Hello my name is Kay-Ann Ward, thank you for visiting my virtual home.
I'm your movement and embodiment coach. The work that I do consist of creating choreography, creative direction, creative and artistic expression, group fitness instruction, guided healing ,educator, energy activator and dance instruction)
I help women let go of limiting beliefs, heal their internal wounds, connect to their sensuality and sexuality, connect to their bodies, stand in their truth and deepen their connection to their spirituality. I do this through embodied healing/ancestral practices, dance, movement and self expression. By doing this they are awakening, igniting and embodying the fullest version of themselves.
I help women heal and embrace their inner UnRuly Gyal and divine spirit. I do this by using the sexy, unhibited and expressive dance movements from my Caribbean culture (Dancehall and Soca) and African culture to help you activate and elevate your mind body and spirit, so you can transform and embody your greatness.
To date I have helped and coached 200+ women become more confident, feel sexy in their skin, discover parts of themselves they didn’t know existed, shift their energy and heal traumatic wounds through the power of connecting to their womb and feminine truth. I have coached and mentored dancers, teaching them the ins and outs of becoming and being a valued teacher, instructor, choreographer as well as a top performer.
I have helped studio owners and dance companies with creative marketing strategies. I have created and directed my own as well as collaborated with others to create productions that stand out.
I have 15+ years doing what I love. Everything I share and teach are from first hand experience. If I have not experienced it myself, I do not teach it. If I am not able to guide my clients on their self healing and transformation journey, I will let them know and do my best to recommend someone I know who has taken the time to do the inner work to help guide them.
I am committed to helping you blossom so you can see, feel and embrace your full existence and your greatness. And trust me the world needs what you have to offer.
For many years I was so out of touch with who I am, what I was doing and living a life that was not very intentional. Though I was performing on stages, dancing in music videos I was struggling with believing in myself. I was struggling and I was hurting inside. (No one seen this, or did they see and not tell me, or maybe I just dug myself so deep into an illusion, that I didn’t have to face my wounds and inner child. This is all very possible)
I had suppressed so much pain, I was lost lost lost and I didn’t know it. Every now and then I would create goals, accomplish some of them, yet I will self sabotage myself, not value myself so I was never really creating the break through that I needed to see and have in my life. I had suppressed so much of the pain and trauma that I had experienced growing up and in my early adult years. That if someone told me that I was living out of touch with myself I would have said NO real quick. I mean it seemed like I got my shit together. I was fooling myself.
After having my daughter the doors of self discovery opened up wide for me, pulled me in and I haven’t looked back since. I could no longer suppress my pain, I could no longer live without being intentional, I could no longer be in and around toxic relationships.
My ancestors and spirit guides showed up, ready to reel me in, and show me myself and the depth of my roots. There is so much more to my story. I will share more with you at different times during our connection. As I worked on myself oh so intensely I realized many things along the way.
I realized that what I’ve been doing for years in my teachings was important, however I needed to apply it to myself and I needed to be more intentional with my thoughts.
I was helping women from all walks of life to heal, connect to themselves, I was helping them let go of thoughts and beliefs that didn’t serve them, I was helping them feel and be more confident. I was helping dancers become fierce performers and teachers. I was creating shows and live events but never really believing in myself.
I was working hard on everyone else but not myself. (Many of you can relate to this part, I know it)
I needed to invest in myself. I needed to value my existence, I needed to see myself, not based off what I can do for others and my accomplishments. I needed to value my spirit.
I needed to connect more to my sacred space, listen and honor the communication that flows through me. I needed to listen to the little girl in me. I needed to release stagnant and blocked energy that was sitting in my body. I needed energy to flow. I needed to say I deserve to receive happiness and pleasure. I needed to stop self sabotaging myself.
When I started to spend more time honoring my feminine and masculine energy, as well as spend time connecting to my ancestors and spirit guides. My life started to change. This time it was changing and shifting me in the direction that was true to who I am and who I want to be.
I started to experience the changes that I needed in my life. These changes impacted my personal healing and development. These changes allowed me to start shifting how I showed up for myself as well as how I showed up for my clients. My work shifted, I was now able to go deeper within me, which made me a better coach and student.
No this process wasn’t and isn’t easy, however it is worth it and it’s an ongoing process and journey.
My self work consisted of continuing to dance to dancehall/soca, Afro-Caribbean dance, intuitive/expressive movement, meditation, mindfulness, visualization, writing and being one with nature. Dance and intuitive movement has always been the primary go to for me. It is what I use to activate my divine connection. I love to feel sensual and be sensual. I love to honor my feminine and masculine energy. I love to teach women how to access this divine energy flow so that they too can stand in their truth.
I’m a woman on a journey to explore and discover more of myself. I am creating spaces for you to also join me wherever you are on your journey. I am a vessel, the divine energy flows through me and uses me to share its message, teachings and energy with you.
Like I said there is so much more to my story. I have many chapters that will be shared over time. I know you also have many chapters of your story.
To date I have coached 200+women become more confident, discover parts of themselves they didn’t know existed, shift their energy and heal traumatic wounds through the power of connecting to their womb and feminine truth.
I have coached and mentored dancers, teaching them the ins and outs of becoming and being a valued teacher, instructor, choreographer as well as a top performer.
I have helped studio owners and dance companies with creative marketing strategies.
I have created and directed my own as well as collaborated with others to create productions that stand out. With this experience it was a natural transition to step into group and one and one coaching I was doing this for years without calling myself a coach. I just knew I enjoyed helping beautiful souls transform their lives as as well as bringing concepts from Ideas, to breathtaking visuals.
Kay-Ann is a Dancer, Fitness Instructor, Choreographer, Movement, Dance Performance and Embodiment Coach.
With 15+ years of experience, she is known for her creativity, energy, authenticity and the welcoming space she creates for others to flourish.
There is no one word to describe Kay-Ann and the work that she does. Whether she is performing, teaching and or creating, she pulls from a deep rooted place of experience and expression using her Afro-Caribbean culture as her compass.
She has a way to seamlessly fuse entertainment, storytelling, performing and art while keeping her cultural roots at the fore front of what she does.
She has performed on stages with top musicians and artists such as Beenie Man, Yellow Man, Flo-Rida, top Canadian R&B artist and icons, Jully Black and Divine Brown. She has choreographed and danced for soca artist SURE-D. She has mentored and coached many dancers, artists, performers, women and teenagers helping them to awaken, ignite and embody their full expression and performance abilities.
She has created a variety of live shows for one of Toronto's top multi-cultural arts organizations "Harbourfront Cenre"
She has facilitated cultural and wellness workshops in universities and public schools and for not for profit organizations.
She was a program coordinator and facilitator for the Scarborough Youth Resource Centre, which was a division of Tropicana Community Services.
Her professionalism and knowledge of her craft makes her a sought after dance instructor and coach. Her love for what she does and creating spaces for others to flourish keeps her students coming back.
Nia Centre for the Arts
Sis to Sis Toronto
Toronto District School Board
City Centre Dance
Dance Life X
City Dance Corps
Tropicana Community Services
Just to name a few