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Kula Flow: Driving Home the Heel

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Peiling Junek

I came to yoga in January 2009 as a skeptic of the discipline, compelled to the mat by the prodding of an older sibling and a great New Year’s deal on classes. It didn’t take long for me to recognize the many ben...
(Suggested Props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket, 1 belt)

This class focuses on reaching through the tripod of the foot, but especially the heel, to fully straighten and activate the legs in poses like Warrior 3 and L-Shaped Handstand at the wall. 

(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.