keren khaya abrams
earned a BA in Psychology (1991) an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts (1999) with an emphasis on Community Building, and is ordained as the first “Omana’ya” (2006) and a Shaliakh in the lineage of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z”l). Over nearly 3 decades of professional work. Keren created & founded methods/programs in The Arts and Wellness including: Movement Medicine Arts, Alchemy Somatics, Authentic Ceremony, Sublime Tango and SPEAKWELL skillful communications.
what’s most current
Most recently Keren is focusing her commitment to supporting folks to advance to their best potential via becoming certified in Family Mediation and creating her one-of-a-kind SPEAKWELL skillful communications online courses.
She is mothering twin tots and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dance, music and meditation continue as life-style practices and devotions.
Keren is currently authoring two novels, one a biblical-based fiction, and the other, a memoir. Additionally, Keren created the service brand “Fertility for Real” to help women learn their bodies, take fertility into their own hands, and get pregnant.
professional dance performance
Keren is a seasoned professional performing artist, with modern and post-modern dance in the foreground, met with vocals and hand percussion in addition. Her training and performing career spans through the early decades of her life, and in the recent one, a focus on teaching and training other dancers/performers has been primary. Her extensive training & dance expertise is primarily in post-modern dance while also includes the range of Classical Ballet to Yoga, Authentic Movement to Contact Improvisation, African to Salsa & Argentinian Tango.
Keren holds an MA in interdisciplinary art from San Francisco State University and has taught courses in dance, performance and embodied consciousness at numerous colleges, universities and festivals, including san francisco state, naropa university, university of the arts (phl), seminar kibbutzim (israel), in addition to self-producing dance/performance workshops in USA and abroad, regularly, over the last 20 years.
Her Alchemy Somatic Sessions, Life Transitions Counsel, and self- advancement workshop teachings have been received by clients locally since 2006, in numerous other states, as well as in Israel, Greece and Spain.
A resident and collaborator at Deva Lands Sanctuary for over 10 years, Keren served hundreds of private clients, many visiting from overseas, ready to dedicate time and attention to self reflection & advancement, developing fresh ideas and tools to be all they could be.
Keren has traveled extensively – including Africa (beloved Zimbabwe!), Indonesia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, Spain and Greece – participating in ritual, dance arts & performance, as well as offering her various programs for self advancement.
She has collaborated performance with Arye Bursztyn and Yair Dalal in Israel, performance-ritual with Suprapto Suryodarma in Java, with Carlos Dall in Athens, Greece. Keren, in fact, choreographed the first Ms.zimbabwe competition, while also studying traditional drum/dance with Clayton Ndlovu in Harare. In 3 month retreat in Bali, she as well studied in-depth ancient temple chanting from ibu made tirta in Tejakula.
hebrew & kabala
Keren studies directly with Ancient Hebrew sacred text and receives understanding- that is, her unique kabala- in order to provide medicine, further wisdom and learn/teach universal principles. Her “Source Kabala” practice includes study of ancient text, often finding they give themselves into melody. Keren has recorded some of those melodies and songs on albums she markets. The most recent – “How do I walk…&bow constantly”, available on CDBABY.
Via Source Kabala, Keren is also currently authoring a biblical novel, stories drawn directly from in-depth study on a few powerful chapters of Hebrew Bible.
keren offers deep gratitude for her both early and recent mentors, some of whom are: ralph lemon, shelley senter, jon ingle, sarah shelton mann, audrey bookspan, susan glazer, janet adler, reb jack gabriel, reb zalman, reb ohad, reb nadya&victor, jeannie kerrigan and ginny.