Note Looking Forward: June Break for All Classes. The Ikebana class will go on hiatus in June to resume in July to prepare a summer Ikebana show. Tea and Yoga Classes will go on hiatus in June and July to resume in August.

BDK America Class Schedules for April and May 2019

Here is the schedule for classes in April and May. Please note that our Yoga and Tea classes are not available in April but will resume in May. 

<em>Ikebana</em> classes continue through April and May.

If You Would Like to Start a Class

Before you show up for a class, please first contact the instructor, as space is limited. The instructor can also discuss your level and suggest appropriate classes.

Class Instructors and Schedule (April and May)

Note: Times and dates are subject to change. Please be sure to contact the instructor before showing up for a first class. Our Berkeley location is at 2620 Warring Street. Our Moraga location is at 1675 School Street.


            Contact Jane Suiei Naito Sensei at 415-378-1100 or


Jane Suiei Naito Sensei has received multiple Sogetsu Teaching Certificates and has exhibited venues ranging from the de Young Museum's Bouquets to Arts floral exhibit, Filoli's Flower Show and numerous Ikebana International & Sogetsu’s ArtScape Flower Shows. With Ikebana Now, she exhibits, teaches, and demonstrates the glories of Ikebana throughout the Bay Area and beyond. 

April and May

4/25/19 (Th)Moraga10:00 - 11:30 a.m.Ikebana Beginner Level
5/23/19 (Th)Moraga10:00 - 11:30 a.m.Ikebana Beginner Level

Way of Tea

          Contact Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at


Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei studied the Ura-senke school and Yabunouchi schools of tea in Kyoto. She currently studies the Omote-senke school of tea in Berkeley. At No Gate Tea, she teaches the Way of Tea as a mindfulness practice and its principles.

No Classes in April. Classes Resume in  May (Schedule UPDATED 4/13/19).

5/4/19 (Sa)2:30 – 4:00 p.m.MoragaDiscovering the Japanese Way of Tea for the family
5/8/19 (W)3:00 – 4:30 p.m.BerkeleyPutting kimono on workshop
5/14/19 (T)1:00 – 2:30 p.m.BerkeleyMaking wagashi on early summer theme
5/14/19 (T)3:00 – 4:30 p.m.BerkeleyDiscovering the Japanese Way of Tea for all levels
5/22/19 (W)10:00 – 11:30 a.m.BerkeleyLearning traditional Japanese pantry and making miso
5/25/19 (Sa)2:30 – 4:00 a.m.MoragaPutting kimono on workshop

Gentle Yoga, Meditation, and Readings from The Teaching of Buddha

             Contact Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at or


Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei graduated from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course in 2009i. She took her Buddhist ordination in the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji (a major sect in the Pure Land School) in 1997. She is uniquely qualified to combine the teaching of the Buddha and yoga practice.

No Classes in April. Classes Resume in May (Schedule UPDATED 4/13/19).

5/6/19 (M)10:00 - 11:45 a.m.BerkeleyBreathing exercises and introduction to meditations
5/13/19 (M)10:00 - 11:45 a.m.BerkeleyGentle stretch and relaxation
5/21/19 (T)10:00 - 11:45 a.m.BerkeleyStrengthen the immune system with asanas

Note: Yoga classes are subject to cancellation when enrollment is less than five.

Thank you to our Instructors! BDK America is grateful to be able to host cultural and spiritual programs at its facilities in Moraga and Berkeley, California. In this way we help broaden the appreciation of the many forms of Buddhist spirituality and Japanese art and culture, thanks to our talented instructors.


  • Ikebana. Jane Suiei Naito Sensei teaches widely around the Bay Area; here are dates for all of her classes in 2019
  • Way of Tea and Yoga. We will share future information as it becomes available; most classes are ongoing and weekly.