Kula Flow: Mind The Gap!

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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: 1 strap, 1 yoga blanket or towel, and a set of blocks. If you happen to have a massage ball of any kind grab it! If not you can use a block or your own hands)

You will start class opening the soles of the feet and the calves so that you can lengthen the lower leg from the top of the calf to the heel and create a better opening at the back of the knee. You will do the same with the triceps in order to find greater opening at the armpit. You will use the floor to help you lessen the gap between the joints (knees and armpit) and the floor, and then take this info off the floor and into standing work and forearm stand. 

(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.