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.
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.
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.
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“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!”