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  • Rosie Iles-Jonas

Creating Kula

When we practice together, we're doing more than stretching, strengthening and relaxing our body. We're creating a kula. Kula is a Sanskrit word which means community. It's wonderful to bring a group of individuals together, and through weekly sessions enriched with philosophy and mindfulness we start to feel part of a family.


Yoga's ability to bring individuals together in a safe and nurturing environment is an important part of its value. The Bhagavad-gītā is one of the early texts on yoga, and a sentence often quoted is; 'yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self.' That was is aesthetic origins, but that's not the purpose of modern postural yoga, with all its niches, brands, and specialisms. What they all have in common is the need for a community. A group of people who practice together and within that safe space and nurture their core values. My kula is about compassion for ourself and others. Research by Ichiro Kawachi has found that reduced social isolation is correlated with improved health behaviours commensurate with better mental health.



The 2021 course dates are 13th January - 17th March. Click here for details.


We practice in person @ Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, or live via zoom every Wednesday 7.30-8.45pm. The course is also available as a recording. \


It's £90 per person, or £75 per person when you book with a friend. Email me to confirm your place.


I look forward to welcoming you to the fam.

Rosie Iles-Jonas

Yoga Teacher

Postgraduate at SOAS University

Yoga and Somatics for Healing with Charlotte Watts