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Kesha Fikes

Kesha Fikes


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles


  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
  • Concentrative Movement Therapist, #35274

Kesha is a sociocultural anthropologist in private practice as a somatic bodyworker and movement therapist. She practices the Danis Bois Method (DBM), a perceptual enrichment practice that evolved from osteopathy, in addition to Kathy Kain’s somatic touch approach. Kesha previously taught as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida and at the University of Chicago. Then, her research focused on the production of social norms – how everyday sociocultural patterns go unrecognized because of our normative relationships to them. She now works in the opposite direction: instead of assessing how and why patterns work, she attends to the safety conditions that support their unraveling, such that people acquire access to the choice to live more fully.