MaxbyJerianneHello and Welcome!

I am Maxima Kahn, Empress of Play, poet and writer, musician and dancer, soul guide, way-shower, firekeeper.

As a passionate lover of Beauty, Wonder, and Imagination, I have gotten messy, noisy or outlandish in countless acts of creative abandon.

My courses and one-on-one creativity coaching have helped hundreds of people to free their creativity and follow the life of their dreams.

I am passionate about helping others to uncover their unique gifts and cultivate states of deep play, in which we experience the timeless flow and joyful self-forgetting of doing what we love.

I Inspire You Through

What You’ll Find Here

About once a week, Creative Sparks provides soul nourishment, creative inspiration, and practical tools to help you live an artful, soulful life.

I share my own artistic journey and show you how to:

  • Ignite and sustain your creative fire
  • Realize big dreams one do-able step at a time
  • Create a life of passion, purpose and deep play

I share with you how I navigate this crazy world as a creative, sensitive, heart-centered being. And I devote space to poetry and the writing process too.

Artists and dreamers need creative community, ongoing inspiration and real tools to thrive. That’s what we provide.

We are soul-crafting here. Join us!

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“Since taking the class I am able to verbalize my dreams and then create concrete steps to fulfilling them.  I allow myself to have impossible dreams and see how I can actually achieve them.  It makes me happier because I am moving forward and making things possible.  I also allow myself to take the time to pursue my dreams and give them great weight and significance.  Amazing things are happening in my life.  Thank you Max!”

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C.B., Living Your Dreams

Who Is Maxima Kahn?

I combine deep knowledge of the creative process with a wealth of contemporary tranformational modalities and ancient wisdom. Some of the many teachings I’ve studied include The Artist’s Way, the Sedona Method, Wishcraft, Non-Violent Communication, the Seven Habits of Steven Covey, the Work of Byron Katie, EFT/Tapping, ancient indigenous wisdom, as well as writing, music, dance, graphic design, and much, much more.

I crafted my own unique IMAGINE Dreamtending process for unlocking your creativity, discovering your unique gifts, and co-creating with life to realize your heart’s true dreams. My students have called this system “revolutionary” and “amazing.”

A writer of poetry, fiction and essays, my poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and online sites. I have taught poetry and creative writing both privately and at the University of California, Davis Extension and worked as an editor and writing coach for writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and both stage and screen plays.

I am an award-winning composer and avant-garde violinist, and have performed with such groups as the Relentless Compassion Orchestra, the Tiny Monsters, and Sawbones.

As a dancer, my primary love is Contact Improvisation, which I have taught for many years. I have also studied dance-movement therapy at the Naropa Institute. I perform regularly with the dance troupe Shadow Cabinet, and I bring an understanding of deep body-intelligence and whole body learning to all of my teaching.

All of my work and play is deeply infused with ancient, heart-centered teachings. I am an initiated Firekeeper in the Sacred Fire Community and have been a student of the profound, practical wisdom of an authentic, indigenous path since 2000.

To learn more about my personal credo, read What I Know and 3 Mantras To Live By. To find out more about discovering your own Unique Brilliance and life purpose, start here.