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, David Ronka, Jim White, and Liz Korabek-Emerson of Life-Changing Workshops, a book about teaching tools that link the heart and mind, forthcoming in 2019.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • 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.

  • Yin Yoga: Still, Deep, and Quiet

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

  • The Dance of Energy: How Qigong and Tai Chi Support Health and Wellness

    When we meet someone we really like, we might exclaim, “She has great energy.” When someone is on the mend after being ill, we often announce, “His energy is better.” We throw that word around, but many of us couldn’t define it clearly if asked.

  • The Yoga of Partnership

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

  • What Is a Transformational Workshop?

    Conventional workshops are about what you know, experiential workshops are about what you can do, and transformational workshops are about who you are and who you are becoming.

  • The Healing Power of Qigong

    Qigong instructors Deborah Davis—an acupuncturist and medical intuitive—and Ken Nelson—a leader in mind-body practices, discuss the benefits of qigong.