"Sometimes things come back around in the coolest ways. Sam Gill, dance instructor and CU Religious Studies Professor, is literally the reason I am in Boulder. He recruited me from Berkeley to do innovative graduate work in 1991. Ritual, movement and play theory were key elements of the work we did together then. It is no wonder - well, actually it is pretty wonderous - that he has continued to explore these fundamental human experiences. We lost touch after I completed my Master's degree, but our paths have crossed now and then in always delightful ways. This year, he is returning as a dance instructor for the 2017 YWCA Boulder County's Dancing with the Boulder Stars event, and I am a brand new YWCA BoCo Board Member! He is dancing with the lovely and lively June Kahn, a pilates and movement entrepreneur. I am thrilled to root for #teamJuneBug. Please join me in voting with your dollars for this wonderful team. All fundraising benefits the YWCA Boulder County, provider of Children's Alley (the only drop-in, sliding-scale childcare center in Boulder County), home of the award-winning Reading to End Racism program, and the Latina Achievement Support Program. Can you give $25, $500 or something in between? Thanks so much!" -Angelique Espinoza
June Kahn wrote -
The 11th annual Dancing with Boulder Stars takes place at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm. Can't wait to see you there! YOU decide who will be this year’s Dancing with Boulder Stars Champion. Place your “vote” for me by donating towards YWCA Boulder County programs. YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism; empowering women; and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Your donation will benefit YWCA's many programs and help those most in need.
June is the President/ Founder of June Kahn’s Bodyworks LLC, and the proud Owner of Center Your Body Pilates. June started her career on The East Coast as a Professional Dancer. She later transitioned to the fitness industry in the early ‘80s as a Global Master Trainer with Reebok International, and progressed into program consultation and development for many notable fitness and product companies. June is an expert in her field with too many certifications to count, and as an educator, speaker, published author and media spokesperson. She is featured in numerous Fitness & Pilates DVD’s, is currently featured on Web Based Streaming videos, and has been highlighted in major magazines.
June loves to travel, and currently enjoys traveling the world on the Fitness/ Pilates Conference Circuit as a featured Key Note Speaker and also presents programming. It’s no wonder that June’s mission is to empower the world with the understanding that moving in as little as 10 minutes a day will have a profound impact on their life. Despite her busy work life, June still holds that her family is her top priority in her life. She feels blessed to have an extremely supportive husband, to have raised two amazing sons, to be gifted with four, darling grandchildren. Although June was raised in New York near the Ocean; now living in Colorado, her passion is the beautiful mountains that surround her and takes full advantage of her new landscape as an avid skier, hiker and biker.
June was immediately intrigued and humbled at the opportunity to participate as a celeb in this year’s DWBS, because she loved what YWCA Boulder County represented and had to offer. Paired with her extensive experience and love for dance she thought it would be a blast, and can’t wait to be dancing on stage again!