Teaching Communities: Compassionate St. Augustine Compassion In Action St. John's Youth Academy Youth St. John's Youth Academy Staff Michael's House Recovery Palm Desert Library San Jacinto High School and Library Center for Spiritual Living, Palm Desert Adults, Teens, Tweens and Youth Center For Spiritual Living, Palm Springs La Quinta Library Beau Cote Disordered Eating Facility, Bowen Island, British Columbia AND the folks below:
"Hi KaZ, I hope you know the value of the work you have done at the Youth Academy to inspire and help enhance the quality of life for the boys is immeasurable.” Caren Goldman Founder, Compassionate St. Augustine
Hi KaZ. Thanks again for the lovely experience with you." Therapist, Author, Eating Disorder Facilitator and in recovery.
"Class helped me to control my anger. I started being calm. I spent time with myself more. Controlled my impulses. I did exercises in my room. I got so mad one time that I couldn't sleep. So I just tried to breathe. And then I fell asleep. I'm more mature. My thought process changed. I learned breathing can do something if you pay attention to your breath. Over time I am taking it seriously. It made me wiser, more mature, more mindful. I know I have to work, things aren't just going to come to me. KaZ is a big-hearted person, she loves all of us. She takes the time out of her life to do it. She has hope for all of us. She has a lot of patience." Student, 16, Juvenile Justice Facility.
"Recommended you and how amazing the experience with you was (compared to "just sitting")" Meditation Instructor and in recovery
“I would like to give KaZ Akers a wholehearted recommendation with any community. KaZ’s passion and joy is so tangible and uplifting that anyone fortunate enough to be in her presence will have a transformational experience and rise to her empowering bright soul!" Mark Accomando - Invoke Peace Now
"Everyone Loved having you here. (Me, too!)" Manager, La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA
"...this is a wonderful service, much demand, fantastic potential and you're the one to make it happen!" Jane Corcoran - New York Non-Profit Development Group. 501(c)(3)
Reviews from Students "We have attended approximately 10 classes given by KaZ at our local library. Our experience has been very positive & helped us improve our own practice. KaZ has a deep breadth of knowledge & experience in teaching & practicing allowing her to tap into a variety of approaches. Her enthusiasm & special spirit are infectious and inspirational. We always left our sessions with a sense of inner peace."Jan and Eric
"I attended your class yesterday and was very impressed."Baba V.
"We lately have joined the meditation class at the P.D. Library that you teach. We both feel relaxed and happy, and we love your teaching style along with your great personality, we just get a great feeling from the whole package you give. See you next Monday night!!!"Sandra F. Palm Desert, California
“I feel I should tell you that you figured prominently in my hours of greatest need and pain while I was hospitalized. It was a sudden, shocking, dangerous surgery during which I lost most of my own blood. But I kept hearing you say calming, meditative things. I focused away from what was scaring and hurting me, and just tapped into your energy with every ounce of strength I could muster. It brought forward a thought~ as much as I was begging to pass on to the next Life, there were other patients in the same hospital fighting to take each breath, fighting to live, and it gave me perspective. I never believed our friendship could be of such incredible value to me after 40 years of knowing you. I am not the same person on this side of the experience.” Michael Brooks, actor, singer, survivor.
"KaZ is effervescent.” Wall Street Journal
"...when are you coming back?"High School Student at San Jacinto High School
"Kaz...a DREAM come true...a GROUP moving meditation that feels like hOMe to me! Thank you! yes, evening is powerful! Namaste dear!" Vicki J.
"...I was so relaxed." "...the best!" "...the energy was almost palpable." "...I never thought I could do it." ..."you made it so easy." "...the time flew by." "...I thought it would be weird, but it wasn't." "...you took me to another place." "...I feel great."