Kula Hour: Saucey Shoulders

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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: 2 block, 1 strap and a bolster. You can also do this class with no props if need be!)

Ultimately this class prepares you to bind if you choose, but before that point in class you will spend a fair amount of time exploring your shoulders and how the arm relates to the placement of the chest and the intelligence of your upper back and thoracic spine. You will do most of this in non-weight bearing positions. This class is light on caturanga work outside of Surya Namaskar (which you will do!). You will also practice a handstand or forearmstand and a headstand variation. Class will close with January sirsasana and other seated work. 

(Int) We used to think that an hour was way too short for a yoga class, and then we discovered the Kula Hour: A 65 minute straight up shot of all the good stuff. (Of course a Kula hour lasts just a little longer than a NYC hour.) For 60 minutes we have at it, Kula style. 5 minutes of blissful rest follow.