How Kula Began ... 

The Kula Collective birthed itself one fine day in a small, highland village of Guatemala

the seed of an idea among A group of friends and colleagues

 a seed that, once planted, grew with a fierce desire to be alive and be known.


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Through the combined passions of a close family of facilitators and changemakers, arose a collective intention - to ignite a global spiritual awakening through a thriving collective community, founded in integrity, sustainability and freedom. From humble roots has grown a worldwide family, with trainings, retreats, ceremonies and community events held all over the globe.

Paying such careful attention to our underlying vision has ensured that the growth of our organization mirrors the authenticity of its roots. From such grounded beginnings comes a innovative organization, a conscious business with a horizontal leadership structure and collective accountability to its spiritual foundation. We weave together diverse holistic experiences and educational offerings using a common thread that respects ancestral traditions.

We offer Yoga Alliance certified trainings at the RYT-200 and RYT-300 hour level, as well as YA-certified Continuing Education courses and Transformational Retreats through many different paths. All of our offerings are drawn together with the intention of spiritual growth, through a deeper connection to nature, a more open connection with ourselves, and through the ancient wisdom that comes through our traditions and the land itself.  

From permaculture to yogacreativity to cleansingmusic to massage; we provide space for self-discovery, transformation and reconnection to the wisdom within all.

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Kula, in Sanskrit, means home, tribe or community, and comes from the idea that all of the diversity of creation in the universe is in relationship and is connected. It is with this understanding that Kula is a co-created, co-owned and co-governed community that thinks creatively, communicates respectfully, decides unanimously, and acts with integrity.  

We are a community that thinks creatively, communicates respectfully, decides unanimously, and acts with integrity. We cultivate a holistic approach supported by a conscious, regenerative business model, with a unique offerings that include ongoing transformational support, world-class facilitation, sacred ceremony and dedication to service through our Kula Karma program. Our programs are offered at powerful sacred locations across the world, including Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Bali, Thailand, Tennessee and Peru.

Kula Collective is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) - all our Teacher Training and Continuing Education graduates are able to register with Yoga Alliance. Check out our offerings... and become part of our worldwide tribe, sharing the wisdom of yoga and igniting change for a new, more connected world

Kula Facilitators

Useful links:   All Offerings  -   200 HR YTT   -   300 HR YTT   -   Kula Retreats   -  Kula Supported Retreats  -  Locations  -   Flash Sales   -   Early Birds


Hayley Saraswati 

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Ananda Balasana - Blissful Baby Pose
Favorite Quote: “Everything is in Divine Perfection; if it wasn’t perfect, it wouldn’t be happening.” ~Unknown

Learn more about Hayley here. 


CJ Ananda Page

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Utkata Konasana - Mother Earth Pose
Favorite Quote:  Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world... As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

Learn more about CJ here


Jiya Julia Randell

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Supta Matsyendrasana - Reclined Twist Pose
Favorite Quote:  Perhaps you have noticed that even in the very lightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit; for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to him continually in differing ways.”  ~Black Elk

Learn more about Jiya here. 


Coby Hadas

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Pigeon Pose
Favorite Quote:  Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out yet, then it's not the end.” ~Tracy McMillan

Learn more about Coby here.


Jessi Luna

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose
Favorite Quote:  “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~Chief Seattle, 1854

Learn more about Jessi here. 


Zachary Towne-Smith

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Paschimottanasana - Forward Fold Pose
Favorite Quote: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~Henry David Thoreau and “Child’s pose is always available.”

Learn more about Zach here. 


Randi Schiffman

KULA BOARD MEMBER

Favorite Pose: Utthita Trikonasana - Extended Triangle Pose
Favorite Quote: “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar

Learn more about Randi here. 


Cheralee Jones

Favorite Pose: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Bridge Pose
Favorite Quote: "You are the power of the entire cosmos arising as utter beauty and pure consciousness. You don't have to do anything. Just be." ~Mark Whitwell

Learn more about Cher here. 


J.R. Jayananda

Favorite Pose: Smileasana - Lifting the Corners of the Lips Pose
Favorite Quote: "It’s too late to be ready” ~Zen Master Dōdgen

Learn more about J.R. here. 


Krystalyn Norton

Favorite Pose: Tadasana - Mountain Pose, because there are so many subtle, yet often overlooked, cues to empowerment
Favorite Quote"Do or do not, there is no try" ~Yoda

Learn more about Krystalyn here. 


Holly Mech

Favorite Pose: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Pigeon Pose
Favorite Quote: "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~Kahlil Gibran

Learn more about Holly here. 


Gaiatri Good

Favorite Pose: King Pigeon - Pada Rajakapotasana
Favorite Quote: "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~Jalaluddin Rumi

Learn more about Gaiatri here. 


Emily Henderson

Favorite Pose: Viparita Karani - Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose, because anytime to do less or relax more is a good time :)
Favorite Quote: ""Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way, it is understanding what is in the way is part of the way..." ~Guy Finley

Learn more about Emily here. 


Mercedes Salsbury

Favorite Pose: Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 - Flying Splits
Favorite Quote: "What happens when people open their hearts? They get better." 
~Haruki Murakami

Learn more about Mercedes here. 


Sanni Shukraya

Favorite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana - Supported Reclined Bound Angle
Favorite Quote: “Let what comes come. Let what goes go. Find out what remains.”
~Ramana Maharshi

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Ryan Lahre

Favorite Pose: Supta Matsyendrasana - Supine Spinal Twist
Favorite Quote: "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth." ~Alan Watts

Learn more about Ryan here.