Dear Kula Evolution members,
Warm greetings to all of you from the Kula Evolution team. When we began this journey towards the creation of a yoga organization, we started by writing a mission statement that is found on our website. It begins: “It is the mission of the Kula Evolution Network to create high quality educational Yoga programs which encourage students and teachers of all levels to experience their true nature and deepest essence.”
We see these elements as fundamental to what we are doing:
1) Contextualized asana and pranayama – Practices with an intention for and with reference to spiritual development
2) Skillful use of alignment – Asana taught and practiced with principles that insure safety and overall health
3) Authenticity – Each teacher and student is encouraged to find their own voice and add their unique stamp to the grand yoga conversation
4) Supportive community – Students and teachers encourage each other to further study and spiritual practices such as seva, scriptural study and meditation.
In recent months we have been creating a curriculum for a Yoga Studies Program. We’re approaching the completion of a first draft of this curriculum to present to the membership.
We’re currently focusing on three other projects:
1. We’re working on creating a business organization to hold our legal structure. If you have any expertise in this area and would like to volunteer a little time to help or advise us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Also, as you know, we have been working with all of you to select a new name. To be prudent, we are waiting to have the legal structure in place before presenting the name and the logo to you all.
3. We’ve been developing a unique and exciting website which will offer a teacher directory, many very practical curriculum materials, and the opportunity to share collective wisdom about our path of yoga. We are putting a lot of time into this and hope that you will be happy with the result.
So as we enter the month of July, things are moving along at a steady pace. We meet regularly, despite full teaching schedules and other life responsibilities. We hope to have more results of our efforts available to you very soon.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or just want to communicate with us, please feel free to do so.
The Kula Evolution Team