Kristi Doden

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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About Me


My current mission is to find and contribute to building meaningful community wherever I go. Let Joy, Fun & Unexpected Delight be the Driver for my life connected with others of high humor and Big Hearts!


Kristi walks her talk and is always seeking to grow spiritually. She is an amazing listener and gives the gift of compassion and understanding in the quality of her presence. She is quiet and reflective and can also surprise you with her spontaneity too! She loves to meet people from other cultures and extend a welcoming hand when she can.

She loves trying new foods-- if you ask her what her favorite drink or dessert is she'll probably say, " whatever's on the menu that I haven't tried before!".

She takes good care of herself-- eats heathy, stays fit, enjoys being outdoors in nature and most of all appreciates and value spending quality time with friend and family as much as possible. Life experiences and spending time with people are more important to her then spending money "keeping up with the Jones."


I live to connect and affirm /reflect the beauty in others. I also believe we are hitting critical mass in restructuring our economy/social structures to create community in a way that better serves humanity. compassionate communication and biodanza are two processes that I love sharing in community with others that create understanding and meaningful connection.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love opening my place to travelers, friends of the heart alike. right now I'm traveling myself in search of a new tribe and community to share a common vision of building a greener, more compassionate, innovative world to live in.


I've only just begun... look forward to contributing happy vibes of gratitude and healing wherever I go.


I love listening to people's life journeys-- meeting new people and hearing who made a difference in their life brings me a lot of joy-- so much so I started to film people talking about the person that made a difference in their life as a child. You can check this out on
(made sure you spell buildling as I've written it-- 2 l's for more LOVE)

whenever I have hosted people in the past in Phoenix, before I even knew about CouchSurfing, I've loved it.

I love dancing- 5 rhythms, BioDanza, Soul motion classes are great. Hiking, biking, going for walks -n-talks with friends.

I also love having friends over for dinner- to have real connection time is really important to me.

I love supporting the arts, theatre, art shows, museums movies, of course!

Music, Movies, and Books

Love tribal, world fusion and a many types of music that makes my heart open and dance.

Just saw the ACTOR and loved it-- very clever and creative. Love documentaries and keep meeting people who are involved in making documentaries. Such a potent way to send a message to the masses now with youtube.

I steer away from violent media-- too much crash, bang, shooting disturbs my nervous system. I don't own a TV for that reason-- too much programming that isn't healthy for me.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Most recently I spent a month at Esalen INstitute studying BioDanza. I was amazed at the quality of connection I experienced with people who started as total strangers. I felt like I fell in love with the soul of each person no matter how young or old or what country they were from. I love feeling so open and embracing of each other's humanity. this, to me, is what life is about!

I also love soaking in hot springs at the oceans edge-- so much expansive beauty and so nice to be in healing waters. that is also one of my all time favorite ways to spend time with people of like mind and spirit.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love meeting people who have seasoned and deepened in the authenticity of their spirit through their life journey in a way that creates wisdom, acceptance, inner peace, and authentic expression. I love hearing how people have embraced their challenges and moved forward in life-- I can always use inspiration like that!

Whatever walk of life someone has come from,I see value and love sharing a meal over these human conversations.

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