Kula Flow: Thoracic Awareness & Bandha Support

Aired -

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, 2 blocks and 1 blanket or towel)

It's always a good day to open and lift your front body! This class will open your pecs, psoas and quads and prep you to do ustrasana (camel) with the support of your abdomen and legs. You will also explore kapallabati and bandha in a variety of places throughout the first portion of class. 

(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.