Kula Member Spotlight: Judy McClure

Hello! My name is Judy McClure, and I’m a Midwesterner—born in St. Louis, lived in the four central states until we moved to Cedar Rapids when I was in 4th grade. I attended Iowa State and have been in Des Moines since the mid-1970s. I live in an 1895 late Victorian house in the Sherman […]

Kula Member Spotlight: Deb Hill-Davis

Hello friends! My name is Deb Hill-Davis and I live in Des Moines, Iowa with my husband, Todd. Our two adult children live out of state: Sarah in New Orleans and Bridget in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am a minister, currently serving Unity Church of Ames. It is a part-time ministry, if there is such a thing. […]

Practicing Grace

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Last month I introduced you to my thoughts about Why Resilience Matters. Resilience is your ability to withstand or recover quickly from setbacks or difficult conditions. We observe resilience as masculine (yang) energy. Cultivating resilience offers many benefits, and I have discovered it is a better path for my journey than the pursuit of happiness. […]

Why Resilience Matters

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“Put One Foot in Front of the Other” and “One Day at a Time” are the mantras I have said to myself many times over the past year. Like many others, I have felt stuck, ready to give up, and wanting to scream at the world because of the fear and pain in my heart. […]

Kula Member Spotlight: Hannah VanEvera

Hello! My name is Hannah VanEvera. I live in West Des Moines with my 3 cats: Jack, Sahara, and a 6-month-old kitten Bellatrix. My sister Abby, her fiancé Jake, and their 2 cats, Milo and Charlie, are currently living in my basement while they save up for a house of their own. I am a […]

How To Use Hey Marvelous

Welcome! This post is to help you navigate my online studio, hosted on hey Marvelous, with ease.  Quick Links: How to Register How to Access Video Library How to Join a Livestream Class Troubleshooting  How to Register 1. Visit the Offerings page and select the product you would like to purchase. 2. Click “Subscribe” on the product […]

Kula Member Spotlight: Patty Dornacker

Hello! My name is Patty Dornacker and my husband, Doug, and I are natives of Omaha and currently live in West Des Moines. We have one son, Alex. He lives in Des Moines. Alex just graduated from Drake Law School. I worked as a reading specialist in the local public schools for 30 years. When […]

Navigating Transitions with Resilience and Grace

    Along with pumpkin spice everything, fall also brings the start of many shifting seasonal transitions. First, it’s back to school, then come weather changes and shorter daylight hours, and finally we begin to move into fall and winter holidays. As the weather starts to cool, you may notice a slight shift physically. Perhaps […]

Student Spotlight: Alfonso & Heather

Heather and Alfonso Erdmann are virtual students practicing yoga online from Sioux City, IA. This post is written by Alfonso, with the help of Heather. Q: When you discovered yoga and why you started practicing. A: Heather first found yoga in her 20’s and has practiced sporadically ever since. She first tried yoga to add […]

Benefits of Yoga

  Yoga is a journey. It invites us to explore our heart’s desire while connecting our mind, body, and spirit. It inspires us to be present with where we are in life right now. Your yoga practice can last a lifetime. Many students begin their yoga journey looking to gain strength, flexibility, and balance. They […]