A Safe Space to be YOU.

Movement as Sanctuary

"Dedicated to the empowerment and creative freedom of our students through the exploration and intelligent study of movement"

We offer BALLET, MARTIAL ARTS STUDIES, and FELDENKRAIS Classes & Programs.

"The students at NCDC were lucky to have the opportunity to train with Ms Catrina in ballet. Her knowledge, kindness and process allowed them to progress technically in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Through her work, the students gained a deeper understanding on how to increase their alignment, flexibility and overall strength safely."

Jen Bradford, 

Founder / Executive Director of Northern California Dance Conservatory

"I'm grateful for finding Kine Oasis and Bo's tumbling and groundwork class. I've now attended three classes and looking forward to more.

The movements I've learned are especially valuable for an older athlete that wants to stay active and injury free."

Trevor Koss, Madison WI 

Adult Tumbling & Groundwork

"Bo has had a great impact on the students at the Northern Michigan Partnership. I highly recommend him.

He draws respect from his students and captivates their interest while at the same time maintaining high expectations."

Chris Davis,

TCAPS (Traverse City Area Public Schools)

"Catrina's Awareness Through Movement classes offer pathways to increased body knowledge and a harmonious and peaceful mind-body connection."

Cynthia Drayer,

Former School Director, The School of Sacramento Ballet

"The positive impact that Bo has had with our students takes your breath away. Some of our students have significant challenges with trust, boundaries, confidence, etc.

Bo is able to help them see things in a different way. His teachings provide life-long tools that students can draw from as they face obstacles. Bo truly is a gift in our community!"

Debbie Caperton,

SOS Learning Lab, LLC

"My 11-year-old daughter recently started a martial arts class on Mondays at 4pm at the Madison Circus Space (Winnebago St), and she LOVES it.

The instructor's philosophy blends with our homeschool philosophy beautifully, inviting playfulness and curiosity. It's part martial arts, part movement exploration/dance/, part mindfulness, part playful sparring, part intense physical workout. "

Maggie F,

Parent, Madison WI

"Ballet is such a beautiful art but so very challenging for adult beginner students like myself.

Catrina helps us by breaking down the steps into manageable pieces, and all within the safety zone of our physical abilities. We are learning and having lots of fun at the same time.

The meditative quality in in the music and the movements is amazing. I look forward to Catrina’s classes.”

Chifan C.B.

Adult Ballet Student

"I've been in classes now for a few months, and the progress I've achieved has been impressive.

Great teaching and a fun atmosphere, can't really beat that.”

Dakota C.

Adult Tumbling Student, Madison WI

"My son took a short course with Bo and didn't want it to end. This was his first introduction to body mind awareness, which I think is a vital skill in this day of over-stimulation.

Although my son hasn't quite mastered the meditation portion, I appreciate the applicable skills Bo taught as well as the blast the kids had rolling and jumping!"

Melisa,

Parent

"Catrina Choate's calm, soothing voice carries within it a quiet strength that asks questions and gently encourages the listening dancer to tune in, slow down, and listen to the wisdom of one's own body.

The Feldenkrais lessons offered by Catrina are well chosen and present the participant with the opportunity to go even deeper into the realm of the senses in order to experience the fascinating process of what to means to learn, to play, to fail, and to begin again, in the delightful dance of becoming one's best partner and ultimately, one's own teacher."

Alice Brydges,

Founding member of Alonzo King's Lines Ballet San Francisco

Feldenkrais Practitioner / Tai Chi Instructor

"I can't say enough about how passionate Bo is about his trade and how talented he is in sharing his skills with others. He is very hard working, dedicated, and reliable.

It has been a pleasure working with him and seeing the amazing growth in each of the children he has trained."

Rose Marie Zivkovich,

Director, Northern Michigan Partnership/TCAPS

"Catrina brings professionalism, somatic awareness and individual attention to each of us enrolled in her Adult Ballet Classes.


Her concentration and sharing of the importance of muscle awareness is much appreciated in dealing with the various levels of training and experience in our class.


By calmly and patiently instructing and correcting us we learn to apply and benefit from her expertise and attention.”

Dale E. Turner,

Senior Adult Ballet Student

"It was a pleasure to have our child attend Grasshoppers martial Art class. The teacher, Bo, has a unique way of training the students by making them understand the technique and encouraging movements that are in-sync with mind-body-brain system. This is a holistic way for teaching anything.

As a teacher, Bo demonstrates high skills, in-depth knowledge of his subjects, yet, maintaining a playful atmosphere and friendly approach! We wish Grasshoppers club the best!"

Kuldeepa VM,

Mom & Ascending Aesthetic Founder

"I have been training with Bo for a couple of years. He is one of the best instructors I have trained with. He has a deep knowledge of Aikido and his techniques are effective. He is able to demonstrate and teach fundamentals of Aikido in clear and understandable terms, to students of all levels. My understanding of Aikido has significantly improved under his tutelage.

I have also assisted Bo with some of his kids classes. He has that unique talent of being able to engage kids and work with them on their level. Keeping 8-10 year olds focused for a two hour Aikido class is not something for the timid to attempt, and Bo is good at it."

Dan Kaiser,

Northwest Michigan Aikido Club

SENIORS

wellness & longevity

ADULTS & MIX AGES

fitness & performance

KIDS & YOUTH

development & growth

In times when everyone is rushing and competing, we focus on fine-tuning individual skills through nurturing each student's journey of learning and personal growth.

Because we understand that CHANGE is a function of TRUST, we invite everyone to visit* and observe a class. Join us and experience the DIFFERENCE!

* Please check our Schedule for current classes & locations before visiting.

Our Work

Why Trust Us

KineOasis is an exploratory and creative merger of husband and wife team Catrina Choate-Heretoiu and Bogdan Heretoiu - movement educators dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement.

From Ballet to Somatic work and Exploratory Martial Arts, we offer a select range of movement modalities to enrich everyone's experience of Movement. Our approach is highly detailed yet nurturing and accommodating to everyone's skill and age - from younger kids to adults of all ages.

Join us to explore, learn, and transform.

Adult Soma Ballet

A gentle Adult Ballet program



The Grasshoppers Club

Exploratory Martial Arts



Soma

Studies

Feldenkrais® Group and Private Sessions



Ballet Joy

Kids 7-11 yro

Group & Private Sessions



Madison Grasshoppers Club

Bo is a former I-Power Gymnastics NINJA Program Director and brings 40+ years of Martial Arts practice and teaching experience to create an outstanding physical, mental, and emotional fitness program. We don't break boards, but we do skillfully break a sweat!

Ballet Joy

Catrina brings a lifetime of professional experience and love for Ballet, a nurturing passion for teaching, and a modern approach to Ballet as a way of life.

Less Marketing More MENTORSHIP >

We LOVE to provide and nurture a GREAT Learning Environment, so our "marketing" approach is straightforward: if you have a curious mind and wish to train hard and enhance your life through movement, then we will welcome you with open arms and decades of combined accumulated know-how ready to be passed onto you!

Invite your Friends & Family for a great Community atmosphere!

Our Work

  •      💡 Explore:
  •      ➢  Brief Introduction
  •      ➢  SomaStudies
  •      ➢  The Grasshoppers Club
  •      ➢  Articles
     💡 Explore:
     ➢  Brief Introduction

We have officially become "Wisconsonites" and our classes are now Open for Enrollment in Madison, WI.

Depending on the Program, we offer classes for Kids, Youth, Adult or Senior classes.

Here is what to look forward to - explore and join us for a truly unique experience: Adult SomaBallet with Catrina, exploratory Martial Arts at The Grasshoppers Club with Bo (Youth & Family Practice), Private Feldenkrais® sessions with Catrina, and more to come.

We welcome you to a mindset of holding and moving through your own sacred, safe space. A space of connection, relief, exploration, and respite from the daily noise.

Join us anytime to explore how Movement can be used to improve quality of life, assist in personal transformation, and offer a powerful portal into a personal space of joyful empowerment.

     ➢  SomaStudies

At Soma Studies, we work with skeletal alignment to allow for a balanced use of muscle effort to take place.

However, we also investigate the articulation and interaction of thinking, feeling, sensing, and moving.

We observe the intricacies between motivation, intention, and action while we listen to our own reactions and natural responses to the world around us.

If we understand what we do and how we do it, then and only then, can we achieve the desired outcome. With curiosity and exploration, the details of movement and body will unfold into a beautiful flow of Physical Fluency.

"Catrina's Awareness Through Movement classes offer pathways to increased body knowledge and a harmonious and peaceful mind-body connection."

CYNTHIA DRAYER,

Former School Director, The School of Sacramento Ballet

     ➢  The Grasshoppers Club

The Grasshoppers Method is the result of Bogdan's personal journey through life and through Martial Arts studies including encounters with countless fellow practitioners, students, and instructors over 40+ years of "hitting the mats".


"The Grasshopper Method emerged as a combination of all the knowledge passed onto me or as a result of my passionate exploration of movement principles applied within the context of my real day to day life. It is - as the saying goes - my way of life and living."

Please join us on a journey of curiosity and exploration of Martial Arts. We offer a Family-friendly exploratory Martial Arts Program for all ages and all skills and a FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY away from marketing, ads, and all that digital pollution.

     ➢  Articles
A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body : The TLC of Being Human

MORE TO COME

Stay in touch! We are actively developing programs to serve our community and updates will be sent out via our NEWSLETTER.

2023 - 2024 Programs

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

OpenMAT YOUTH & ADULT Programs

The Grasshoppers Club OpenMAT Program - A Student-centered, all inclusive Martial Arts Movement Program.

Explore Movement and Partner Work using Martial Arts Training principles and elements - revised and adapted to our present day reality within an exploratory and practical context while taking individual factors into consideration. This is an intelligent, common-sense based practice meant for inquiry and transformation.

The Grasshoppers Club also offers a FREE Family practice (10 & UP / MIX AGES), twice a month on Sundays. Please check our SCHEDULE before showing up for practice!

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

ADULT Soma Ballet

Where Breath, Balance, and Ballet come to life.

To laugh and have fun while learning something new is also a given in this friendly environment. The inspiring music will soothe all nerves and keep you coming back for more!

Basic ballet exercises will be used to learn new coordinations, enhance strength and mobility, and improve balance. This is more than fitness! It is a deep dive into experiencing ballet for ritual and to appreciate the art form for all the good that comes with it!

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

Awareness Through Movement

Get Physically Organized and Clear with Catrina Choate-Heretoiu and The Feldenkrais Method.

Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons are uniquely designed to provide muscular release, skeletal alignment, and improved quality of movement. In every class, we work with balance, posture, stability, mobility, and breathing. The work is wonderful for helping with pain relief, recovery from injury, improving a physical skill, feeling better in body and in life by inspiring physical connection and creativity.

Feldenkrais is a neuromuscular method of re-education and addresses the mechanics of movement through attentive, small motions that provide an experience of sensory feedback. The work is simple and direct. It feeds your system without using force and provides you with postural adjustments that help connect your overall self-use.


Reset and Recover your physical well-being to set yourself up for the best possible outcome. The gentle ATM approach allows people from all walks of life to participate and enjoy the physical investigation that unfolds.

Adult Tumbling & Groundwork

Fitness. Control. Agility. Coordination.

Open to ages 16 & UP, this class is a beginners Tumbling, Acrobatics, and Groundwork practice.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

Where: Madison Circus Space

When: Bi-Weekly on Sunday Mornings @ 8:30 - 9:30 AM

The Grasshoppers Club - Weekend Family Practice in Madison, WI

An effervescent NONTRADITIONAL, student-centered exploratory and creative martial arts practice for all ages (10 & UP) focused on individual uniqueness, personal growth, and development.

The Grasshoppers Club Family Weekend Practice in Madison is FREE & OPEN to the entire family (adults + youth practicing together), inviting everyone to participate in a friendly and mutually supportive fun practice that explores the best parts of what Martial Arts have to offer to curious and adventurous minds. Our martial arts for you and your kids is about creating life-long memories and strengthening family relationships through physical, mental, and emotional bridges. RE-Think Martial Arts at The Grasshoppers Club.

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

SomaSTORY with Catrina

UNWIND YOUR BODY TO UNRAVEL YOUR STORY

Soma Story uses somatic movement and personal writing to unlock the STUCK moments in life. Everyone has a Soma Story - An Embodied Journey. The Story of You is revealed through your body, your memories, daily activities - all of which constantly integrate your past, present, and future journey. 

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

Ballet Joy (youth)

with Catrina Choate-Heretoiu

Where Breath, Balance, and Ballet come to life.

Kids Ballet Training

Registration Now Open 

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

KineOasis - a creative platform dedicated to the exploration of Human Expression through Movement. We offer classes for kids, youth, and adults in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. Explore and experience Soma Ballet, Feldenkrais, and Exploratory Martial Arts.

Adults & Seniors

with Catrina and/or Bo

We love to create and offer programs tailored to adults who love movement as a means to wellness and a a fun way to be active.

Here are a few of the options we are currently offering:


ADULT SOMA BALLET, AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASSES, SeniorFLOW (a NO PAIN NO IMPACT MARTIAL ARTS-based Program), and more.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

Online Clinic with Catrina or Bo

Group and Private Sessions Available

Whether in Ballet, Feldenkrais, or Martial Arts, during our online clinic sessions we focus on fine-tuning individual skills through nurturing each student's journey of learning and personal growth. Sessions consist of essential feedback and analysis, strategy for further improvement, and overall support.

KineOasis Outreach Program

We are happy to announce that our Outreach Programs can be included as an In-House activity at any Organization / Institution wanting to bring Movement Explorations to their community members.

Whether your organization is a School, Church, Community Center, or a Company, your community can enjoy our programs in the familiar space of your location.


Please join us for an afternoon of movement inquiry and exploration. The workshop is donation-based and all proceeds will benefit MCS.

WHERE: Madison Circus Studio (MCS). 2082 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704

WHEN: Tuesday, OCT 18th from 5PM to 6:20PM

Upcoming Events:

Movement As Sanctuary (In-Person):

Catrina & Bo will welcome everyone to an EXPLORATORY MOVEMENT workshop offered on Tuesday, October 18th from 5PM to 6:20PM.

  • For this workshop Catrina will discuss and take questions about somatic applications of the Feldenkrais Method in Arts, Sports, and Health. Catrina will offer an introductory Awareness Through Movement lesson on increasing mobility and stability with a lesson that will help to unwind your spine.  
  • Bogdan will discuss and explore hands-on ways to incorporate movement as a tool for change. After 40+ years of practice and teaching, he designed the Grasshoppers methodology to fit a modern, contemporary reality, to support and enhance the development of his own children, and to fully complement all Students’ daily lives - including other sports they might be passionate and involved with. 

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We offer a variety of flexible memberships, passes, and financial assistance when needed.

Our UNLIMITED Membership includes ALL classes and ALL Family Members (Kids, Parents, and Grandparents)

At-a-Glance: About Us

"Eppur Si Muove"

Catrina Choate-Heretoiu

Ballet Educator and Feldenkrais® Practitioner.

Neli & Johnny

Travelers, Explorers, Homeschoolers, Gymnasts, Artists, and MUCH MORE...

Bogdan Heretoiu

Martial Arts Educator and Filmmaker.

We Launched Our KineOasis Newsletter

Explore a collection of Articles, answers to our Readers, and more to come.

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