiatric Nurse
A bit on the history of KiVo:
I knew I’d hit on something when my intuition encouraged me to use my music making and dance abilities to create KiVo, but I didn’t realize how much the form resonated with the ancient way until I experienced it first hand, in Africa. In my recent travels to Kenya and Tanzania, I was greeted with a KiVo-like circle in every village-much to my surprise and delight. The communities brought me into the circle and sang and danced a welcome with me. I felt so included and welcome, so at home. Our ancestors are not strangers to this practice, nor are the Indigenous tribes and I’ve experienced a similar resonance in the Ohlone Bear Ceremony and in ancient English & Scottish Groves. I’ve just added a bit of yam, some soaproot, cinnamon a few grains of Cardamom and electronic music.
The biggest surprise for me, came in Tanzania, when I was asked to “help us remember, because we are forgetting.” It seems obvious that we in the West need to remember this form of celebrating, but Africans? Now that is an honor! So much culture and tradition is being bulldozed away. No more bulldozing! Recreate the sacred song/dance circle!
I feel that if you can talk you can sing and if you can walk you can dance. In his book This is Your Brain on Music, Daniel Levitin writes of the Basotho people of Lesotho, who believe the same thing. He explains how a visiting anthropologist baffles the villagers when he tells them he can’t sing. It was as bizarre to them as being unable to walk or dance though having two legs. So, when I read the following sentence, I nearly fell off my chair: To them, “singing and dancing were a natural activity in everybody’s lives, seamlessly integrated and involving everyone.” The Sesotho verb for singing (ho bina), as in many of the world’s languages, also means to dance; there is no distinction, since it is assumed that singing involves bodily movement.
Dr. David B. Coplan, a social anthropologist at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg also speaks of this in his book “In the Time of Cannibals.” Coplan discusses the various ways the people of Lesotho experience singing, speech & movement. For example: “the domain of sounding (ho luma) matches and overlaps the domain of acting or doing (ho etsa), which includes dance…The highest category consists of dance-songs, based upon the agreement (tumellano, from ho luma) of sounding and doing, of text, tune, physical movement, and rhythm…Next is ho bua, ‘speaking’…followed by ho bina ‘singing’…lifela are identified, along with likoma and mangae initiation songs, as lipina tse binoang ho nngoe, ‘songs which are sung standing [still],’ in contrast to dance-songs, which are lipina tse binoang ka maoto, ‘songs sung with the feet.’ (I like the “Songs sung with the feet!”)
The Baka people (we call Pygmy) of Cameroon also share this tradition and their word Be‘ also means “song” or “dance” and the Mendie word (the language from Mali to Sierra Leone) for song/dance/music is a single word “Doeguea” (pronounded Doyiga).
Bradford Keeney offers insights in his book Shaking Medicine, Keeney is a Tsom, or Shaman, and has been initiated by the Bushmen of the Kalihari in their tradition of Shaking or Ecstatic Movement. Shaking Medicine is also found amongst he Cree Indians and the Shakers and Quakers. Keeney describes how the Bushmen, while entranced in their Shaking Medicine practice, climb a thread to the Ancestral Village above to receive songs and healing. I attended one of Brad’s events. He activated the Kundalini which felt like a vertical pulse coarsing up my spine and causing an intense body shake. I have had these experiences before. Brad later suggested I take my work around the world which I have begun to do and have had the opportunity to teach students who have taken the work home to Mallorca, Malaysia, England, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, USA, Africa and Argentina.