Kula Flow: Weave Your Way

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Nikki Vilella

After moving to Tribeca twenty years ago, I stumbled upon a premie Kula on the way to the train. I went, was hands down hooked by the first hip opener, and the rest is history. I started teaching at Kula in 2005 ...
(Suggested props: 1 strap, 1-2 blocks and a blanket or towel. If you have massage balls grab 2, same goes for a sandbag but you can definitely do class without).

This class asks you to weave yourself around your midline, which requires you establish both awareness of you center but also of your boundaries/periphery/later line. There are lots of crossed ankles in the moon salutation, crossed wrists in Vira 1, an eagle, and a standing twist. You will also incorporate abdominals and a release of heat with work on the head.

(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.