KULA FLOW 1/2 (beginner/intermediate)
Get in the Kula Flow! Kula style yoga is a deep, challenging practice that will make you stronger and more flexible on the outside and softer (and more flexible) on the inside. You are never too tight, too tall or too weak to begin. (There’s nothing we can do if you’re too much of a procrastinator to get here.) Open to beginners as well as those wanting a slower paced vinyasa class or those who wish to reconnect with the fundamentals of alignment and flow style yoga. Though we like to emphasize that these are not so much yoga basics classes (there are plenty of those around the city), as basic Kula style classes. If you are brand new to yoga, you MAY want to start with the 4 week brand new beginners series.
KULA FLOW 2/3 (intermediate/advanced)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.) For students with a regular yoga practice.
KULA HOUR (intermediate)
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.
HONEY FLOW (intermediate)
The most delicious (and stealthily challenging) of Kula classes. A one hour serving of sticky, sweaty Kula Flow, lathered with 20 minutes of yin yoga (deep, intense stretching) and a 15 minute restorative asana topping. YUM. We know that no one needs a little deep chill out more than NYC yogis, but most of us are too type A to take a true restorative class. So – this is the Kula solution. As one student put it, ‘You kick our ass for an hour and then kiss it for another 30 minutes.” (Sanskrit translation please?) This is an intermediate level class.
PRENATAL (all levels)
Big bellies and new mommies can flow too! In this class you will enjoy vinyasa and held postures, restorative asanas and pranayama with special modifications for you and the bun in your oven. In this strong and energizing yet relaxing class, you will find relief from the common discomforts of pregnancy, learn practical tools for labor and delivery, and become acquainted with exercises that heal and strengthen the pelvic floor and abdomen – you might even work up a nice Kula style schvitz! Open to women at all stages of pregnancy and postpartum, these classes bring both body and mind into balance during this time of great transition and change – as well as provide a special community space for soon-to-be and new mamas.
THE RUB: KULA FLOW + SELF MASSAGE (intermediate/advanced)
You will still sweat, you will just sweat smarter! We’ve kept the creative vinyasa portion of our original Kula Flow class and given you the extra added bonus of Self Myofascial Release (SMR) techniques sprinkled throughout. Sometimes you will Rub before, sometimes you will Rub after, and you may just do it in the middle. In short order, you will be led to use SMR bodywork tools at precise times in order to develop greater ranges of motion and mobility throughout whichever physical forms you are exploring in class that day.
Who doesn’t want a deeper forward bend, a bigger back bend, or a better savasana? We can help you out.
The effects of this technique are translated through the muscle fiber, the connective tissues surrounding and investing the muscle, the nervous system, and even skin and adipose tissue. We provide your bag of tools, the instruction, and the yogic inspiration before or after.
Groundcontrol class is a class scored from a Pilates mat format. We use ab balls, therabands, gliders and other small props to crank out a breath-based, core focused workout. This class is extremely relevant for yoga practitioners and movers alike. Exercises have been specifically designed with yogis and athletes in mind to train the body for deep and balanced strength, optimal range of motion, injury prevention and recovery. Not for prenatal students unless they have an already well-established Pilates practice or take a pre-requisite private session with Lindsay.