Gratitude Party

Date:  Friday, May 17 Time:  6:00-9:00 PM Location: KASA Yoga and Wellness 634 High Street, Suite B Worthington, OH 43235 This has definitely been a big year of transitions and I am embracing change with FAITH that everything happens for a reason. As I get ready to embark on a new adventure, I want to take the time to say THANK YOU to all of you for being on this journey with me for the last three years in Old Worthington. You have all believed in KASA, our teachers and me. I have learned so much from all of you and I have learned a lot about myself. I will miss all of you so much and hope that our paths will continue to cross. I will be forever GRATEFUL to all of you for helping KASA grow and evolve into a beautiful community. Please join me for a GRATITUDE PARTY next week to celebrate with food, community and lots of hugs! Our new owner, Aimee Pruitt, will also be there for you to meet.

2019 Costa Rica Summer Retreat

Teacher:  Kathy Yannucci
Dates: July 7-13, 2019

Pricing:

  • Full Price (Shared Room):  $2,295
  • Full Price (Single Room):  $2,895

Please register here.

Description:  Join Kathy Yannucci on a beautiful journey to the amazing, unspoiled lands of Costa Rica, as we embark on an experience to let go and be free. Freedom to choose your own path at this incredible destination, nestled along the Pacific Coast on a breathtaking white sand beach, located in Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.  Adventure awaits you in Santa Teresa, at an intimate, beachfront boutique hotel where freedom begins!

Discover the experience of feeling refreshed and recharged.  Treat yourself to an opportunity to unwind from the daily fast pace of life, a chance to get away from it all and immerse yourself. Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul with Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Reiki, Aromatherapy, and Ayurvedic wisdom.  A mindful practice will begin each day to allow the freedom to reflect, be introspective, enjoy the natural beauty and surroundings, while still providing ample opportunities to explore and take day trips to sightsee around the local areas.

Invoke the beauty of a tropical destination with all the amenities to enjoy a wonderful week of freedom, joy, happiness, and an opportunity to provide yourself with the time you deserve to get away from it all.  An escape to paradise awaits as Kathy guides you in creating an ambiance of exploration, abundance, and empowerment.  Please join us and embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Kathy in July 2019 and enjoy YOUR freedom!

Kathy’s love of the ocean and passion for traveling inspired this retreat at one of her favorite international vacation destinations – Costa Rica.  Kathy has been practicing yoga for 18 years, teaching for 14 years and owns a yoga and wellness studio in her home of Columbus, Ohio.  She is also fluent in Spanish and English.  Kathy looks forward to sharing her passion for wellness amidst the natural beauty and wonders that await you in Costa Rica.

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Kasa Yoga and Wellness on TV

ABC 6 Visits Our Studio

Mike Kilburn from ABC 6 came to visit our studio this morning!  We will be featured on the TV program, “Out N About Columbus.”

Here are the show times for you to watch:

  • Saturday, 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM on MyColumbus 6
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM on ABC 6

A special thank you to all the lovely yogi friends who came out today to be on the show!

It’s a New Year. Yet I’m the Same. – by Colleen Leonardi

It’s a New Year. Yet I’m the same. I still love yoga, walking in the woods, and reading books. In the drive to set intentions for 2017 and, with it, a sudden reinvention of the self, I find myself rooting firmly in what I know to be true for me.

B.K.S. Iyengar in his book The Tree of Yoga writes about what is necessary for a true asana practice. He calls them “yogic vitamins.” They include “faith, memory, courage, absorption, and uninterrupted awareness of attention.” He insists these yogic vitamins are required for one’s yoga practice, for it’s with these five aspects that one can eventually—over the course of a lifetime—become one with the Universal Self.

We all come to our yoga practice for different reasons, but I do believe, at the heart of it, we practice to bring harmony to some aspect of our lives. We can seek union with the smallest of aspects—our relationship with how we manage a project at work. Or we can seek union with the most expansive of aspects—connecting with the Universe to unite the world in peace. Yoga gives us a platform to do both. How magical is that?

Yet I can honestly say that, as a devoted yogini and teacher, I don’t always take my “yogic vitamins” as prescribed by Mr. Iyengar. When practicing asana I lose faith in my strength sometimes. I don’t always remember what comes next in a vinyasa sequence when I’m teaching. My lack of faith leads to lack of courage and I forgo stepping onto my mat to practice. When I do step back onto my mat I’ll be in the middle of prasarita padottanasana and get an idea. I’ll jump from my mat to my desk to write it down and break the flow of absorption from the asana, which leads to a total interruption in my awareness of attention, so I scold myself for not staying in awareness, then tell myself it’s okay and I should be compassionate with myself, and then resume my practice.

It’s a New Year. Yet I’m the same.

Being able to admit that to myself (and you, dear reader) is liberating. It reminds me of what teacher, author, and American Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chodron always says, “Start where you are.” Acknowledging what is true for us—our habits, beliefs, desires, ideas—seems the first step in being able to then acknowledge what’s possible. We have to empty to fill.

When you come to practice yoga with your community at Kasa, or practice at home, you empty and make room to connect with yourself in an honest and open way. It’s the first step, and is what allows for you to then take your “yogic vitamins.”

For I do think Iyengar is onto something, don’t you? I think he’s right. I think I’d like, in this New Year, to vow to take one yoga vitamin of faith, memory, courage, absorption, and awareness a day and see where it gets me. Maybe I’ll make a “yogic smoothie” or a “yogic multivitamin.”

Maybe I’ll come to practice and teach with you at Kasa and something in myself will start to change, quietly, slowly, deeply, and lovingly. Maybe by next year I won’t be the same.

You be the judge. See you in class.

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Dear Worthington,

Our Grand Opening is tonight and I am excited to see familiar faces and meet new faces.  As a lot of you know, opening a yoga and wellness studio in Historic Downtown Worthington has been a DREAM of mine for many years.  It is still surreal to me…  Is this REALLY happening?  Yes, I am excited to share my passion and lifestyle of yoga with all of you.  May you all find KASA Yoga and Wellness to be a HOME away from home where you can feel comfortable and nourished on many levels.

Please check us out on:

Facebook: www.facebook/kasayoga&wellness

MindBody App:  KASA Yoga and Wellness

Kasa Yoga and Wellness is a boutique size studio, so if you get the chance, sign up for classes ahead of time.  Remember, we offer REIKI sessions too.

How to register for classes:

  • www.KasaYoga.com
  • Cell Phone:  MindBody App

Grand Opening

KASA Yoga and Wellness will host its Grand Opening on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 6:30 PM!

Come join us and learn about this lovely boutique yoga studio located in Historic Downtown Worthington, Ohio.

HELLO WORTHINGTON!

KASA Yoga and Wellness will open its doors in July of 2016.  We are excited to grow our yoga community in Historic Downtown Worthington, Ohio.