Archive for 2014

Yoga Trance Dance

November 15th, 7:00-9:00pm

with Cosetta Romani

Yoga Trance Dance is a sacred journey to the bottomless well of our creativity. Each dance begins by circling a symbolic fire and setting an intention. Then, students are led by Cosetta through listening, feeling, cradling, flowing, shaking, pounding, laughing, singing, resting and meditating.

Yoga Trance Dance

Please join us in bringing together body, mind, and spirit in this energetic, freeing, and FUN workshop. Open to all; no previous dance experience needed. Dress creatively and comfortably, and bring your curiosity and an open heart.

$20 preregistration; $25 day of event.

Register here

A Week of 2-Hour Yoga Intensives

As part of our 30 Day Yoga Challenge, we are offering six 2-hour yoga intensives during the week of November 10th. Intensives are open to all, regardless of whether or not you’re participating in the challenge. Schedule below!

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Monday, November 10th

All Levels Forrest Yoga with Hope
9:00-11:00am (option to wind down and leave at 10:30am)

Tuesday, November 11th

All Levels Forrest Yoga with Jill
9:00-11:00am (option to wind down and leave at 10:30am)

Wednessday, November 12th

All Levels Prana Flow Yoga with Cosetta
9:00-11:00 am (option to wind down and leave at 10:30am)

Wednesday, November 12th

All Levels Forrest Yoga with Angela
7:15-9:15pm (option to wind down and leave at 8:45pm)

Thursday, November 13th

All Levels Forrest Yoga with Jill
9:00-11:00am (option to wind down and leave at 10:30am)

Friday, November 14th

All Levels Forrest Yoga with Angela
9:00-11:00am (option to wind down and leave at 10:30am)

Chakra Workshop

Saturday, November 8th, 2:00-5:00pm

with Cosetta Romani

ChakraWorkshopWe each contain an entire universe.

The seven chakras are the seats of our consciousness, the guardians of elemental engergy, and the gateways to our evolution.

In this workshop, we will explore each chakra through specific meditations, mudras (hand gestures), asana practice, sound vibrations, visualization, and essential oils.

Chakra work can boost physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Come ready to remove energy blockages in your chakras and enhance your sensory capacity. Please bring a journal.

$40 pre-registration; $45 at the door; $30 for 30 Day Yoga Challengers

Register here

Kula’s Warm Clothing Drive to Benefit Homeless Youth

It’s hard to know just how many homeless youth are living in King County–but it is estimated that in Seattle alone, 700-1000 young people are in search of a safe place to sleep each night. Some will manage to nab one of the few open beds in a youth shelter or may find that they’re able to “crash” on a friend’s couch for one more night. But many more will be forced to settle for the inadequate shelter offered by an overpass, abandoned building, door stoop, or a late night bus. And now that we’re entering the rainy winter season, it’s going to be even more of a challenge to stay warm, dry, and safe.

Photo provided courtesy YouthCare

Photo provided courtesy YouthCare

Our November drive will support YouthCare in their important work, and we’d love to have your help!

During November, Kula Movement will be hosting a warm clothing drive befefitting YouthCare. Each month, over 400 youth come to YouthCare’s drop-in center looking for clothing or blankets, a hot meal, or simply a place to escape the cold. According to YouthCare’s website, “That’s the first step to earning their trust, and our ultimate goal is to help them move off of the streets and prepare for life. In the meantime, those survival supplies are quite literally saving lives.”

Below is a list of items we’ll be collecting. Please note that certain items must be new and unused, while others are acceptable in gently used condition.

  • New underwear and long underwear
  • New wool or thermal socks
  • Warm coats or rain jackets
  • Warm hoodies (for layering)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm blankets
  • Gloves and handwarmers
  • Hats and scarves
  • Backpacks
  • Travel-size toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner)
  • Gift cards to Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, QFC

YouthCare serves young people ages 12-24, so keep that in mind as you select sizes to donate. We have been told that the greatest need currently is for all men’s and women’s adult sizes, particularly XL, XXL, and XXXL.

We will be setting up a collection bin in our space, and invite and encourage you to participate if you are able. Please have your donations in by Wednesday, November 26th.

Thank you for helping us make a difference in a young person’s life!

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~Mother Teresa

 

About YouthCare and Homeless Youth

YouthCare has been providing services to Seattle’s homeless youth for 40 years. Their most visible facility is the Orion Center, which provides safe, overnight emergency shelter for up to twenty 18-24 year olds, where they can also do their laundry, take a hot shower, and eat a meal. Beyond satisfying these basic needs, the Orion Center is an entry point to other services – more permanent housing options, education and employment opportunities, health care and case management. YouthCare also runs the only short-term emergency shelter in Seattle for homeless youth aged 12–17. More information about the programs and services YouthCare provides can be found here.

Why are youth homeless?

This is a common question and one with a complicated answer. But one thing is certain: they are not homeless by choice. There is a common misconception that these are “rebellious” teenagers who have opted out of a traditional home life. The reality is far more distressing.

According to YouthCare:

  • 74% of homeless youth have been physically abused at home.
  • 39% were sexually abused.
  • Up to 40% identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. Most of those were kicked out for simply being who they are.
  • Many have prior mental health problems and come from families that could not or would not support them.
  • Many have “aged out” of foster care and other support systems, or have simply slipped through the cracks – something that is disturbingly easy to do in overtaxed systems stretched to the breaking point.

In the end, of course, it doesn’t matter why youth are homeless. What matters is that these youth are part of Seattle’s community — and they need this community’s help. Please contribute if you are able, and if this is a cause that resonates with you. We are grateful for whatever support you are able to give.

2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series

Saturday & Sunday, November 1st & 2nd, 2:00-4:00pm

with Jill & Angela

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Whether you are new to Forrest yoga (or yoga in general), rehabilitating and injury, or simply reconnecting to your practice, we invite you to join in this workshop that will bring more understanding and awareness to your practice. Class size is limited, allowing Jill and Angela to really customize instruction and cater to each student’s specific needs.

Bring your injuries, ailments, questions, and inspirations, and we’ll share a practice in which you’ll explore yoga with modifications specific to your body, along with a deeper breath awareness.

Specifically, in this series, we will:

  • Explore Forrest Yoga basic moves
  • Work with your personal injuries
  • Learn key poses for your body
  • Learn light anatomy
  • Deepen your breath practice
  • Practice relaxation and healing techniques

$60 for the 2-day series. Preregistration is required, and class size is limited!

Register here

Moonlight Yoga with Live Music

Friday, November 7th, 8:00-9:30pm

with Jill & Angela, and live drum accompaniment by Tommy Crocker.

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Our monthly Moonlight Yoga classes are held on the Friday nearest the full moon. Class begins with 45 minutes of invigorating flow, followed by about 15 minutes of free-form movement, and finishes with 30 minutes of restorative asana. For November’s class, we welcome Tommy Crocker, who will provide live drum accompaniment. As always, we will practice in the warm glow of candlelight.

Please join us in bringing together music and sweaty movement to find more freedom in your form!

$20 pre-regitration; $25 day of; $10 discount for 30 Day Yoga Challengers.

Register here

Inversion Yoga Workshop, Saturday 10/18

Refine Your Alignment :: An Inversions Based Experience

Saturday, October 18th, 2:00-4:30 pm
with Jill & Angela

Inversions Workshop

This workshop will focus on creative, sustainable, and safe ways to bring ease and empowerment to your inversion practice. We will explore strengthening techniques, partner inversions, and postures that will prepare you for an effortless and aligned inversion. Materials to be covered include windmill handstand, one arm handstand, partner inversions, handstand canes, and more! Join us for a full day of monkey business and FUN!

All levels welcome. Prerequisites: must be able to kick up in handstand or headstand and willingness to work with a partner.

$35 preregistration; $40 day of event; $10 discount for 30 Day Yoga Challengers.

Register here

October Newsletter: Exploration, Discovery & Growth

Dearest Friends,

What comes to mind when you hear the word “challenge”? Do you think of struggle and difficulty? Do you envision the daily hectic rush required to get your kids to school on time? Or maybe that worrisome project at work that keeps you tossing and turning at night? Many of us (myself included) surround the mere idea of challenge with mental mountains of negative connotations.

A simple mind shift, though, reminds us that personal challenges can be less about difficulty and more about exploration, discovery, pushing toward greater potential and, ultimately, tremendous growth. Framed in this light, “challenge” becomes intriguing and playful – even fun!

It is this type of challenge that we’re looking forward to in October. Our 30 Day Yoga Challenge begins on Saturday, October 18th, and we’re so excited to embark on this month-long journey of discovery. We do hope you’ll be able to join us – if not in person, than certainly in spirit. We encourage you to take some time to reflect on opportunities for exploration in your own life. What can you learn? Where can you grow? How can you challenge yourself in a positive and nurturing way this month?

With warmth and support,

Your Kula


OCTOBER YOGA SPECIAL

3 Month Unlimited pass for just $285!
(Regular price $330)

Limit one per student.
Must be activated by October 31st, 2014.
Expires 90 days from activation; may not be extended.


Yoga Challenge

30 DAY FALL YOGA CHALLENGE!

Saturday, October 18th – Sunday, November 16th

30 Days of Yoga, Mindfulness & Inversions! Join us for this one of a kind, month-long immersion Including:

  • 5 Meet up groups
  • 4 Workshops
  • Ayurvedic Cleanse
  • Plus a week of 2-hour yoga intensives!

$40 registration* due by Saturday, October 18th.
*Does not cover the cost of classes during challenge.
*Challengers receive $10 off select workshops during the challenge.

Register here


Yoga Sound Bath

YOGA SOUND BATH

Sunday, October 12th | 6:30 – 8:30pm
With Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

Join Cosetta and Daniella for an inspirational and deeply revitalizing evening of energy and sound healing. Cosetta offers a restorative asana sequence and hands-on adjustments and healing. Daniella applies the vibrational resonance of crystal singing bowls, gong and voice to aid meditation and massage the nervous system.
$30 in advance; $35 day of event.

Register here.


Inversions Workshop

REFINE YOUR ALIGNMENT :: AN INVERSIONS BASED EXPERIENCE

Saturday, October 18th | 2:00 – 4:30pm
with Jill and Angela

Get creative with your handstands and inversions! This workshop will focus on creative, sustainable, and safe ways to bring ease and empowerment to your inversion practice. We will explore strengthening techniques, partner inversions, and postures that will prepare you for an effortless and aligned inversion. Materials that will be covered include windmill handstand, one-arm handstand, partner inversions, handstand canes, and more!Join us for a full day of monkey business and FUN!

Pre-Requisites: must be able to kick up in handstand or headstand and willingness to work with a partner.

All levels welcome! We will offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced variations.

$35 in advance; $40 day of event.
Register here.


Yoga Trance Dance

YOGA TRANCE DANCE

Saturday, October 25th | 7:00 – 9:00pm
With Cosetta Romani

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

Dance the body into harmony with the spirit. Cosetta masters this experience in the most safe, genuine and nourishing way. Come meet her and many other beautiful beings on the dance floor. Wear a mask if you wish, or come as you are.
$20 in advance; $25 day of event.
Register here.


SAVE THE DATES!

2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series
Saturday – Sunday, November 1st – 2nd
with Jill & Angela

Moonlight Yoga with Live Music
Friday, November 7th
with Jill & Angela

Chakra Workshop
Saturday, November 8th
with Cosetta Romani

Yoga Trance Dance
Saturday, November 15th
with Cosetta Romani

Yoga Sound Bath
Sunday, November 23rd
with Cosetta Romani and Daniella White


“The moment you stop accepting challenges is the moment you stop moving forward.”

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

30 Day Fall Yoga and Health Challenge

30 Days of Yoga, Mindfulness & Inversions!

Saturday, October 18th – Sunday, November 16th

Yoga Challenge

Join us for this one of a kind, month long immersion Including:

• 5 Meet up groups,
• 4 Workshops,
• An Ayurvedic Cleanse with Dr. Vaishali,
• Plus a week of 2hr Yoga Intensives!

$40 registration due by Saturday, October 18th.
*Does not cover the cost of classes during challenge.
*Challengers receive $10 off select workshops during the challenge.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Inversions Workshop with Jill & Angela
Saturday, Oct. 18th, 2:00-4:30 pm
$35/$40 day of event.

Yoga Trance Dance with Cosetta
Saturday, Oct. 25th, 7:00-9:00 pm
$20/$25 day of event.

Moonlight Yoga with Jill & Angela and live music
Friday, Nov. 7th, 8:00-9:30 pm
$20/$25 day of event.

Chakra Process Workshop with Cosetta
Saturday, Nov. 8th, 2:00-5:00 pm
$40/$45 day of event

Yoga Trance Dance with Cosetta
Saturday, Nov. 15th, 7:00-9:00 pm
$20/$25 day of event

MORNING & NIGHT INTENSIVES

Monday, Nov. 10th – Friday, Nov. 14th, 9:00-11:00 am
*option to wind down and leave by 10:30 am

Wed. Nov. 12th, 7:15-9:15 pm
*option to wind down and leave by 8:45 pm

MEET UP GROUPS

Sundays, 6:15-7:15 pm
Oct. 19th: Introduction and Intention
Oct. 26th: Experiential
Nov. 2nd: Cleanse Details with Dr. Vaishali
Nov. 9th: Check-in/Q&A with Dr. Vaishali
Nov. 16th: Potluck!

Register here!

Autumn Restoration and Rejuvenation

Dearest Friends,

September has arrived, ushering us from the hot days of summer into the coziness of fall. We hope you are looking forward to viewing the season’s vibrant colors, breathing the crisp air, hearing the crunch of leaves beneath your feet – and, yes, maybe even feeling a little rain on your skin after our wonderfully sunny summer.

We invite you to find inspiration in the falling leaves. Let them lead you to a quiet moment of introspection and reflection, where you can follow their lead and gently discard those things in your life that are no longer beneficial, making way for new growth in those areas that give you support, health, and joy.

We look forward to sharing and delighting in the changing season with you this month through yoga, wellness, and community.

With love and light,
Your Kula

September Yoga Special
10 Class Pass $120
regular price $135

Limit one per student.
Must be activated by September 30th, 2014.
Expires 60 days from activation, may not be extended.

Dr. Vaishali is now offering Integrative Naturopathic & Ayurvedic consultations.
Tuesdays, 8:00am – 2:00pm &
Sundays, 9:00am – 3:00pm

This offer is for a limited time only.
$50 Cash Only.
Dr. Vaishali excels in Women’s & Pediatric Health, Fatigue, Digestive Complaints,
Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders & Preventative Care.

Kids Yoga Fall Series
Thursdays, September 11th – November 13th

Ages 3-5: 3:30 – 4:15pm
Ages 6-10: 4:30 – 5:15pm

Kids Yoga is a safe and fun way to explore balance, breath, and creative movement.  Through yoga poses, breath practice, and sharing in community, your kids will learn skills that carry with them into adulthood.

10-week series, $125.
Preregistration only Space is limited!

Moonlight Yoga
Friday, September 12th
8:00 – 9:30pm

With Jill & Angela

Monthly Moonlight Yoga brings music and movement together by candlelight for a practice that is sweaty, fun, and authentic.
Bring more freedom and joy to your practice.

45 min Forrest Yoga Flow
15 min Free form movement
20 min Restorative asana
10 min Savasana

$20 before event,
$25 day of event.

Autumnal Equinox Workshop
Saturday, September 20th
2:00 – 5:00pm

With Gianna Carotnueto

Celebrate your personal harvest!

Using asana, pranayama and meditation, fully embody the gifts and beauty of your summer accomplishments, soak these gifts deep into your being, radiate the fullness of you spirit in a celebration of yoga, life, and awakening the radiant energies within.

Special addition: The Radiance Sutras will form the foundation of the practice.

$38 before September 15th.
$45 after  September 15th.

Yoga Trance Dance
Saturday,  September 27th
7:00 – 9:00pm

With Cosetta Romani

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

If you have been postponing this dance ritual for one reason or another, now is the time to show up, just as you are! Cosetta masters this experience in the most safe, genuine and nourishing way. Come meet her and many other beautiful beings on the dance floor.

$20 before.
$25 day of event.

Yoga Retreat in Leavenworth
Friday – Sunday, October 3rd – 5th

With Jill & Angela

There are just a few spots left for
Offsite lodging at this wonderful retreat.
Join us at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth for three days of intensive yoga and healing. We offer 5 amazing yoga classes, meditation, sauna, hot springs, pool and complimentary beverage services. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!

$235 Offsite Lodging
$595 All Inclusive – sold out

Divine Play AcroYoga Festival in Portland
Friday – Sunday
October 10th-12th

The Divine Play AcroYoga Festival
offers all levels of classes, all day long, for 3 full days.

Friday’s day-long intensives offer an opportunity to explore in-depth study with internationally renowned master teachers. The Main Festival on Saturday and Sunday offers over 90 classes with certified AcroYoga teachers from around the world and master teachers in the respective fields of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai massage. Each evening, we will celebrate with music, circus performances, dancing, space to jam, bodywork and kirtan.
Day long pass – $135
Sat & Sun – $265
Full access Pass – $325
For more information and to register, go to www.acroyoga.org.
At checkout, be sure to enter the discount code: kulamovement

30 Day Fall Yoga Challenge!
Saturday, October 18th – Sunday, November 16th

30 Days of Yoga, Mindfulness & Inversions!

Join us for this one of a kind, month long immersion Including:
5 Meet up groups,
4 Workshops,
A Cleanse,
Plus a week of 2hr Yoga Intensives!

$40 registration due by Saturday, October 18th.
*Does not cover the cost of classes during challenge.
*Challengers receive $10 off select workshops during the challenge.

Save the dates!
3-Day Retreat to Leavenworth, Friday – Sunday,
October 3rd – 5th with Jill & Angela

Yoga Sound Bath, Sunday, October 12th.
With Cosetta Romani and Daniella White

30 Day Fall Yoga Challenge
October 18th to November 16th.

Yoga Trance Dance, Saturday, October 25th.
With Cosetta Romani

Moonlight Yoga with Live Music
Friday, November 11th.
with Jill & Angela

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult,
but not more difficult than remaining in a situation which is not nurturing to the whole being.”
― Maya Angelou

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