Meet Our Global Circle of KiVo Leaders

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Lis Addison, Founder: As Bob Marley said "It's the Healing of the Nation." I encourage you to read below about the wonderful women who have stepped up to learn and share this healthy work that supports belonging, purpose and concern for the web of life and empowers you to activate your voice and body to do the sacred work you came to do. If you would like to find a Leader near you, contact information is included in most cases.


Angela Gabriel, New Mexico: My first KiVo session included the Chakra Chants. I felt something change in my body and spirit, and I knew that KiVo was a practice that I wanted to dive into. Later this instinct was confirmed by my body as I had the best bowel movement of my life. It might sound weird, but after caring for both of my elderly parents to their deaths, I know that a BM is an EVENT. It can make or destroy our day, especially as we get older. So when my body showed me that something profound had happened in my guts, I thought to myself, “Holy shit! There’s really something to this!" Click to contact Angela

Angela Gabriel, New Mexico: My first KiVo session included the Chakra Chants. I felt something change in my body and spirit, and I knew that KiVo was a practice that I wanted to dive into. Later this instinct was confirmed by my body as I had the best bowel movement of my life. It might sound weird, but after caring for both of my elderly parents to their deaths, I know that a BM is an EVENT. It can make or destroy our day, especially as we get older. So when my body showed me that something profound had happened in my guts, I thought to myself, “Holy shit! There’s really something to this!" Click to contact Angela

Gloria Cunha, N. CA: "KiVo offers a Profound Remembering of who we Truly Are as Sacred Beings of Light, providing a Brilliant Tool to LIVE our Potential FULLY & AUTHENTICALLY. KiVo is akin to Dance, and yet very different. Through synchronistic movement, focused attention on our energy centers (Chakras) and utilizing breath and voice, KiVo facilitates Healing on All Levels.  Thank You Lis, from the Fullness of my Heart!"

Gloria Cunha, N. CA: "KiVo offers a Profound Remembering of who we Truly Are as Sacred Beings of Light, providing a Brilliant Tool to LIVE our Potential FULLY & AUTHENTICALLY. KiVo is akin to Dance, and yet very different. Through synchronistic movement, focused attention on our energy centers (Chakras) and utilizing breath and voice, KiVo facilitates Healing on All Levels. 

Thank You Lis, from the Fullness of my Heart!"

Carol Cummins, Illinois: To me, KiVo is a pathway to convening groups of people together to create community, communion, and sacred ceremony.  In a circle of women, the chanting helps to empower their voices, and the dancing is a beautiful way to create the caring and compassion to value themselves and each and every other person in the group.  I also remember learning that the unique feminine spiritual path is through dance!   In the spirit of dancing together, what is generated is a sense of belonging, purpose and concern for the greater good of the whole web of life. Click to contact Carol

Carol Cummins, Illinois: To me, KiVo is a pathway to convening groups of people together to create community, communion, and sacred ceremony.  In a circle of women, the chanting helps to empower their voices, and the dancing is a beautiful way to create the caring and compassion to value themselves and each and every other person in the group.  I also remember learning that the unique feminine spiritual path is through dance!   In the spirit of dancing together, what is generated is a sense of belonging, purpose and concern for the greater good of the whole web of life. Click to contact Carol

Tami Gosnell, N. CA, North Bay: I am incredibly inspired by Lis and I am forever grateful to her for creating KiVo. It has changed my life and I believe that it is going to change the world!...We merge the solemn sacred with untethered joy, form with formless, new and old, to create something complete and whole. KiVo is not just a practice, it is a healing celebration. It is a joyful way that we can give back to all of our relations and return to unity once again. Click to contact Tami

Tami Gosnell, N. CA, North Bay: I am incredibly inspired by Lis and I am forever grateful to her for creating KiVo. It has changed my life and I believe that it is going to change the world!...We merge the solemn sacred with untethered joy, form with formless, new and old, to create something complete and whole. KiVo is not just a practice, it is a healing celebration. It is a joyful way that we can give back to all of our relations and return to unity once again. Click to contact Tami

Adelena Lestari, Maylasia: "My journey into KiVo started by a Divine arranged meet with Lis in the UK...Seven 7 months later, I land in San Francisco spending a week of fun and joy, learning the different movements and sounds, and how energetic fields are cleared by composition for each chakra, and how KiVo is practiced as a gathering and ceremonial circle which can involve nature. I intend to share and inspire people from all over the world, how caring for your physical and etheric body can be fun and lively with KiVo.”Click to contact Adelena 

Adelena Lestari, Maylasia: "My journey into KiVo started by a Divine arranged meet with Lis in the UK...Seven 7 months later, I land in San Francisco spending a week of fun and joy, learning the different movements and sounds, and how energetic fields are cleared by composition for each chakra, and how KiVo is practiced as a gathering and ceremonial circle which can involve nature. I intend to share and inspire people from all over the world, how caring for your physical and etheric body can be fun and lively with KiVo.”Click to contact Adelena 

Tifanne Gerber, Texas: "I feel I have a deeper connection to self and spirit. The combination of voice and movement reminds us what it is like to be whole and step into our whole power. KiVo is a great method for growth and development - As well as connecting to roots and tradition."

Tifanne Gerber, Texas: "I feel I have a deeper connection to self and spirit. The combination of voice and movement reminds us what it is like to be whole and step into our whole power. KiVo is a great method for growth and development - As well as connecting to roots and tradition."

Rebecca Morino, Anchorage AK "As I work with clients, the Chakra Chants come into my awareness as something beneficial for them, so I use then with my clients, slowly and deliberately." 

Rebecca Morino, Anchorage AK "As I work with clients, the Chakra Chants come into my awareness as something beneficial for them, so I use then with my clients, slowly and deliberately." 

Bentley Kalaway, Maui, Hawaii: During my training, I felt remarkably clear openings in my mind, body, spirit and dreams. The gifts I received were clearly marked for serving the evolution of humanity. I am a life-long student of Hawaiian wisdom.  I feel and honor the power that lives in the land and history of an ancient culture, where chant, song and dance were deeply connected to all of Life. It is my intention to take a journey, bringing the gifts and talents I have cultivated in my life to thoroughly explore how KiVo can help me spin them into gold."Click to contact Bentley

Bentley Kalaway, Maui, Hawaii: During my training, I felt remarkably clear openings in my mind, body, spirit and dreams. The gifts I received were clearly marked for serving the evolution of humanity. I am a life-long student of Hawaiian wisdom.  I feel and honor the power that lives in the land and history of an ancient culture, where chant, song and dance were deeply connected to all of Life. It is my intention to take a journey, bringing the gifts and talents I have cultivated in my life to thoroughly explore how KiVo can help me spin them into gold."Click to contact Bentley

JoAnne McElroy, Illinois "KiVo gave me my voice and strengthened each of my Chakras, especially the Solar Plexus and Throat. It also strengthened my body through the use of the Body Chants. I will use KiVo in workshops, retreats and rituals with the purpose of helping people find their voices and engage with their bodies."

JoAnne McElroy, Illinois "KiVo gave me my voice and strengthened each of my Chakras, especially the Solar Plexus and Throat. It also strengthened my body through the use of the Body Chants. I will use KiVo in workshops, retreats and rituals with the purpose of helping people find their voices and engage with their bodies."

Emily Wells, W. Virginia "KiVo has given me a whole new set of healing tools and has added a new and wonderful dimension to my practice as a professional bodyworker, energy healer, and yoga instructor. I feel like Lis has given me permission to reconnect with the ecstatic joy of song and dance that I incarnated with and knew innately as a child. I'm feeling more freedom to express my authentic self, and am excited to know that I can share this gift with others." Click to contact Emily

Emily Wells, W. Virginia "KiVo has given me a whole new set of healing tools and has added a new and wonderful dimension to my practice as a professional bodyworker, energy healer, and yoga instructor. I feel like Lis has given me permission to reconnect with the ecstatic joy of song and dance that I incarnated with and knew innately as a child. I'm feeling more freedom to express my authentic self, and am excited to know that I can share this gift with others." Click to contact Emily

India Harville, N. CA, East Bay: "I am so grateful to Lis and KiVo! From the 1st time I tried KiVo I knew it was going to be a part of my path . .  I reclaimed my voice in deep ways, cleared my chakras, and experienced ecstatic joy. And it helps me cope with a chronic health condition, by often dissolving my symptoms in just one hour! This work is a sacred remembering, a reclaiming of the circle song and dance traditions of our ancestors. I believe KiVo is the medicine that our planet needs right now in our quests for restoring balance for humanity." India Harville

India Harville, N. CA, East Bay: "I am so grateful to Lis and KiVo! From the 1st time I tried KiVo I knew it was going to be a part of my path . .  I reclaimed my voice in deep ways, cleared my chakras, and experienced ecstatic joy. And it helps me cope with a chronic health condition, by often dissolving my symptoms in just one hour!

This work is a sacred remembering, a reclaiming of the circle song and dance traditions of our ancestors. I believe KiVo is the medicine that our planet needs right now in our quests for restoring balance for humanity." India Harville

Kristina Lentz, N. CA, North Bay: "I am so grateful to have you in my  life and I love KiVo! Thanks for bringing back song, dance, chanting and soul radiance into my life. Not a day goes by without me doing body chants or chakra chants – they have really opened me up." Click to contact Kristina

Kristina Lentz, N. CA, North Bay: "I am so grateful to have you in my  life and I love KiVo! Thanks for bringing back song, dance, chanting and soul radiance into my life. Not a day goes by without me doing body chants or chakra chants – they have really opened me up." Click to contact Kristina

Ya'ara Ben-Tsvi, N. California, South Bay: "I'm using my voice more freely and I'm so much more confident...one of the most powerful moments for me was when I practiced the "gathering well water" movement and when my hands were just right in front of my mouth and I was chanting, there was an amazing resonance to my voice. It was so powerful and I could look at myself from outside with appreciation."

Ya'ara Ben-Tsvi, N. California, South Bay: "I'm using my voice more freely and I'm so much more confident...one of the most powerful moments for me was when I practiced the "gathering well water" movement and when my hands were just right in front of my mouth and I was chanting, there was an amazing resonance to my voice. It was so powerful and I could look at myself from outside with appreciation."

Arika Schumacher, CA North Bay: I have experienced deep therapeutic effects from KiVo, reconnecting to my body after suffering and injury. KiVo informed me itʼs time to drop the baggage and “lighten the load”, to shine my true potential! The sounds of the chants and laughter sing to my heart and the cells of my body and I feel more clear and confident.

Arika Schumacher, CA North Bay: I have experienced deep therapeutic effects from KiVo, reconnecting to my body after suffering and injury. KiVo informed me itʼs time to drop the baggage and “lighten the load”, to shine my true potential! The sounds of the chants and laughter sing to my heart and the cells of my body and I feel more clear and confident.