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A breath is worth a thousand meditations.  

Breath IS meditation – at least in my book – with a bit of movement thrown in. 

Breathing is one of the most available and easiest meditations there is. 

If you are breathing, you can meditate. 

I’ve been a practitioner and student for 31 years.

I began my practice in Kundalini yoga with Yogi Bhajan, the Sikh yogic master who brought Kundalini yoga to the West.  LUCKY me!  He also brought Yogi Tea to the world!  LUCKY us!I studied with quite a few teachers throughout the U.S. and Canada, in a multitude of techniques:  guided meditation, silent, breath cessation and control, mindfulness, mantra, chanting, Zen Buddhist, Tibetan Buddhist, Taoist Tranquil and Contemplation Sitting, visualization, and loving-kindness. 

I also found I had a real love for Qigong. If you aren’t familiar with Qigong, it is the mother of Tai Chi, which is the mother of Kung Fu.  Tai Chi and Kung Fu are martial arts. Qigong is MOVING meditation. Exercises can be fast, slow, deliberate, passive, standing or seated. Oftentimes, only the breath is moving.  

Through my studies I noticed breath work really beckoned to me. 

It can be done ANYWHERE…in line at a store, sitting in the car in traffic, even on a New York subway platform. (YES!  I’ve done breath work while waiting for the subway!)

I’ve even strengthen my core and expanded my lung capacity with breath meditation exercises. (Singers and speakers take note.)  It’s that effective.

After taking classes for 10 years I began to certify in teaching meditation and reached master teacher status.  I trained in Qigong to reach 3rd level teaching status. 

I taught for several years in-person at addiction and disordered eating recovery out-patient and resident facilities, fitness centres, libraries, museums (it’s really cool taking a class there), high schools, universities, spiritual centres, non-profits and juvenile correctional and detention facilities. 

I’ve taught age 4 to age 90.  

NOW more than ever we need something to focus on that relieves stress, tension, anger, frustration, disappointment, anxiety and discontent.

Meditation is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment or care but it IS a tool to enhance our well-being whether we are under the care of a mental or physical health professional or just over-loaded and overwhelmed. 

Meditation is not a cure-all, but it IS one part of our overall healthcare picture.

I am now offering my techniques and classes FREE of charge as a way to give back, and “repay in kind” to the communities that have done so much for me; to the people who have done so much for me. 

Where will I be teaching? Where else? Right here ONLINE. Accessible by anyone – LIVE. Anytime – RECORDED. (That is if I remember to press record.) No need to travel to a class for you or me.

Each week I offer a meditation class consisting of breath meditation exercises and Qigong exercises to enrich, expand and augment YOUR life.

Whether you are experiencing challenges in your life OR you simply want to enhance your life,  there is something for you.

The classes are secular and embrace anyone and everyone.

Classes will start soon. Please revisit this page for the updates!  OR drop me an email.

Teaching Qigong and Meditation Communities:

Michael’s House Recovery, Palm Springs, CA

Harvard/MIT for Harvard Humanist Hub and The Spiritual Naturalist Society

Palm Desert Library, Palm Desert, CA

San Jacinto High School and Library, San Jacinto, CA

Compassionate St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL

Compassion In Action, St. Augustine, FL

St. John’s Youth Academy Staff,  FL (A juvenile justice facility)

St. John’s Youth Academy Teen Residents, FL (A juvenile justice facility)

Center for Spiritual Living, Palm Desert, CA Adults, Teens, Tweens and Youth

Center For Spiritual Living, Palm Springs, CA

La Quinta Library, La Quinta, CA

Beau Cote Disordered Eating Recovery Facility, Bowen Island, British Columbia

Feedback:

Hi KaZ. Thanks again for the lovely experience with you.”   Therapist, Author, Eating Disorder Facilitator and in recovery.

“Class helped me to control my anger. I started being calm. I spent time with myself more. Controlled my impulses. I did exercises in my room. I got so mad one time that I couldn’t sleep. So I just tried to breathe. And then I fell asleep. I’m more mature. My thought process changed. I learned breathing can do something if you pay attention to your breath. Over time I am taking it seriously. It made me wiser, more mature, more mindful. I know I have to work, things aren’t just going to come to me. KaZ is a big-hearted person, she loves all of us. She takes the time out of her life to do it. She has hope for all of us. She has a lot of patience.”  Student, 16, Juvenile Justice Facility.

“Recommended you and how amazing the experience with you was (compared to “just sitting”)” Meditation Instructor in recovery 

“I would like to give KaZ Akers a wholehearted recommendation with any community. KaZ’s passion and joy is so tangible and uplifting that anyone fortunate enough to be in her presence will have a transformational experience and rise to her empowering bright soul!” M. G. Recovery Teacher, Guide, Meditation Teacher

“Everyone Loved having you here. (Me, too!)” Manager, La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA

” KaZ has a deep breadth of knowledge & experience in teaching & practicing allowing her to tap into a variety of approaches. Her enthusiasm & special spirit are infectious and inspirational. We always left our sessions with a sense of inner peace.” Jan and Eric

“I attended your class yesterday and was very impressed.” Baba V.

“Hi KaZ, I hope you know the value of the work you have done at the Youth Academy to inspire and help enhance the quality of life for the boys is immeasurable.”  Caren Goldman Founder, Compassionate St. Augustine

“We lately have joined the meditation class. We both feel relaxed and happy, and we love your teaching style along with your great personality, we just get a great feeling from the whole package you give. ”  Sandra F. 

“I feel I should tell you that you figured prominently in my hours of greatest need and pain while I was hospitalized. It was a sudden, shocking, dangerous surgery during which I lost most of my own blood. But I kept hearing you say calming, meditative things. I focused away from what was scaring and hurting me, and just tapped into your energy with every ounce of strength I could muster. It brought forward a thought~ as much as I was begging to pass on to the next Life, there were other patients in the same hospital fighting to take each breath, fighting to live, and it gave me perspective. I never believed our friendship could be of such incredible value to me after 40 years of knowing you. I am not the same person on this side of the experience.” M.B. actor, singer, survivor.

“KaZ is effervescent.” Wall Street Journal

“…when are you coming back?” High School Student at San Jacinto High School

“Kaz…a DREAM come true…a GROUP moving meditation that feels like hOMe to me! Thank you! yes, evening is powerful! Namaste dear!”  Vicki J.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Feel free to email me and I will get back to you within 48 hours.

kazakers@icloud.com