Kula’s founder Kacey brought her vision to life to provide welcoming sanctuaries for yogis to strengthen, energise, release & thrive. With two beautiful studios in Hawthorn & Hampton combining dynamic yang styles with the calming yin styles of yoga, Kula now offers 62 classes a week as well as workshops, local weekend escapes and an annual overseas yoga retreat.
We take a few moments with Kacey to explore her vision for founding Kula Yoga…
What was your vision for Kula Yoga?

My vision for Kula was to create a community of likeminded people. To provide them with a beautiful space. For them to come in and connect, to move, strengthen and stretch. To take some time out to breathe and relax. And for them to feel amazing.

Where did the inspiration for the name KULA come from?

Kula is ancient Sanskrit for ‘Community’. A group coming together of its own free will. An intentional clan, tribe or family. Right from the start I wanted our studio to be welcoming, inclusive and a sanctuary for people to connect with themselves and others.

What do you love most about the Kula community?

I love that our community are so friendly and supportive. I love their smiles and the energy they bring into class with them. The communities we’ve built at both studios are what I’m most proud of. They are amazing and I’m so grateful they love Kula as much as we do.

When you’re not on the yoga mat, what are you doing?

Life is very full. When I’m not on my mat – I’m running the two Kula studios with my amazing team, as well as our gym CrossFit Hawthorn East. And I have two wonderful kidlets Mali (5) and Kai (2) who are my world and keep me on my toes. Yoga is my outlet, my ‘me time’, but I’ve also have a new yoga stand up paddleboard that is going to be fun to take out in the bay.

What’s one thing the Kula community doesn’t know about you?

Most of our community probably doesn’t know that just before relocating our Hawthorn studio to its current location on Auburn Road I was 8 months pregnant and my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour! Behind the scenes things were hectic for a good chunk of 2017. Brain surgery, birth, newborn, relocating an entire studio. A wonderful lesson in resilience, strength and what’s important in life. And yes, he’s in great shape now thank you.

What’s your favourite wellness practice/tip?

I probably sound like a broken record, but I’m always reminding our yogis to schedule in their to yoga sessions and then work their other commitments around them. We know that life gets busy, but guess what? That’s when you need your practice even more. I’ll see you on your mats.

How can you connect with Kacey in 2020?

Kacey will be running our first workshop for 2020 at our Hampton studio. She’s teaming up with Kinesiologist, Jennifer McCormack, for a ‘Yin & Kin’ Workshop to explore Yin Yoga, Kinesiology & Meditation.

Kacey is also running our first local weekend yoga retreat for the year to Soulful Seaside Sorrento in March, exploring vinyasa flow, yin yoga & meditation. Take time out from your busy schedule to enjoy a few days of yoga, sun, sea & sand! If you have more time to spare and you want to dive deeper into your practice she is also venturing off the beaten track on our ‘Freedom & Flow’ Bali Yoga Retreat in September. Join her to enjoy beachfront island charm with pristine uncrowded beaches, relaxing pools & serene gardens, whilst you find your flow in paradise.

You can join Kacey on the mat every Wednesday at our Hampton studio of 6pm Hot & 7.30pm Flow.

Kacey can’t wait to sweat, stretch & smile with you Kula crew!

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Strengthen, energise, release & thrive with Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow and Yin Yoga classes at our beautiful studios in Hawthorn & Hampton, in Boroondara and Bayside Melbourne.

Our studios also host regular yoga workshops, Victorian weekend yoga retreats, and overseas retreats to exotic places like Bali, Thailand & India. We also offer as a mobile yoga programs for community, school and corporate groups.

Our Hawthorn studio caters to the surrounding suburbs of Camberwell, Kew, Canterbury, Glen Iris, Richmond, Balwyn & Surrey Hills.

Our Hampton studio covers the Bayside communities of Brighton, Sandringham, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Highett, Moorabbin & Bentleigh.

Enjoy our Intro Offer ~ 6 Classes for $50 ~ for newcomers to the studio, valid for 3 weeks from first use.

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