Kula Flow: Falling in Love with the Monkey God

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Schuyler Grant

I used to think that yoga was something my parents did to embarrass me in front of my friends in junior high. But 20 years ago, recovering from a back injury, I began practicing asana and discovered something I h...
(Suggested props: 2 blocks, strap & blanket)

Truth be told, I've never wanted to swipe right on Hanuman.  Though he's famous for his impressive and powerful leaps, I've always found pursuing the Monkey God tedious and frustrating. But in this class I set out to conquer my reticence.  It's a slow, steady, patient (and yes decidedly sweaty) endeavor - but I succeed in loving a variety of split pose variations in 75 minutes. (It's veritably polyamorous by the end!)

(Int/Adv) Kula Flow is vinyasa (or flow) style yoga with an emphasis on creativity and alignment. Classes are inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing & seated postures, back bending, and inversions—guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind. Most teachers also use bandha work to open and strengthen the inner body. (Classes differ in tone and vigor depending on the teacher, so if you have special needs/interests please contact [email protected]) For students with a regular yoga practice.