Kula Flow: Flip Your Dog (But Not In That Poorly Named 1990s Thing!)

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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...
Work back extension in a different relationship to gravity (upside down and sideways) before you finish off with inversion and full wheel variations. Grab a strap and 1-2 blocks. We do one supported backbend at the wall with an Iyengar chair and blankets and a bolster, but it's the only pose in this class that requires a lot of props. And if you don't have them, you can use the few minutes to do anything you would like!

(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.