Kula Flow: Legs & Lotus, Hand Balancing & Forward Folds + Pranayama

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Nikki Vilella

After moving to Tribeca eighteen 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 200...
(Suggested props: 2 blocks and 1 strap. If you have an Iyengar chair or any kitchen/desk chair not on wheels, grab it! You do NOT need a chair for this class, it can be done without).

Forward Folds, deep hip creases and strong legs lead to bent and folded legs in lotus (prep or pose). You will also get onto your hands in this class, get upside down, finish off with quad opening and a chance to backbend should you choose + breath work. 

(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.

Followed by (optional) Pranayama.