Events


One of the primary intentions of Kula is to offer our community a sacred space dedicated to both self exploration and self expression. In this spirit we regularly offer single day and weekend workshops as well as 4-6 week workshop series focusing on a array of spiritual disciples and creative arts programs. Yoga workshops offer a way for practitioners to deepen their studentship through a more in-depth focus than a drop-in class allows. Our creative arts workshops are designed to support you in becoming fully self expressed whether that be through creative writing, drawing, painting, drumming or learning improv comedy amongst many other offerings.


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How to Submit a Proposal for Yoga or Art Workshop or Series:

Would you like to present a one day or multi-week workshop or series at Kula Yoga Shala? Please send proposals to info@kulayogashala.com with "Proposal" in the subject line. Include the following details:

1. Program description/title
2. Length of the program (number of weeks/length of time)
3. Bio/credentials of presenter
4. Suggested tuition fee
5. Minimum/maximum number of participants
6. Have you presented this before? If so, where? Contact info as reference


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Upcoming Workshops and Inspirational Gatherings:



Social Saturdays

Central to our vision for Kula's expanded space is the notion of a gathering place. With the vibe of a funky & artsy coffee house, we host an alternative option for a Saturday night out. A little something for everyone:

1st Saturday of each month: Sound Circle with Sat Kirtin & Dakota Dawkins
Join us for an evening of connecting through sound and creative exploration! This is an opportunity to share music, song, poetry, drumming and healing as a community. This gathering is open to any and everyone who wishes to attend. No experience necessary! Bring your instruments and anything you would like to share! Offered by donation.
7pm Sound Healing Meditation
7:45pm Open Mic
8:15pm Closing Jam Session

2nd and 4th Saturday of each month: Qoya Movement Class
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember our true essence is wise, wild, and free. Wise, wild, and free draw reference to the movement forms we practice in class: wise from the wisdom of yoga, wild from the creative expression in dance, free from the pleasure and freedom found in feminine movement. It is a transformative movement class for women that combines the benefits of fitness - including strength, flexibility, balance, and agility - with a unique, empowering approach that is expressive and fun. Each class has a special theme and is paired with an amazing soundtrack. No dance or yoga experience is necessary and there is no way you can do it wrong. The focus is always on how it feels and in Qoya we say "if it feels good, that's how you know you are doing it right!" For more information about Qoya, visit www.Qoya.Love. *Designed for a community of women. *By donation



Past Life Regression Workshop with Sylvia Bischoff
Sunday, October 22nd ~ 1pm - 4pm
$80

In a safe and relaxed environment, aided by hypnosis, Sylvia will guide participants through two separate past life regressions. There will be timefor recording the results of these experiences and forasking questions. In addition, participants will engage in a psychometry exercise (extrasensory perception). How can Past Life Regressions benefit you? Not all problems are rooted in experiences from prior lifetimes. It is important to know when we have a current life issue that needs to be addressed in a therapeutic setting without the presence of an audience. Past life regressions are performed for spiritual growth which include an appreciation of our eternal selves by experiencing, and then processing, a past life which is relevant and beneficial to one’s current life.

Some common areas in which past life studies have traditionally been used are:
• Phobias (intense fears that seem unrelated to an experience in the current life)
• Negative patterns, and emotions which have persisted despite attempts to change
• Chronic physical ailments, sensations and pains Additionally, regressions are used for affirmative purposes. For example:
• Re-experiencing a happy, successful lifetime. This can bring a sense of balance and peace when undergoing difficult times, fortifying us to work through our temporary difficulties.
• Strengthening the clarity of the spiritual nature of our existence.

Note: Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a small, personal object (which fits in the hand ), for use in the psychometry exercise. Throughout the session, you will stay fully conscious and able to remember what happens throughout. Due to the Workshop size limit, the first 20 applicants will be prioritized. Sylvia has spent a week with Dr. Brian Weiss (Past life regression expert and author of “Many Lives, Many Masters”) and was certified in his Past Life Therapy Training at the Omega Institute in New York. Please contact her at Sylvia.bischoff.1@icloud.com

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Svaroopa® yoga workshop: Standing in Strength
Sunday, October 29th ~ 1pm - 4pm
$45

Finding strength through release!Discover supporting muscles and the power of standing in your own strength as you release, lengthen and let go of deeper spinal tensions that limit and restrict movement and energy flow. Raise your udanaprana, your upward flowing energy as your spinedecompresses and releases, utilizing the support of props and alignmentto support your spinal release process. This workshop is both active and energizing as well as relaxing, rejuvenating and meditative, using awareness and gentle breath to guild you inward in this 3 hour long luxurious practice. Open to all levels, must be able to move up and down off the floor, fold, stack and roll blanket props. Svaroopa, pronounced swa-roo-pa is a Sanskrit word meaning your own true nature or being. Settle into your Self and the bliss of your own being - Svaroopa. Presented by Padma Susan Wardle- Mitchell LMT-ma32466, RYT500, Certified Svaroopa® yoga teacher and yoga Embodyment® therapist.

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MELT Method: Discover the Secrets of Pain Free Living
Sunday, November 5th ~ 1pm - 4pm
$50 by 11/2, $60 after

As seen on Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Nightline and Good Morning America! Join Advanced MELT Instructor Amba Greene, for a special Introduction to MELT workshop: Learn Strategies for Living Pain Free & Slow down your Aging Process!! Discover the underlying cause of chronic pain in the body and learn some simple techniques to create positive compression for long lasting pain relief. You'll use soft foam rollers and small MELT Balls to rebalance your nervous system, reconnect your mind and body, re-align, re-hydrate and restore the range of movement of the major joints of your body. And because you are working in the connective tissue matrix that runs like a river through your whole body, you will feel great from head to toe. Everyone feels immediate results! Deepen your yoga practice! Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water to drink before and after class. Prior experience is not necessary. You will need to get up and down from the floor unassisted. All equipment will be provided. Rollers, Ball Kits, DVD’s and Books will be available for purchase for home practice. (Cash or Checks). Amba Greene is an Advanced MELT Method Instructor, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner(CAP), Licensed Massage Therapist (MA 53880), Registered Yoga Teacher: E-RYT 500, Functional Nutrition Specialist, and a lifelong Natural Foods Educator and Cook.

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Teaching Chair Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers
Mary Veal, E-RYT 500
Sunday, November 12th ~ 1pm – 4pm
$75

This workshop is designed for certified yoga teachers that are interested in learning how to teach Chair Yoga. Included in this workshop: What are the benefits of Chair Yoga?, Who takes a Chair Yoga class?, Are there special considerations for this population?, What types of poses work and how do you use the chair in class? Two (2) free Chair Yoga classes taught by Mary Veal at Kula are included in the registration price of this workshop. Come see a real class in action. 3 CEUs provided. Mary Veal is the only certified "Yoga for Arthritis" teacher in Florida and she believes that EVERYONE can do yoga. As teachers, we just need to figure out what THEIR yoga is!

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Movie Night: Documentary "TOMORROW"
Hosted by Cécile Alfonzo-Antoine
Saturday, November 18th ~ 7:30pm
Offered by Donation

TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet. TODAY, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road... TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet. Start small to grow big, and write a new story for the generations to come. Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUN0QxRB7e0



The Yogi-Dog Experience presented by Cora Ciaffone
Sunday ~ 4pm - 5pm
Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th, Jan 14th
$15 per team/session

This class expands community effort to bring awareness to our dog's potential through personal endeavors and training. Let us make our BFF, best furry friend a canine good citizen by positively and lovingly re-enforcing good manners in our family, with our guests and in public. Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog, integrate them into your family, and keep them mentally and physically challenged. It can be an important part of your dog's life if done correctly.

This session includes:
• BODY: Light agility. It is fun and burns physical energy.
• MIND: Easy trick training to work their brain.
• SPIRIT: Canine massage techniques combined with yoga for relaxation and cultivating that precious, deep bond.

Please register in advance. Ten dog maximum. All dogs on leash. Please wear a belt pack and fill with breakable and irresistible treats (high value treats). Email Cora@bodymindsoul.net, I will send you a short questionaire so we can address your personal issues. Cora is a Certified Dog Trainer--CPDT-KA, Registered Yoga Teacher--RYT-500, Certified AKC Evaluator.

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Soul Food with Lori Klein
Sunday, November 19th ~ 1pm - 4pm
$30 in advance, $35 day of

Mindfulness is the Best Flavoring! Rediscover a healthy, joyful relationship with food and your body. Stressed about your body?Consumed by what to eat and what not to eat? How would it feel to be comfortable in your body, appreciate nourishing food and feel more clarity, energy and joy? Freedom is possible Now! Join Lori Klein, Certified IIN Health Coach, RYT, Dance Therapist and Personal Trainer to learn the secret recipe of Mindfulness! Explore your relationship with food, body image, and emotions through mindful awareness. You’ll use education, mindfulness, discussion, Chakra Aligned Nutrition, and spiritual support to journey toward self-awareness, self-acceptance and to tune in to your own inner wisdom. (Real Food Experiential will be served!)

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LET GO & RESTORE with Lisa Day & Jennifer Baez
Sunday, December 10th ~ 1pm - 3pm
$35

YOGA & REIKI FOR STRESS & FATIGUE. Are you feeling overworked, drained or out of balance? Are you curious about developing your awareness of the subtle body and connecting to your inner wisdom? Do you need some love and kindness via a healing and skillful touch? Join Lisa & Jennifer for a deeply relaxing and restorative afternoon. This unique workshop will draw upon the healing practices of gentle and restorative yoga, guided meditation, breathwork, a crystal singing bowl sound bath and Reiki healing to powerfully reduce stress and tension in the mind, body and spirit. Designed all ages, sizes and ability levels. No yoga or meditation experience necessary.

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New Year's Day 108 Sun Salutations hosted by Mary Veal
Monday, January 1st ~ 10am - 12pm
$18

Start your New Year with the sacred practice of 108 Sun Salutations. Join Mary Veal and several Kula teachers on the Deck starting at 10am New Year's Day to ring in 2018 the yogi way! We'll have charts of the poses, an easy way to count and a "go at your own pace" practice. The Kula teachers will be there to cheer you on, offer modifications and practice right along your side. Start your New Year by honoring yourself and this sacred tradition. And remember, it's about the practice, not the number. You may do any number of Sun Salutaions of your choice, ie 54, 36, 27, 18, or 9.

In many cultures, light has long been a symbol of consciousness and self-illumination. Our primary source of light is, of course, the sun. When we look at our closest star, we may see nothing more than a big yellow ball. But for thousands of years, the Hindus have revered the sun, which they call Surya, as both the physical and spiritual heart of our world and the creator of all life itself. For the Hindus, the sun is the “eye of the world”, seeing and uniting all selves in itself, an image of and a pathway to the divine. One of the means of honoring the sun is through the dynamic asana sequence Surya Namaskar (better known as Sun Salutation). The Sanskrit word namaskar stems from namas, which means “to bow to” or “to adore.A mala is an eastern rosary with 108 beads. The mala is used both in Hinduism and Buddhism for counting mantras, chants or prayers. 108 has been a sacred number for a long time, and this number is explained in many different ways. A few being;

SUN AND EARTH: The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.

SANSKRIT ALPHABET: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet.Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

PLANETS AND HOUSES: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

ANAHATA (HEART) CHAKRA: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra.

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Kula's Refresh Weekend Retreat
hosted by Paola Cala and Mary Veal
Friday - Sunday, January 12th - 14th, 2018
at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Fl.
Triple Room: $359
Dorm: $339
Tent: $279
Commuter: $225

Join Kula teachers Paola Cala and Mary Veal for a relaxing weekend of yoga at Kasha Ashram in Sebastian, Florida, January 12th – 14th, 2018. Need a weekend away? Want to spend some down time after the holidays with your yoga friends? This is the perfect opportunity to decompress, recharge and lift your spirit. Enjoy yoga classes, yoga nidra, art projects, group activities, meditation, kirtan, satsang or none of the above! It’s your time, so practice or just relax, whatever you need most. We’ll have daily activities as well as lots of free time. Prices are per person and include all meals and activities.

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Abundant Living & Creation Workshop
Sunday, January 28th ~ 2:45pm - 4pm
$44

You are designed to be PROSPEROUS. IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN: How to use spiritual principals to create prosperity, The practical steps in manifesting success on every level, How to hold yourself accountable and put your ideas into action. Want to make money, do what you love, and live with integrity? Than this event is for YOU! Melissa Lapides: Licensed Psychotherapist and Energy Healer, Melissa Lapides guides people deep into the unconscious to become aware of, and remove energetic and emotional blocks. She will support you to embody self love on a level you have never known it before. This work is absolutely necessary in manifesting the life you want. Melissa Pellicci: Life and Business Coach, Melissa Pellicci helps you create what you most desire. Whether you are working on relationships, career goals, health, or finances, she will assist you in creating a structure that will bring you success. There is no one better or brighter than Melissa to hold you accountable to creating the life that you really want.

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*** Refund policy for workshops and special events: There are no refunds given unless management is notified a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the event. Exceptions may be made under extenuating circumstances. ***