Grounding & Expanding


Sunday,  October 29th,  1:30-4:30pm

at  YOGA DESA,  120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 103,  Topanga, CA 90290



for Adults who love to learn and grow in fun & expressive ways.


Maybe you’re going through some changes in your life, and you don’t know yet what’s next…

Change can be confusing, unsettling and difficult, as well as exciting, liberating and graceful. It can shake you out of stuckness, and it can also take you on a thrilling (or scary), unpredictable ride!

What if… you get to spend an afternoon in a safe and supportive environment, experimenting with transitions and change in a playful yet purposeful way — designed to help you feel more grounded AND expansive.

Using the metaphor of a healthy tree, here’s what I mean by Grounding and Expanding:

GROUNDING: getting clear about your intentions and what you want to create in your life, as well as (re)discovering your innate resources, so that you can feel more firmly rooted, centered, and calm, no matter what’s going on in your life externally and internally.

EXPANDING: gently challenging yourself by opening up and expressing yourself authentically, so as to promote the growth of new branches and fruits in your life.

I’ll guide you through this fun and insightful process through intuitively curated games and exercises—including improvisational theatre games, moving your body, using your voice, and storytelling. You don’t need prior experience in any of these expressive modalities, so come with a beginner’s mind. 

I create a safe and sacred container for an intimate group of no more than 12 people. This way, all participants are heard and seen and receive personal attention.


Join us.

The cost is $75.  And you’ll also get a BONUS one-on-one, 45-minute integration session with me after the workshop, to further deepen and inspire your Grounding and Expanding.

If you’re thinking: “I’m interested but I don’t know if this is for me,” then shoot me an email at with any questions and, if you want, we can have a phone chat to see if this workshop is the right fit for you.


Yuriana’s workshop on Presence and Connection was such a delightful and an enriching few hours on a Sunday afternoon! She clearly had spent time considering what would be super fun, yet far outside our comfort zone, while also imagining what might be enlightening for our consciousness. Her activities brought the participants, none of whom knew each other, into such a sweet connection.

And if that isn’t enough, for the early bird special you get a 1:1 coaching session with her in her mountain cottage, where for me, I sketched, literally with colored pencils, sketched out my future!!

I highly encourage anyone considering any of Yuriana’s workshops; I’ve already signed up for the next on Grounding and Expanding.

– Cynthia Rogers

Yuriana’s Presence & Connection workshop was a delightful invitation to play, to explore, to open up, to see the world in new ways. The exercises we did seemed simple enough at the outset, but they ended up unlocking deeper levels of meaning, both emotionally and creatively. Being encouraged to play like a kid in a safe, supportive environment and to stretch just a bit past the blocks that ordinarily hold us back was freeing and deeply satisfying. Thank you, Yuriana!

– Z

The workshop grounded and centered me. It empowered me to know that it’s okay to put my needs first. Since the workshop, other people in my life have been joining me in my endeavors in a gentle, more flowing manner without me demanding it from them.

– Teresa Rose

I have been coached by Yuriana a number of times both individually and in a group setting. Yuriana is a wonderful facilitator and coach and she creates a warm, safe and supportive environment within which to work and play. Without being strict or stern, Yuriana has nurtured and encouraged me to move beyond my comfort zone, which is necessary for any real development and growth. She has encouraged me to move towards the heart of the matter, as it were, and this is allowing my self confidence and abilities to grow and flourish.

– Paul McGrane

Thank you again for the wonderful workshop. It has left me with a sincere optimism… The weekend helped me to recenter my focus and recall why I’m here, to realize myself in order to listen to others and access what I can give. To connect with the myriad of stories people have to share, without getting lost in my own wants, dramas and complaints. Thank you, Yuriana, for the extraordinary, rich conversations and opportunity to connect with others through growth.

– Julia Richardson

…We then dove courageously deeper into the layers of the onion, as a group, head first-into connection, deep listening and serenity. Yuriana was instrumental in leading us through these waves and layers of intention. She was inviting, loving and compassionate through to the last breath of our time together. Her investment to this work, to our experience was so inspiring and strong that it allowed us to truly feel supported as we let go into our consciousness. To feel the freedom and safety to come back to ourselves, our truths, and what it means to truly be alive. The experience was worth every penny and every minute. Thank you will never be enough, Yuriana. 

– Chelsea Didier

I cannot stop talking about the workshop, about Yuriana’s teaching method which is so gracious and tailored to each individual’s level of experience.

– Su Castillo

Yuriana’s workshop is extraordinary.  It felt to me as if the cork, which was holding my true essence inside, had been removed. For several days after the workshop, I felt as if something bigger, wiser and higher was expressing through me, allowing that which was present in me to be revealed with spontaneity and serendipity.  The result was an amazing sense of self-awareness through incredible metaphors and symbolisms, which applied perfectly in so many areas of my life.  I felt empowered by such awarenesses. I also experienced a higher state of clarity and discernment as to what is important to me and the next steps for me to take at this time. 

– Inely Cesna



Is there a minimum age requirement to participate in the workshop?

  • Minimum age is 18.

What’s the parking like?  

  • The studio is in a mini mall, and there’s a free parking lot.

What can I bring into the event?

  • Wear clothes you can easily move around in; bring a journal or notebook; bring a water bottle. Please note: Shoes must be taken off in the studio.

What is the refund policy?

  • The $25 deposit is not refundable. This deposit holds your spot in the workshop. 
  • If paid in full, the $145 (minus $25) is refundable until midnight, October 15th.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Yuriana Kim is a certified Soul-Centered Professional Coach and Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, with a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from USM.  Her specialty is in supporting clients in breaking through whatever is holding them back from fully saying “yes and” to life.  She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory, and has been a professional actor in all medias for 20 years.  Yuriana has faciltated regular workshops in Paris, France, and in the Los Angeles area in Santa Monica, Malibu, and Topanga. “I love to ignite and nurture the creative spark in people!”

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