Movement Arts

Cultivating Awareness Through Movement

Human health and quality of life depends on the ability to move skillfully and efficiently.

– Dr. Chris Powers, Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, USC

At Ekata, movement training is the gateway to awareness and good health.  Our instructors not only give adults and kids a great workout, they teach you to move correctly!  We emphasize proper form and bio-mechanical structure while still offering serious conditioning.  We are trained specialists who take pride in our quality of instruction!  You won’t find any bootcamp blown-out backs at Ekata!



Kettlebells are known world-wide as a fantastic tool to build functional strength, flexibility and endurance. This full body workout teaches “bells” from the ground up, emphasizing proper technique and enabling the practitioner to make huge gains in an intelligent manner.


What is a Zumba fitness class like?  It’s a very exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music.  You’ll forget your working out with the sexy but simple moves to dance music like Cha Cha Salsa, reggaeton, rumba and more.  Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience!  It’s fun and effective using interval training combining fast and slow rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while at the same time targeting your legs, abs, glutes and arm


Hip-hop dance is a broad category that includes a variety of urban styles.  The older dance styles that were created in the 1970s include uprock, breaking, and the funk styles.  Breaking was created in The Bronx, New York, incorporating dances that were popular in the 1960s and early 1970s in African-American and Latino communities. At the same time breaking was developing in New York, other styles were being created in California. The funk styles, refers to several street dance styles created in California in the 1970s that were danced to funk music.  These styles include roboting, bopping, hitting, locking, bustin’, popping, electric boogaloo, strutting, sac-ing & dime-stopping.  Our adult “Cize” class focuses on learning combinations for to get a fun, cardio workout.  Our instructor, Shaka is a certified “Cize” instructor under fitness guru Shaun T.


Qi-Gung pronounced (Chee-gong) is known as a Chinese Internal Art.  Ancient breath and movement practices combine to promote longevity, mental and physical harmony, and the proper circulation of Qi, or life force throughout the body.

  • YOGA

Yoga is designed to help you gain an immediate present state of consciousness.  Yoga teaches the ability to move forward day by day into a state of wholeness, well being and enlightenment as well as shedding physical tension that has built up in your body.


Our core class incorporates training techniques from Pilates and dance – with core training, balance and strength exercises.  This one-of-a- kind class developed by classically trained dancer Kristem DeBenedetto is designed to make you fluid, flexible and stable.  You will move with the finesse and grace of a ballet dancer who can kick butt!

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