Kula Flow: Thoracic Mobility, Scapular Stability & A Journey Into Pinca Mayurasana With Backbends

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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...
(Suggested props: grab 1 bolster if you have it, if not you can use 2 blocks. Also have 1 strap).

In this journey toward plentiful inversion time, you will both open and strengthen the shoulders, mobilize your thoracic, look at caturanga from high to low and low to high, and get upside down in handstand, forearm stand and headstand. You will finish off with some floor work that will leave you feeling grounded as you move on with the rest of your day.  

(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.