One of my main goals is to introduce the active practice of uddiyana bandha into the asana practice. Most practitioners are well aware of mula bandha, even if the practice is still somewhat elusive, but the central bandha - or valve, or lock - is largely neglected, except as an isolated kriya. In my own practice, and now in my teaching, the active application of uddiyana in the vinyasa practice is key to a profound experience of stability and centering. It also has the added benefits of core strengthening and facilitating proper digestion and elimination.
Way back in the day, major influences were Rodney Yee and Alison West, though I don't have the luxury of following teachers that I love around much anymore. So for now, till my kids grow up and I get to move into a new stage as an active student on the road - my fellow Kula teachers and, of course, my own yoga mat, will have to do.
I hope my students leave class with a really good yoga high - as well as some new information and inspiration to work through for a while to come. This is what makes producing Wanderlust so incredibly satisfying for me: I get to help generate this kind of revelatory experience on a massive level over a four-day event - it's incredibly powerful and one of the most positive manifestations of collective experiences.