Catrina & Bo

Change is difficult. As Parents and Educators we understand schedules, routine, and the need for trusting AND entrusting our kids' education and time with another person. Because of that, we would LOVE to invite you to observe any of our classes and meet us in person, at any time you wish (when classes take place). We would like to know that our students and their families are fully confident in our Teaching Methodology and Experience before enrolling.

We are available to answer your questions via email, phone, and/or video call if/whenever needed.

Catrina Choate-Heretoiu is a somatic practitioner and dance educator who works with recovery and learning through movement. She is the co-founder of Soma Studies which includes online/live somatic classes and is the creator of Soma Stories and Ballet Journeys.




While young, she trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet and then continued to dance professionally with Miami City Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Miami Contemporary Dance Company. Catrina thrived in her performance career but she also understood movement from a healing perspective and chose to nurture an academic and somatic path. 

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"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."


Founder / Executive  Director of Northern California Dance Conservatory

Catrina has a B.A. Degree in English Literature from Florida International University, an MFA Degree in Dance from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and is certified in The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. She has taught all levels of ballet and Feldenkrais at many conservatories throughout the U.S. and Europe such as the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Dance Department, Northern California Dance Conservatory, and Sacramento Ballet.  

Throughout Catrina’s life, movement has been the trusted language of communication and she understands that a somatic conversation through movement can reveal unexpected experiences that can promote learning, growth, relief, and ultimately connection.

Arts4Hope Founder and KineOasis co-Founder, Bo is a Filmmaker and a Martial Arts Educator. He has accumulated 40+ years of practice and 20+ years of instructing Martial Arts at different levels and ages.

He started Okinawan Goju-Ryu at the age of 13, became one of the Founders of the first Romanian Martial Arts Federation, and later an Aikido Instructor with the Romanian Aikido Federation under Dan Ionescu Shihan.

He founded The Grasshoppers Club and runs his Martial Arts program as a hybrid between in-person classes and an online community.

Bogdan (Bo)



Over the years, Bo has expanded his movement vocabulary to incorporate everything useful and practical for achieving and maintaining a healthy mind inside a healthy body.

After years of practice and exploration, Bo shifted focus from the ritualistic and often unilateral nature of traditional martial arts training to researching and incorporating teaching methodologies across various Martial Arts styles, with the goal to support a Developmental, Enhancement, Performance, and Recovery Movement-based Program for all ages.

While still practical from a "martial" perspective, Bo's classes are adapted to a modern society that demands mental and emotional resilience, critical thinking, and teamwork. Mutual Respect is at the core of this practice.

Bo's open invitation to everyone is to Re-THINK Martial Arts, and his favorite quote is "A teacher is a student who teaches in order to continue his study" (Mochizuki Minoru Sensei)

"Bo is the Best!"

"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!"


"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."


"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!"

MELISSA - Parent

"Passionate & Dedicated 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

"Bo has been so great for my two boys. The skills and lessons were so well thought out and executed but beyond that Bo is a wonderful calm presence. It is often hard to find good male role models today but Bo has been that for my boys."

SARAH - Parent

"Bo has been a great asset to our club, and we will miss him when he leaves."

"I have been training with Bo for a couple of years at the Northwest Michigan Aikido Club in Traverse City, Michigan. 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

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

Catrina & Bo


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