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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.

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Swami Sivananda on What is Means to be a Yogi


Swami Sivananda said: a yogi should be grounded in ahimsa (non-harming), sauca (mental cleanliness) and should be arjavena (with straightforward behavior), and always with their mind to the Divine, if you dedicate all your thoughts as prayers to the One and then your suffering will end.

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870PYT Accreditation


Hari OM!

On June 6, 2015, the radiant Liz Bahr stopped by the IAYT Awards Ceremony in Newport Beach CA to pick up our official certificate of accreditation for our 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapy program.

Professional Yoga Therapy take the techniques of Yoga to medical and mental health environments and to people living with physical, mental or emotional concerns, in a way that offers healing to the whole person. The program moves beyond the basic education of a 200 and 300 level training and provides the necessary tools to work alongside and communicate effectively with other health and wellness professionals.

We are now one of only twenty schools worldwide to achieve accreditation. The process was not an easy one as the accrediting committee is asking for a very high standard of education, one that is necessary for Yoga Therapists to work effectively alongside doctors, medical and mental health specialists and to work mindfully with clients and students in a way that offers the deepest possible healing through the most sacred and with the safest of approaches. We are honored to be offering our 870 hours kula-kamala-yoga Professional Yoga Therapy Certification program to individuals who have completed 200YTT and are interested in continuing their journey into the realm of YOGA as a professional healing art.

Hari Om Hari Om Hari Hari Hari OM.


To learn more about our professional training programs contact the ashram 484-509-5073 or the shala 732-309-6787.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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

UPCOMING EVENTS


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NJ 300TYT Therapeutic Yoga Teacher ~ Professional Advanced with Sudha Allitt at Kula Kamala Shala NJ Next held on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 11, 2015 - Fri Sep 11, 2015
300 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Advanced Professional Studies Yoga Teacher Training at kula-kamala-yoga w/Sudha Allitt, PhD, E-RYT500 and supporting faculty and staff

The mission of kula-kamala-yoga is to provide an authentic but progressive advanced yoga teacher training that is affordable, comprehensive, life-affirming, spiritually uplifting, and embraced by the system of higher education. The kula-kamala-yoga teacher training program provides each participant with a robust foundation to teach the process of yoga skillfully, with compassion, safety and integrity.

kula-kamala-yoga YTT programs are:

comprehensive... uplifting... empowering...

The kula-kamala-yoga 300 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training is the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training you are searching for, if you are looking for a program where you can gain expertise in yoga practice, sequencing, the art of teaching, anatomy, adjustments, a thorough introduction to therapeutics and an in depth study of yogic scriptural wisdom. In addition to asana, areas of study include chanting, basic Sanskrit, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Narada Bhakti Sutra, History and Development of Yoga, in-depth exploration of Kosha System, Ayurvedic Yoga, Chakra Science, anatomy, energetic, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of being human; meditation and advanced meditative techniques, mudra and mantra; adjustments; pranayama; relaxation, Yoga therapeutics, kinesiology, somatics, ... and much much more.

This is the program for Yoga teachers who wish to become outstanding instructors who have a thorough understanding of basic Yoga Therapy, and specialists, acquiring expertise in the study, practice and teaching of the deeper facets of Yoga. If you have already successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher training then this program is the next step in your studies.

The kula-kamala-yoga 300TYT Advanced Studies program is a systematic, comprehensive, creative, life changing process that will encourage and support your journey of ongoing personal transformation. The program dives deeply into advanced concepts of traditional and contemporary yogic philosophy. This training provides advanced skills and knowledge that will guide you as a Yoga teacher in the classroom, in the community and in the world. The kula-kamala-yoga 300TYT Advanced Studies program will deepen existing Yoga teachers' understanding of the science of Yoga in a way that makes beautiful sense in the modern world.

Required Additional Documents:

~ high school diploma, GED or college transcripts

~ three letters of reference, two must be from Yoga teachers, if you don't have two yoga teachers contact Sudha to discuss options.

Pre-requisites

~ 1 year teaching and 2 years practicing Yoga

To achieve Certification as a 300TYT, all students are required to complete:

A 40 hour independent service project is part of the program

Tuition is $4750.00.

All interested applicants should call and speak with Sudha at 732-309-6787 in order to request an application.

All classes meet at the Kula Kamala Shala, 673 Batchelor Street, Toms River NJ 08753

Classes meet Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 11am-6pm.

Contact Sudha at 732.309.6787 to request more information.

 

To take your teaching to the next level you must be willing to go there yourself. Deepen the healing, heighten the teaching. OM Shanti.

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PYT101 Introduction to Professional Yoga Therapy with Sudha Allitt at Kula Kamala Shala NJ Next held on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 11, 2015 - Fri Sep 11, 2015
TYT101, Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga: Perspectives on Health, Wholeness & Disease  must be taken during the first semester of studies for students enrolled in our 870 hour Professional Yoga Therapy Certification. TYT101 introduces the student to the concept of therapeutic Yoga through both a traditional and a modern lens, while providing the tools to begin or to continue to engage in a personal healing practice. The text for this course is a workbook and all students are required to utilize the practices and complete the worksheets included therein according to the session week. A syllabus will be provided.
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PYT102 Asana Pranayama Yoga & the Mind with Sudha Allitt at Kula Kamala Shala NJ Next held on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 12, 2015 - Sat Sep 12, 2015
TYT102, Asana, Pranayama, Yoga, & the Mind introduces the student to the various states of functioning of the mind, Patanjali’s Yama and Niyama, and how the techniques of Yoga, when applied in a therapeutic context, can impact and alter that functioning. The text for this course includes description of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha and which should be practiced according to the session week. Please note that some names for asana and other techniques used in the text may differ from your personal lineage and experience. It is the students responsibility to inform the instructor of any physical injuries or mental conditions, current or previous.
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PYT103 Yoga Traditions with Sudha Allitt at Kula Kamala Shala NJ Next held on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 12, 2015 - Sat Sep 12, 2015
TYT103, Yoga Traditions, introduces the basic scriptural backdrop upon which all healing takes place. During this course we will review the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. We will also explore the concept of suffering from multiple spiritual and nonspiritual/medical perspectives as well as the concepts of illness and treatment, and curative measures versus healing.
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NJ 200YTT (8 months starting September 13, 2015) with Sudha Allitt at Kula Kamala Shala NJ Next held on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 13, 2015 - Sun Sep 13, 2015
Thank you for your interest in kula-kamala-yoga’s 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program. This packet contains the information you will need to register and prepare for this exciting professional Certification program. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sudha, the program director and lead instructor, at 732-309-6787.

Mission Statement
kula-kamala-yoga provides affordable, high-quality training in the teaching and practice of yoga, a complement of holistic therapies and lifestyle; which has several benefits including stress reduction and overall enhanced health and happiness.
 
Our mission is to provide a unique, comprehensive and life-affirming Yoga Teacher Training Program open to aspiring and existing teachers, and dedicated students of yoga who wish to bring a holistic healing and wellness practice to themselves and to people in a variety of life situations. We strive to provide each participant with a robust foundation to practice and teach the process of yoga skillfully, with compassion, safety, and integrity. The program includes training in Self- study, asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy, lesson planning and classroom management, as well as training in the art of teaching, observation and adjustment, anatomy, and basic yoga therapeutics.
 
Program Description
Yoga Teacher Training (200YTT) with kula-kamala-yoga, RYS Sudha Allitt, PhD, E-RYT
 
Become a Nationally Certified Yoga Instructor, learn to apply the natural therapeutic techniques of yoga, or enhance your own wellness practice through this 200 hours Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training Program.
 
The kula-kamala-yoga Yoga Teacher Training program provides comprehensive training to teach Yoga, its meditation, breath work, asana and energy components, as a vehicle for holistic wellness. Graduates of this program will be well suited to teaching Yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public.
 
During this 8-month training students will study yoga ethics, asana, meditation, pranayama (breath work), history and philosophy, the use of sound (chanting) and visualization in healing and holistic therapy, anatomy, pathology, the importance of alignment, yoga psychology, energy, and basic Sanskrit (the language of yoga).
 
Participants will learn basic principles for effective teaching, how to work effectively with beginner and intermediate practitioners as well as individuals with common health concerns. Effective adjustments, how and when to use props, how to create a safe environment for your students and for yourself, sequencing of classes, the importance of your personal practice, and how to manifest your inner teacher are also topics of study.
 
SCHEDULE. Class meets every Sunday from 11am – 6pm  Graduation will be held on April 24th at 3pm.
 
95% attendance is required without exception. There will be three make-up days available. It is important to understand that you can only complete the requirements of the program if you are present in class. Excess absences will result in removal from the program. If you are asked to leave the program due to excessive absences, no Certification will be issued and no refund will be given.
 
Register through Ocean County College, Brookdale or the shala.Contact the school for an application, and tuition and additional information.
 
 
We look forward to working with you as you embark on this exciting, life-changing journey!
 
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KIRTAN: INFINITE LOVE + DIVINE HEALING with SIRIOM SINGH with Instructor Guest at Kula Kamala Shala NJ Next held on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 26, 2015 - Sat Sep 26, 2015
Join us for a different kind of practice, a devotional practice set to music and the sweet voice of SiriOm Singh. Kirtan is the call and response method of Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti Yoga is the practice of devotion. Feel the soul soar and the heart become humble at this divine gathering.

SiriOm is donating the funds from this event to Kula Kamala Ashram.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26th at 6:30pm

Suggested donation $25 (pay cash or check at event, but please pre-register under the workshops tab at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=9531

learn about SiriOm here:
www.siriomsingh.com

A sample of the bliss (I am I am) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7juDt04LZoA

A few devotional quotes to consider:

"Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It's an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it's a way of being present in the moment."
-Krishna Das

"If meditation and sadhana do not bring about compassion and do not make you look at other human beings with sympathy, it has done nothing to you."
- Sri M

“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning… Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! “Max Lucado

Kula Kamala Foundation will gladly accept additional donations. Support the healing work we do! Just send a check or money order to:

Kula Kamala Foundation
17 Basket Rd
Reading PA 19606

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