My free and low-cost online offerings (sliding scale $0 - $20) to help you during this time of sheltering in place...
*All listed times are Pacific Standard Time.
*There will be no online group yoga classes offering from Tues, Jan 26 through Fri, Ja 29th. I look forward to seeing you again in February.
Before coming to your next online class or workshop with Ken,
please complete this simple registration & liability waiver form. Thank you.
All are welcome regardless of ability to pay or level of yoga experience! Newbies are celebrated!
Check out my new free offerings on YouTube, including two singing bowl and guided relaxation recordings and a 10-minute Partner yoga sequence for Sheltering in Place
Due to the CO-VID19 pandemic response, my weekly yoga classes, any upcoming gatherings of Yoga for Grief, Sound Baths and Mindfully Mortal workshops will be held online until further notice. Please see my hOMe page for current offerings.
And, all in person classes are cancelled until further notice and I do hope you will consider joining me in one of my weekly yoga classes (see above).
I apologize for any inconvenience.
If you wish to connect via Zoom video conferencing for private yoga therapy or grief counseling sessions, please contact me to set up a time to meet.
Let us fill the spaces between one another with
care, consideration, and compassion.
Living More Fully through
Enhancing Personal Death Awareness
Saturday, January 11, 2020 1pm - 5pm
pre-registration fee sliding scale $30-$60
@ Yoga Kula in Berkeley
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 tribe. Gratitude for all of your support!
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 your lucky day, your first day, or just a good day to begin your own health reform initiative.
Donation based. *Suggested donation is $10.
All levels welcome. This is a gentle flow style class. Participants are encourged to listen to their bodies and move mindfully through the poses. Specific modifications and extra encouragement for those new to yoga.
This is a safe and supportive space where people practice at their own pace and benefit from an end-of-the-week stress reduction that prepares them for the weekend.
Please bring your own mat as only limited loaner mats are available.
Email me at email@example.com with any questions.
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.