MaxbyJerianneHello and Welcome!

I am Maxima Kahn, Empress of Play, poet and writer, musician and dancer, soul guide, way-shower, firekeeper.

As a passionate lover of Beauty, Wonder, and Imagination, I have gotten messy, noisy or outlandish in countless acts of creative abandon.

My courses and one-on-one Creative Life Coaching and Creativity Mentoring have helped hundreds of people to free their creativity, hone their unique gifts, and follow their heart path.

I am passionate about helping others to uncover their unique gifts and cultivate states of deep play, in which we experience the timeless flow and joyful self-forgetting of doing what we love.

What You’ll Find Here

Who Is Maxima Kahn?

I combine deep knowledge of the creative process with a wealth of contemporary tranformational modalities and ancient wisdom.

Some of the many teachings I’ve studied include The Artist’s Way, the Sedona Method, Wishcraft, Non-Violent Communication, the Seven Habits of Steven Covey, the Work of Byron Katie, EFT/Tapping, ancient indigenous wisdom and much more. I’ve also deeply studied and engaged with writing, music, dance and graphic design.

I crafted my own unique IMAGINE Dreamtending process for unlocking your creativity, discovering your unique gifts, and co-creating with life to realize your heart’s true dreams. My students have called this system “revolutionary” and “life-changing.”


I am a writer of poetry, fiction and essays. My poems and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and websites. I have taught poetry and creative writing both privately and at the University of California, Davis Extension and worked as an editor and writing coach for writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and both stage and screen plays.


I am an award-winning composer and avant-garde violinist. I have performed with such groups as the Relentless Compassion Orchestra, the Tiny Monsters, and Sawbones.


As a dancer, my primary love is Contact Improvisation, which I have taught for many years. I studied dance-movement therapy at the Naropa Institute, as well as many forms of dance. I perform regularly with the dance-theater troupe Shadow Cabinet. An understanding of deep body-intelligence and whole body learning is vital to all of my teaching.


All of my work and play is deeply infused with ancient, heart-centered teachings. I am an initiated Firekeeper in the Sacred Fire Community and have been a student of the profound, practical wisdom of an authentic, indigenous path since 2000.

To learn more about my personal credo, read:

What I Know  &
3 Mantras To Live By

To learn more about Brilliant Playground, start here.

Maxima Kahn
“Since taking the class I am able to verbalize my dreams and then create concrete steps to fulfilling them.  I allow myself to have impossible dreams and see how I can actually achieve them.  It makes me happier because I am moving forward and making things possible.  I also allow myself to take the time to pursue my dreams and give them great weight and significance.  Amazing things are happening in my life.  Thank you Max!”
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C.B., Living Your Dreams