Kiko Pace (she/they) creates portals for deeper listening through installation, sound making, meditation and restorative practices. They currently facilitate private and group sound bath experiences, and offer retreats, workshops, trainings that explore the art and science of sound.
Kiko's has studied extensively and completed teacher trainings in therapeutic sound, meditation and yoga (specializing in restorative and nidra practices). They are a graduate of the Contemplative Psychotherapy certificate program through the Nalanda Institute (NYC). As a lifelong student and seeker, Kiko continues to learn in the healing arts of sound, music, meditation, plant medicine and practical magic with teachers from Brazil, India, Ireland and Turtle Island. Kiko is currently a student in Fides Krucker's teacher training program for Emotionally Integrated Voice and mentors with Ally Bogard.
Kiko identifies as Queer and Non Binary, and is a settler of European descent, primarily Irish, German and Ukrainian. More recently Kiko has been strengthening their relationship to their Irish lineage, studying and practicing within the rhythms of the Celtic Wheel. Kiko currently resides between Tkaronto ~ the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (the Six Nations), the Wendat, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. And Saskatoon ~ colonially known as Treaty Six Land, the traditional homeland of many First Nations including Cree, Dene, Plains Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Ojibwe and Metis Nation.
Kiko is deeply devoted to listening, learning and honoring nature through personal ritual and offerings. All begins with acknowledging the privilege of getting to practice on this land, the necessity of care and the responsibility we have to ourselves, the earth and each other.
In addition to Kiko's personal art practice, they are an active collaborator and arts curator, hosting exhibitions and gatherings through their Roncesvalles studio, Kikospace which also hosts a shop specializing in sound healing instruments. Kiko is Tkaronto's sole retailer of the Crystal Tones Alchemy Bowls. Svaram musical instruments, and Biosonics Tuning forks.
A personal note:
In 2021 I went through treatment for breast cancer and am now in complete remission with the support of medication. At the time I received my diagnosis, I chose to become alcohol and cannabis free, addictions I had been carrying for thirty years to avoid facing past traumas. These pivotal moments: cancer delivered by fate, and sobriety chosen by will, have greatly impacted the way I live and share my life’s work. Supporting those in treatment for cancer and folks in recovery is very close to my heart. Please contact me directly if I can be of service. It is also important to remember that I am not a medical professional, or a registered therapist. Please connect with trained professionals in addition to any holistic support I or another may offer you. I am here with you, listening always. As Ram Dass so beautifully says, we are all just walking each other home.