Kula Hour (The 4 Parts of the Hip)

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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...
What exactly does "hip opening" mean in a Yoga Class? I will suggest it means much more than pigeon. In this class we will work to bring the entire hip into balance as we primarily open the inner hip (adductors) and front of hip (psoas) and strengthen the outer hip (abductors/glute med and min) and back of the hip (hamstrings).

We used to think that an hour was way too short for a yoga class, and then we discovered the Kula Hour: A 65 minute straight up shot of all the good stuff. (Of course a Kula hour lasts just a little longer than a NYC hour.) For 60 minutes we have at it, Kula style. 5 minutes of blissful rest follow. This class is perfect if you need an early asana espresso, a mid-day snack, an appetizer for a tasty evening ahead or a short yogic nightcap.