Archive for 2010

Class Cancellations 12/31 & 1/1

AcroYoga is canceled Friday, December 31st and will resume under its new schedule Sunday the 2nd.

Forrest Yoga is canceled Saturday, January 1st and will resume under its new schedule Sunday the 2nd.

Thank you for the support which made 2010 a great year. Here’s to a realm of new opportunities come 2011!

New Yoga Schedule 1/11


10:30 – 12:30pm AcroYoga, Basics w/Angela or Jil

4:00 – 5:30pm Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Angela or Jill

6:00 – 7:30pm AcroYoga, Bodywork & Dessert w/Angela or Melanie


6:30 – 7:45am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Andi

8:30 – 10:00am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Angela

6:00 – 7:15pm Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Katerina


7:00 – 8:30am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Jill

6:15 – 7:00pm Abs Class w/Angela

7:15 – 8:45pm Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Angela


6:30 – 7:45am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Jill

8:00 – 8:20am Meditation w/Angela

8:30 – 10:00am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Angela

5:30 – 6:45pm Forrest Yoga, Basics w/Katerina

7:00 – 9:00pm Forrest Yoga, Intermediate – Advanced w/Angela


7:00 – 8:30am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Jill

6:00 – 7:15pm Prenatal Yoga w/Jill


6:30 – 7:45am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Andi

8:30 – 10:00am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Angela


10:00 – 11:30am Forrest Yoga, All Levels w/Jill

Substitute & Cancellations of December.

12/6, Monday 9am Forrest Yoga taught by Andi Pihl.

12/24, Friday 6:30pm AcroYoga is canceled.

12/31, Friday 6:30pm AcroYoga is canceled.

Holiday Schedule~ Thanksgiving Week

Tuesday’s Forrest Yoga Classes are on like a sweat-marathon despite the current chill.

Wednesday morning is a YoGO to YOGA day!

Thursday, feast on family, giving and receiving. No Prenatal Yoga Class needed.

Friday, No Forrest Yoga & No AcroYoga. Sorry folks!

Sunday, 6:30pm FY class to digest all of our week’s treats! See you there.

November Newsletter

Deepening Connections ~ Gratitude

Hey Kula, we have exciting news to share as abundance, growth and gratitude are upon us & we’re happy you’re a part!

Jill gave birth to Jack Finn McColm Saturday, 10/30/10 at 11:42pm.
He was born 22 inches tall, 7.3 lbs and numerology/astrology speaking Jack is a five of hearts, Scorpio.
He is precious & such a character. We’re in love, curious & excited to grow together. On day three he was doing low cobras and turning his head!
As the family connections are deepening, Jill is recovering from labor (and abdominal surgery) smoothly.

Though it is less discussed in the general public, the postnatal phase of pregnancy is as relevant as the prior three trimesters.
There are radical shifts, that yet again the bodymind experiences. Although transition is transition and thankfully so, being present in the ever changing moments of life are what keep us curious!

Jack & family are resting, and appreciate ALL the love and support, energy and inquiry, that you’ve shared.
Jill will return to teaching pre/post natal, AcroYoga & Forrest Yoga beginning January 1st.

Kula Movement is growing!

In OTHER NEWS of birthing hearts & dreams, as of  JAUNUARY 1ST,  2011 Motion & Rest will become Kula Movement, bodymind therapies.

Jill & Angela are excited to deepen the connection within practitioners of the house, increase the Forrest & AcroYoga schedule, and host seminars and training’s.

Sharing the compatibility of Somatics, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Chiropractics, Bodywork, Rolfing, Pilates, Middle Eastern Dance, Bollywood Dance, Meditation, Kids Classes, Qi Gong, an Esthetician amongst other holistic facets of health care under one roof make for creative expression &  interdisciplinary healing!

Please use the suggestion box in the back to share your feelings, suggestions, reflections, motivations, or anything you’d like to experience at Kula Movement.

Thursday 11/24 or
Friday 11/25.
Class resumes Sunday 11/28.

Buy a 15 hr Yoga Pass & we’ll add 2 free classes!
The additional classes may be gifted to a friend or saved for yourself!

EVERY Wednesday in November, Angela will guide meditation from 8:30-8:50am. It’s FREE and open for all to try!

AcroYoga founder, Jenny coming to Seattle Jan 8-11th.

Deepening Our Connections

The theme of the month is GRATITUDE for DEEPENING OUR CONNECTION, and our focus is on learning how to cultivate a rich and vibrant connection to our most authentic selves through practice.

We all tend to fixate on our outer circumstances– relationships, work, money– as the cause of our suffering. However, most of our suffering is actually the result of a disconnection from ourselves, or a lack of intimacy with our deepest experience, emotions, and truth.
So it is not the challenges of our everyday lives that we need to fix, it is our core connection to ourselves that needs to be re-established. The highest purpose of the spiritual path and practice is to establish and re-establish this core connection to our deeper nature, so that we can live, love, and work with more skill and grace.
In learning how to make our practice distinctly personal, and thereby more relevant, our deepest truths provide refuge and support for dealing with the challenges of our everyday lives.

October Newsletter!

E X P L O R E  YO U R  I N N E R  C H I L D. . .

Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the
winds long to play with your hair.
-Kahlil Gibran


Last chance, last peach. Last
watermelon seed to spit.
There is a quickness to
everything now. Stop one
hustle and start another kind
of dance.

Night comes to early. Wipe
your feet. Come inside.
First slippers, first sweater,
first blankets wrapped
around while reading.

We invite you to step into your
greatness & let your inner child
sing and explore this season.
Don’t miss a good puddle for
splashing, dancing in the rain,
or getting sweaty in the studio &
feeling your best!

Baby boy, bundle of Joy!

Jill is in her due time and with this blessing she’s taking leave from Kula Movement until January 2011.We anticipate Angela joining her for the home-birth process, therefor temporarily stepping away fromteaching, and we’ll post substitutes / cancellations if need be, under the blog section of our website.We thank you for the continued support during this special transition and are excited to share the newlife energy! The Kula continues to grow, A-ho!

October Yoga Special

Kids (ages 8-17) take yoga for free! Share yoga with our budding generation to plant seeds of meditation, bodily awareness and the inherent wisdom of Yoga. Those under ten years of age must be accompanied by an adult, and all minors need a parent or guardian’s consent.

Bodywork Special

Give the gift of massage and receive 2 free yoga classes for yourself !

One hour of Bodywork: $90.

One and a half hours of Bodywork: $120.

Gift certificates and Yoga classes are valid for six months from purchase date, and any two Kula Movement Yoga classes may be redeemed with this offer (value up to $40).

More about Tuesday’s 5:45 – 7:00pm Forrest Yoga for beginners class:

This class is suitable for anyone who would like a gentle, slower paced, stress reducing yoga class. Individuals with physical injuries or limitations, such as arthritis, diabetes, mental stress, postnatal, overweightother issues, will find this class not just helpful, but enjoyable too! The yoga poses will be gentle and restorative; mostly floor and wall work with yoga props for comfort. Deep breathing will be taught. This type of yoga helps to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system also known as the PNS. Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, stimulates the immune system and much, much more.

MOONLIGHT YOGA Oct 22nd, 9-11pm

Unwind from the work week w/ Yoga & music!

Join Kula Movement in a long sensational

unwinding into a feel good weekend!

As we bathe in the full moon’s luminous rays

and the candles we light shine bright, we’ll share

vivacious Forrest Yoga moves including music

that makes your spirit sing.

Price: $20 or use your class card!

COSTUME YOGA Oct 29th & 31st

Optional costume yoga at Friday’s AcroYoga

6:30-8:30pm & Sunday’s Forrest Yoga 6:30 – 8pm.

Explore wearing a different sense of self

and share the style as you stretch and shine!

PS Ballard Ave shops participate w/goodies

on Halloween night!

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus

Schedule changes 9/6-9/12

Classes are ON this Labor Day!

However, class is canceled Sunday, September 12th, 6:30 – 8:oopm.

It will resume Monday, 9/13 at 9am!

In Beauty,

Kula Movement

September Newsletter!

Embodied on Earth, embedded in nature

As summer reaches an end we reflect how our seasons embraced us; the sun was hot, and water, nourishing. How has summer’s groove enriched your life experience? What new stories of neurological connectedness do you have to share?

As the first rains of the approaching autumn begin to fall, we recognize water signifies transition between the physical/material and the spiritual. We were readied for Life by nine months of water-living. and the inner harvest of autumn reaps us ready for winter’s den.

We are intertwined with water, as an element within and around. There are many known forms and functions of water in our body. Water is also symbolic of our emotions.
Earth relies on water for land preservation, food, creation, amongst much more. Leonardo Da Vinci said “Water is the driver of nature”.
We invite you to deepen the connection to this element by acknowledging the many aquatic ways we are in our lives.
Is your breath rapid, short, and erratic? Or is it slow, fluid & rhythmic?
Are you able to maintain a strong drishti (focus), while the fluidity of your breath and body dance?
We invite you to explore movement in your practices and lifestyle that surrender to the softness of being, while maintaining the strength of focus.

We hope you’ll enjoy the schedule changes, coming events, and seasonal transition with us. It is good to be in the flow with ALL of you.

The softest thing in the universe overcomes the hardest thing the universe.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak then water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
” Lao-Tsu

Far left: Deception Pass

Near left: Jill SUP’ing Puget Sound

For almost two years now we’ve been changing our Yoga schedule to suite the spring / summer & fall / winter seasons. With Jill’s teaching hiatus this year we’re making only minor changes for Sept – Dec. and adding more classes when she returns in January!  Please note changes made to Monday, Tuesday and Friday classes.

Sunday: 6:30 – 8:00pm, Forrest Yoga All levels
Monday: 9:00 – 10:15am, Forrest Yoga All levels
Tuesday: 5;45 – 7:00pm, Forrest Yoga for Beginners
Tuesday: 7:15 – 8:45pm, Forrest Yoga All levels
9:00 – 10:30am, Forrest Yoga All levels
Thursday: 6:00 – 7:15pm, Prenatal Yoga
Friday: 9:00 – 10:30am, Forrest Yoga All levels
Friday: 6:30 – 8:30pm, AcroYoga, Basics, Inversions & Transitions

September Yoga & Bodywork Special:
New Student Special: $20 for 1 week of unlimited Yoga classes!

New Client Special: $20 off your first 60 or 90 minute massage session.
(Pre/Postnatal, Structural Integration, Sports Massage, Thai Massage & Cranial Sacral)

Angela is available by appointment Friday’s 11:00 – 4:30PM at Motion and Rest.

Upcoming Events & Class Cancellation:
*Classes are ON Labor Day Weekend!
*Forrest Yoga class is cancelled, Sunday, 9/12, 6:30 – 8:00PM.
*Full Moonlight Yoga, 10/22, 9:00 – 11:00PM @Motion and Rest.

Full Moonlight Yoga, 10/22/10, 9:00-11:00PM
Join us in a long sensational unwinding into a feel good weekend!
As we bathe in the moon’s luminous rays and the candles we light
shine bright, we’ll share vivacious Forrest Yoga moves including music
that makes your spirit sing.
Price: $20 or use your class card!
@ Motion and Rest.

In Closing

External practices, internal connections

Yoga is an internal process which accompanies oneself off the mat, and into the world. The breath, bone alignment and mindful awareness become an ally in walking the beauty of life.
We hope you’ll join us in the studio’s warmth as the rains set in~ lets unravel mysteries together!

New Yoga Schedule Sept. 1st !!

New Yoga Schedule September 1st, 2010!!

Sun 6:30 – 8:00pm Forrest Yoga, all levels

Mon 9:00 – 10:15am Forrest Yoga, all levels

Tue 5:45 – 7:00pm Forrest Yoga for Beginners

Tue 7:15 – 8:45pm Forrest Yoga, all levels

Wed 9:00 – 10:30am Forrest Yoga, all levels

Thu 6:00 – 7:15pm Prenatal Yoga

Fri   9:00 – 10:30am Forrest Yoga, all levels

Fri   6:30 – 8:30pm AcroYoga: Basics, Inversions & Transitions

Yoga Subs 8/15 & 8/16

Andi Pihl will sub for Angela, Sunday 6:30-8pm, Forrest Yoga, All Levels

Emily Laue will sub for Angela, Monday 9-10:30am, Forrest Yoga, All Levels