Some things to be aware of:

  • Class teachings and whole group discussions typically take place sitting in chairs in a circle of 15-20 people.
  • The class is highly interactive and invites physical movement in a variety of ways.
  • There are dyads and small group discussions.
  • There are activities in which standing or walking is invited.
  • There are invitations to somatic/kinesthetic awareness.
  • Occasionally, groups of participants are invited to lead the whole class in activities.
  • Short videos are used to deliver content and spark discussion.  
  • All activities are by invitation. We do our best to make activities work for all types of abilities.  


Q. I have a physical disability. What can you tell me about physical access?

A. This round of our 8-week class is being held at Oakstop in downtown Oakland. There are no steps leading into Oakstop. There is an elevator for multi-level access. Additionally, all restrooms are ADA compliant, but not gender neutral. Oakstop does use scented cleaning products.

Q. I am visually impaired. Can I still participate in the class?

A. Yes. However, the building does not include signage in braille. Also note that there are videos included in the curriculum.  

Q. I am hearing impaired. Can I still participate in class?

A. Yes. However, we are unable to offer ASL interpretation at this time. Our videos do include closed captioning.

Q. Can I bring my service animal to class.

A. Yes.

Q. Is there child care available.

A. Not at this time.

Q. Are there scholarships available.

A. Yes. There are a limited number of scholarships.  Please contact to request one.

Q. I require an accommodation not mentioned above.

A.  Please contact to request other accommodations.