ATH­LEISURE LIST MOVE + MED­I­TATE METHOD

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As an ath­lete her en­tire life, Kait Hur­ley ran cross coun­try and track com­pet­i­tively in high school as well as run­ning at the Divi­sion 1 level in col­lege. While her coach in high­school pushed her to be the best, there was a bal­ance of stay­ing fo­cused while keep­ing it fun. But when she was in col­lege, she re­al­ized that she was chas­ing per­fec­tion.

This drive to train harder, be faster and to lose weight to do bet­ter con­tin­ued well after she stopped com­pet­ing and thus cre­ated anx­i­eties. As she be­gan work­ing in the health and well­ness in­dus­try she tried foods, changed her ex­erises and re­duced her anx­ious­ness.

A break­ing point after a se­ries of anx­i­ety at­tacks led her to con­sider med­i­ta­tion, al­though she was con­cerned that it would make her lose her edge and drive. She re­al­ized that by em­brac­ing this method she felt more steady and was bet­ter at re­spond­ing to stress. Even with the ben­e­fits of this prac­tice, she still dreaded do­ing it and felt that after work­ing long hours that she didn't want to choose be­tween work­ing out and med­i­tat­ing.

When she com­bined move­ment with med­i­ta­tion, she was able to start ex­er­cis­ing and mov­ing her body be­fore she even med­i­tated which let her lose the feel­ings of dread that she had. By har­ness­ing the en­ergy and en­dor­phins cre­ated dur­ing her sweat ses­sions, she found that she was more pa­tient and open to the ex­pe­ri­ence of sit­ting, thus en­joy­ing the prac­tice. It was un­der­stand­ing this el­e­ment that led her to launch Move & Med­i­tate Method.

Kait and her hus­band Peter launched the KAIT app in Novem­ber. It's the first app to fuse a va­ri­ety of ex­er­cise styles with med­i­ta­tion. KAIT of­fers a wide ar- ray of au­dio and video classes on the go to boost your en­ergy, un­cover your in­ner strength, and de­velop a more re­silient body and mind. All classes fo­cus on help­ing you be more present in your body and in the mo­ment.

Move­ment ses­sions are set to pump­ing mu­sic and in­clude ev­ery­thing from high in­ten­sity sweat fests to au­dio-only-run­ning work­outs to grounded

yoga flows to restora­tive, chill op­tions if your body needs a break. Ev­ery class ends with a short, guided med­i­ta­tion to help you train your at­ten­tion and re­fine your abil­ity to work more skill­fully with the en­er­gies of the heart and mind.

With KAIT, you can get your work­out and med­i­ta­tion done in as lit­tle as 20 min­utes. Most classes do not re­quire any other props than a yoga mat or an op­tional set of 2-pound weights. Classes are avail­able for down­load for off­line func­tion­al­ity when you’re look­ing to fully dis­con­nect and can be streamed to your TV via for the best vis­ual ex­pe­ri­ence.

KAIT of­fers a va­ri­ety of guided pro­grams to stay con­sis­tent and deepen your prac­tice. With the app’s sched­ul­ing ca­pa­bil­ity, you can pen­cil work­outs into your cal­en­dar for up to two weeks, so you know ex­actly when you can make time for your­self. To op­ti­mize fol­low through, KAIT sends friendly fol­low up re­minders and tips to get the best re­sults.

New classes are added on a monthly ba­sis. Feed­back from sub­scribers is ap­pre­ci­ated as they re­ceived re­quests for a pre­na­tal Move + Med­i­tate class, so Kait teamed up with her friend Ar­i­anna Maag to make it avail­able and it’s be­come one of the most pop­u­lar classes!

Last sum­mer, Move & Med­i­tate Method part­nered with An­drea Ma­son from Ab­hi­naya to co-lead the brand's first re­treat last sum­mer in Bali. They will do it again in April 5th - 10th in 2019 (there are a few spots left so DM them to snag a spot).

In ad­di­tion to the app and re­treat, the method has part­nered with non­prof- its and or­ga­ni­za­tions who are fight­ing racial and so­cial jus­tice. Due to their work to dis­man­tle white supremacy and to make a safer world, those who do this work can feel burned out due to the emo­tional la­bor they ex­tend. By pro­vid­ing this ser­vice to them, they can take bet­ter care of them­selves and can con­tinue mak­ing an im­pact. MOVE & MED­I­TATE METHOD KAIT APP

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