Kula Kamala Foundation has been providing Profession Yoga Therapy services in New Jersey for nine years.
Examples of just a few of our clients, past and present include:

YOGA THERAPY SERVICES UPDATE.

Kula Kamala Foundation has worked diligently to develop employment opportunities for graduates from our 200YTT, 300YTT and 870PYT programs. We have successfully introduced Yoga & Yoga Therapy to numerous hospitals, schools and mental health organizations in the Ocean and Monmouth County NJ areas and beyond.

After having paved the way, we are happy to report that seven (7) of our graduates have just recently signed their own independent service contracts, or are actively in the process of signing.

These seven amazing individuals (whose names are not being published for privacy purposes), who have trained with and then worked closely with us over the years, are and will be working in the field of Yoga Therapy, providing education for the purpose of alleviating suffering and enhancing wellness.

Our heartfelt congratulations to all. This is a huge step in bringing greater wellness and balance to our communities.

At Kula Kamala Foundation, we not only train individuals in the techniques of Yoga & Yoga Therapy but we also actively seek out opportunities for them to enter into "living wage based positions" where they will positively impact their community and cause Yoga and Yoga Therapy to be seen as a reliable, valuable adjunct in modern day medical, emotional, psychological, and personal approaches to health, healing and wellness. Kula Kamala Foundation was the first such organization in the State of New Jersey to work toward such a goal and we are achieving it!!!

Congratulations to our graduates!
You are each an amazing light.
Do the good work always. Namaste.




OCEAN ACADEMY, BAYVILLE NJ

In New Jersey we currently offer Professional Yoga Therapy to students at Ocean Academy, in Bayville NJ. Ocean Academy is associated with Ocean Mental Health Services and provides education to children with at risk behaviors and medical considerations. This program is closed and only students and faculty of the school area permitted to attend. Our deep gratitude to Ocean Academy principal Scott Corbett for partnering with our Foundation to bring something special and meaningful to the kids of OA. Gratitude to the Grunin Foundation for funding our first year program. We are now entering into our third year at OA. Not as an after school club, but as a strong part of the school's curriculum.


2015 Opening Day Circle of Intention
OA Chakra Wall


COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER, TOMS RIVER NJ

Sudha and her students recreated the work done at Deborah Heart & Lung at Community Medical Center in Toms River NJ. Bedside offerings for patients, conference education and wellness offerings for medical and support staff, Continuing Education opportunities for nurses and doctors. Offering expanded and we also now offer a series of Professional Yoga Therapy sessions at Community Medical Center in Toms River NJ. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend these programs. Our deep gratitude to the CMC Foundation for sponsoring our work of supporting health and wellness in the Toms River Community and beyond. Classes are held on the first floor of the Riverwood 1 Tower on the CMC campus. The schedule is as follows:

MONDAY 2pm Meditation & Relaxation & Breathing for Better Health

MONDAY 3pm Gentle Yoga for Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer

THURSDAY 10am Gentle Chair Yoga for Heart Health

THURSDAY 11am Meditation 4 Stress Relief (chairs available)


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Deborah Heart & Lung Center

Our organization's founder Sudha authored the very first Yoga Therapy Internship program in the state of NJ. The program is titled Healing Hearts Through Yoga. The Board of Deborah Heart & Lung, a private hospital in Browns Mills, made up of many of the nation's top doctors and specialists, voted unanimously to incorporate the program into patient services. The internship allowed recent graduates of Sudha's 200YTT and 300YTT, under Sudha's supervision, to provide bedside services and education in lifestyle, relaxation, pranayama (breathing) and other health elevating anxiety reducing practices to patients, as well as supportive services to families of patients and hospital staff at no charge, a true seva.

As part of her work at Deborah, Sudha, who is a sought after speaker at large and small engagements, presented at several conventions and conferences providing information, research and practical experiences to illustrate why Yoga Therapy makes a perfect complementary offering in healthcare and mental health environments. Sudha also offered Continuing Education programs for nurses and doctors interested in an approach to patient care and self care that included mindfulness through Yoga Therapy.

During her tenure at Deborah, Sudha was blessed with the opportunity to sit in on heart and lung surgeries real time and see first hand the impact of disease on the body. Dr Ng took on the role of teacher during these experiences as he guided Sudha through the process of understanding what she was witnessing in the OR. Sudha reflects that the surgical staff was also wonderfully informative and supportive of her presence.

While Sudha no longer offers services at Deborah, the Healing Hearts Through Yoga program ran successfully for nearly five years before her service required she expand into additional locations spreading the love of Yoga and Yoga Therapy and the potential healing they offer.

Sudha will be forever grateful to Stephanie Whitson, Dr Ng, the Catherization Lab and the 4th floor nurses for their support.