Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

Yoga Trance Dance: April 16



Yoga Trance Dance is an Ancient Medicine for modern times. In this ceremony of delight Cosetta Romani invokes the elements, our primordial ancestors, and calls in the Good, True and Beautiful energies from the spirit world. Rhythms and evocative music awaken the body, mind and heart. Perceptions start to play. Projections and judgment dissolve. Then Space, Self and the Other begin to blend into One circle, One Soul Connection. Cosetta has been deeply inspired and trained by Shiva Rea, Shamanic Teachings and cross-culture traditions.

Registration Details

  • $20 pre-register
  • $25 at the door

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Next Generation Kids’ Yoga Spring Series


Our Next Generation Yoga (NGY) kids’ yoga classes bring creativity, consciousness, and community together. Developing a yoga practice is the perfect way to ensure that kids and young adults maintain healthy life habits that can serve them as scheduling demands increase, social pressures build, and life stressors become more prevalent. Our NGY kids 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.

Kids’ Yoga Spring 10-Week Series March 31 – June 9*

  • Ages 3 – 5
  • Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

This yoga class brings song, story, and games together to create a dynamic and fun sharing. Each class builds on the next and around each student’s curiosities as they learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. Kids will also learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions. Help your kids build the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle while having fun!

Kids’ Yoga Spring 10-Week Series March 31 – June 9*

  • Ages 6 – 10
  • Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

This yoga class provides an opportunity for kids to further their mental and physical capacity through breath exercises, yoga postures, balancing, and meditation. The mind-body benefits of kids’ yoga can help children concentrate, regulate their emotions and cooperate with others, all while being physically active. Yoga nurtures children’s inner-strength, confidence, and love and respect for one’s self and others.

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Yoga Sound Bath, March 20



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.

Registration Details

  • Sunday, March 20, 2016
  • 6:30-8:30p.m.
  • $20 pre-register; $25 at the door

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Photo Contest: Win a Cannon Beach Yoga Festival Full Pass


Want to WIN a FULL FESTIVAL PASS to the 2016 Cannon Beach Yoga Festival happening in gorgeous Cannon Beach, Oregon? Enter the PHOTO CONTEST (February 8-12) right now:

To be eligible to win:
1. Follow all hosts on Facebook >> Cannon Beach Yoga Festival, Cannon Beach Yoga Arts​, Kristen Rubis Yoga & Sacred Music​, Empowered Yoga & Personal Training​, Portland Yoga Scene​, Seaside Yoga Studio & Retreat Center​, Ria Kaelin – Holistic Health Practitioner​, and Kula Movement, Center for Yoga & Health​.

2. Follow all hosts on Instagram >>@riakaelin, @warriorflow, @rosealise, @jillbaum, @krisempoweredyoga, @seasideyoga, @sararieberyogart, @cbyogafestival @kristen_rubis

3. Post a photo of YOUR favorite YOGA pose (of yourself or someone else) during February 8-12 to your Instagram & Facebook pages TAG 3 friends to join the contest.

4. On your photo, also TAG the hosts AND use hashtags #cbyogafest #cannonbeachyoga #pnwyoga #cannonbeach

5. Make sure your profiles are public so we can see your awesome yoga photos!

PRIZE: A FULL FESTIVAL PASS!! (Winner chosen this weekend.)

Strike a pose, get your friends involved, and share! We look forward to seeing your photos and celebrating with you at the festival!!! Namaste

Yoga Trance Dance, February 27



“The goal of trance dancing is to let your creative energy move through you,
to let Spirit guide you to that place where breath and creativity meet.”—Shiva Rea

Join us for 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.

$20 pre-register
$25 at the door

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Falling Inward: A Fall Equinox Yoga Ceremony

Saturday, September 19th, 2:30 – 5:30pm

with Gianna Carotenuto, PhD


Take time to transform

The Fall Equinox is a time of celebration and reflection. Align yourself with new purpose and clarity of intention for what lies ahead! This 3-hour workshop uses Forrest yoga flow, heart-opening asana, meditation, ceremony, and vision questing to realign ourselves with this seasonal transition. Align your body, mind, and spirit for renewal.

  • Create positive change
  • Celebrate your gains
  • Release inner obstacles
  • Set your intentions
  • Manifest your vision
  • Create a vibrant life

All levels of yoga welcome.

“Gianna has taught me how to transform my body and my life. I have gained insight, achieved new levels of success, and walk my life path with strength and integrity.” (M.Klein)

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$45 on or before September 13th
$50 after September 13th

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Meditation for Work/Life Balance

Saturday, July 25th, 3:00-6:00pm

with Gianna Carotenuto, Ph.D

Blog ImageWork as a Spiritual Practice

Is your inner world in balance with your working world?

In this workshop, you’ll explore your attitudes about work and your habitual mindsets, and learn a series of meditation techniques to bring your work/life into balance.

Learn to use your workplace as a setting for conscious living!

  • Transform work into awakening
  • Meditate while sitting, standing, and walking
  • Bring peace of mind to your workday
  • Cultivate greater satisfaction at work
  • Understand your role in creating a harmonious workplace
  • Open to creativity rather than conflict

All levels are welcome. Reading and materials will be provided to you prior to the workshop.

“Regardless of your rank and title at work, you are always the executive of your own life.”
~Leslie Chapman, Work as Spiritual Practice

$40 in advance (by July 15th)
$50 after July 15th

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Spring Cleanse Recipe: Nettle Pesto

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

11953The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Cleanse I’ve set up for our journeyers is intended to detox the body. Like most cleanses, we have many items we’re trying to avoid: caffeine, sugar, alcohol, dairy, meat, processed foods, etc. But just as important as the foods to avoid are the foods we want to increase, love, and celebrate! Fresh and green foods tonify the liver according to TCM, and one of my absolute favorite greens right now is stinging nettles.

Just a few of the reasons I love nettles:

Builds Qi
Nettles are an amazing and gentle qi tonic with a widespread effect in the body.  They act as a tonic on several different systems: endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, skin and several organs (including liver and kidney).

Restores Adrenals
Nettles can be used to help regulate the entire endocrine system (think thyroid, hormones and even body metabolism).

Loaded with Vitamins
Nettle is a powerhouse of nutrients! It’s high in calcium, zinc, iron, trace minerals, protein and many vitamins including vitamin A and vitamin C. This herb is a great way to gently increase the actual iron stores in the body since it not only contains iron, but also includes the necessarily co-factors (vitamin C and amino acids) that are necessary for us to absorb iron properly. The full (whopping) list of the vitamins and minerals nettle has to offer: calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, chromium, cobalt, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, sulphur, niacin, protein, manganese, selenium, silicon, tin, vitamin B (especially thiamine and riboflavin), carotenes, vitamin A and C, D, K.

Builds Blood
Nettle is considered a qi and blood tonic in Chinese Medicine.  This means that the herb is a rich source of vital nutrients (mentioned above) and acts in a way to replenish our body.  Healthy blood, or “xue” in Chinese Medicine, is reflected in strong energy levels, recovery time, vibrant hair and skin, good concentration, sleep and memory.

Gentle Detox.
Nettle has astringent, toning, and cleansing properties that enable the liver, kidneys, skin and lungs to all work more effectively, thus increasing natural detoxification. Nettles help to drain excessive dampness in the body and gently move stagnate fluids.

There are lots of great nettle recipes online for everything from teas to pesto. I’m sharing here my own quick and easy nettle pesto recipe, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. One word to the wise: fresh stinging nettles will sting (hence the name) on contact with your skin, so be sure to wear gloves or use kitchen tongs to handle them as you cook.

Bon appetit!

Quick & Easy Nettle Pesto
Print Recipe
This is an excellent recipe for spring, when nettles are abundant at local farmer's markets.
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Quick & Easy Nettle Pesto
Print Recipe
This is an excellent recipe for spring, when nettles are abundant at local farmer's markets.
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
  • 1 bag nettles (about 3 cups)
  • 3-5 large cloves garlic
  • 1 handful pine nuts or walnuts (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small-med lemon, juiced (OR 2tbsp balsamic vinegar)
  • herbs, to taste try pepper, rosemary, etc.
Servings: cup
  1. Using tongs or gloves, blanch nettles in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Drain immediately.
  2. Place nettles, garlic, nuts, and lemon (or balsamic) in blender. While pulsing, slowly add olive oil 1 tbsp at a time.
  3. Season with herbs, to taste.
  4. Serve as you would regular pesto. It's excellent over pasta, in soups or stews, stir fries, and more!
Recipe Notes

In season, nettles can be found at many farmer's markets and health food or specialty stores (like Whole Foods, Ballard Market, PCC, etc.). They sting when touched, so be sure to wear gloves or use tongs to handle.

Store leftovers in the fridge, or freeze in ice cube trays. Once frozen, remove from trays and store in an airtight, freezer safe container. Then, pull out a cube (or two... or three...) as needed, thaw, and serve as desired.

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side_instructorsAshleyAshley Schiavone, EAMP/L.Ac., integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy with CranioSacral Therapy,  and NeuroEmotional Technique to address the multiple layers to health, specializing in stress management, pain, injuries and imbalances leading to anxiety, depression, insomnia and fatigue. Ashley is part of Kula Movement’s wonderful practitioner team, and sees patients Monday through Friday at Kula. To book an appointment with Ashley, contact her at (971) 208-5184 or via Kula’s front desk at (206) 972-2999.

Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

Saturday, April 18th, 2:00 – 6:00pm

with Cosetta Romani

Shamanic Journeying

“The practice of shamanic journeying helps us to part the veils between the seen and unseen worlds and access information and energies that can help awaken us and restore us to wholeness.” –Sandra Ingerman

In this workshop Cosetta will use her drum to lead each journey. You will learn how to journey to the “Three Worlds,” craft questions, understand symbols and avoid common mistakes. Open to both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Please bring a journal.

$40 in advance; $50 at the door
*Registered 40-Day Yoga Journey participants receive $5 off

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