2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series

Saturday & Sunday, December 6th & 7th, 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

November Newsletter: Enriching Our Lives with Gratitude

Dearest Friends,

After an amazingly beautiful summer in Seattle, the fall weather has found us at last. We are pulling out our cozy sweaters, finding warmth and comfort inside, and enjoying the unique beauty this season has to offer. In this month when we traditionally turn our attentions to giving thanks, we take comfort in these things that keep us warm, and remind ourselves of the many small and meaningful things that make our life what it is.

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.We are offering a number of workshops and events this month that will help facilitate our collective reflection and expression of gratitude. Also, as a more tangible expression of appreciation, we will be hosting a clothing drive to benefit homeless youth in our city (more details below).

We hope you join us in being even more open to the small daily blessings in our lives, and in reflecting those blessings in our actions toward others.

With warmth and support,

Your Kula


LIMITED THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

Please note that we will have a limited class schedule on Thanksgiving Day (11/27), offering only our 6:30am and 9:00am classes.


NOVEMBER YOGA SPECIAL

Share the gift of yoga with another with this month’s special: 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $20!

November Yoga Special

New students only. Must be activated by November 30th. Limit one per person.


HAPPY HOUR B12 INJECTIONS ARE BACK!

Dr. VaishaliB12 provides a great source of energy, as well as aiding in depression, increased metabolism, and more.

Offered by Dr. Vaishali
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00am – 1:45pm

Schedule Your B12 Injection Here

 


YouthCare Clothing Drive

CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

During the month of November, we will be hosting a warm clothing drive benefiting YouthCare. Each month, over 400 homeless youth come to YouthCare’s drop-in center looking for clothing or blankets, a hot meal, or simply a place to escape the cold.

We have set up a collection bin in our space, and encourage you to donate new or gently used warm clothing items. Visit our blog to see a comprehensive list of needed items, and to learn more about the drive, YouthCare, and youth homelessness in Seattle.

If you would like to participate, please drop off your donations at Kula by Wednesday, November 26th.


ONE WEEK OF 2-HOUR YOGA INTENSIVES

As part of our 30-Day Fall Yoga Challenge, we are offering a full week of yoga intensives. (Everyone is welcome to join!)

Intensives Schedule:

Monday, November 10th – Friday, November 14th
9:00-11:00am
(option to wind down and leave by 10:30am)

Wednesday, November 12th
7:15-9:15pm
(option to wind down and leave by 8:45pm)


Yoga Trance Dance

YOGA TRANCE DANCE

Saturday, November 15 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
With Cosetta Romani

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

Join us for a beautiful ritual dance of awakening body, mind, and soul. Through sense perception and rhythm exploration we find the joy of individual and collective freedom.

$20 preregistration; $25 day of event

Register Here


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GRATITUDE IS OUR ATTITUDE FAMILY YOGA WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 22nd | 2:00-3:00pm
with Nicole Koleshis

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude by practicing yoga together. Through bonding partner yoga poses, fun creative movements, opportunities for deep relaxation and more, the act of giving thanks becomes movement based and the gratitude is felt throughout the body and mind. Come experience the joy, gratitude, and FUN of practicing yoga as a family–just in time for the Thanksgiving season!

For kids ages 2-10 & their adult companions.

$20 for families with 1 child by November 17th); $25 for families with 1 child after November 17th
$5 for each additional child. Bring as many adults as you’d like!

Register Here


Yoga Sound Bath

YOGA SOUND BATH

Sunday, November 23rd | 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 preregistration; $35 day of event

Register Here


SAVE THE DATES!

2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series
Saturday – Sunday, December 6th & 7th
with Jill & Angela

Yoga Trance Dance
Saturday, December 6th
with Cosetta Romani


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

~John F. Kennedy

Yoga Sound Bath

Sunday, November 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm

with Daniella White and Cosetta Romani

Join Cosetta and Daniella for an inspirational and deeply revitalizing evening of energy and sound healing.

Yoga Sound Bath
Cosetta opens our session with song and prayer, guides a restorative asana sequence and offers hands-on healing to each participant.

Daniella steers the journey through the vibrational resonance of crystal bowls, Planetary gong, and voice. The gentle yet powerful sounds lead to deep relaxation and promote cellular regeneration. We close with an extended sound bath savasana meditation.

$30 preregistration; $35 at the door

Register here

“Gratitude is Our Attitude” Family Yoga Class

Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm

with Nicole Koleshis

Please join us for this family workshop for 2-10 year olds (and their adult companions), and cultivate an attitude of gratitude–just in time for the Thanksgiving season!

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In this special class, families will cultivate an attitude of gratitude by practicing yoga together. Through bonding partner yoga poses, fun creative movements, opportunities for deep relaxation and more, the act of giving thanks becomes movement based and the gratitude is felt throughout the body and mind. Come experience the joy, gratitude, and FUN of practicing yoga as a family!

Class is taught by Kula’s Kids Yoga teacher, Nicole Koleshis.

$20 for families with 1 child (preregistration by November 17th);
$25 for families with 1 child after November 17th

$5 for each additional child. Bring as many adults as you’d like!

Register here

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