Movement and Meditation: Yoga to unify Body, Speech, and Mind with Anna Vaughan

Sunday, February 18 and 25, 8:30am – 10:30am

$20 Pre Register
$35 for both dates, Class Pack Pre Register
$25 Drop In

Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.



The style of yoga that I teach is system of classical Hatha Yoga called Adi -Yoga. At the end of an Adi-Yoga class you will feel a sense of nourishing aliveness throughout your whole body, a stability of mind and emotion and a pervading sense of connectivity and spaciousness throughout your whole being.

This is the true aim of classical yoga.
If you would like to know more and experience this for yourself. Please join me for Morning practice.

About Anna:

Om gam ganapataye namah is the bija or seed mantra for the elephant headed Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles on the path of Yoga Practice. Salutations! May we all be free!

It is my great joy to practice and share the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga. Yoga has given me practices to cultivate physical health, emotional balance and mental focus. I began practicing as a teenager and during my mid-thirties I was drawn to share my practice through teaching. As the daughter of two teachers and having a career as an Art Professor teaching comes quite naturally. I feel a connection between the practices of art and yoga as both invite one to continually experience life with an ever expansive sense of curiosity.

My classes are appropriate for all skill levels and are informed by my study of Yoga Asana (posture and movement), Classical Tantra (meditation and awareness), Ayurveda (anatomy and health cultivation) and Jyotisa (astrology).

Collage for Focusing and Play with Esther Lerman

Sunday, February 18, 12 – 3pm

$50 Workshop Fee Pre Register
$65 Drop In
$15 Materials Fee, pay day of.

Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.



These are hard times for most of us and we often get caught up in worry, pressures of work and relationships, and the busyness of life (especially here in the Bay Area). It’s so important to have times of play and relaxation for renewal and health.

This workshop requires no experience. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any images or photos, etc. that you wish to use. People are encouraged to work silently and have the option to choose to share their work and/or process, or not, as they feel comfortable.

I have been doing collage for over 20 years and have found it to be meditative, creative and a great source of both healing and pleasure, from which everyone can benefit.

About Esther:

Esther Lerman lives in Berkeley and has a psychotherapy practice in Oakland. She is self-taught in collage and assemblage. Her work with sandtray therapy (use of miniatures in a sandbox to create a “world” from the unconscious) and dreams, along with many years of doing collage and interest in spirituality, has inspired her in creating miniature “Dream Boxes” and mini-altars.

Aligning Art and Spirit with Jasmine Moorhead

Wednesday, February 21 NOW POSTPONED to 2/28, 4:30pm – 6pm

Doors at 4:30pm

Talk at 5pm

FREE! We require a $10 fee to reserve your spot. The fee will be refunded after you attend the workshop, or can be donated to the instructor.

Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.



In this talk/workshop curator and former gallerist Jasmine Moorhead will offer insights and tools to artists looking to align their art practice in a way that is more inclusive of spirit, and thus allowing ultimately for a more integrated presentation of self.

About Jasmine:

Jasmine Moorhead, who for seven years ran Krowswork gallery in Oakland (, found as she interacted with artists that this subject was often taboo, especially for those who were coming out of MFA programs, where formalism and rationalism were often prioritized. But for Jasmine, who holds a B.A. in Art History from Yale, she saw that what is often needed in an individual’s work is to embrace this side of creativity. Jasmine has an ongoing shamanic and meditation practice, and is also a licensed massage practitioner. For her, the spiritual path has entwined itself into the very way she approaches art, and she feels that for those who feel inclined the integration of spirit and artmaking can be personally satisfying as well as provide a much-needed richness and rebalancing to the “art world” and society at large.

Self Care Aware Essential Oils Workshop with Melissa Coffey

Friday, February 23, 5 – 6:30 pm

$20 Pre Register, materials included
$30 Drop In

Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.



Self care is the practice of being mindful about your body and how you feel. It’s about checking in with yourself and giving yourself care to help you feel better. By incorporating essential oils into your life, you can enhance your self care practice.

What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are highly aromatic substances found in specialized cells or glands of certain plants. While they’re still inside the plant, they are called “essences,” and help to protect the plant from predators and attract pollinators. After they are removed through the distillation process, they become essential oils. They are highly concentrated when distilled for purity, potency, and efficacy.

Every essential oil contains its own unique medicinal and therapeutic qualities and may be used either in isolation or in combination to aid in treating a variety of symptoms and ailments, as well as promoting feelings of overall relaxation and wellness. They may be administered aromatically, internally or topically.

Self Care Aware highlights all the benefits of using essential oils as part of your self care practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample some essential oils, and learn how to make your own personalized roller bottle blend.

About Melissa:

Melissa Rosado-Coffey, Licensed Massage Therapist with 20 years experience, recently moved to California from Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in an integrated approach to massage therapy using a variety of techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, shiatsu, acupressure, hydrotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, myofascial release, and clinical massage. She loves incorporating the use of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils for massage and self care, and teaches you how you can incorporate that into your own life.

Japanese Tea Ceremony with Kanako Nishimura

Saturday, February 24, 4 – 6pm

$35 Pre Register, $50 Bring A Friend Pre Register
$50 Drop In, $70 Bring A Friend Drop In

Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.



Be transported to ancient Japan and relish in the art of Matcha Tea Ceremony. Join legendary tea master Kanako Nishimura for a ceremony that dates back to 9th century Japan. Learn the art of matcha as a practice of mindfulness that brings us into the present moment and as a shared experience of harmony. 

Enjoy two exquisite varieties of Japanese matcha, hand selected for their taste and superior quality, learn the art of making matcha, delight in a selection of Japanese treats, and be a part of community in an intimate ritual.

We will commemorate the passing of the man who invented tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyu. Technically, such a tea commemoration is called an okucha.

After the ceremony, learn about the health benefits of tea, how to prepare Japanese Matcha tea, and more details about this tradition.