“It was very helpful & eye opening. A great experience!” Megan (age 20)

2018 Classes:

Girls Only! Assertiveness & Mean Girls Prep
Thur March 15 6-8:15pm, Pleasanton
Ages 10-14
This is our Signature Class! Register here

Girls Only! Mean Girls, Assertiveness & Self-Defense Fighting!
Fri April 20 6-8:30pm, Pleasanton
Ages 10-14
Girls Love this Class! Register here

Moms & Daughters Basic Self-Defense
Friday June 29 6:30-8:30pm
, Livermore
Ages 10-Adult
Fun Class to Take With Your Daughter!
In a safe Women-Only class, you will learn Easy and Practical hands-on Self-Defense fighting to keep you safe from strangers & dangerous people. This is a fun class for moms & girls or girls can attend alone. Sign up with a friend! Fee $35 for mom & girl together, $25 material fee (girls only). Space is limited! Register here

Girls Only! Mean Girls & Bullies
Session 1: Tuesdays Aug. 14, 21, 28 6-8pm
, Livermore
or Session 2: Fridays Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, Livermore

Ages 10-16
Imagine Having Confidence Because You Have Inner-Strength!
Register here

Empowerment & Boundary Setting!
Project Confidence, Power & Attract Positive People!
Attract positive people to you & keep bullies, sexual predators & unwanted people out of your life. Moms & girls may take together.
Ages 10-Adult. Choose a date:
Sat. Oct. 13 4-5pm Pleasanton Register here
Tue. Oct. 23 7-7:35pm San Ramon
Register city San Ramon
Sat. Dec. 8 10-10:35am San Ramon
Register city San Ramon
Sat. Jan. 12, 2019 10-11am Pleasanton
Register here

If you don’t see a class for you book a...
Small group instruction specialized for your needs. Available for girls, women, or moms & girls together! Email dara@kurukula.org for info

We love Girl Scouts! Earn your Kurukula patch! Details here.
Can’t get to our class? No problem! The Jerky Johnny® Game brings our skills to you!


“I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from the girls- they really love your class!” Shelly (Raskob School Director)

Class Descriptions below...

Pre-teen/Teen program:
EMPOWERMENT Fun activities that build self-esteem, healthy body image & finding your own inner-strengths
CONFIDENCE Creative games that build assertiveness for speaking up to peers, relationships, and dangerous people
SELF-DEFENSE Role-play common self-defense scenarios and how to use your physical energy to protect yourself

Kurukula is a dynamic empowerment program that expands a girls’ total (emotional, spiritual, physical, & social) well being. A typical girl’s class includes empowerment activities, assertiveness role-plays and fun self-defense drills. No experience necessary.

“You don’t need to be afraid, just be aware.” Carlie (age 10)

College/Adult program:
The focus of the adult class is to build strength from the “inside out.” The “inside” is to develop your inner-strengths and find your life’s mission through empowerment tools. The “outside” is to feel safe and physically strong by learning simple, easy to remember personal safety strategies. This class is half discussion half movement.

Empowerment- tuning in to your life’s mission & tools to finding happiness
Life Skills- finding your voice for social assertiveness & recognizing Danger signs of a potentially dangerous person
Self-Defense- practical & easy self-defense skills to feel safe & strong in any situation

Pre-requisite: curiosity, a sense of humor and the ability to breathe!

For more info about our classes please E-mail empower(at)kurukula.org

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