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Posture for Powerful Presence

  • Checkr 120 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 United States (map)

Posture influences so many factors in our lives — from how we feel about ourselves to how effectively we communicate at work. A strong connection with your body and emotions through posture will empower you to tackle daily ambitions and challenges. Join us and learn how your body language can have both negative and positive effects on your mental state, along with techniques to master the posture that communicates your own strengths.


Nicolette Amarillas, the founder of Expansive Voice, runs her own business as an exercise and holistic life coach where she guides clients one on one through movement, nutrition, and mental wellbeing. Her specialization in Postural and Spinal health, through her education with the CHEK Institute, and 7 years of experience, has given her the knowledge to help clients through understanding the mental connection to their physical pain and imbalances. She has found there is an undeniably powerful connection between the way our bodies sit and move and how that impacts emotional and mental wellbeing.

Kat Dahlen deVos, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, maintains a full private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco. With a BA in Psychology & Women's Studies and an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology, she confidently supports women in navigating life transitions with authenticity, grace, and vitality. Kat’s therapeutic work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, supporting her clients in developing self-compassion, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and body awareness.

What we'll cover 

  • Understand the concepts, science, and anatomy of posture applicable to a variety of workplace contexts

  • Learn techniques to improve posture and help you connect your mind and body

  • Understand how posture affects mood, outlook, confidence, self-efficacy

  • Put postural techniques into practice using conversational prompts

  • Gain a deep understanding of how to assess and adjust your own posture to create a powerful presence 

What to bring

  • Bring any information about consistent pain or discomfort you feel in your body

    • What time of day do you feel this?

    • After any specific movements, you can not do without pain?

    • Pain around certain people? Or after/during certain types of conversations?

  • Something to write or take notes with

  • Business cards if you have them

  • Wear something you would wear to work on a normal day, that you would be comfortable sitting, standing, and walking around the room in.


6:30p - 7p Doors open and Welcome Activity
7p - 8:30p Workshop
8:30p - 9p Networking & Goodbye

*Downtown/Financial District San Francisco location to be announced soon.

*This workshop is for women.

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