About Us

Everything we develop is driven by one overarching question:

how can we help you


in your challenging environment

We know the pressures you face and have experienced the demands of a high pressure setting.
We know that it can create personal imbalance at best.
At worst, feeling disconnected from yourself, stuck, stressed and exhausted.

We also have experienced that using the inseparable connection between the mind and body generates sustainable, personal growth. This “embodied presence” creates balance and increases options. It makes you feel more energetic and calm, more open and balanced while managing your environment.
You are able to connect with yourself and others in a more profound way.

We want to give that to you!

Our courses help you understand why you do the things you do and how you shape yourself in the face of your current challenges.
You will discover what it feels like to respond as your best self.
And most importantly, the Body Comes to Mind courses provide you with practical tools.
Tools that you can use in the moment to manage your stress.
You will learn how you can remain calm and focused.

We look forward to working together.


Kimberly & Karin, Co-founders | Body Comes to Mind

“We cannot solve the problems we face today by using the same thinking that created them.”

About Us

We found a common thread within the practice of Aikido, connecting “on the mat” from different parts of the globe.
Then we realized our shared passion and excitement around the simple and profound impact that the mind + body connection provides.

How we can use the depth of information that our bodies provide to learn, grow and more successfully navigate the mountains and valleys that life sets before us!​

Portret Karin Karis, bodycomestomind.com

Karin Karis


Founder Ki to Change

Embodiment Expert, Coach, Trainer & Author

I find nothing more fulfilling than getting people in sync! When we – as human beings, teams or organizations – live and work from a place where our thoughts, feelings and actions are aligned with what is important to us, everything becomes more effortless and increases in meaning.

Through my 30+ years of working with people through personal development change, both in and outside the workplace, one thing has become evident: If we want to be in sync, we need the body on board.

Visit: kitochange.nl

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Kimberly Woodland portret bodycomestomind.com

Kimberly Woodland

Body Comes to Mind Foundation

Embodiment Expert, Occupational Therapist & Facilitator

As a facilitator, occupational therapist working in acute care, and 4th degree black-belt in the martial art of Aikido, Kimberly is well versed in the language of embodied awareness and the benefits it can provide.

Kimberly has been immersed in the study of Embodied Exploration™ for 20 years, beginning with Wendy Palmer’s Leadership Embodiment courses. Her practice was deepened by ongoing training and supported by her studies focused on Sensory Processing Disorder, neuroanatomy, physiology and trauma. In her work in high-acuity settings, teaching teaching Aikido and developing course curricula for the Body Comes to Mind offerings. 

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“When we connect our body and our head, we strip away our self-limitations. We find it thrilling to know that we can get out of our small selves and step into something greater, something that helps us be the person we know we can be!”

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