Have you wanted to try AcroYoga? Two reporters joined KM instructors Emily and Andrew to experience this practice of joy, light and flight. Read more below (plus watch a great video), and join them for class this Sunday, September 24, 12:30-2pm.
Read our newsletter here:
September, a Seasonal Start - http://mailchi.mp/kulamovement/hot-august-news-2611101
Prenatal Yoga returns Tuesday, October 3 at 6:15-7:15pm
with Emily Rose
Our Prenatal Yoga classes are open to all levels and taught in a peaceful and calm environment, to support women in their journey of pregnancy. Each class provides postures that aid in, as well as often preventing the common ailments one may experience during pregnancy.
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15p.m. returns October 3
Saturdays 12:30 - 1:30p.m.
Drop-in friendly, $18 per class, class passes available
Tween & Teen Yoga Series
Fall Series: September 13 - November 15, 2017
AGES 10 - 12
WEDNESDAYS, 3:00 - 3:45PM
AGES 13 - 15
WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 - 5:00PM
Pre-register today - space is limited!
10 weeks, $150
Drop in, $18
A KULA AND STREET YOGA TEACHER AT RAINIER BEACH FREEDOM SCHOOL & RYTHER CHILD CENTER
Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino is one of Street Yoga's most dedicated volunteer teachers. She has been a part of our community since the very beginning: bringing yoga and mindfulness to at-risk youth since 2007.
A seasoned teacher, Mary Kay is passionate about empowering young people to grow, thrive and cultivate resilience through yoga. She is especially devoted to the school-aged foster kids taking her weekly class at Ryther Center for Children and Youth, where she has taught yoga for the past three years.
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Introduction to Tarot & the Alchemy of the Elements
Taught by Martien & Teressena Bakens,
Creators of the Fifth Tarot
Saturday, August 19, 2017
This introductory class will guide participants through a dynamic understanding of the rich and multi-layered system of imagery and the essence of the five elements as a means to cultivate allignment, balance and harmony.
Tarot is a powerful and potent tool for transformation and manifestation.
Come and experience this magical adventure into the world of tarot and the alchemy of the elements!
$88 Pre-Registration Only
About the Presenters: Martien and Teressena Bakens are the creators, author and illustrator of The Fifth Tarot. Internationally reknowned in the world of tarot, they have been presenters at the London Tarot Symposium, the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium, New York Readers
Studio, and the World Mysteries Conference. They have taught tarot classes in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Martien and Teressena are wisdom keepers and shamanic practitioners versed in Native American, Mayan and Peruvian traditions. Together they facilitate sacred
journeys to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. www.beaconsoflove.com or www.thefifthtarot.com.
We're over the moon excited to bring doTERRA pure essential oils to you!
Many of us have had incredible experiences adding essential oils to our regular self-care and wellness rituals.
A selection of some of doTERRA's best selling and most versatile single oils will be available in the studio next week, as well as two options for starter kits if you want to try out a few and see how they can enhance your wellbeing.
There are so many reasons to love essential oils and their healing properties are vast — immunity fortifying, mood boosting, stress reducing, energy enhancing...the list goes on!
Keep an eye out for our favorite oils and our favorite uses in the months to come and don't hesitate to ask for more information!
2 Weeks Unlimited Yoga & Mat Pilates for $45
Limit one per person. Valid for 14 days after activation. May not be extended. Must be activated by July 31, 2017.
We have some schedule changes starting July 1
- A few permanent class changes
- And a limited schedule for the 4th of July holiday weekend
Be sure to check class times before you arrive!
A few classes will take a break and some new times and classes will be available starting in September. So, keep an eye out for the fall schedule!
Online schedule will always be up to date!
1 Month unlimited $120 (Regularly $135)
Find your inversion!
Friday, June 9, 7:00 - 9:00p.m.
with Rosalie Battah
This playful and energetic Forrest Yoga Intensive is designed for all levels. Whether your inversion practice is brand new or you are a confident gravity surfer, we will explore our edge and move beyond fear that keeps us stuck.
Challenge and surprise yourself by discovering hidden strength and ability you already embody.
$40 Day Of
Top 4 Postures to build upper body strength:
Down dog -- As a beginner it's one of the first inversions we regularly encounter.
Dolphin -- A cousin to down dog this pose emphasizes the healthy (and demanding) shoulder blade wrap while relaxing the neck. The armpit and chest muscle connections are increased while flexibility is gained!
Down dog on the wall -- Step your down dog up the wall at a 90 degree angle to align hips over shoulders over wrists. Keep pressing the mat away with straight, strong arms, and reaching your chest toward the wall. Great shoulder opener too!
Dolphin on the wall -- Just like DD on the wall but from the forearms. This pose builds toward Forearm balance - one of the more iconic inversions!
Practice smart. We're here if you have questions. Enjoy.
Yogis, please note that a few classes will be on hiatus for July & August
Mondays, 1:30pm Mom & Baby Yoga
Tuesdays, 5:15pm Prenatal Yoga
In the meantime, we welcome new and expecting mothers to try Thursday 5:45pm Basics / Gentle Yoga with Amanda. Amanda also teaches Saturday's 12:30pm prenatal yoga class (which runs through summer), and would love to guide you through a restorative practice that supports your needs.
Classes will resume starting Tuesday, September 5th!
Nettle Pesto Recipe
Joyful Living acupunturist, Ashley Schiavone shares with us here a Spring cleanse-approved recipe, featuring an often overlooked but uber-nutritious green: stinging nettles!
Fresh and green foods tonify the liver according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and one of my absolute favorite greens right now is stinging nettles.
Just a few of the reasons I love nettles:
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).
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.
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.
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.
Quick & Easy Nettle Pesto
This is an excellent recipe for spring, when nettles are abundant at local farmer's markets.
Servings 1 cup
Prep Time 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.
Using tongs or gloves, blanch nettles in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Drain immediately.
Place nettles, garlic, nuts, and lemon (or balsamic) in blender. While pulsing, slowly add olive oil 1 tbsp at a time.
Season with herbs, to taste.
Serve as you would regular pesto. It's excellent over pasta, in soups or stews, stir fries, and more!
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.
Ashley 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, visit us online or contact her at (971) 208-5184 or via Kula’s front desk at (206) 972-2999.
Sculpture Woods In the Heart of Summer: Exploring Yoga + Art
Saturday, July 15, 2017
8:15am depart Seattle - 7:30pm return Seattle
With Jill, Angela and visiting with NW sculptor Ann Morris
During the longest days of summer, we invite you to retreat to Lummi Island for a day of Forrest yoga, led by Jill and Angela, in a light-filled studio on the grounds of Sculpture Woods.
We discover the mythical sculptures of Ann Morris, installed deep in the woods and view the artist and her newest works in her on-site gallery.
We are nourished with thoughtfully-prepared organic foods throughout the day, including a special group lunch in Ann’s lofty studio building.
120.00 per person. Limited space available. Does not include transportation or ferry to/from event. Let us know your GF/Vegetarian/Vegan dietary requests.