About ken

Ken has practiced yoga for over 10 years and became certified with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 after graduating from Yoga Tree’s YogaTeacher Training program in 2006. Yoga Alliance has recognized him as a ERYT-200/RYT-500 as he completed his Yoga Therapy training at Ananda Seva Mission in July 2010.

Ken has been leading a Naked Men’s class here at the SUN ROOM since 2007. Ken teaches Naked Men’s Yoga on Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m and is honored to be covering Sundays at 6:00pm while Darren is adjusting to fatherhood. Ken’s Vinyasa Flow class is for all levels!

In his classes, Ken provides eclectic Non-denominational Hatha yoga guidance, honoring a variety of traditions, such as Iyengar alignment principles, invigorating Kudalini Kriya, and playful Acroyoga-inspired partner work. He invites you to embrace SIMPLICITY, PATIENCE and COMPASSION as you deepen your practice and your connection with your true Self.

Ken offers Yoga Therapy workshops on a variety of topics such as restorative yoga, grief, relationships, stress management and coping with chronic illness. In addition to yoga, Ken also serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Many of his workshops can be counted towards Continuing Education contact hours for Nurses, LCSWs and MFTs.

Daniel Quinn and Paulo Coelho are among his favorite authors.

Please visit Ken’s website at www.kenbreniman.com or email him at kjbreniman@gmail.com

Author Archive | ken

Starting a Home Practice Video

We can’t always make it to class.  Sometimes we run into traffic.  Sometimes we have to work late.  And sometimes we are just tired.  Now you can practice at home! Bryan Harrelson has just released his All Over Stretch Full Length Video.  Whether you want to practice at home alone or whether you want to […]

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The Day I Learned to Levitate by Ron Wood

The Day I Learned to Levitate, by Ron Wood At one of my first yoga classes, elsewhere, years ago I learned I could do things I did not believe I could do. It was interesting, but really very profound. Our instructor began with a slow gentle warm up. Sun Salutation A: Breathe in. Arms up, […]

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How to Slow Down to the Speed of Life

As I sit here writing to you, I am resting my healing foot on a hot water bottle and I am sipping on my Chinese herbs that are helping my bones and ligaments heal.   I feel blessed to have the loving support of the NYM community that has allowed me to take it easy over the […]

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Pose in a Proud Warrior…Be a Proud Warrior: How to be a Man

Pose in a Proud Warrior…Be a Proud Warrior: How to be a Man by DC Benn  Yoga, for me, not only makes me physically healthy, but afterwards, I feel emotionally calm and serene. Additionally, my internal issues come from my unconscious mind to my conscious one. When I do physically any of the proud warrior […]

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The NAKED Truth about COMPERSION

  Did you notice the transformation in most retail store displays back in December from red and green to red… and more red? In February we are not so subtly reminded of Valentines Day and encouraged to purchase chocolates, roses, or a teddy bear for a loved one. Sometimes that teddy bear or edible underwear […]

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June is P.R.Y.D.E. Month! How are you celebrating?

June is P.R.Y.D.E. Month!   And what does P.R.Y.D.E. stand for, you ask?   Please read on to find out… As a self-identified gay man who had to figure out his own path, I have so much respect for others who make it through the often rough and painful path of self-discovery.  Back in the 1970’s, sexual […]

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What’s the Difference between Restorative and Yin Yoga? by Christian Kunz

Have a yoga question ?     Ask a Yogi !   Question: What is the difference between Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga? Answer:  Restorative and Yin Yoga are both passive yoga practices where postures are held for longer times without any muscular effort. Both practices typically use props to assist with maintaining the poses. In […]

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Yin and Yang

A very special OPEN LETTER from James Doherty

Greetings and salutations, Change is in the air, I feel it abuzz, do you? This time of year is one of metamorphism, when old husks are shed as green peeks through. Spring is in the air, and perhaps you feel the stirrings within. Let’s give new growths space to expand, and supportive earth to take […]

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Taiwan’s Living Room Yoga, my childhood Light Bright set, and YOU! by Ken Breniman

“No matter where you go, there you are.”  -Buckaroo Bonzai For me, yoga is as much about alignment of the body as it is about the energy we connect within ourselves and within the community in which we practice.    I have been a part of the San Francisco Naked Men’s Yoga community since 2006.  It […]

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“Something to be Thankful for…” by David Oliphant

  I wanted to pass along a story that really touched my heart and encouraged me to keep doing what I am doing. After a men’s naked yoga class one evening a new attendee came up to thank me for class. As we chatted for a minute he told me that his psychologist gave him […]

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