Archive for 2013

September News – Workshops, Announcements, & Our Annual Sale!

“Yoga is a dance within…and then something inside you grows so big,
it spills out like champagne, that’s when you dance on the outside.”
~ Tao Porchon-Lynch
(The world’s oldest yoga instructor, age 95)

Dear Friends,

As we near the end of Summer, we hope you are
filled with many heartfelt connections, sunny days shared,
and joyful moments experienced and expressed.

It is with immense gratitude and love
to have shared this beautiful Summer with each of you;
co-creating a brighter frequency,
and community to call home.

May we transition to autumn, together in beauty.

In Love & Light,
Your Kula

September Yoga Special

Back to School ~ Creating a Healthy Routine

10 class card for $99.

Limit to 1 per person.
Valid two months from purchase date.
Must be used by 11/30/2013

Schedule Change:

Starting Tuesday, September 3rd,
the Tuesday / Thursday, 12pm class returns!

2 Day Sale!
Victoria Keen & Beyond Yoga clothing

Saturday, Sept. 21st, &
Sunday, Sept. 22nd.

Don’t miss our Biggest Sale of the year with  20 – 40% OFF hand-crafted, top of the line,
yoga clothing!

Welcome
Dr. Kerns to our team!

Alison Kerns, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor who focuses on general family medicine and delving into the root cause of suffering and dis-ease.

Dr. Alison’s role as your Naturopathic Doctor is to embark on a healing journey with you in order to optimize your health and vitality. She works with many conditions such as anxiety and depression, mental health, fatigue, colds and flus, allergies, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, women’s health, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, hypothyroidism, metabolic imbalances, weight loss, sinus infections, cardiovascular issues including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, food allergies, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, PMS, menopause, infertility, eczema, psoriasis, and many other health issues.

Kids Yoga Fall Series
September 12th – November 17th.

Join us for the First Class, (Open House),
Thursday, September 12th, &
Sunday, Sept. 15th.

Kids Yoga, Ages 3 – 5
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15pm
(10 weeks series)

Kids Yoga, Ages 6 – 10
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15pm
(10 week series)

NEW! Tween Yoga, Ages 11 – 13
Sundays, 2:30 – 3:30pm
(8 week series)

10 week series: $115.
8 weeks series: $90.
Space is Limited.
Pre-registration only.

Organic Hyde Yoga clothing has arrived!

This incredible organic cotton line feels as amazing as it looks!

Hyde yoga attire is light weight organic cotton which provides quality, environmental consciousness, and superior comfort, supporting the best possible yoga experience while flattering your figure. Made in USA.

Intro to Yoga

4 week Series w/Angela:
Tuesdays, Sept. 3rd – 24th,
5:45 – 7:00pm.
Pre-registration required. $60.

Weekend Series w/Angela & Jill:
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 7 – 8th,
2:00 – 4:00pm.
Pre-registration required. $50.

Moonlight Yoga
with Angela, Friday, Sept. 20th,
8:00 – 9:30pm.

Bring more playfulness and freedom to your practice! Enjoy a candlelit, sweaty, fun-filled practice with the freedom to move as your heart desires.

45 min Energetic asana,
10 min Free Form movement / dancing,
25 min Slow / Restorative asana, with a long, luxurious savasana.
$20 or class pass.

Fall Equinox Ceremony
with Gianna & LIVE Music!
Sat., Sept. 21st, 3:00 – 6:00pm.

Strengthen, align, and set your intention for the fall season!

Seasonal change is happening!
It is visible in our outer world and resonates equally in our own inner landscape.
Can you feel this eco-rhythm emerging? Enjoy this yoga journey, ceremony to the 4 directions, two extended
meditations sessions and yoga asana to celebrate your inner harvest.
$35. early registration.

Trance Dance
with Cosetta, Saturday, Sept. 21st,
8:00 – 10:00pm.

A sacred ceremony of dancing, playfulness, and sharing in creativity!

Like the ancient tribes we start each dance by gathering in circle around a symbolic fire. We set an intention and pray to be present to what is. Then we listen, feel, cradle, flow, shake, pound, laugh, sing, rest and meditate.
limited to 35 participants.
$20.

Yoga Sound Bath
with Cosetta & Daniella,
Sunday, Sept. 29th, 6:30 – 8:30pm.

A special evening of restorative yoga, energy healing, and 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, gong playing, and vocal toning.

The sounds will be gentle yet powerful, and have a massaging effect on the brain.
The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring movement to your chi and guide your body to self healing.
$30 prepay.

The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the
consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.
-Hazrat Inayat Khan

Labor Day Weekend Yoga Schedule

Please note the following limited schedule this weekend:

Friday, Aug 30th, 6:30am & 9:00am,

Saturday, Aug 31st, 8:00am & 10:00am,

Sunday, Sept. 1st, 9:00am, &

Monday, Sept. 2nd, 9:00am Only.

We appreciate your understanding &
wish you a warm and relaxing weekend.

In Loving Kindness,
Your Kula

Special Events this July!

Dear Friends,

What a gift it is to feel the summer joy;
the laughter of friends,
the breath-taking sunsets,
time in nature, and,
the many fun events we’ve shared with many of you.

We hope you are enjoying the long summer days,
and that we continue to celebrate in
yoga, friendship, and, community.

Namaste.

~ July Yoga Special ~
 
New Students:
2 Weeks Unlimited Yoga
for $20!

Offer available to new students only.
Limit to 1 purchase per person.
Expires 14 days from first class.
Must be activated by July 30th, 2013.

Summer Schedule Change
July & August ONLY

The Tuesday/Thursday, 12pm class is cancelled, (M/W/F will remain), &
The Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 4pm class is also cancelled.
Classes resume September 1st!

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Yoga Sound Bath
with Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

Sunday, July 21st,
6:30 – 8:30pm
$30 prepay, $35 Day of event

Please join us for a special evening of restorative yoga, energy healing, and sound healing.

Cosetta will lead you through movement and deep restorative asana (poses) while performing hands on healing, accompanied by the nourishing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowls and gong playing. The sound will be gentle yet powerful, and have a massaging effect on the mind.

We will end with an extended sound bath savasana where Daniella will take you deep into the sound, adding vocal toning. The savasana will help you relax deeper into meditation and rejuvenation. The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring movement into your chi and guide your body to self healing.

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Moonlight Yoga
With Angela DiMario

Friday, July 26th,
8:00 – 9:30pm
$20 or use your class pass.

Join us for a night of funky tunes and
great moves!

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 of free form movement, & 35 minutes of slow & restorative movement.
Last Moonlight Yoga of the Summer – resumes Friday, September 20th!
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Trance Dance
with Cosetta Romani
Saturday, July 27th,
8:00 – 10:00pm
$20

Yoga Trance Dance is a sacred journey to the bottomless well of our creativity.

Like the ancient tribes we start each dance by gathering in circle around a symbolic fire. We set an intention and pray to be present to what is. Then we listen, feel, cradle, flow, shake, pound, laugh, sing, rest and meditate.

Space is limited to 35 people.
Last Trance Dance of the Summer – resumes Saturday, September 21st!

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Kids Yoga Summer Camp & Fall Series!
With Jen Parsinen

Kids Yoga Summer Camp
August 19th – 23rd
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday,
1:15 – 3:30pm
Ages 5 – 9
Pre-registration only! Space is limited.
$100.

Kids Yoga Fall Series
September 12th – November 17th.

Kids Yoga, Ages 3 – 5
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15pm

Kids Yoga, Ages 6 – 10
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15pm

NEW! Tween Yoga, Ages 11 – 13
Sundays, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Join us for Open House Thursday, September 12th, & Sunday, Sept. 15th!

10 week series: $115.
Space is Limited.
Pre-registration only.

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“Try to learn to breathe deeply,
really to taste food when you eat,
and when you sleep, really to sleep.
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might,
and when you laugh, laugh like hell.
And when you get angry, get good and angry.
Try to be alive.
It will all be over soon enough.”
-Ernest Hemingway

Copyright © July 2013 Kula Movement, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
5340 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 972-2999
www.kulamovement.com

June Special Events w/LIVE Music and More!

Dear Students & Friends,

May these words from our beloved Gianna Carotenuto inspire and awaken your heart.

“Summertime~
The exquisite freedom of long hot days and warm starry nights.
Our bodies move with ease. Our hearts are filled with joy.
our spirits are playful and carefree.
We stay up late and take our time.
We play, we rest, we dream, we dance!
Summer is the culmination of our yearly transformations!”

With many exciting offerings this month,
we hope you will celebrate your practice with us!

Namaste.

Spice up your summer practice with this incredible offer for only $80/Month!
3 Month Unlimited Yoga Pass: $240
(regular $320)
Limit 1 per person.
May not be frozen.
Must be purchased in store, &
activated by June 30th.

Summer Schedule Change July & August ONLY:
There will be no Tuesday/Thursday, 12pm class, (M/W/F will remain), &
There will be no Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 4pm classes.

Moonlight Yoga & Live Drumming
With Angela DiMario & Blake Cisneros

Friday, June 21st, 8:00 – 9:30pm
$20 or use your class pass!

Kick off Summer with a celebratory practice!

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, June 22nd, 8:00 – 10:00pm
$20

Yoga Trance Dance is a sacred journey to the bottomless well of our creativity.

Like the ancient tribes we start each dance by gathering in circle around a symbolic fire. We set an intention and pray to be present to what is. Then we listen, feel, cradle, flow, shake, pound, laugh, sing, rest and meditate.

Join Cosetta for an auspicious journey on the day of her Birthday, as we celebrate on the dance floor; our love for life, and the best gifts we can give ourselves.

Space is limited to 35 people.

Summer Solstice Workshop
A Live Music Celebration!

With Gianna Carotenuto
Saturday, June 29th, 2:00 – 5:00pm
$35 by 6/25 / $40 After

Celebrate the pleasure of your practice!

Yoga is a foundation to transform our lives. Each asana creates new physical and mental pathways.
We literally re-shape our lives with every breath!

Solstice is a time to deepen
our relationship with ourselves,
our life path and our creative vision.
Use the energy of the Solstice
to align yourself with the present moment and celebrate the dazzle of your life!

Beginning with pranayama and chakra meditation, let the asana flow unwind your mind, open your heart, and expand your spirit!

Did you miss the Yoga Sound Bath with Cosetta & Daniella last month?

Mark your calendars, as they will return Sunday, July 21st, 6:30 – 8:30pm, and Sunday, September 29th, 6:30 – 8:30pm!

$30 preregistration / $35 day of event

Kids Yoga Summer Camp & Fall Series!
With Jen Parsinen

Summer Camp
August 19th – 23rd
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday,
1:15 – 3:30pm
ages 5 – 9

Space is limited,
Pre-registration only!
$100.

Kids Yoga Fall Series
September 12th – November 17th.

Kids Yoga, Ages 3 – 5
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15pm

Kids Yoga, Ages 6 – 10
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15pm

NEW! Tween Yoga, Ages 11 – 13
Sundays, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Join us for Open House Thursday, September 12th & Sunday, Sept. 15th!

10 week series: $115.
Space is Limited.
Pre-registration only!

Congratulations Health Challengers!
It has been an honor to witness and support each of you in deepening your practice and commitment to self. We hope the 40 days have left you feeling the depth and consistency we’ve witnessed thus far.
Remember you are all winners for having committed to yourself. We hope this 40 day challenge has brought new light to your daily routines and inspired positive change. 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! What a blessing it is to be surrounded by such a caring, dynamic, and fun community.

Special Thanks goes out to those who participated:
Donna Kelly, Natalie Witte, Meg Sablinski, Doug Broadbendt, Chris Ingersoll, Janessa Styke, Marilyn Young, Yasaman Sheri, Meg Haggerty, Julia Khorsand, Paige Hoeffel, Amanda Stoker, Shellie Gravitt, Beth Secor, Abby Haggerty, Bree Boudreaux, Sam Wood, Taryn Elledge -Penner, Diana Garcia, Laurie Rosenfeld, Myrrha Lazo, Caroline Edwards, Amy Read, & Allison Kincaid!

In this universe it is love that binds everything together.
Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life.
-Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)

Summer Solstice Celebration w/LIVE Music! Saturday, June 29th, 2 – 5PM.

Summer Solstice Workshop ~
A Live Music Celebration!

With Gianna Carotenuto
Saturday, June 29th, 2:00 – 5:00pm
$35 by 6/25 / $40 After

Celebrate the pleasure of your practice!

Yoga is a foundation to transform our lives. Each asana creates new physical and mental pathways.
We literally re-shape our lives with every breath!

Solstice is a time to deepen our relationship with ourselves,
our life path and our creative vision.
Use the energy of the Solstice  to align yourself with the present moment and celebrate the dazzle of your life!

Beginning with pranayama and chakra meditation, let the asana flow unwind your mind, open your heart, and expand your spirit!

“Summertime~
The exquisite freedom of long hot days and warm starry nights.
Our bodies move with ease. Our hearts are filled with joy.
our spirits are playful and carefree.
We stay up late and take our time.
We play, we rest, we dream, we dance!
Summer is the culmination of our yearly transformations!”
-Gianna Carotenuto

Moonlight Yoga w/LIVE drumming, Friday, 6/21, 8-9:30pm

Moonlight Yoga
& Live Drumming
With Angela DiMario & Blake Cisneros

Friday, June 21st, 8:00 – 9:30pm

$20 or use your class pass!

Kick off Summer with a celebratory practice!

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.

Congratulations Yoga Health Challengers!

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!

Congratulations, Challengers!

With love and joy,

Your Kula

Wind Horse, A Forrest Yoga Conference in Tacoma, June 14 – 17th, 2013

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.

Gather with the Forrest Yoga Tribe for:

  • 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 Location
    This 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 Workshops
    The 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 Magic
    The 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

Ana Forrest, creatrix of Forrest Yoga and author of the deeply moving and transformational book “Fierce Medicine.”  An internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through her own healing from her life’s trauma and experience.

Yoga Sound Bath w/Cosetta & Daniella ~ Sunday, June 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30pm

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

Kula’s 40 day Challenge, Yoga and Sound Healing events, & May Flowers!

“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,
Namaste.

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

OR

Tuesdays, September 3rd – 24th, 5:45 – 7:00pm with Angela.
$100 (includes a 5 class pass)
$60 Return students
Preregistration Required.

Sound Healing
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.

Moonlight Yoga
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
$20

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.
Pre-registration encouraged!

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.”
-Marianne Williamson

Copyright © May 2013 Kula Movement, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
5340 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 972-2999
www.kulamovement.com