Becoming Budokon: Animal Locomotion

A primal movement study on the evolution of life through locomotion patterns.

This workshop will take place at Ra University (18242 W McDurmott A, Irvine, CA 92614).


Animal locomotion matters because humans evolved from quadrupeds. Changing the number of limbs used for locomotion can therefore result in a change in anatomy and may help people with spinal irregularities, movement disabilities and can recalibrate the physical architecture.

Integrated movement balances the relationship between the pelvic girdle and the shoulder girdle, creating new neurological pathways and thereby improving the relationship between the right and the left brain.

The focus here is mobility and strength, as many of these patterns require weight distribution into the upper trunk at varying ranges of movement. This is a unique and interesting way to experience the human body, and connect with our evolutionary ancestry.


A brief introduction to Kemba Quinn

Kemba Quinn hails from South African and has spent the last 2 years working within the Budokon organization as a Teacher & Manager at both Miami Academy and Montana Retreat Centre. Kemba has managed the role of Director, Editor and Moderator for Budokon Online Mixed Movement Arts Experience & Online Teacher Trainings. Kemba is Budokon certified in Yoga, Mobility, Yobility & has been involved in numerous 500hr Training Camps. He will be the lead teacher in these workshops.

Prior to joining Budokon, Kemba spent his twenties as a yachtsman, working internationally on yachts in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas. In order to regulate the seasonal intensity he immersed into Yoga & Meditation during off-seasons where he obtained his 500hr YTT in Hatha & Vinyasa in Dharamshala, India. He has taken extended time away from the busyness of the world to study the self, the mind and has done extensive research into different ways of living and being.


A brief introduction to Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn has been with Budokon since 2020 and is a BDK certified Yoga and Mobility. She served as an apprentice at Budokon University, assisting with teacher trainings and facilitating summer retreats. She is currently a moderator for the Budokon Yoga Online Teacher Trainings. In addition, she developed Budokon Yoga for Absolute Beginners as a 4 week workshop series with BDK Online. Emily will be the assistant teacher for these workshops.

In 2018, Emily received a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga certification with All Yoga in Koh Pangan, Thailand. She taught the modified primary series weekly prior to discovering Budokon, which transformed her understanding of a mind-body movement practice, and inspired her to fully embody Budokon as a lifestyle.

Led by: Emily & Kemba

Ra University
July 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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