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



Qigong & Tai Chi Chuan with Charles Howard
Sunday, December 3rd ~ 1pm - 4pm
$40

Learn and Experience: Breath Empowerment w/ Bio-feed back (Pendulum Technique), 3 Lineages of Qigong (Chuan, Supreme Science, Pangu), 24 Step Tai Chi Chuan Form, Buddha Fist Form, Tiger Form, Yin and Yang energy Form Flows and Qigong Walking, Wuji Stepping (Free Form). Ancient Techniques will Improve: Blood Circulation, Respiratory Function (Hyper Oxygenation), Balance and Coordination, Stronger Musculoskeletal System, Mental Clarity and Energy Assist and Improve Digestion, Naturally Reduce Inflammation, Self Preservation from Falls or Injury, Stimulation of Neurological Function. Great for Aid & Recovery to: Mental Disorders, Depression, PTSD, TBI Lethargy and Fatigue, Addiction. (**Veterans, First Responders, and Loyal Students Receive Half Price)

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Sacred Fire Gathering hosted by Richard Wyzanski
Wednesday, Dec. 6th, Jan. 3rd ~ 7pm
Donation

There is a time when remembrance of our nature, that which dwells rooted within us, is to be awakened before our eyes and rejoiced together with our hearts. A time of reverence for Mother Earth that holds, supports, and nourishes us. It is our divine right to feel the human spirit that resides within our bodies as the ever expansive connection with all that we are. Let there be fire to nourish our soul in this sacred of moments, may we always carry this light with us. The embers illuminating, together communicating timelessly as the ancient within, as old as our oldest ancestors, and as present as every moment to come will be. Each flame, holding space with all surrounding, breathing energy through the universe, cleansing our spirits, and igniting our natural rhythm to awaken into the harmony of life. There will be opportunity to sit and pray, to meditate, to heal, to share your presence with love. Herbal offerings, prayers, and medicine songs are all welcomed. Sacred Fire Gathering is offered by donation to nourish us with firewood, guests of honor, and ongoing support. Richard Wyzanski will be fire keeping, sharing sacred songs, and holding sacred space to the best of his ability with other beautiful community members.



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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The Yogi-Dog Experience presented by Cora Ciaffone
Sunday ~ 4pm - 5pm
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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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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2018 Yoga Vision Board Party
with Lori Klein and Marianne Baum
Sunday, January 7th ~ 1PM - 4pm
$30 in advance, $35 day of

Imagine, Envision, Create! A Vision Board is a Visual Representation of our Dreams and Intentions. Join Lori Klein, RYT, Dance Therapist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, AFAA Fitness professionsal, Reiki Healer, and Marianne Baum,Double RYT, Reiki Master for this fun and inspiring event. In this three hour workshop you will be guided in a practices of yoga, breathing techniques and meditation to enhance ceativity. By opening and stretching your body and expanding breath you will awaken greater awareness of your creative potential. As your mind is more at ease the visions of your heart will shine brighter. As you tap in to the essence of your heart you will create your personal vison board for 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to clarify,identify and manifest your intentions, aspirations, dreams and visions.Opportunity and time will be provided to share and soldify intentions with a closing ceremony. Bring your favorite magazines, pictures, and treasures to include. Boards, glue and magazines will be provided.

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Making Room for More of What We Want with Judith Rae
Clearing Energy and Chakra Balancing
Tuesday, January 9th ~ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
$10/session

Clearing The Energy Body. What if your internal YES was clear and you followed it immediately. Clear the energetic clutter and hear your intuition more clearly. Judith Rae will be facilitating an energetic clearing and chakra attunement ritual incorporating meditation, breath work, guided imagery and sound. All are welcome to join and learn this powerful technique. In this class you will learn techniques to help clear the energetic clutter in your life and make room for bringing in more of what you want. Judith will share energy healing, grounding and releasing techniques that she uses on a regular basis to maintain a clear connection with her intuition. This work helps her release fears and foreign energy and stay focused on what she wants more of in her life. Specifically we will run energy to help us get grounded and then clear all of our chakras.

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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.
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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Cancer Yoga Workshop with Linda Scheele
January 16th - February 20th (6 weeks)
Tuesdays ~ 7:30pm - 9pm
$120

A long term tool to aid in the recovery is a steady yoga practice. The cumulative effect over time helps restore health and promote a positive sense of well being both in the present moment and well into the future. There are many yoga poses combined with breathing exercises that can stimulate a deep inner peacefulness, heightened state of mental clarity, improved physical health and emotional balance. Specialized healing yoga poses that are meant to strengthen and open every part of your body. Improve your circulation of blood flow and lymph fluid. Learn why this is necessary to improve your immune system and heal every part of your body. Pranayama – Breathing - experience different breathing techniques and why they are necessary for the healing process physically, emotionally and mentally. Yoga can cleanse the body of toxins and regulate normal body functions by stimulating internal systems, such as digestion, posture, cardiovascular functions, lymphatic flow and breathing. Cancer yoga is about giving your body the tools to fight harder and more effectively during active treatment and for year after. This workshop is for anyone who has cancer or survived cancer.

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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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Easing the Anxious Mind with Dr. Lewis Jones
Sunday, January 21st ~ 1pm - 4pm
$50

Join clinical psychologist, Dr. Lewis Jones for an engaging and informative workshop on Anxiety and Mindfulness. What is anxiety? Explore basic info on anxiety and how it impacts us. What is mindfulness? Presenting the different concepts of mindfulness. How do I do it? Mindfulness Tools and Mindful Meditation. How to develop and maintain a mindfulness practice that impacts anxiety. Dr. Lewis Jones is a licensed psychologist (PY9906) with degrees from Nova Southeastern University. His work centers on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is empirically supported for a range of anxiety and depressive disorders. Other clinical interests include mindfulness, eating disorders, OCD and yoga. He works with both adults and adolescents.

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Introduction to Transformational Breath workshop
with Giri Bek and Govinda Yogi
Sunday, February 18th ~ 1pm - 4pm
$35

Transformational Breath is a self-empowering healing system. This dynamically powerful technique utilizes a high vibrational energy force created by a specific breathing pattern. Transformational Breath allows us to: Breathe better, Have more energy, Feel more peaceful & loving, Integrates unprocessed material, such as trauma. Ultimately attain higher levels of consciousness. Transformational Breath focuses on the energies and states that we want to create, rather than paying attention to the patterns we are trying to release. Eliminate Restrictive Breathing Patterns, Clear the Subconscious, Connect More Fully with one’s Higher Self.

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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. ***