About Lovar Davis Kidd

My lifelong desire has been to create community through movement in all forms. With the knowledge I have gained over the years of the human body through massage therapy and yoga, and my experience as a professional dancer create the right conditions for the growth and transformation of my students and clients.

Although I've been blessed with the opportunities to travel the world, I am a true Iowan. I pursued a BFA in dance at the University of Iowa and was a 3 year member of the University of Iowa cheerleading squad. In 2006 I attended Carlson College of Massage Therapy in Stone City, IA. After becoming an LMT in the spring of 2007 I began to experience a void in my life as I began to miss dance. I also realized that Cedar Rapids did not have any performance opportunities so I decided to start MOvMNT Dance Company, a local non-profit contemporary & hip-hop dance company. Through MOvMNT Dance Company I have had the privilege of providing hundreds of students with affordable dance classes and performance opportunities in and around the corridor over the past 5 years.

I continue to perform throughout the US, most recently in the 2011-2012 National tour of the tony award-winning musical In The Heights. Before touring with In The Heights, I had the privilege of being a core member of EDGEWORKS Dance Theater based out of Washington DC under the artistic direction of Helanius J. Wilkins.

When not choreographing or performing Kidd is husband to the beautiful Jennifer Kidd, and father to two Shiba Inu's, Cora & Kodi.

In 2012 I finally began my journey into the yoga teacher community taking my 200 hour teacher training from James Miller, E-RYT 500. I have definitely been on the fast track to learning how to be the best yoga teacher I can be and am currently a 500 hour RYT, having completed my 500 hour certification in January 2014.

  • I believe Lovar is the perfect guide to balancing the body, the mind, and the whole self in both the yoga novice and the advanced yoga practitioner.
    James Miller: Creator of Adamantine Yoga™
  • As a middle school director, I appreciate L.D.'s ability to get my students excited about dancing. He's an excellent role model for our boys, and keeps everyone engaged and challenged. The kids always love his choreography, and my group gets great comments on their dancing at competitions. Professionally, I appreciate that L.D. follows through on his commitments and does everything he can to accommodate our schedule.
    Sarah Anderson: McKinley Middle School
  • Lovar is a constant professional who was a joy to work with. He is always well prepared, but is flexible enough to adjust to any group's needs. I have gotten to work with Lovar as a clinician and choreographer, and he has been nothing but professional in my interactions as a director, and I was thrilled to see that he is relatable and can capture performers' attention just as well. Whether he is working on a musical or in show choir, he is great at being able to work with styles, cleaning, performance techniques, and even vocals. I know my students have enjoyed working with Lovar as much as I have, and he has earned their respect as much as their faith that he would make them look great on stage.
    Aaron Behnke: Wahlert Catholic High School
  • L.D. is creative, imaginative, energetic and fun to work with. His eye for details combined with his sense of humor allows him to connect and be very successful with students. My students have grown as performers and young adults by working with him. He strives for excellence in his choreography and it shows!
    Jason Woodley: Central Lee High School
  • I would highly recommend L.D. to any one who is interested in starting or continuing yoga, especially if you share a passion of good health!
    Lisa Gillespie: Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Lovar Davis Kidd is one of the most genuine human beings I know and a natural yoga teacher. His passion for yoga and ability to communicate the benefits of healthy living are contagious.
    James Miller: Creator of Adamantine Yoga™
  • L.D. is a positive influence on those with whom he comes into contact. Supporting him and his passion is a sound choice.
    Casey Prince: Theatre Cedar Rapids

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  • I believe Lovar is the perfect guide to balancing the body, the mind, and the whole self in both the yoga novice and the advanced yoga practitioner.
    James Miller: Creator of Adamantine Yoga™
  • As a middle school director, I appreciate L.D.'s ability to get my students excited about dancing. He's an excellent role model for our boys, and keeps everyone engaged and challenged. The kids always love his choreography, and my group gets great comments on their dancing at competitions. Professionally, I appreciate that L.D. follows through on his commitments and does everything he can to accommodate our schedule.
    Sarah Anderson: McKinley Middle School
  • Lovar is a constant professional who was a joy to work with. He is always well prepared, but is flexible enough to adjust to any group's needs. I have gotten to work with Lovar as a clinician and choreographer, and he has been nothing but professional in my interactions as a director, and I was thrilled to see that he is relatable and can capture performers' attention just as well. Whether he is working on a musical or in show choir, he is great at being able to work with styles, cleaning, performance techniques, and even vocals. I know my students have enjoyed working with Lovar as much as I have, and he has earned their respect as much as their faith that he would make them look great on stage.
    Aaron Behnke: Wahlert Catholic High School
  • L.D. is creative, imaginative, energetic and fun to work with. His eye for details combined with his sense of humor allows him to connect and be very successful with students. My students have grown as performers and young adults by working with him. He strives for excellence in his choreography and it shows!
    Jason Woodley: Central Lee High School
  • I would highly recommend L.D. to any one who is interested in starting or continuing yoga, especially if you share a passion of good health!
    Lisa Gillespie: Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Lovar Davis Kidd is one of the most genuine human beings I know and a natural yoga teacher. His passion for yoga and ability to communicate the benefits of healthy living are contagious.
    James Miller: Creator of Adamantine Yoga™
  • L.D. is a positive influence on those with whom he comes into contact. Supporting him and his passion is a sound choice.
    Casey Prince: Theatre Cedar Rapids

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  • I believe Lovar is the perfect guide to balancing the body, the mind, and the whole self in both the yoga novice and the advanced yoga practitioner.
    James Miller: Creator of Adamantine Yoga™
  • As a middle school director, I appreciate L.D.'s ability to get my students excited about dancing. He's an excellent role model for our boys, and keeps everyone engaged and challenged. The kids always love his choreography, and my group gets great comments on their dancing at competitions. Professionally, I appreciate that L.D. follows through on his commitments and does everything he can to accommodate our schedule.
    Sarah Anderson: McKinley Middle School
  • Lovar is a constant professional who was a joy to work with. He is always well prepared, but is flexible enough to adjust to any group's needs. I have gotten to work with Lovar as a clinician and choreographer, and he has been nothing but professional in my interactions as a director, and I was thrilled to see that he is relatable and can capture performers' attention just as well. Whether he is working on a musical or in show choir, he is great at being able to work with styles, cleaning, performance techniques, and even vocals. I know my students have enjoyed working with Lovar as much as I have, and he has earned their respect as much as their faith that he would make them look great on stage.
    Aaron Behnke: Wahlert Catholic High School
  • L.D. is creative, imaginative, energetic and fun to work with. His eye for details combined with his sense of humor allows him to connect and be very successful with students. My students have grown as performers and young adults by working with him. He strives for excellence in his choreography and it shows!
    Jason Woodley: Central Lee High School
  • I would highly recommend L.D. to any one who is interested in starting or continuing yoga, especially if you share a passion of good health!
    Lisa Gillespie: Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Lovar Davis Kidd is one of the most genuine human beings I know and a natural yoga teacher. His passion for yoga and ability to communicate the benefits of healthy living are contagious.
    James Miller: Creator of Adamantine Yoga™
  • L.D. is a positive influence on those with whom he comes into contact. Supporting him and his passion is a sound choice.
    Casey Prince: Theatre Cedar Rapids