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Peace of Mind, Health, and Well-being
Do these sound appealing? You can make them all part of your revitalized life with holistic yoga therapy. Together, we work to align your body and mind through teaching delivered with compassion, utmost attention, and loving care. It’s never too late nor too early to consider deepening your connection with yourself. Let today be a good day to begin your own health reform initiative. My heartfelt intention is to offer a safe and supporive space whiich is culturally responsive, trauma-informed, bereavement-sensitive and thanatologically-inspired.
Breathe. Be. Believe.
Trauma-informed. Bereavement-sensitive. Thanatologically-inspired. Holistic Yoga Therapy.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
~World Health Organization
Most photos in this website were professionally taken by Nobu Nameta and are with many members of our local Oakland yoga community. Gratitude for all of your support!
The Yoga for Grief classes that I took from you changed my life and added tremendously to my coping skillset. About a year after the second class I attended, I began caring for my grandmother during her end of life process, and I felt calmer and more stable because of what I learned and experienced from you! -Meagan Masingill
"I had the honor of attending Ken's most recent, four-week Yoga for Grief workshop held at Namaste Yoga in Berkeley. This has been the single most valuable experience I've had since my father passed away to help me process, understand, and come to some level of peace around my loss.
Ken creates and holds an incredibly safe space for all participants, and by the second class there was a mutual trust and warmth that our group had for one another. I absolutely credit this to Ken; as a therapist intern I can attest to how hard it is to facilitate groups -- Ken makes it seem effortless.
Ken has a lot of gentle wisdom surrounding this particular topic, and I felt that he was able to meet each member of the group exactly where we were in our grief journeys.
As for the yoga itself --- I actually had one of those transformative moments of joy and happiness that you always hope for when going to a yoga class. Every pose was offered to us with modifications as needed. The somatic experience was a large part of my healing journey, and each pose was chosen with care and purpose.
Long story short, Ken is a genuine, caring and skilled teacher/healer/friend, and I feel very lucky to have found him."
I took the grief yoga workshop with Ken in February at the Sun Room. I found the workshop to be a positive experience both physically and emotionally. Ken creates a very calming atmosphere where a person can honor a loved one while also getting in touch with one's own grief.
Healthy snacks and tea were provided and I appreciated the optional acupuncture that we could try. The studio has some materials that can be used to assist you in the yoga poses if you need them.
The yoga was challenging but not so much so that you would get stressed out. The class is broken up into optional introductions, a vigorous yoga portion, group exercises, a restorative yoga session and a meditation session. Ken also gives instructions on how to practice calming techniques at home to help through the grief process.
Though I still left Ken's class struggling with my loss I felt that I had gained a few techniques to help me work through my grief over time. I will probably return to Ken's grief workshop in a few months.
Bring plenty of water. I would also recommend going with a friend if you are feeling vulnerable.