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Kids & Tweens Yoga Updates for Summer and Fall

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Our Next Generation Yoga Spring Kids’ Yoga series ended last week, we hosted our final spring Fam Jam on Sunday, and school is out for the summer! During the summer months, we support families enjoying the gorgeous Pacific Northwest Outdoors.

Fam Jam

Our last Fam Jam class of the spring/summer was June 14th. Our weekly Fam Jam classes will recommence on Sunday, September 13th, 11:00am – 11:45am.

Next Generation Yoga Kids Fall Series

Our Next Generation Yoga Kids Fall Series with Charlotte Light begins on Thursday, September 17th. We will offer classes for two age groups:

  • Ages 3-5: Thursdays, September 17 – November 19, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Ages 6-10: Thursdays, September 17 – November 19, 4:30-5:15pm

Cost for the 10-week series is $135 per child.

Next Generation Yoga Tween Fall Series

We’re also excited to announce a NEW Next Generation Yoga Tween Fall Series with Charlotte Light, which will be held on Tuesdays, September 15 – November 17, 4:15-5:15pm. Open to ages 11-13. Cost for the 10-week series is $135 per tween.

More detailed information available soon! In the meantime, enjoy your summer!

Register for Kids & Tween Fall Series Here

Summer Solstice Lila Yoga Ceremony

Saturday, June 27th, 3:00-6:00pm

with Gianna Carotenuto, PhD

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Celebrate your practice. Transform your energy and align with summer. Play with your edges. Explore the wisdom of the Radiance Sutras. Lighten up and let your spirit shine.

Summer is a time of ease and enjoyment. Collectively, we play, explore and slow down. Yoga Ceremony honors recent changes and celebrates the perfection of our present state. Yoga asana and the Radiance Sutras form the foundation of this workshop that explores the healing aspect of play (“lila” in Sanskrit). How do you play in your practice? Can laughter, gratitude and joy bring you to a new level? Learn to embody your yoga with delight and shine like the sun.

Workshop components: Liquid Asana Forrest Flow, arm balances and inversions, Radiance Sutra explorations, music.

All levels are welcome.

$40 in advance
$45 at the door

Register here

 

June Newsletter: Blessed Solstice

Dearest Friends,

With summer fast approaching, we find ourselves drawn outside to absorb the sun’s rays, enjoy the lengthening days, and embark on new adventures. We are physically experiencing more light and radiating it back out into the world. It is a luminous time of year!

As far back as our oral history reaches (and likely even farther), this joyous time in our annual journey around the sun has been celebrated with rituals of thanks and appreciation. We can tap into the rising energy of the season and borrow from it to lift our spirits and our health. In so doing, we revive something not just of the past, but of something eternal. We honor both the heat of the sun and the internal fire within each of us.

We are offering many ceremonial and celebratory offerings this month. We hope you will join us, and we shall all shine brighter together.

Wishing you a blessed Summer Solstice.

With joy and love,
Your Kula


June Yoga Special

One Month Unlimited Pass for $105
(Regularly $125)

Limit one per student. Must be activated by June 30th, 2015.
Expires in 30 days. May not be extended.


Kids Yoga & Fam-Jam Summer Break

Our final Kids Yoga class for the summer is Thursday, June 11th and our final Fam-Jam class is Sunday, June 14th.

During the summer months we support families enjoying the great Pacific Northwest outdoors.

Our Fam-Jam will recommence Sunday, September 13th, 11-11:45am. Our Kids Yoga Series will recommence Thursday, September 17th and a NEW Tween Yoga Series begins Tuesday, September 15th, 4:15 – 5:15pm.

We look forward to sharing with you and your family again in our yoga programs this fall!


Intro Series

2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series

Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th, 2:00 – 4:00pm

with Jill & Angela

Our 2-day Intro to Forrest Yoga series is ideal whether you’re new to yoga, rehabilitating an injury, or recommitting to your practice. 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. Class size is intentionally kept small so that each student is able to receive hands-on, catered instruction from Jill and Angela.

$60 for the 2-day series.
Preregistration only.

Register Here


Street Yoga Benefit Class

AcroYoga, Saturday, June 13th, 2:00 – 3:00pm

with Jill & Angela

We are proud to be Street Yoga’s “Studio of the Month” for June! Street Yoga is a Seattle-based non-profit that brings trauma-informed yoga classes to organizations that serve youth facing adversity.

Please join us for a very special donation-based AcroYoga class. All proceeds benefit Street Yoga programming.

All levels are welcome. No partner or experience necessary!

$5 minimum donation
Cash or check only.


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Yoga Trance Dance

Saturday, June 13th, 8:00 – 10:00pm

with Cosetta Romani

Our ceremony invokes the elements, our primordial ancestors. Rhythms awaken body, mind and soul. Perceptions start to play. Then Space, Self and Other blend into Joy.

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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 Yoga Sound Bath

Sunday, June 14th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
with Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

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 day of event

Register Here


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Rasa Lila: A Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration

Saturday, June 27th, 3:00 – 6:00pm
with Gianna Carotenuto

Celebrate your practice!

Summer is a time of ease and enjoyment. Collectively, we play, explore and slow down. Yoga Ceremony honors recent changes and celebrates the perfection of our present state.

Yoga asana and the Radiance Sutras form the foundation of this workshop that explores the healing aspect of play (lila in Sanskrit). How do you play in your practice? Can laughter, gratitude and joy bring you to a new level?

Learn to embody your yoga with delight & shine like the Sun.

Workshop components: All levels ~ Liquid Asana Forrest Flow ~ Arm Balances, Inversions ~ Radiance Sutra explorations ~ Music!

$40 preregistration
$45 day of event

Register Here


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Moonlight Yoga at The Canal

Wednesday, July 29th, 7:15 – 8:45pm

with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario

Join us outside for a very special 90-minute Moonlight Yoga at The Canal. Music and movement will be combined to invite more freedom into your form. No experience necessary!

This class will be in lieu of our regular 7:15pm Intermediate / Advanced class at Kula Movement.

The Canal
5300 34th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

$20 preregistration
$25 day of event

Register Here


Why Meditate?

By Gianna Carotenuto

Meditation is not a religion. Though first established by the Buddha Sakyamuni in the 5th c. B.C.E., meditation is a practice of being present.  BE HERE NOW as Ram Dass wrote in 1971 and started the Western World’s dance with how to achieve awareness and peace of mind. Some call it bliss.

Many people meditate to calm their minds, others their hearts, others their nervous system. As the origin of yoga, meditation is a holistic practice that brings balance to mind, body, spirit. Each of us can bring our greatest challenges, fears, annoyances, grievances, joys and celebrations to a meditation practice. Yet the practice of meditation, or mindfulness without the religious overtones, is truly mastering the “art of staying.” Being with whatever arises and not running away, not seeking distractions or escape, but truly being present in chaos and in calm. Why Meditate?  To find our clearest sense of self, the center point of our being, to disarm the threat of being aware of what is truly going on inside and outside of us. There are many reasons and many benefits. The key is “start where you are” as Sharon Salzberg says. That means as an apprehensive, sometimes frustrated and doubtful beginner! In fact, Suzuki Roshi’s greatest teaching on meditation for the Western audience was titled “Zen mind, Beginner’s Mind.” In being a beginner we allow ourselves to be uncertain, vunerable and open to something new! Who knows what will happen!

Join Gianna for her upcoming Meditation workshop on July 25th!


Save the Dates!

Yoga Trance Dance
Saturday, July 18th, 8:00-10:00pm
with Cosetta Romani

Finding Center: Work/Life Balance through Meditation
Saturday, July 25th
with Giana Carotenuto

Moonlight Yoga at The Canal
Wednesday, July 29th, 7:15-8:45pm
with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario

Leavenworth Yoga Retreat
Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th
with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario

Divine Play AcroYoga Festival in Portland
Friday, October 9th – Sunday, October 11th
with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario and more!


Did You know that Ballard Avenue is now a pay for parking area? Please check the nearest meter to pay and watch for 2-hour versus 4-hour availability.


“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
– Rumi

June Yoga Sound Bath

Sunday, June 14th, 6:30-8:30pm

 with Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

Yoga Sound Bath

 

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

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 in advance
$35 at the door

Register here

June Date for Yoga Trance Dance Announced!

Saturday, June 13th, 8:00-10:00pm

with Cosetta Romani

Pura Vita Yoga Trance Dance

 

Our ceremony invokes the elements, our primordial ancestors. Rhythms awaken body, mind and soul. Perceptions start to play. Then Space, Self, and Other blend into Joy.

Class begins situated in a circle around an altar, with Cosetta guiding participants through the beginnings of the ceremony. A sweaty celebration of loosely guided free-form movement follows. The room is candle lit and filled with music. All are welcome; no previous dance experience needed.

$20 in advance.
$25 at the door.

Register Here

June Date Announced for 2-Day Intro Series

Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th

with Jill and Angela

Intro Series

Our 2-day Intro to Forrest Yoga series is ideal whether you’re new to yoga, rehabilitating an injury, or recommitting to your practice. 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. Class size is intentionally kept small so that each student is able to receive hands-on, catered instruction from Jill and Angela.

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. Pre-registration required.

Register here

Yoga Trance Dance

Saturday, May 16th, 8:00-10:00pm

with Cosetta Romani

Pura Vita Yoga Trance Dance

Our ceremony invokes the elements, our primordial ancestors. Rhythms awaken body, mind and soul. Perceptions start to play. Then Space, Self, and Other blend into Joy.

Class begins situated in a circle around an altar, with Cosetta guiding participants through the beginnings of the ceremony. A sweaty celebration of loosely guided free-form movement follows. The room is candle lit and filled with music. All are welcome; no previous dance experience needed.

$20 in advance.
$25 at the door.

Register Here

May Newsletter: Nourishing the Whole Self

Dearest Friends,

Spring is in full swing! A collective reawakening and renewal surrounds us, making it the perfect time to develop new habits to bring health and wellness to body, mind, and spirit.

By cultivating optimum health we step into our own greatness and bring healing to others. Personal growth is a small way of contributing to the greater good.

As always, we are here to support you in your journey, and hope you find some of that nourishment in this month’s regular classes and special workshops–as well as through some new tips and offerings, like healthy Spring recipes and on-tap Kombucha (more details on both of those below!).

With joy and love,
Your Kula


May Yoga Special

10 Class Pass for $115

(Regularly $135)

Limit one per student. Must be activated by May 31st, 2015.
Expires in 60 days. May not be extended.


Mystic Logo - ColorNow on Tap: Mystic Kombucha

We are so pleased to announce that we are now carrying Mystic Kombucha on tap! Stop by the reception desk for a glass. We’re currently serving a fantastic peach lemon zest flavor. $5 for 14oz.

“Mystic Kombucha – Totally Raw & Alive from Capitol Hill,  We Make Small Batch & Craft Artisan Kombucha & Other Health & Wellness Tonics & Elixirs.  Brewed By Friends For Friends.”


Ashley_Nettle_CollageQuick & Easy Nettle Pesto Recipe

As part of our recent 40-Day Yoga Journey, we undertook a Spring Cleanse led by Kula’s acupunturist, Ashley Schiavone. She shared with us a cleanse-approved recipe featuring an often overlooked but uber-nutritious green: stinging nettles!

Absolutely loaded with vitamins, stinging nettles help to build qi, restore adrenals, build blood, and act as a gentle detox on liver, kidneys, skin, and lungs. And they’re delicious to boot! Check out Ashley’s post on Kula’s blog for more information and to get the recipe!


Moonlight Yoga

Moonlight Yoga

Friday, May 1st, 8:00 – 9:30pm

With Jill & Angela

Lit solely by candlelight, this fun and spontaneous class brings music and movement together to find more freedom in your form!

Class begins with 45 minutes of invigorating flow, followed by about 10 minutes of free-form movement, and finishes with 30 minutes of restorative asana.

$20 preregistration
$25 day of event

Register Here


Intro Series2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series

Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd & 3rd, 2:00 – 4:00pm

with Jill & Angela

Our 2-day Intro to Forrest Yoga series is ideal whether you’re new to yoga, rehabilitating an injury, or recommitting to your practice. 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. Class size is intentionally kept small so that each student is able to receive hands-on, catered instruction from Jill and Angela.

$60 for the 2-day series.
Preregistration only.

Register Here


Yoga Trance Dance CollageYoga Trance Dance

Saturday, May 16th, 8:00 – 10:00pm

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


Save the Dates!

2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series
Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th, 2:00-4:00pm
with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario

Street Yoga Benefit Class
Saturday, June 13th, 2:00-3:00pm
All-levels AcroYoga with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario, benefiting Street Yoga.

Yoga Trance Dance
Saturday, June 13th, 8:00-10:00pm
with Cosetta Romani

Yoga Sound Bath
Sunday, June 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
with Cosetta Romani & Daniella White

Rasa Lila: A Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration
Saturday, June 27th, 3:00-6:00pm
with Gianna Carotenuto

Leavenworth Yoga Retreat
Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th
with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario

Divine Play AcroYoga Festival in Portland
Friday, October 9th – Sunday, October 11th
with Jill Baumgardner & Angela DiMario and more!


“First keep peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
– Thomas A. Kempis

Now Offering Mystic Kombucha on Tap!

Mystic Logo - ColorWe are so pleased to announce that we are now carrying Mystic Kombucha on tap!

Stop by the reception desk to have a glass poured. We’re currently serving a fantastic peach lemon zest flavor. $5 for 16oz.

“Mystic Kombucha – Totally Raw & Alive from Capitol Hill,  We Make Small Batch & Craft Artisan Kombucha & Other Health & Wellness Tonics & Elixirs.  Brewed By Friends For Friends.”

 

May 2-Day Intro to Forrest Yoga Series

Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd & 3rd, 2:00-4:00pm

with Jill & Angela

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Our 2-day Intro to Forrest Yoga series is ideal whether you’re new to yoga, rehabilitating an injury, or recommitting to your practice. 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. Class size is intentionally kept small so that each student is able to receive hands-on, catered instruction from Jill and Angela.

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. Pre-registration required.

Register here