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 Flow + Pranayama: Your Shoulders & Your Lungs Have A Date

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1h 35m
(Suggested Props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket and 1 strap)

Lots of amazing shoulder work in this class! You will also sneak in some core work and get upside down, stretch the quads, backbend.... all followed by delicious pranayama that targets where the diaphragm meets the ribs in the front body. Bonus pranayama comes while opening the outer hips and restoring in supported supta baddha konasana.

(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 For students with a regular yoga practice.