Nikki Vilella

After moving to Tribeca over two decades 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 2...

Kula Quickie (35 mins): Awaken Your Core, Lift Your Chest & Strengthen Your Backside

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(Suggested props:  padding for your elbows and knees if you think you might want it. 2 blocks. And if you have a bolster grab it; if not you can roll two blankets for towels and make a bolster or use pillows or even two blocks). 

This class will both strengthen and open your shoulders and upper back, strengthen your hamstrings, and lead you into backbends on the abdomen as well as upside down. You will start in sphinx and drop right into some controlled core connection, work through some belly backbends, 3 surya As, a few standing poses and a foot balance. Next up is forearm stand or any other backbend or inversion. Class cools down with a seated twist.