January Newsletter: Happy New Year!

~ Let us Celebrate ~

Stepping into greatness

Trust that you are exactly where you need to be.
Open to the greater opportunity of each moment,
dance in your own brilliance,
share your creativity, laughter, and kindness.


What an exciting time to be alive! We are thrilled to share the birth of this New Year with each of you, and hope that you’re embracing this beginning with a sense of curiosity, courage, and consciousness. Make a personal commitment to deepen your breath and embodiment, to enhance the positive internal dialog, stand in a place of peace, love, and healing energy. Now more then ever offers you an unique opportunity to manifest your higher self; to live in each present moment fully; to step into your souls purpose; to become the peace, the positive, the loving.

WE are so grateful to share and reflect, as well as support you in growth, radiant health, and community. Together we are stronger and brighter.

The divine in me honors and acknowledges the divine in you.


Monthly Yoga Special

Annual Unlimited Pass: $880 (regular $1,050. Save 15%!)
Our most affordable pass at just $73/month for unlimited yoga!
May be frozen twice up to two consecutive weeks.


Massage Special

Melissa Heather joined Kula Movement last month as a
licensed massage therapist.
Her techniques range from pure relaxation to deep tissue specific work and is often a wonderful blend of the two.
Book with Melissa before March, mention this newsletter, and
receive $10 off your service!


Kids Yoga Winter Series

w/Jen Parsinen
January 21st – March 28th. 10 Week Series.
Our Kids Yoga classes bring creativity, consciousness, and community together. Our Kid’s classes promote inner strength, body awareness, concentration, confidence, self-esteem, a feeling of well-being, respect for others, and love for one’s self, inside and out.
Classes include: Parent & Tot, and Kids Yoga; ages 3 – 6, & 7 – 10.
Preregistration required. Classes are almost full! PreRegister Today! $115.


Yoga Trance Dance

W/Cosetta Romani

Saturday, January 19th, 7:00 – 9:00pm

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! $20.


Moonlight Yoga

W/Angela DiMario

Friday, January 25th, 8:00 – 9:30pm
Join us for a celebratory class of creativity, playfulness, & connection.
Accompanied with music, candlelight, and less focus on pose specifics, this class makes way for each person’s own unique exploration and expression.
$20 or use your class pass.
Find freedom in your form.


4 Week Intro To Yoga Series

W/Angela DiMario

Tuesdays, February 5th – 26th, 5:45 – 7:00PM

If you would like to deepen your understanding of the Forrest Yoga Basic Moves, how to work with an injury, and specific need, or have questions about your practice, sign up for the 4 Week Series.
Every week will build on material and cater to each person’s specific needs. 4 week series: $60.

Kula’s Holiday Yoga Schedule

Kula’s Holiday Yoga Schedule:
Please note Mom & Baby Yoga will resume the first week of January.  Happy Holiday!

Monday, 12/24:
6:30 – 7:30AM, All Levels w/ Jill
9:00 – 10:30AM, All Levels w/ Jill
the 4:00PM, 5:45PM & 7:15PM are Cancelled

Tuesday, 12/25: Christmas Day: Closed

Wednesday, 12/26:
6:30 – 7:30AM Cancelled
All other classes are ON!

Monday, 12/31: New Years Eve: 
6:30 – 7:30AM, All Levels w/Jill
9:00 – 10:30AM, All Levels w/Jill
the 4:00PM, 5:45PM & 7:15PM are Cancelled

1/1: New Years Day: 
11:00 – 12:45PM, All Levels w/ Angela ~ and music!
the 6:30AM, 9AM, 12PM, 5:45PM & 7:15PM are Cancelled

Join us to Celebrate the Winter Health Challengers this Sunday~ 12/16, 6-7pm

Join us to

Celebrate our

Yoga Health


Dec. 16th,
6:00 – 7:00pm
(right after the 4:30pm yoga class!)

We will announce
the 1st & 2nd place winners,
have tea, snacks, and share time for reflecting
what this challenge has meant to you!

Winter Solstice Yoga Ceremony, Saturday, 12/15, 2-5pm

Winter Solstice ~ Yoga Ceremony ~
A Release & Renewal Workshop
with Gianna Carotenuto~
December 15, 2012 2:00 – 5:00p.m.

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
~Albert Camus

Take this opportunity to reflect upon the impact of 2012 and release aspects of your life that are ready for change. The simplicity and stark beauty of the season leads us naturally into an inner sanctuary of peace, calm and reflection.  With winter we enter into deep stillness, pass through the darkest night of the year,
December 21, to emerge into ever increasing days of light.
Embrace this seasonal transition. Harness its power for change!
• Explore the depth, strength, and grace of your practice with a deep asana practice.
• Release outdated aspects of your life that do not serve your highest potential.
• Envision your goals for 2013 through meditation and intention setting.
• Discover new mental / physical pathways to manifesting a powerful and joyful 2013.
• Build up your energy reserves and set your intention for the year ahead.

Open to all levels ~ Early Registration $45.00 (by December 12th) $50.00 (after December 13th)

Bring a journal, towel, and offering for the winter solstice altar.

Led by senior Forrest teacher, art historian and yogini,
Gianna Carotenuto, Ph.D., who has offered more than 50
seasonal Solstice/Equinox workshops over the past 12
years. For more info: www.kulamovment.com

Yoga Trance Dance w/Cosetta Romani, Saturday, December 15th, 7 – 9pm

Yoga Trance Dance with Cosetta Romani
Saturday, December 15th, 7-9PM.

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.

We are the people percussions!
Pura Vita Yoga Trance Dance

Save the dates:
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 23rd
Saturday, March 23rd
Saturday, April 20th
7:00–9:00 p.m.
at Kula Movement

Register by phone or email:
Kula Movement
Center for Yoga & Health
5340 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107


www.puravitayoga.com for more information about Cosetta Romani

Giving Thanks: Join our Yoga Health Challenge & Give the gift of Yoga: a 2 week Unlimited Pass for $20!

Whoever takes the most time to practice
Yoga & Meditation 

for 2013! ($1050.00 value)

Runner Up (2nd place) receives a 3 Month Unlimited Yoga Pass ($320 value)

Make the time, now. Take the best breath of your life, today. And, have more triumphs connecting to Spirit on the mat, than self-sacrifices off the mat. As the Holiday Season approaches, we encourage you to take this time for Yourself by committing to a DAILY practice of breath and special stress-reducing techniques. Join our Challenge and show up for yourself. Break through any seasonal “holiday blues” or chaos, and cultivate a center of inner peace, love, and compassion.

Must register name with front desk. Challengers track their attendance on a board near the yoga props.
Challenge begins Thursday, November 15th & ends Sunday, December 16th.
Register Today!


November Yoga Special:
GIFT a 2 Week Unlimited Yoga Pass for $20!
Offer available to new students only, and good for any regular scheduled classes.
Pass expires 14 days from first class.

Synergy Care presents Transitioning with Ease – a closer look at menopause

Fall Equinox Workshop w/Gianna, Saturday, October 20th, 2-5pm

Fall Equinox Ceremony ~ A Yoga Journey
Saturday, October 20th, 2-5 p.m.

~Strengthen, Align, & Balance Your Mind/Body Connection~
Seasonal change is happening. It is visible in our outer world and resonates
equally in our own inner landscape. The shift in temperature, sunlight and
foliage indicate transitions in the earth’s natural cycle. We too shift into a new
mind/body rhythm with the change in seasons. Can you feel this Eco-rhythm
emerging? Can you connect more fully to the changes within and without you?
Take a two hour yoga journey with two extended meditations sessions to
strengthen, align and balance your inner and outer bodies.

This workshop focuses on Strength, Alignment and Balance. Building on the
creative powers of the summer season contained within us, we will strengthen
our core, align our intentions and balance our energy centers (chakras) through
a classic Forrest sequence of abdominals, sun salutations, standing poses, and
inversions complimented by a series of kriyas, or moving meditations, and will
include calling to the Four Directions and the setting of personal and
community intent.
This Equinox Yoga Ceremony will bring you into strong
alignment with the Fall season so that you may continue to ignite the flame of
purpose and meaning in your life through greater connection to seasonal

~ Enhance your asana practice, challenge your edges, deepen your practice!!!
Open to all levels ~ Cost $40.00

This workshop is led by senior Forrest teacher, art historian and yogini, Gianna Carotenuto, Ph.D., who has offered more than 50 seasonal Solstice/Equinox workshops over the past 12 years. For more information see Gianna’s bio.

Labor Day Yoga Cancellations

Happy Labor day weekend everyone,


In honor of our hard labors and the last of summer, let’s celebrate with a fun and safe weekend!

Yoga classes are cancelled Sunday & Monday and resume as usual Tuesday, the 4th. Please enjoy this time together with friends and family, and we look forward to sharing more with you, this Fall.

With Gratitude,

Your Kula





Join in this celebration of summer and all its creative potential

to explore the artistry of your body, mind and spirit.

The energy of the summer Solstice brings our planet’s creativity to its annual apex. With summer, the yearly cycle of death and rebirth comes full circle in extended daylight hours and the heightened warmth of the sun. Used to honor this energetic ripening, Solstice celebrations in a diversity of forms have occurred worldwide across time and space. Globally, many traditions use the Mandala and its circular energy to align with the creative power of the Solstice.

The Mandala (Sanskrit circle) is a world-wide symbol for the cycle of life, for healing and for creativity. Applied in the religious traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, Kabbalah, the Mayas and Huichols Indians, and First Nations, such as the Hopi, the Mandala, in its varied cultural forms is ultimately a vehicle for meditation, a tool for vision questing, and a universal representation of the cosmos. The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self.”


This workshop will align participants with the power of the sacred Mandala ~ in yoga asana and in artistic expression ~ and will harness the healing, creative and visionary dynamics of this ancient sacred symbol.


Activities include a discussion of Mandala traditions worldwide; a brief exploration of the various cultural expressions and uses of the Mandala; a yoga asana focused on Mandala inspired asana accompanied by music; a creative arts project to produce one’s own personal sacred Mandala.
Please bring a towel, musical instruments, yoga mat, and journal.

Art supplies provided. $40 before event / $45 day of event

Workshop is lead by yogini and art historian, Gianna Carotenuto, Ph.D, senior Forrest teacher and member of Kula Movement.