Connecting to the hips, nature, and humanity
Kelani's mission is simple: Spread Alofa ('love' in Samoan).
The purpose is equally simple: Connection.
These principles are based on the reverence Ioana’s ancestors have for humanity, community, nature and exploring their higher selves.
Kelani utilizes mindful movement, visualization, and guided meditation inspired by the spirit and nature of Ioana’s Polynesian ancestral island of Samoa.
Ioana is the founder of Kelani. Descending from a ‘royal’ family in Samoa, her grandfather was the paramount chief of a region of the island. With a deep connection to her ancestors, Ioana’s mission is to spread their spirit, with Kelani as her vessel.
Ioana is a mother of three inspiring girls, two-time published author (currently working on her third project), registered holistic nutritionist, Pilates instructor, experienced public presenter, aspiring singer-songwriter (stay tuned) and world traveler.
She has also been featured on several media outlets including CTV News, CBC National News and Global News.
Ioana’s mission is simple:
Ioana presents Kelani programs across the Greater Toronto Area and
globally through community, corporate, fitness, and online platforms.
With an emphasis on the first element of Kelani – connection to the hips - Kelani Dance is an uplifting Polynesian inspired, hip shaking, holistic dance-based program for every BODY.
Kelani brings the heat of the islands to your hips.
With an emphasis on the second element of Kelani – connection to nature – Kelani Spirit transports participants on a journey through Polynesia utilizing visualization and moving meditation.
With mindfulness and visualization, Ioana will guide you on a journey through mind, body, and spirit. Kelani Guided Meditation is based on the reverence Ioana’s Samoan ancestors have for humanity, community, nature and higher self.
Kelani Experience is a two-hour event expanding in depth on all three elements of Kelani:
1. Connection to the hips
2. Connection to nature
3. Connection to humanity and higher self
Kelani Experience retreats coming soon!
With almost two decades of training and experience, Pilates is Ioana’s "first love" in fitness. Developed in the 20th century by Joseph Pilates, the Pilates method of “Contrology” focuses on core strength, flexibility, posture and more.
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