Kula Flow: Free Up The Front Of Your Hips

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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: 2 blocks and 1 strap. If you have a blanket or towel you might want it for your knees)

There is more to the hips than pigeon! We will do outer hips in this class too, but the majority of the focus is opening the front of the pelvis and nontraditional psoas opening so that you will be prepared for belly backbends in sukasana (or lotus if you love lotus). You will get upside down and also backbend in ustrasana.

(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.