Welcome To Kula Kamala Foundation
Kula Kamala Foundation is an educational and philanthropic movement dedicated to the healing of all beings everywhere. Our educational programs serve professionals and the general public. We integrate Yoga, Yoga Therapy and a broad range of holistic approaches into our programs, many of which result in Professional Certification. Our Yoga Teacher Training programs are accredited through Yoga Alliance at the 200 and 300 hour levels and our 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapist Certification program is accredited through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. We are one of only 20 schools of Yoga Therapy worldwide to have their program accredited by IAYT. We also provide holistic ministries and a variety of programs that support the experience of a happier, healthier more integrated life.
In addition to our educational programs, we provide Yoga Therapy services for special needs populations. Our work takes us into hospitals, schools, military bases,
Without support from the community at large it becomes difficult, if not impossible to meet the growing demand for complementary wellness practices that address the needs of underserved and special needs populations. We work to grow our community of clients, practitioners, students and interested individuals.
Please support our work by making a donation directly (mail to Kula Kamala Foundation 17 Basket Rd. Reading PA 19606) and by registering and shopping through smile.amazon.org. It doesn't cost a thing but it could change everything.
KULA KAMALA ASHRAM
An ashram is a spiritual school, situated in quiet and peaceful spaces, denoting a locus of activity centering on Yoga study and instruction. Yoga is unity. Yoga is healing. Yoga is living fully and healthfully.
Our seva (service) at the ashram includes a full schedule of BY DONATION classes, and tuition based professional trainings and workshops, as well as personal services such as Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga, Ayurveda Lifestyle, and more. Programs are led by our in house faculty, as well as visiting local, regional and international teachers.
"I think you speak faster than I do... and that is the way the mind usually works. Its constantly in over-drive. Tons of stories. Tons of thoughts. Tons of ideas. Most of which are actually not high vibration. Most of which are full of doubt, full of self questioning, full of fear for many people. At one point when you came back on air you slowed down, and you started to talk at a pace that was calm and comfortable and that's what Yoga teaches us to do and that's what we are teaching the kids how to do is to bring their mind from a place that is high speed, that is full of thoughts that seem chaotic and out of control, and that cause impulsive behaviors and we are giving them tools to bring themselves into a place where they can think more calmly, behave more calmly and more rationally, and interact more appropriately with their community, whether that community be at school or at home or with friends." (Sudha during interview with Jeremy Grunin on WOBM on 2/3/16)
6:30am leave for Anoopam Mission
2:00pm return from Anoopam Mission
6pm Kirtan w/David Dragonfly
7:15pm Tai Chi with David Dragonfly
7:45pm Swamiji discourse
9pm Evening Mantra
7:00am 45 minute Gentle Yoga
8:30am leave for Anoopam Mission
3:00pm return from Anoopam Mission
3:30pm Swamiji discourse
6pm Yoga: Mantra Movement & Meditation w/David Dragonfly
7:45pm Swamiji discourse
9pm evening mantra
Monday 7/18 schedule for Swamiji, special offerings and regular schedule:
Please call to let us know you will be joining us for a meal 484-509-5073
7:00am Yoga Beginner Level
9:30am Swamiji discourse on Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Sutra
10am Yoga: Mantra Movement and Meditation with David
10:45am Gong Bath
12:30pm Lunch (please call ahead to reserve your spot)
1:30pm Swamiji discourse on Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutra
6pm Yoga: Adaptive Yoga with Ed
7:45pmSwamiji discourse on Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutra
Trip to Allentown ~ meet at the ashram at 8am, leave by 8:30am. Return to ashram by 2pm
At the ashram
6pm Yoga: Mantra, Movement & Meditation with David
7:45pm Swamiji discourse on Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutra
10am Yoga class is CANCELLED on TUESDAY
Join us as we sit and listen to the teachings of Yoga.
H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji embraced the life in the Holy Order of Sanyas in the year 1974. Since then, under the guidance and blessings of his worshipful Gurudev, he has been spreading the messages of spiritual masters and ancient Holy Scriptures. Join in the learning during Swami-ji's visit this July, 2016.
SUNDAY JULY 17 from 5:45pm - 8:30pm
COMMUNITY DINNER & SATSANG
We will be celebrating his presence and the
traditional teachings of Yoga by holding an event
to benefit Swamiji’s Ashram in India.
The evening includes a vegetarian, non-GMO,
gluten free dinner at 6pm followed by
Satsang (satsang: a discourse on the Divine
Wisdom of Yoga)
MON JULY 18 - FRI JULY 22 (9:30am, 1:30pm, 7:45pm)
SWAMI-JI 6-DAYS of SATSANG
Come join us as we sit near to Swamiji and listen to the essence of the teachings of Yoga. This six day study program is available for both commuter and residential stays. For 5 nights and 6 days, Swami-ji will speak to us about the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and share the blessing of His wisdom with us. You should join in and experience the bliss of Satsang. Space is limited so please register early.
Program: By Donation
Space is limited. All participants must register.This event will fill quickly. Please reserve your spot by registering under the "workshops" tab at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=9531
Please donate generously.
FRI JULY 22 ~ 5:45pm - 8:30pm
COMMUNITY DINNER & SATSANG
Join us for Swamiji’s final evening with us
before he sets off for the next stop on his
journey. Dinner at 6pm followed by Satsang
Contact us for details:
KULA KAMALA ASHRAM
17 Basket Rd Reading PA 19606
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
What are people saying about their experience at Kula Kamala Ashram?
Dearest Sudha and Ed, As we neared the Ashram , driving the rolling country roads, I felt my shoulders relax, my heart lighten and a joyful anticipation begin to grow . Then we arrived at the Ashram and I let out a full sigh, release , letting go. Walking into the welcoming Kula Ashram the journey of transforming love and light began!! Thank you so very much for an amazing experience!! The food was soooo good! The rooms so comfy and inviting!! The meditation room, the yoga room, cafeteria....beautiful. Everyone on staff was so helpful, kind , friendly. Honestly, it felt like a coming home. The yoga practices skillful, the lectures inspiring, the Kirtan opened heart and spirit in a community of people committed to awakening self..to opening heart of acceptance to community. Thank you, thank you..Namaste....can't wait to return. (Debi Aranyani Heptig)
As we got closer to arriving at the Ashram, the smell of the air shifted, filling the car with the beautiful fragrance of fresh cut grass as we drive through the farmlands during sunset. This feeling of being where you're supposed to be set the precedence for the rest of the stay. The arrival was welcomed with open arms, as Sudha and Ed led us through the ashram, and it was brilliant to see the transformation that has taken place here. It would be hard not to leave here inspired after breathing in the genius artwork portrayed all throughout the hallways and practice spaces, to the most amazing vegetarian foods cooked on premises to satisfy every taste bud. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to practice in Durga's Garden, share laughter with the other amazing yogis, and make space within myself for the ever growing potential that we all carry and that the ashram truly lets shine. Om shanti. Namaste (Kate D.)
I feel completely restored and inspired after staying at the ashram. Sudha and Ed have painted a beautiful reality. It made me realize that all is possible. The food is amazing, and you just feel at peace. I came home feeling creative, rejuvenated, and ready to follow my heart. Thank you!!! I have been cooking some of the delicious food- trying to recreate the experience for my family. I love love love it there. And mermaid pose was an unexpected bonus- never thought my body would do that after 17 years of practice! All is possible!!! (Kristy V.)
What are professionals and organizations saying about the work of Kula Kamala Foundation?
“I cannot speak highly enough of the work that the foundation does. As someone who has witnessed the contributions some clients have made, and the benefits others have gleaned, I can say that The Kula Kamala Foundation is a community organization that truly connects people in a very meaningful way. My hope is that support and recognition grows to allow the foundation to reach it’s true potential."
Patricia West-Low, PT, MA, DT, PCS, Children's Specialized Hospital
“Ocean Partnership for Children and the Kula Kamala Foundation have enjoyed a successful partnership in helping troubled children for many years. For children with mental health struggles, behavioral challenges and developmental delays, the practice of yoga, therapeutic yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction programs provided by the Foundation are an important tool in helping those children succeed at home and stay in school and in the community. The Kula Kamala Foundation so often makes that difference in the life of a child that breaks the cycle of failure and leads to a child finally experiencing success, mastery and fulfillment.”
Mary Jo Buchanan, LCSW, MPA, Chief Executive Officer
Ocean Partnership for Children