At Kula, our policy is that all classes, workshops, and event offerings begin on time, regardless of whether all signed up are present. Give yourself at least ten minutes to arrive and settle before the designated start time. The doors are locked by the teacher at the start time of all offerings, therefore late admittance is not possible. We love you, but late arrivals to classes, workshops, and events are not entitled to refunds.
Roll It Out: Self-Massage with Yoga Tune-Up Balls
In this two-hour workshop, Megan will teach you all about your body’s fascial system. You'll be given a pair of new Yoga Tune-Up therapy balls to use and practice with, and your balls will be available for purchase after the workshop.
Using the therapy balls, you'll roll through different exercises and techniques for getting rid of fascial tension and knots from your toes and soles all the way up to your jaw and temples. Wear tight-fitting clothing to ensure no fabric impedes on your fascia rolling.
Feel free to BYOB--bring your own balls--if you have a set of your own YTU’s. Come with your yoga mat, too.
Empower yourself with the tools needed to self-massage. Come ready to learn and untangle your knots!
Saturday, April 20 @ 1-3p
$40 / $30 for members
R&R: Reiki and Relax
Give yourself sweet, sacred time for rest, relaxation, and Reiki. During R&R, you’ll settle into self-guided mediation with the option to use crystal palm and third eye stones to deepen your experience. Binaural, meditative music will be played throughout the class, and each student will receive individual Reiki energy healing. Wear comfortable clothing. Come ready to relax and reset. Bring a pillow and blanket.
Reiki is a form of Japanese energy healing that brings balance to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body.
Saturday, April 20 @ 8-9:15p AND Saturday, May 4 and 18 @ 8-9:15p
$20 / $15 for members
Breaking Down Chaturanga
Have you ever wondered how to correctly move through Chaturanga Dandasana, the transition from high plank to low plank? Have you heard cues from your teachers in class, but you aren’t sure how to apply them all to your practice?
Join Danea and your Kula to learn the correct transition through Chaturanga, as well as basic shoulder anatomy, the importance of form and safety, and how to protect your joints in this pose. Students with be guided through all modification options for building strength in Chaturanga as well as many ways to add on and up-level this foundational pose. Students will be given one-on-one time to ensure proper form and alignment. Class will end with a flow for students to experience Chaturanga in a whole new way!
This workshop is for all students, from new yogis who want to begin with a solid foundation, to those looking to build strength or refresh their knowledge. Come ready to work and play! Bring your mat, a journal, and a pen.
Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30-9p
$20 / $15 for members
Sacred Reflection: Intuitive Journaling in 2019
Let’s come together at Kula on the last Sunday morning of each month to hold one another accountable to the healthy habits of self-reflection and journaling.
We’ll dig into Megan’s massive collection of oracle and tarot decks and spend time on our own pondering what we want to cultivate and manifest in each coming month. Bring a journal and pen to each session, choose a deck to work with, and spend the time writing about what the images and messages in the cards bring up for you. Dig into your intuition, and be thoughtful of where your mind wanders. This is a special time for you to become more mindful of where you put your energy and how you choose to live with intention. Take this time for yourself.
Sunday, April 28 @ 10:30-11:30a
$10 each session
Teen Empowerment Workshop
Join Karolina, certified Yoga Teen Instructor, for a workshop designed specifically for teens. This gathering will be an opportunity to learn about yoga, breath, and stress-relieving techniques that can be used in and out of the studio. Together the group will focus on identifying stress in the body and mind and answer such questions as What is stress? What does stress look and feel like? How can I use yoga and breath to make myself feel better? Participants will have the opportunity to meet other teens in their community and to connect in a safe and nurturing environment. Everyone will warm up through breath, move safely and thoughtfully through physical yoga poses, and even do some fun partner yoga! This workshop is for those between the ages of 12-14 who identify as female.
Sunday, April 28 @ 11a-1p
$30 / $23 for members’ teens
High Vibration Sound Bath
Join us for over an hour of relaxation, energetic restoration, and sound healing. Megan will play a variety of instruments, including quartz crystal singing bowls, chimes, drums, and gongs, to help you hit the reset button on your central nervous system. Each instrument involved in the Sound Bath is mindfully played for its healing properties. You'll leave with a more balanced energetic body, as well as a calmer, more peaceful head space. Wear comfortable, cozy clothes (pajamas and socks encouraged!), and bring a pillow and blanket. Space is limited in Studio 2, so preregister to reserve your spot.
Sunday, April 28 @ 9-10:15p
$20 / $15 for members
Make Your Own Macrame Workshop
Learn how to create your own custom macrame wall-hanging! In this workshop, Brittany will give you a tutorial on how to form basic knots and give you all of the material you need to create a wall-hanging with all of your own personal touches.
You will have a choice to follow a simple pattern completely, or begin with that, and finish it off with your own design after you become comfortable with the knotting techniques.
Come create together in a beautiful space, and leave with your own original macrame piece to keep for yourself or gift to someone special.
Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30a-12:30p
$45 / $34 for members
Monday Morning Meditation
Begin your day with an intentional time of silent morning meditation with your Kula. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools and meditation prompts, including breathing techniques and mudras to begin building a practice, or to deepen your meditative experience. Sit with your community for accountability, and grow your personal meditation practice with support and tools. Bring a mala, essential oils, crystals, card decks, or anything else you would like in your space.
Mondays May 13-June 10 from 7:30-8a
$7 / $5 for members
Full Moon + Raw Cacao Infused Breathwork
Join Sam for a two-hour Full Moon + Raw Cacao Infused Breathwork Healing Circle at Kula Grand Rapids. These are POWERFUL sessions and we will be releasing and renewing to the Energy of May's Full Moon this month!
Anciently prepared drinking chocolate in its most raw form will be served to connect the group by tapping into your intentions for the coming month with a meditation around Letting Go and Surrendering. We will then begin the active two-part circular breath to breathe new life into your intentions.
Because of cacao’s ability to increase your connection to your inner self and to your heart, it aids in any transformational shifts you are working toward, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident, loving space within. You will experience the medicinal and spiritual benefits of this delicious drinking chocolate before beginning the breathwork portion of our time together.
This breathwork is like nothing you have experienced before and is perfect for beginners or experienced breathers alike. It is a active meditation using a specific breathing pattern to connect to your body and vitality, open up space for stagnant, old energy and emotions to flow freely, and expand your heart. We all carry around pain, fear, trauma, and outdated beliefs about ourselves and the world around us, which all live tucked away in our cells. Breathwork is a simple tool that supports us in finally shedding those heavy weights. It is a self-healing practice that facilitates gentle releases of trapped emotions and renews us both mentally and physically.
Breathwork in a safe, loving setting is an extremely potent experience. Sam will guide the group through the journey with love, intention, and powerful music. Various tools such as aromatherapy, sage, and palo santo will be used throughout the session to aid in the experience. The group will close with rest and relaxation to allow for you to process everything you experienced during your journey.
Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and blanket.
**Not intended for pregnant women or those with a history of cardiovascular disease**
Friday, May 17 @ 7:30-9:30p
$40 / $30 for members
Tea + Philosophy
Do you find yourself interested in the yoga of life? Are you ready to take your understanding of yoga deeper than the asanas, or poses, you find yourself in during class? If you yearn to discover what yoga is all about—the yamas and niyamas, meditation, pranayama, your energy body, the Yoga Sutras—then join us at Kula Yoga for Tea + Philosophy. Megan and guest speakers will lead a discussion on the chosen topic, and we’ll work together to get clear on how yogic principles can fit into our everyday lives.
No prior knowledge of the topics is necessary—just arrive open to learning, listening, and sharing your thoughts. Bring your own mug to enjoy a cup of complimentary tea during our discussion. Let’s get together and chat about all things yoga!
May’s topics for discussion are the fifth and sixth limbs of Patanjali’s Eight-Limbed Path, Pratyahara and Dharana.
Saturday, May 18 @ 11-12:15p
$18 / $14 for members