The Ford Foundation grants Keoni Movement Arts $19,000 over the next two years!


Our MISSION is to expand access to the Movement Arts of Yoga, Dance and Gymnastics by providing classes and performance opportunities to individuals of ALL ages, abilities and means.

Our VISION is a world in which strengthened bodies, peaceful minds, compassionate hearts and joyous spirits work together to benefit all of earth’s inhabitants.

Keoni Movement Arts (KMA) is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. KMA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national and ethnic origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

About: Paul Keoni Chun, KMA’s Founder, was a competitive gymnast at Stanford University (B.A. in Human Biology with emphasis in Aspects of Youth Socialization). From 1997 – 2002, he developed a recreational gymnastics program, which offered classes for children, teens, and adults, at the McBurney YMCA Chelsea Center. He had a 20-year professional dance/acting career working with New York City based choreographers and performing in Off-Broadway (including Pan Asian Rep) and regional theaters and on television. He is designated as an “Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher” with Yoga Alliance. Currently, he teaches yoga professionally in the leading NYC Health Clubs. He has over 19 years of experience teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to individuals from 2 – 80+, and in particular, over 10 years of experience adapting yoga to individuals with special needs. As a result of the benefits that KMA’s work has provided for the community, NY1 News recognized him as a “New Yorker of the Week.”