Presence Practice in Conversations Level 1
8 Week Course
Online Program with John Kinyon



weekly live session zoom calls:


time of zoom calls:

This 8 week course goes deeply into practicing presence in conversation — speaking and listening with mindful awareness — combined with foundational components of empathic communication (Observation, Feeling, Need, Request).

Each component is its own doorway into connection with self, others, and Life. The focus is on one communication component at a time, dropping into the depths and expansiveness of consciousness, from personal to universal.

Here’s what you can receive from the practice:

  • An experience of deep inner happiness, fulfillment, well being, and connection — with yourself, others, and Life — independent of external circumstances.

  • The support of nourishing empathic connection and community through practicing together and building empathic conversation into your life.

  • The ability to consciously communicate with yourself in ways that make your life better.

  • An expanded capacity for resilience and peace of mind in the face of stress and overwhelm with life’s challenges and difficulties.

  • The ability to find new possibilities and solutions to problems with greater creativity and resourcefulness.

Here are the learning resources:

  • 1.5 hour weekly live group sessions

  • Pre-recorded video and audio recordings of course content

  • Written learning materials

  • The option to partner practice with others in the program

Here’s the format of the weekly live sessions:


Philosophy of Money
The pricing below is what I (John) would like to receive to support this work and my sustainability. However, because I see this work being for the greater good of humanity and all people and communities, and because I want to support a monetary system based in giving and receiving from the meaning and enjoyment of contributing to one another's well being, you are free to give what feels right to you. My request is that you stretch yourself to give as much as you're willing and able to give. Not only will this support me and this work, I believe it will support you to receive the most benefit and value from doing the work. If you would like to give an amount different from what is listed below, email:, or call (415) 710-2777. Thank you for wanting to be part of this work in the world! 

Requested Tuition

  • $100 per month

  • You can give monthly or in chunks of one or two payments.

Applying to be in the program: If you are interested, send me an email and I will send you a few questions I’d like you to answer. I may also ask to have a phone or Zoom conversation with you.

FOR INFORMATION AND TO APPLY email, or call (415) 710-2777.