Workshop (Oakland): Mindful Transitions - FULL CAPACITY


Change is an absolute constant...
How do we maintain our intention and awareness amidst the
ever-flowing presence of transition in our lives?

Join us to explore and reflect on mindful transition
with yoga, conscious movement and expressive arts.

Friday, March 23rd from 6pm - 9pm

386 19th St.
Oakland, CA 94612

This workshop includes:

  • A safe place to show up, reflect and be held by others in community
  • Gentle and guided yoga, meditation and movement
  • Art supplies for visual art expression
  • Space and guidance for visualization and mindful embodiment
  • light refreshments
  • a 10% discount at KOSA Arts

Bring if you can:

  • a yoga mat

Open to self-identified women, all accessibility and experience levels are welcome




Your Guides:


Nkechi Deanna Njaka

Nkechi is an SF mindfulness meditation instructor and the founder of NDN lifestyle studio, co-founder of Sitting Matters, and a 2017 YBCA Truth Fellow.

As a neuroscientist, choreographer and meditation teacher, she has spent the majority of her life investigating the relationship between the brain and the body and has always felt the significance of their integration.

Through her work as a neuroscientist as well as a professional modern dancer + choreographer, she discovered that mindfulness and creativity are crucial for sustaining individual and global wellbeing. She attended Scripps College in Claremont, CA where she majored in neuroscience and dance and went on to complete an MSc. in Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh.


Lauren Ash

Lauren is a wellness visionary, yoga and meditation teacher, creative writer, and founder of the culture-shifting lifestyle platform synonymous with black women's wellness: Black Girl In Om.

Through BGIO, Lauren creates and cultivates meaningful experiences and content for a hugely marginalized community. From the BGIO podcast—which has reached more than half a million listeners—to holistic self-care retreats, Lauren considers her work an act of compassion, belonging, and ultimately a space she once needed and didn’t see.  

Lauren is a two-time 200-hour yoga certified teacher, with yoga trainings from Corepower Yoga as well as from Get Loved Up with internationally renowned yoga teacher Koya Webb. She has toured the nation sharing her self-care and yoga for women of color workshops reaching thousands of women since 2014 with her good vibes and inclusivity.

 Shirt by  Kosa Arts

Shirt by Kosa Arts

Chetna Mehta

Chetna is a folk mixed media artist, international fashion model, founder of mosaiceye, and mental wellness mystic impassioned by merging psychological healing with spirituality and the arts.

Her work is rooted in self-actualization and interconnection. She creates to realize, bring ease and growth to parts of self and others, and to remember our intrinsic divine interdependence with one another, mother earth and the cosmos.

With a recently completed Master's in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, she’s bringing arts and self-reflective workshops to young people in high schools for behavioral health treatment, and creating more community spaces for exploratory and creative healing.