Check Out Our Newest Class: PowderHound Yoga

PowderHound Yoga: 

Do you love to Ride or Ski, but your hips get tight and your legs ache? This wintertime class will enhance your performance. A regular yoga practice is proven to increase strength, balance, endurance and repair worn muscles. This series of poses will focus on areas of the body specific to Skiers, Riders & those who Snowshoe and is appropriate for all levels. In order to increase muscle expansion and softening, this class is practiced in a warm room.

Every Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-10:15 am

#powderhound #skiing #yogaparkcity #yoga @yogakulaproject

Joie’s Aromatic Chakra Balancing Class

Joie's Chakra Class

Fall Open House @ Yoga Kula Project & Serenity Spa

Fall Open House

The Difference Between Responsibility & Blame

It’s important to realize the difference between responsibility and blame.Adyashanti4 To take responsibility is to begin to shift your own emotional life, to see that it is our own conditional ideas and viewpoints that cause the majority of our suffering.  ~Adyashanti

Trudee Sanbonmatsu is voted “Park City’s Best Yoga Instructor”


Winner of the 2015 People’s Choice: “Park City’s Best Yoga Instructor”


Your Body Is Not Very Flexible? Schedule A Thai Yoga Therapy Session.

Is your body not very flexible? Thai_Massage

Have you tried yoga, but don’t feel like you can keep up or stretch very well. Maybe you even felt better after class; even so, you’re not sure you want to try it again.

It’s time to schedule a Thai Yoga private session with Trudee @ Yoga Kula Project. Together, we can open your hips, stretch your tight muscles, massage the knots in your neck & shoulders and get your body moving & bending.

Thai Yoga Therapy is a combination of acupressure, reflexology, asanas, stretching, palming, thumbing and twisting. Not only does it work with the physical body but, also, with the energetic body. Energy points are pressed, clearing the body’s energy lines bringing balance to the body; thus, deepening the connection between mind, body and spirit.

#parkcity #canyonsresort #thaimassage

Why Should You Practice Yoga?

Why Should You Practice Yoga?

“Parkites” tend to be a very active group. We have Olympic athletes, regular athletes, weekend-warriors, not-so-regular athletes and the average person all living in and visiting our town. Yoga is for everyone and for every ability. I ask you: Do you want to feel more vitality, move without effort and ease the mental chatter in your mind? If so, then a regular yoga practice is for you. There are too many benefits of yoga to list them all; however, I will touch on some practical reasons that Yoga is being practiced by all ranges of those seeking to increase health, vitality and performance: from elite NFL quarterbacks to the elderly.

  1. Recovery Time: You can find countless case studies of athletes and regular people who came to a full recovery from injury through yoga practice. Yoga is a growing method for injury recovery widely recommended by physicians. Not only is yoga a great method for recovery, but also helps with post-workout recovery time. After a workout, most individuals often have sore, energy-depleted muscles. Yoga can help move energy through the body and relieve what could have been several days of muscle soreness. All that is usually needed is a few poses and breath work.
  1. Prevent Injury: Many sports, such as cycling and running, have very repetitive movements usually in one direction and in one plane of motion. These sports can develop certain muscle groups while ignoring others. Over time, this process causes imbalances in the muscles and joints leading to overuse injuries. For instance, tight hamstrings and hip flexors will cause the body to recruit from other joints that are not intended for bearing extra loads. Yoga is an essential counter-action, as it elongates all of the muscles that athletes spend so long contracting.
  1. Increased Performance: Yoga has been shown to increase flexibility, range of motion, balance, and coordination – all of which greatly translates to decrease the risk of injury in athletes and in our everyday life. Even though we often believe it will never happen to us, the physical and emotional scars from an injury can be significant.
  1. Endurance: The endurance that yoga generates leads to endurance in sports and basic everyday activities. When you learn to tune into your body and mind, everything can be a meditation; whether you are at home doing the dishes or hiking to the top of a mountain. Yoga also helps you learn how to pace yourself, slow and steady, with breath. Some researchers call this getting into the flow; as such, we can use our body and mind energy more efficiently.
  1. Balance: Yoga is designed to improve the law of compensation. The law of compensation states that our bodies will default to the path of least resistance when unconscious in our activity. Generally, the path of least resistance is the most flexible and often weakest area in our bodies. Yoga teaches us to become in tune with the body. As a result, we are able to balance the body by placing special attention to symmetry. In aligning our body and stacking our bones, we discover our weaknesses as well as our strengths.
  1. Body Awareness: Proprioception is the ability to perceive our body internally without our eyes, but with our minds. We can perceive the body in its position in space and the direction and speed of its movement. Through subtle actions addressed throughout a yoga class we gain an understanding of how our body moves in various ways in relation to its parts. Having this keen awareness not only helps with reaction time, but with balance and injury prevention as well.
  1. Flexibility: Practicing yoga increases flexibility and ease of movement, thus increasing range of motion throughout the whole body. For example, anyone in sports that require swinging action such as tennis and golf can benefit greatly. Yoga improves your range of motion and general mobility. Most of the classical poses in yoga support the same concepts of creating torque, finding a braced neutral spinal position, and always working from core to extremity. Practicing basic yoga poses help reinforce external rotation of the hip and shoulder necessary for many basic human movements. Performing yoga poses consistently helps improve your overall flexibility leading to more mobility and an overall healthier body.

~Trudee Sanbonmatsu~


Every Thursday With Joie Astudillo

Are you recovering from an injury?

Take Joie’s Thursday Night Class ~Bikram 75~

Not only will she provide excellent instruction on any injury you are recovering from,

she will help you minimize any future injuries.

JoieBoatPlease have approval from your PT or Physician before starting yoga.

#yoga #Bikram #injury @yogakulaproject

HOT Pilates: Every Sunday @ 9:15 am & Wednesday 6:00 pm

You asked . . . and we delivered!Hot-Pilates

We have added a new HOT Pilates class on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm!

Great Instructors, Killer Workout and a lot of fun. Don’t miss this class.

#hotpilates #yoga #canyons #parkcity @yogakulaproject

Full-Scope Yoga Every Friday 6-7:30 pm

Poses~ Breathing~Meditation

Full Scope Yoga: A 90-minute class integrating a wide range of Yoga practices. This class is an immersion in meditation, drawing from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP). FullScope

We offer yogis a foundation to enjoy the broad and profound benefits of daily practice. The intention of this course is to aid practitioners in establishing a personalized set of Full-Scope Yoga practices that will ultimately lead to greater clarity, joy, and bliss—expanding and enriching life—both on and off the mat.

The Full-Scope sequence begins with Asanas (postures), and gradually transitions into subtle levels of Being with Pranayama (regulation of breath, expansion of energy), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (deep absorption). Samyama (a combination of Dharana, Dhyana, & Samadhi) is introduced gradually. Yamas and Niyamas (restraints and observances) are addressed in open discussion following the class.This class is held in room temperature.
By Donation (Suggested Donation = $20).