Building a connection between like-minded individuals is something we’re passionate about at our yoga studio. “Kula” means community in the ancient and sacred language of Sanskrit. Not only do we provide locals from Hawthorn and Camberwell yoga classes, but we also provide them with a yoga studio where people can connect, share and grow. Our students come from all around the Boroondara area to sweat, play, learn and reach their health and fitness goals. Every day at Kula we come across individuals who have inspired us and continue to help shape our community; we wanted to share their stories with you. This week is another special edition as we spotlight one of our 30 Day Yoga & Nutrition Challengers.
Name: Jason (Jason, husband to Kula teacher Andy, recently took on the 30 Day Challenge, his first real try at yoga and is not looking back!)
Kula: Favourite style of yoga at Kula?
Jason: Love the long holds and sensations that occur in a Yin class, I found it’s made such a difference to my running already.
K: Why do you practice yoga?
J: Besides the fact that my wife nags me to do it… 😉 After only a short period of time of giving it a go I can see the benefits already. I’m really enjoying attending classes regularly and notice the feeling when I don’t go.
K: Is yoga your main form of exercise, or do you go to the gym, participate in other sports, fitness or activities?
J: It’s my main form of exercise at the moment, but I do enjoy running when my body feels right. I’m taking on the Tough Mudder in November and hoping to get my body right for that!
K: What is the main health goal you are focusing on at the moment?
J: Overall health and fitness, strength and rehabilitating old football injuries. I also feel more grounded, confident and energetic with a regular yoga practice.
K: Apart from Kula, where are your favourite hangouts in the Hawthorn, Camberwell or Boroondara area?
J: Now that I have two children, dinner out is a rarity, so kid friendly cafes for coffee are the go. We are spoilt for choice in the Hawthorn area, but a few regular spots are Finders Keepers, Huckleberry Finn and Second Empire Cafe in the Hawthorn Arts Centre
K: Why did you choose to take part in the 30 Day Challenge this month?
J: Because I really wanted to give yoga a go and thought the challenge might be a good way to get started. I also love a challenge.
K: Tell us about your experience.
J: It was challenging, particularly at the start and with work commitments it was difficult to get to class at times. I learnt to pace myself and found the rate of progress improved rapidly. Overall, I found the experience rewarding and I’m now in for the long run.
Kula Yoga has a beautiful hot yoga studio on Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Melbourne. Kula offers ‘Hot Yoga’ classes for detoxification, dynamic poweryoga ‘Flow Yoga’ as well as a gentle ‘Light Yin Yoga’ option. Beginners through to advanced students are welcome to all classes. Kula also provides prenatal & postnatal yoga classes, and provides Melbourne workplaces with group corporate yoga programs to build employee health, fitness and wellbeing, and school yoga programs. Kula also runs an annual ‘Kula Cruise’ yoga retreat sailing from Bali to Lombok & the Gili Islands. Find out more on our website www.kulayoga.com.au. Or follow us:
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