Presence & Connection  


Sunday,  July 2nd,  from 1-7pm

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


An embodied, immersion workshop for professional coaches, therapists, and anyone else for whom the qualities of Presence and Connection are deemed vital and essential in their lives.

PRESENCE:  being fully present in the here and now, in body, mind, and spirit. A pre-requisite to true connection with another being.

CONNECTION:  1) connection with self.  2) connection with other(s).  3) connection with the creative life force.

In this safe and sacred container, we will play with various expressive modalities including improvisational theatre games, movement, sound, and storytelling — all designed to cultivate a state of what I call “relaxed readiness.” In this flow state of creative mindfulness, where one is totally present and connected with their environment, one can dance more freely and from a more grounded, loving place, with whatever life (or our client, or our partner) throws at us.

Practice being more comfortable with the discomfort of the unknown.  Practice trusting your innate wisdom and guidance in the moment. After all, life is improvisation — raw, unscripted, real.

No experience in any of the expressive modalities is required. Come and play and be messy and human. Let’s have fun!

Maximum number of participants is 15, to ensure personal attention and space.

A $25 deposit* holds your spot, below.  (Full balance is due on or before the July 2nd workshop).  

Or, simply pay now the full amount of $145*, below.  

*For all balances paid in full by June 23rd — You will receive a bonus one-on-one, 45-minute integration session with Yuriana after the workshop!


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

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



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, June 23rd.

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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