Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson, PhD, is dedicated to helping people heal, grow and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions. He teaches gentle yoga, qigong, meditation, and bodywork. Ken is a former Fulbright lecturer and Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence, and has offered workshops worldwide since 1975. His CD, Yin Yoga, and DVD Qigong & Taiji for Healing & Vitality are Kripalu best sellers. Ken is coauthor with Lesli Lang and David Ronka of Creating the Conditions for Transformation, a book about tools that link the heart and mind, forthcoming in 2017.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • Yin Yoga: Still, Deep, and Quiet

    Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

  • The Secret to Creating Transformational Workshops

    As a physical therapist and yoga teacher from New York City, Nora knew how much her work was helping people. Yet, she felt blocked and dissatisfied with her impact in the world and felt that she hadn’t reached her depth and capacity as a facilitator.

  • What is Qigong?

    Qigong instructors Deborah Davis—an acupuncturist and medical intuitive—and Ken Nelson—a leader in mind-body practices who also teaches yoga, meditation,...

  • The Yoga of Partnership

    We asked teachers what everyone wants to know: What’s the key to a happy and healthy relationship?