Kula Flow: Cocktails In The Garden

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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 blanket, a sliding surface, 1 block, and if you have a sandbag gab it, otherwise don't worry about it!)

Get to know your shoulders, shoulder blades and good movements to help balance the rotator cuff. In extended side angle you will create "trays" with your forearms and hands and find the back of your armpit and shoulder blade as you "serve" your fave drink to your imaginary friends outside in the garden (your reward is an enlivened back chest and a broad, wide open collar bone area at the front of your chest). You will also freshen up your idea of what a balanced core canister looks and feels like and take that work into inversion (handstand 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.