Kachina Abeita has developed a signature approach to a Somatic Movement Inquiry using The Feldenkrais Method® as a basis for movement education & therapy along with medicinal plant and tree essences as vibrational support for the more profound healing of our being.
In over forty-two years of hands-on therapeutic work, Kachina has fine-tuned a clarity of touch that discovers, supports, and communicates forgotten possibilities.
Kachina Abeita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®. She trained in the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education Professional Training from 1984 to 1987 after first studying with Moshe Feldenkrais in Dallas, TX in 1982. His teachings instinctively resonated with her intrinsic understanding of somatic expression.
She also trained in:
- Bones of Life, This Movement Intelligence of Bone Strength and Weight-Bearing Posture was developed by Ruthy Alon and is based on Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach to somatic learning.
- Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama).
- Wu style Tai Chi and Chi Gong, Traditional Chinese practices honoring the cosmic flows of energy through our body.
- Medicinal Aromatherapy
- Jin Shin Jytsu
- Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the application of pressure to the feet and hands based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.
- Massage Therapy In her early years, Kachina found mentors with intuitive healing abilities and had many years of practice before Texas required licensing. She was grandfathered in with many recommendations from her existing clientele.
- BMC Foundations in Embodied Anatomy, Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM) is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body, and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, and developmental principles. The fundamental groundwork of developmental re-patterning and the utilization of a body-based language is utilized to describe movement and body-mind relationships.
My Somatic training began as a shy young dance and figure roller skater who escaped awkward social interaction through an intently focused figure skating practice. To be good, there was a high demand for subtle control of one’s neuro-muscular ability to keep a fine line between your wheels as you turned and balanced. Here is where I first learned to pay attention to finely detailed actions in my body.
It is no wonder I embraced Iyengar Yoga. My love of attention to detailed control had an ancient spiritually based system in which to thrive and deepen. I studied with George Purvis and many of his senior teachers. Then later partnered with Fred Dowd to found the Dallas Yoga Center.
Attending a workshop with Moshe Feldenkrais threw the Somatic door wide open and launched a full career in playing with movement to expand awareness, brain function & sense of Self.
I was deeply called to explore a spiritual path that lead me to travel regularly to South India, where I studied Advaita Vedanta for over 25yrs. Culture shock upon returning home was often jarring. So I removed myself from the familiarity of the American yoga community just when its secular popularity exploded and was guided to study martial arts.
Finding Grand Master Lee to teach me the profoundly grounding & empowering practices of Tai Chi & Chi Gong was the blessed next step in my journey. It awakened this somatic knowing, “By unblocking energy, we can strengthen and heal the body.”
Then when Wisdom of the Earth plant medicine found me I was at the beginning stages of assisting my parents on their final transition. I instantly received so much compassionate, loving support from our allies in the Plant Kingdom that I was called to share their healing powers with others.
Other interests in my life that bring joy and support me have been Argentine Tango, 5Rhythms & Ecstatic dancing, gardening, and spending time with my large and growing extended family & friends.
There is a joy in inquiring, listening, and learning that fires my curiosity, that has deepened my intuition & sharpens my observational skills leading me to an open-hearted response to life and others. Traveling these inner bridges from thinking, feeling, and sensing into doing is an Art and a Science that inspires me in my service to others. These are the gifts of my life’s journey that I wish to offer for your growth and transformation.