Circling, with Kan Yan and Ahran Lee


Sun May 19 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm


The Berkeley Alembic | Berkeley, CA

Discover the transformative power of communication at Circling
About this Event

Discover the transformative power of communication at Circling. This dynamic workshop delves into the nuances of effective communication and fosters deeper connections through "here and now" techniques like circling, t-group, etc. We'll explore the art of active listening, authentic expression, and genuine connection. Engage in experiential exercises designed to heighten your awareness of relational dynamics, thereby enhancing your communication skills in various contexts. Whether you're seeking to refine your communication abilities or eager to explore new relational approaches, this workshop promises an illuminating journey toward improved connections and understanding.

Workshop will be led by:

Kan Yan is a first generation Chinese American living in Berkeley, California. He works as a consultant and executive coach helping purpose-driven leaders and organizations realize their visions through cultivating wisdom and effectiveness. He has worked for the UN, US Federal Courts, and McKinsey & Company where he consulted Fortune 500 clients on leadership development with a focus on mindfulness. His recent work has focused on organizations advocating for psychedelic medicine including developing the strategic plan for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Kan has spent hundreds of days in silent meditation retreat and teaches about Buddhism. He has facilitated process groups focused on shared identities including groups for men, BIPOC, and Chinese heritage people. He teaches contemplative movement practices and loves to bring embodiment into his facilitation.
Ahran Lee is a 1.5 Korean American personal liberation coach, facilitator, multidisciplinary artist, and speaker based in Berkeley, California. Cultivating interconnectedness and kinship is central to her work as a coach, artist, and community leader. Ahran loves designing community spaces where she facilitates collective creativity and vulnerable sharing to transmute pain into collective healing. Ahran combines her experience as a multidisciplinary artist, daughter of immigrants, and survivor, weaving mind-body modalities and anti-racist practices into her work. Ahran wants to be the first generation in her lineage who boldly breaks away from unhealthy patterns by creating and occupying space loudly and proudly. Ahran is an energy mover. Ahran is an ancestral pattern shifter. You can learn more about her work at


Where is it happening?

The Berkeley Alembic, 2820 Seventh Street, Berkeley, United States

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USD 25.00

The Berkeley Alembic Foundation

Host or Publisher The Berkeley Alembic Foundation

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