We are a Husband and Wife Team sharing a common passion for Teaching Movement.

At KineOasis we offer a number of high-quality, affordable Programs for all ages and skill levels.

We are happy to announce that the KineOasis 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.

We offer two (2) options for enrollment in our Outreach Programs:

  1. Participating Students pay a per class or per month affordable fee.
  2. Your Organization sponsors our Programs on a FIXED per-class-per month basis (preferable and cost effective for group activities).


What we offer

Our Outreach Program offered to Youth Organizations and Institutions contains two options: Ballet and/or an exploratory and developmental NONVIOLENT Martial Arts Program.

In addition, Organizations and Institutions can also bring to their Adult community our Somatic Classes (Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement) as well as SomaBallet - an Adult program for anyone who loves Ballet, OpenMAT - an adult exploratory martial arts practice, and/or SeniorFLOW - a ZERO IMPACT Martial Arts-based program for Seniors.


Led by Catrina Choate-Heretoiu, our Ballet classes for Kids, Youth, and Adults emphasize an intelligent approach to training within a safe and nurturing learning atmosphere that encourages creativity.

Exploratory Martial Arts

Bogdan Heretoiu (Bo) offers classes for all ages, adapted to the students' skill level and individual abilities. Classes are non-competitive, exploratory in nature, and aiming to support each individual's journey of personal growth. Bo has adapted Martial Arts concepts and principles to a modern and truly practical methodology applicable throughout our daily emotional, mental, and physical conflicts.

Soma Clinic - Feldenkrais, Adult Ballet, Ballet for Seniors, SeniorFLOW

Catrina and Bo invite Adults of all ages and skill levels to discover and explore Movement through a uniquely intelligent and joyful journey.

Why Us and other Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • I. Why Us:
  • II. Training with Catrina and Bo:
I. Why Us:
What makes us Different:

Before being Movement Educators we are Parents and Artists. We place overwhelming emphasis on empowering our students to develop and express their own inner power and voice through the boundless qualities of Movement. Our classes are infused with nurturing support, kind challenges, and natural - functional - student-centered training as opposed to rigid cloning and often archaic teaching methodologies. We uphold high ethical, moral, and technical standards - and we do so in the spirit of mentorship and honest open communication.

A quick overview of KineOasis:

KineOasis is a family owned new business established by husband and wife Catrina and Bogdan Heretoiu in 2023 after decades of training and teaching as independent artists. It's Founders, Catrina and Bo are proud parents and artists. As Movement Educators they bring over 50 years of combined experience in working with students of all ages and skill level in a variety of environments.

Our commitment to Being Present:

We go above and beyond to make ourselves available to our Students and their Families whenever needed. Our role as Educators is to ensure that we provide our Students with an unforgettable and positive learning experience on their journey to becoming confident and empowered human beings. We can be always be reached either by phone, email, online calls, or in-person.

Our Pledge:

We offer unwavering professionalism, 100% commitment to support and nurture our Students' learning experience, and an enjoyable class environment where Students can train without judgement. We support and encourage constructive criticism, collective feedback and support, and self-assessment skills and strategies towards the achievement of each Student's goals.

II. Training with Catrina and Bo:
Ballet & Feldenkrais with Catrina

I work with organization of the body and mind through learning and exploration in both Ballet and Feldenkrais. I like to investigate the articulation and interaction of thinking, feeling, sensing, and moving.

I find it fascinating to observe the intricacies between motivation, intention, and action while listening to 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 - whether in life or in the ballet classroom.

With curiosity and exploration, the details of movement and body will unfold into a beautiful flow of physical fluency

My Ballet Classes:

My classes are clear, friendly, and organized.

My approach is grounded in a classical foundation with the Cecchetti Method and Balanchine Technique for the advanced dancers with an intelligent somatic influence for all ages.

I believe the practical and poetical merge in every one of my ballet classes. Technique is a logical progression of learning that is enhanced with inquisitive investigations and a detailed physical analysis.

Although technique is fun to improve upon there is also the poetical side of dancing that is a joy to nurture as it merges feeling, passion, music, and everyone’s personal magic.  

Personal Philosophy

Allow yourself to get lost because in the moment of the unknown comes presence, learning, and exploration. It’s a gift to experience something new and find how you can push the boundaries of your familiar in various ways.

Favorite Quote and Book

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

(Maya Angelou)

“Beyond talent lie all the unusual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance. That durational willingness to work at our gifts, to steward them with disciplined devotion, is our fundamental responsibility to them - our fundamental responsibility to ourselves.”  

(Maya Angelou)

“Education and the Significance of Life” by J. Krishnamurti

“The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak

Exploratory Martial Arts with Bo

I believe that Martial Arts training must evolve with the times and rules of a contemporary society. We must make sense in our training, and move beyond the soldier-like approach intended for obedience. At The Grasshoppers Club practice is exploratory, inquisitive, focused on adaptability, context, and common sense practicality.

RE-Think Martial Arts.

My Martial Arts Classes:

My classes turn traditionalism upside down. We dive into advanced concepts and fluidly complex movement patterns as a basic starting point. Practice leads participants towards a gradual increase in difficulty, accelerated progression of skill, and an expanding ability to navigate our physical, mental, and emotional state as we face and negotiate conflicts.

For skill to grow, change is required.

Personal Philosophy

Modern society demands emotional resilience and mental endurance from a very young age and throughout our lives. A martial arts practice - and any other practice in fact - that offers ever changing complex situations in a safe, fun learning environment becomes a pillar in a person's personal growth - regardless of age, social status, or cultural limitations.

Practice is the ultimate training of the mind.

Favorite Quote and Book

"Use only that which works and take it from any place you can find it." (Bruce Lee)

"The Little Prince"

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"My 11-year-old daughter absolutely adores Martial Arts classes with Bo! His classes blend martial arts, movement exploration, mindfulness, playfulness, and intense physical workout. His instruction is playful and thoughtful, without rigidity or criticism. Our kiddo has fun, genuinely enjoys the physical challenges presented, and looks forward to classes weekly. It’s improving her body awareness, strength, and confidence. Bo is a delight, and I highly recommend his classes!"

Maggie F, 

Mom, Madison WI

Class: OpenMAT Youth

"Catrina's Ballet class is excellent. She is professional and warm-hearted all at the same time. She REALLY knows her stuff and is equally concerned with each and every student regardless of level, age, condition or body shape."

Anne A, 

Founder - Posturally, Madison WI

Class: Adult Ballet Joy

"We're just a few classes in with one of Bo's Grasshoppers class and are already so pleased and impressed with the effort he makes to understand and support each child's individual strengths and challenges. He really understands kids and runs this program with a calm generosity."

Erin O'Brien, 

Mom / Policy Programs Director Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Class: Grasshoppers Ninja

"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

"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

"Returning to ballet after a 15 year break, I was very glad to find Catrina’s class. Challenging while also supportive, she’s been understanding and has offered great insight on accommodating an aging dancer’s body."

Karl Broman,

Ballet Student, Madison, WI

"I really appreciate the Ballet classes Catrina teaches. She is great at curating combinations that meet me where I am at and challenge me to grow!"

Annika K,

Ballet Student, Madison, WI

"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

"I am loving this adult ballet class, which is accessible to a variety of levels. I have taken a number of ballet classes before as an adult beginner but never found one that allowed me to build progressively on skills in a sustainable way.

This class feels like the appropriate level of challenge, and Catrina has a great understanding of limitations that bodies may face when learning ballet as adults!"

Sarah-Louise Raillard,

Adult Ballet Student, Madison WI

"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!"



"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


Contact us

Please send us a brief message about your Organization/Institution and we will reply as soon as possible to schedule a phone conversation, in-person meeting, or an online conference as you prefer.

We focus on fine-tuning individual skills through nurturing each student's journey of learning and personal growth.


(608)-338-1638‬ - General Inquiries

530 913 9523 - Bo

530 913 9830 - Catrina


Madison, WI

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