Class Updates for February and March

Feb. 18, 2020. BDK America is grateful for the talented instructors who allow it to offer cultural classes at its Moraga and Berkeley locations. Classes in Ikebana are taught by Jane Suiei Naito Sensei of Ikebana Now and classes in Tea and Yoga by Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei of No Gate Tea

The Ikebana schedule is available through 2020. The Tea and Yoga schedule is now updated through March.

Our Moraga office is at 1675 School Street; Berkeley classes are held at the residence at 2620 Warring Street (limited parking). Inquiries can be addressed to the instructors as shown or the Moraga office at 925-388-0067. 

Ikebana

Classes in 2020

To start classes in Ikebana, please reach out to Suiei Sensei at (415) 378-1100 or ikebana_now@icloud.com. See also the Ikebana Now Facebook page. Suiei Sensei can discuss your level and suggest appropriate classes.

Class Schedule for Ikebana Classes at BDK America in Moraga

Date Location Time Content
1/16/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
2/20/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
3/19/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
4/16/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
5/28/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
6/18/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
7/17/20 Alameda TBA Prep for Ikebana Show
7/18/20 Alameda TBA Ikebana Show
7/19/20 Alameda TBA Possible teardown Ikebana Show
8/20/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
9/17/20 No Class   Beginning level
10/29/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
11/19/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level
12/17/20 Moraga 10:00 AM Beginning level


BDK is presenting ikebana classes at its Moraga location. However, Suiei Sensei and Ikebana Now offer classes elsewhere if more convenient  See all 2020 Ikebana Classes in the Bay Area here

Tea and Yoga

Class Schedule for Remainder of February and March

To start classes in Tea or Yoga, please reach out to Kurioka Sensei at nogatetea@gmail.com. See also the website at  www.nogatetea.com and Facebook page. Kurioka Sensei can discuss your level and suggest appropriate classes.


The Japanese Way of Tea and the Art of Wearing Kimono

Date Location Time Content
2/15/20 Moraga 2:00-4:30 p.m. Introduction to the Tea Ceremony 1 
2/19/20 Berkeley 2:00-4:30 p.m. Introduction to the Tea Ceremony 1
2/26/20 Berkeley 2:00-4:30 p.m. Introduction to the Tea Ceremony 2
2/29/20 Moraga 2:00-3:00 p.m. Putting Kimono on workshop
2/29/20 Moraga 3:30-5:00 p.m. Making early spring theme wagashi with Studio Miyabi
3/2/20 Berkeley 2:00-4:30 p.m. The Japanese Way of Tea for the Family
3/5/20 Berkeley 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learning Japanese food culture and
making miso with Aedan Fermented Foods


A Buddhist Approach to Yoga in March

Date Location Time Content
3/16/20 Berkeley 10:00-11:30 a.m. Yoga, meditation, and reading of Buddhist texts