Hello Yoga Health Challengers,
Please note the deadline to turn in your journal is Sunday, June 9th, or as early as Friday, June 7th. We look forward to receiving your journal any time this weekend, and have enjoyed the depth and consistency we’ve witnessed thus far. What a wonderful way to kick off your radiant spring self!
One person will be chosen to win:
2 one-hour Massages
1 Acupunture session
1 Psychotherapy session, and
1 Yoga private
Remember you are all winners for having committed to yourself, and we hope this 40 day challenge has brought new light to your daily routines of self-mastery. It has been a joy to witness the immediate shifts in showing up at class, and practicing your Gratitude, Radical Self-Acceptance and Love. You are living as your Higher Self!
You are each an inspiration and we are genuinely grateful to have this Kula be committed to living such a radiant life!
With love and joy,
Join Us For Wind Horse 2013!
Sign up using discount code WH13KULA and receive 10% off!
A weekend-long yoga retreat in picturesque surroundings. Whether you’re young, old, student or teacher, beginner or advanced — celebrate your practice and renew your Spirit.
- 3 days of exclusive yoga master-classes with Ana Forrest
- Specialized yoga workshops with Forrest Yoga Guardians
- Ceremony with Native American Medicine Healers
- Massage & bodywork with highly trained experts
- A specially selected yoga- and health-related marketplace
This event offers a powerful opportunity for practitioners of all yoga and healing traditions to bond into a global tribe of strength and beauty. Forrest Yoga comes from an intuitive and highly-developed understanding of the human body and psyche. It teaches yoga poses, breath and an awareness of the movement of energy through the body.
WIND HORSE yoga conference is a celebration of the power of going deeper into the sacredness of your yoga practice, and the joys of communing with family and friends in a beautiful vibrant setting.
New LocationThis year’s Wind Horse will be held among the tall trees and quiet reflective places at the University of Puget Sound campusin Washington State. Set in one of the most exciting and beautiful areas of the United States, the University is nestled in a vibrant historic neighborhood, adjacent to a vital urban center in the entrepreneurial business corridor that runs from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Portland, Oregon.
New WorkshopsThe workshop schedule for Forrest Yoga Wind Horse 2013 will include asana workshops and a bounty of hands-on assist workshops, healing ceremonies, massage and bodywork sessions, lectures, and discussion panels. Over the course of this 3-day yoga event you’ll start to cultivate an acute awareness of your own life process, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing and healing.
Even More MagicThe energy that is generated when the Forrest Yoga community gathers is powerful. Connecting to that vibrancy and to nature is exhilarating. Be inspired to shift dullness or numbness from your life, kick an old habit, and reconnect with friends and family. At Wind Horse you will feel enraptured, loved, connected — it will be magical!
About Ana T. Forrest
Creatrix of Forrest Yoga
Welcome to our studio! We are delighted to support your practice in a way that brings healing, vitality, & embodied wisdom to your life, no matter what the circumstance. We support each individual in their own process and invite you to share any injuries, ailments, or goals with the instructor, so we can better support your practice in an intelligent way.
Are you rehabilitating an injury? Unsure about what pose modifications are for you?
Do you know someone who could benefit from the healing qualities of this personally tailored Yoga?
Check out our Intro to Forrest Yoga Series!
2 Day, Weekend option: Sat & Sun, August 3rd & 4th, 2:00 – 4:00pm. $50
4 Week, Series option: Tuesdays, September 3rd – 24th, 5:45 – 7:00pm.
(includes a 5 class pass)
$60 Return Students
Both series bring more understanding, awareness, and catering to your needs!
Choose whichever works best for you- Pre-registration Required.
New students joining the 4 week series get a 5 class card to encourage additional attendance during series. While this is not mandatory- it will increase the effectiveness of your weekly, semi – private sessions. We will allow time for you to ask questions in the posture, or discuss soreness, pain, etc, and we will break postures down, step by step with your body in mind.
Please note there is a Basics / Gentle Yoga class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:45 – 7pm.
Upcoming Weekend Series in 2013:
August 3 – 4th
September 7 – 8th
October 5 – 6th
November 2 – 3rd
December 7 – 8th
Upcoming 4 Week Series in 2013:
September 3rd – 24th
October 1st – 22nd
November 5th – 26th
Pre-Registration required. Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes early to ensure time for parking, paperwork and settling in. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and your own mat, unless you prefer to rent ours.
Yoga Sound Bath
with Cosetta Romani & Daniella White.
Please join us for a special evening of restorative yoga, energy healing, and nourishing sound
healing. Cosetta will lead you into deep restorative asanas (poses) while performing hands on
healing, accompanied by the healing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowls and gong playing.
The sounds will be gentle yet powerful, and have a massaging effect on the brain.
We will end with an extended sound bath savasana where Daniella takes you deeper into the
sound, adding vocal toning. The savasana will help you relax deeper into meditation and
revitalization. The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring movement to
your chi and guide your body to self healing.
$30 prepay, $35 at the door
“The Beautiful Spring came; and when Nature resumes her Loveliness,
the Human Soul is apt to Revive also.”
-Harriet Ann Jacobs
Hello, Dear Kula!
May the Spring Beauty bless and awaken the potential of
each present moment;
Acknowledge your inner radiance, as well as the bounty that surrounds, and together,
May we become a haven of Loving Kindness for others.
We invite you to join us in the movement of Health, Consciousness, Community, and, the
Celebration of the Divine Feminine Spirit!
Bowing to the Brightness in you,
May Yoga Special
Women receive 20% off Merchandise on Mothers Day weekend,
May, 10th, 11th, & 12th!
Intro to Yoga Series
Two options: Weekend Series or 4 Week Series:
Saturday / Sunday, June 1st & June 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00pm, with Angela & Jill. $50
Tuesdays, September 3rd – 24th, 5:45 – 7:00pm with Angela.
$100 (includes a 5 class pass)
$60 Return students
With Amitabhan & Kristen
Thursday, May 16th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$20 – no one turned away.
Join us for a deeply nourishing evening of chanting and sacred sound.
Enjoy Kirtan with Ami; heart-opening chants & sanskrit mantras to raise the energy, and bring us more deeply in the present moment, while Kristen will share healing sound through Tibetan & crystal quartz singing bowls, with guided meditation and gentle breathing exercises.
With Angela DiMario
Friday, May 24th, 8:00 – 9:30pm
$20 or use your class pass!
Moonlight Yoga brings music and movement together to focus less on the postures form and more on the feeling and freedom to be. Guided in Forrest Yoga format with music and candlelight.
Come to celebrate your practice with
45 min of an invigorating asana,
10 minutes Free form movement, &
35 minutes of slow & restorative movement.
Yoga Trance Dance
With Cosetta Romani
Saturday, May 25th, 8:00 – 10:00pm
Yoga Trance Dance is a sacred journey to the bottomless well of our creativity.
It frees us from ancestral inhibitions around self expression.
It retrieves pieces of our souls suppressed by judgment.
It strengthens our relationships and helps us build community.
You will laugh, you will feel incredible, and be inspired.
Dance with us!
35 participants maximum.
Yoga Sound Bath
With Cosetta Romani & Daniella White
Sunday, June 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$30 preregistration / $35 day of
Cosetta will lead you into deep restorative asanas (poses) while performing hands on healing, accompanied by the healing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowls and gong playing. The sounds will be gentle yet powerful, and have a massaging effect on the brain.
We will end with an extended sound bath savasana where Daniella takes you deeper into the sound, adding vocal toning. The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring movement to your chi and guide your body to self healing.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Copyright © May 2013 Kula Movement, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
5340 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107
Don’t miss Thursday’s Sound Healing event with Amitabhan and Kristen! Come and be bathed with sound down to your cells in this nourishing and relaxing event. No experience necessary – sing along or sit and listen, all are welcome! 7:00 – 9:00pm, $20, no one turned away.
Also, this Friday is Syntenndai Mai and there will be many celebrations occurring all day long in Bergen Square (22nd & NW Market), as well as a parade down Ballard Ave that evening. Please join us for both 4pm & 5:45pm yoga classes as usual, and share in the fun energy the Norwegian Independence celebration brings!
40 day Health Challenge
May 1st – June 9th, 2013
Register with the front desk to receive your journal and start recording your 40 days of a personal revolution!
-Set an Intention!
-Record your daily yoga practice, (limit of 10 home or work practices count toward consistency).
-Record your challenges & breakthroughs.
-Record your daily nourishment, i.e. hours of sleep, diet, creative outlets.
Be honest with yourself. This is a deep time of listening, and establishing a relationship with yourself that is very rewarding. Use the 40 days to track your consistent self care habits.
Return your journal to Kula by Friday, June 7th, and on Sunday, June 9th, at 6:15pm the challenger’s will celebrate together, and pick up their gifts.
The person who shares the most consistent practice of yoga & nourishment, and best records their challenges & breakthroughs will win a wellness package of $750 value!
Please be short and concise in your journal.
With Love and Support,
Example Journal Entries:
May 1st. 2013
Intention: To live a more balanced life between work and family for 40 days!
Yoga practice: 9am class with Anna at Kula. heart opening
Challenge: getting up early today
Breakthrough: I still went to yoga.
Nourishment: I slept 6 hours, and had a very long day at work. Ate many small meals, all of which were highly nutritious; lentil soup, veggie stir fry, GF turkey sand, green smoothie, and plenty of water.
May 2nd, 2013
Yoga: 7:15pm class with Angela. Arm balancing, twists n hips, super sweaty class.
Challenges: All the arm balances were challenging. Traffic was challenging.
Breakthrough: I was able to stay positive through it.
Nourishment: Slept 6 hours, had a long day at work, and managed to make our family dinner. Drank too much caffeine today, yet I had a lot of water too.
May 3rd, 2013
Yoga: 12pm with Jill. Inversions.
Challenges today were minor and often triumphed. Today was a great day.
Nourishment: I’ve eaten well, had few cravings, and plenty of water. Also I sang a lot in the car. I hope to decrease my caffeine intake as the challenge goes on. I slept 7 hours waking once.
LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, AND YES, JOIN THE HEALTH CHALLENGE!
Kids Spring Yoga Series
April 4th – June 17th
Pre-registration required – space is limited!
Our Kids Yoga classes bring creativity, consciousness, and community together. Developing a yoga practice is the perfect way to ensure that kids and young adults maintain healthy life habits that can serve them as scheduling demands increase, social pressures build, and life stressors become more prevalent.
Our Kid’s classes promote inner strength, body awareness, concentration, confidence, self-esteem, a feeling of well-being, respect for others, and love for one’s self, inside and out.
NEW – Parent & Tot Yoga
18 months – 3 yrs
Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:45am
Bring your little one to play, connect, and enjoy a fun & energetic yoga class together!
During our Parent & Tot Yoga class, baby crawlers and walkers playfully practice yoga postures while they are standing, sitting up, walking, and jumping. Parents or guardians also get to do a little yoga, but no yoga experience is required.
Parent & Tot Yoga is a series.
April 16th – June 4th.
Drop-in class: $12
Ages 3 – 6
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15pm
This yoga class brings song, story, and games together to create a dynamic and fun sharing. Each class builds on the next and around each students curiosities as they learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. Kids will also learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions. Help your kids build the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle while having fun!
Ages 7 – 10
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15pm
This class provides an opportunity for kids to further their mental and physical capacity through breath exercises, yoga postures, balancing, and meditation.
The mind-body benefits of kids’ yoga can help children concentrate, regulate their emotions and cooperate with others, all while being physically active.
Yoga nurtures children’s inner-strength, confidence, and love and respect for one’s self and others.
Kids Yoga is a 10 week series.
Price for 10 week series:$115
Pre-register today – space is limited!
Monday, April 8th, 11:00 – 11:45am (parent & Tot, 18 months – 3yrs)
Thursday, April 4th, 3:30 – 4:15pm (ages 3 – 6)
Thursday, April 4th, 4:30 – 5:15pm (ages 7 – 10)
Come to play, explore, meet Teacher Jen, and see what Yoga class is all about!
What a lovely time of year it is;
to witness the blossoming and birth of possibilities.
We hope this transitional time inspires you to focus
on that which brightens your Spirit,
and to be reminded of the power of your presence.
May we grow in consciousness
and our ability to cultivate compassion and healing energy.
In Loving Kindness,
Spring Yoga Special
10 classes for $100 (regular $130)
Valid for 2 months
May not be frozen.
Offer valid until March 31st.
SAVE THE DATE: Spring Equinox Workshop with Gianna Carotenuto, Saturday, April 13th, 2:00 – 5:00pm!
|Please welcome Carie Winchell, LMHC to Kula’s Health & Wellness team!
Carie brings more than a decade of experience, and specializes in Somatic Transformational psychotherapy.
Her unique approach assists and supports individuals in navigating and understanding how to be in the world and in relationship
as change begins to occur.
Carie is also very passionate about working with couples / families who are interested in improving their relationship(s) in order to evolve together.
To schedule with Carie, please contact
Insurance is accepted.
Anything and everything can become our teacher of the moment, reminding us of the possibility of being fully present: the gentle caress of air on our skin, the play of light, the look on someone’s face. Anything and everything – if it is met in awareness.
-Jon Kabat – Zinn