Archive for April, 2014

Yoga Trance Dance Saturday, June 7th, 8:00 – 10:00PM, w/Cosetta Romani

Dear Dancing Warriors,

Our early Solstice gathering on June 7th will be the last until September! Let’s come together in honor of the light, warmth and abundance of Summer.
We will dance a spell of community and confidence that will last us through July and August.
Please join Cosetta Romani THIS Saturday, June 7th, 8 – 10PM.

Yoga Trance Dance w/Cosetta Romani
ancient medicine for modern times

Saturday, June 7th, 8:00–10:00 p.m.

A ritual dance of awakening
for body, mind and soul.
Through sense perception &
rhythm exploration we
Find the joy of individual &
collective freedom.

$20 pre-register
$25 at the door

Yoga Sound Bath w/Cosetta & Daniella, Sunday, June 8th, 6:30 – 8:30PM

Yoga Sound Bath
Sunday, June 8th, 6:30 – 8:30PM
with Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

Please join us on Sunday, June 8th for a special evening of restorative yoga, energy healing, and sound healing. Cosetta opens each session through song and prayer to call in healing, supportive energies, and then will guide you through a restorative asana sequence while clearing the energetic field of each participant. Daniella guides the entire journey through the vibrational resonance of crystal bowls, a Paiste Planetary gong and her voice. The sounds will be gentle yet powerful, and will lead to deep states of meditation and healing.

We will end with an extended regenerating sound bath savasana. 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

Free 30 minute Ayurvedic Consultation w/Dr Vaishali to the first 20 people!


Ayurvedic Workshop – How to make your own yogurt, cheese, buttermilk & ghee w/Dr Vaishali, Saturday, May 17th, 2:00 – 5:00PM

Ayurvedic Workshop – How to make your own yogurt, Indian style cheese – paneer, butter, buttermilk, and Ghee with Dr Vaishali ND, BAMS

May 17th, 2:00 – 5:00PM
Duration: will be 2 to 3 hours.

In groups of 4 or 5, we will be making the following:
Yogurt: We will learn to make yogurt from organic milk. Organic milk and Cultures for starter will be provided. Participants will get to take the start for yogurt home with them. Please note, it takes 6-8 hours for bacteria to convert milk to yogurt.
Cheese: We will make Indian style cheese and will get to taste paneer. Yum.
Butter / Butter Milk: We will make cultured butter and butter milk. First we learn how to culture the cream. Note: Fermentation process via bacterial cultures about 24 hours to make cultured cream. Dr Vaishali will have the cultured cream ready for participants to make butter and buttermilk out of it in the workshop. Once made, we will taste the final products!
Ghee: Finally we will learn to make ghee. Cultured butter is the starting material for making ghee.

-PLEASE note: we encourage you to bring your own jars for final products.

$60 per person.
Includes all materials provided.
Register early, space is limited!
Bring your own jars for final products.

Budding Spring Radiance!

Dearest Kula,

The sweet smell of spring is in the air! Trees are budding, bulbs are blooming. It’s a time of renewal, and a great time to refresh ourselves.

Take time to re-establish your commitment to your personal intentions and re-align yourself with your true nature. Do the things you love to do, that energize you, vitalize your health, and make you smile and laugh. Help someone. Take time to be quiet each day. Practice thankfulness. Practice letting go.

When we are in a state of purpose and intention, wonder and possibility, thankfulness, calm and happiness, we are in touch with our highest awareness and we live inspired. We receive creative ideas on what to do next and how to do it, and remarkable things start to happen. Realize what brings you to your highest place, and structure life so that you can run that energy, daily.

We hope you will join us this month in the many new and dynamic offerings we have to support this time of radiance.

In Loving Kindness,
Your Kula


April Yoga Special
~embrace and rejuvenate your practice~
Three Month Unlimited Yoga Pass $270

Regular Price $330.
Limit of one per student.
Must be activated by April 30th, 2014.
May not be extended.


Spring Yoga Challenge:
40 Day Yoga & Mindfulness Challenge

Renew your practice and plant seeds of sustainable growth through this transformational adventure!

April 7th – May 16th

Join us for this one of a kind, 40 Day Immersion for lifestyle and spiritual development in ways that are tangible to modern day living and its challenges.

40 Days of Yoga & Mindfulness
4 Workshops/Events
3 Group Meetings
1 week of Morning Intensives,
a Cleanse, weekly meditations, and more!

This 40 day journey has the potential to impact all areas of your life; cultivating self-healing, self-love, and a deeper state of peace. Give yourself the gift of nourishment through the support of your Kula!

– Join us in 40 days of Yoga or Mindfulness practice.
– Join Gianna for led meditation every Tuesday & Thursday, 8:15 – 8:45AM during the challenge.
– Join our 4 workshops: The Art of Meditation w/Gianna Carotenuto, Physiology of Breath w/Anna Davis, Yoga Trance Dance w/Cosetta Romani, and Moonlight Yoga w/Angela & Jill, ALL at a discounted rate!
– Join community in the three meet up groups, 6:15 – 7:15PM on Sundays, 4/13, 4/27, & 5/4.
– Go deeper in your practice with 5 days of Morning Intensives, 9:00 – 11:00AM, Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16th.
– Challengers have an option to receive a mini acupuncture session at a meet-up group, along with Chinese Medicine cleanse details w/Ashley Schiavone, L.Ac. and more!

$35 registration fee
(does not include the cost of yoga classes or the four workshops/events)
Challengers receive a $10 discount off each workshop.

Pre-registration required!
Questions? contact us at
Not able to join this time? Follow us at #KulaChallenge


Spotlight Teacher:
Mary Kay Bisignano Vadino

Mary Kay is a dancer, choreographer and yogi. Her enthusiasm for movement is clear in her practice and the classes she leads here at Kula. Mary Kay teaches Vinyasa yoga on Mondays at 6:30am, Tuesdays & Thursdays at noon.

A note from Mary Kay:
Greetings Kula Community,
I am super excited about the Spring Yoga Challenge and wanted to take a moment to share my enthusiasm with all of you.  Let me first say that Kula is an amazing place to practice, that is to work and play at becoming more fully embodied.  I am so grateful to be sharing my gifts as a teacher and simultaneously receiving support and inspiration from students and other teachers and staff. As someone who is passionately committed to moving through life with clarity, strength and grace, I relish the opportunity to be apart of this challenge and to share it with you.

Being a dancer, choreographer and all around movement junkie has left me predisposed to incorporating movement into my yoga classes.  While many of us may have initial hesitation about “moving” more in our practice, the body is quick to respond with increased awareness and a sense of freedom and joy.  The 40 day Challenge is a prime opportunity to open up to a broader, more diverse and dynamic practice.  I feel Forest Yoga and a Vinyasa practice compliment each other in a profound and powerful way.  That is why I am so excited to venture into this transformational process and look forward to taking this Challenge with you.

Wishing you peace,
Mary Kay Vadino


Yoga Sound Bath
Sunday, April 6th
6:30 – 8:30pm
With Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

Please join us for a special evening of restorative yoga, energy healing & sound healing. Cosetta opens each session with a prayer and will then guide you through a restorative asana sequence. Daniella guides the journey with the vibrational resonance of crystal bowls, a Paiste Planetary gong and her voice. We will end with an extended regenerating sound bath savasana.

$30 prepay, $35 at the door.


“You are the Sky”
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
Saturday, April 12th
3:00 – 6:00pm
with Gianna Carotenuto, PhD

Join us in this exploration of the study of six types of meditation practice and key texts. Discover the anchor of your meditation practice and create a mantra of empowerment. In this workshop we will give you the tools for your own daily meditation practice.

$40 prepay, $45 at the door.
Challengers receive a $10 discount.


Physiology of Breath
Saturday, April 19th
3:00 – 6:00pm
with Dr. Anna Davis

Join us in this study of the breath. Discover what is just beneath our awareness; a complex rhythm of the breath that ensures our body gets what it needs to stay alive. Turn your intention into the subtle body – use prana as a guide to link the energetic body to the physical body and the mind to the spirit. Workshop will include a 90 minute asana practice!

$40 prepay, $45 at the door.
Challengers receive a $10 discount.


Yoga Trance Dance
Saturday, April 26th,
8:00 – 10:00pm
with Cosetta Romani

What is Trance Dance?
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.

$20 prepay, $25 day of event.
Challengers receive a $10 discount.


Kids Yoga Spring Series:
April 17th t0 June 19th. 10 class series.
Ages 3-5 3:30pm-4:15pm
Ages 6-10 4:30pm-5:15pm

Space is Limited!
$120 per child.
Register Now!


Save the dates!
Intro to Yoga 2-day Series, May 3rd & 4th, 2:00 – 4:00pm.

5-day Morning Yoga Intensives, May 12 – 16th, 9:00 – 11:00am.

Moonlight Yoga, May 16th, 8:00 – 9:30pm with Angela & Jill.

Yoga Trance Dance, May 17th, 8:00 – 10:00pm, with Cosetta Romani.

Intro to Ayurvedic & How to make your own butter and ghee from scratch with Dr. Vaishali, ND. May 17th.

Northwest YogaFest, July 25th – 27th with Cosetta Romani.


They are the chosen ones who have surrendered. Once they were particles of light now they are the radiant sun.

Copyright © April, 2014 Kula Movement, All rights reserved.

The Art of Meditation, a Mindfulness Meditation Workshop w/Gianna Carotenuto, April 12th, 3:00 – 6:00PM

~Pema Chodron~

Learn The Art of Meditation a Mindfulness Meditation Workshop w/Gianna Carotenuto, Ph.D.
APRIL 12th
3:00 – 6:00PM

Open the wind gate of your mind & enter into deep serenity.
• Explore Vipassana, Zen, Walking Meditation, Mantra &
Mala guided practices.
• Study key meditation texts by the Buddha, Pema Chodron,
Dalai Lama, Thich Nat Hahn, Suzuki Roshi
• Discover the anchor of your meditation practice
• Create a mantra of empowerment.
• Understand the basics of a daily meditation practice
• Receive the tools and confidence to make it happen!
Still Your Mind
Open Your Heart

Pre-registration: $40
Day of event: $45
$10 off for 40 Day Challengers

Physiology of Breath w/Anna Davis, Saturday, April 19th, 3:00 – 6:00PM

Physiology of BREATH workshop w/Anna Davis
Tap in to the dance of your mind, body and spirit by listening for the song of your breath.
April 19th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

When we exercise, our breath speeds up. When we rest, our breath slows down. Moment to moment, these subtle adjustments to the rhythm of the breath ensure that our body gets what it needs to stay alive. These dynamic adjustments occur in the absence of any conscious effort and most of the time are just beneath the surface of our awareness.
However, if we turn our attention to observing the breath, we gain access to what yogis call the subtle body. In the language of yoga, this deeper listening uses breath (prana) as a guide to explore pathways that link the energetic body (pranamaya kosha) to the physical body (anamaya kosha) and to the mind and spirit.

Please join Dr. Anna Davis, physiologist and yoga instructor for a workshop entitled Physiology of Breath. In the workshop, you’ll learn the scientific principles that govern respiration, explore yogic breathing techniques (pranayama) and then incorporate what you have learned in a 1.5 hour all-levels yoga class. Class will be followed by a question and answer session.
Please contact Dr. Anna Davis at with any questions.

Pre-registration $40
Day of $45
Challenger’s receive a $10 discount!
Register online or call 206.972.2999