YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

VINYASA FLOW

Class Descriptions

Vinyasa is often translated as “flow” and is a popular and relatively new form of Hatha Yoga, born from the stream that originated with Sri T. Krishnamacharya and passed down to his students, who went on to develop their own styles of yoga such as Iyengar, Viniyoga, and Ashtanga.

A free-flowing blend of dynamic and alignment-based hatha yoga, combining breath and movement with a variety of sequences of postures. Vinyasa is from the Sanskrit vi ”in a special way,” and nyasa “to place.” Literally, “to place in a special way.”

 

Vinyasa incorporates elements of each of the above styles and other influences in a fluid, flowing movement that links one yoga posture to another like a dance. The concept of “flow” also pertains to the breath, as the flow is guided by the rhythm of the inhalation and exhalation, coordinating each movement with each breath. In this way, the body/mind/spirit are yoked in a dynamic interplay of breath and movement, stillness and motion. 

 

These classes are not set sequences, but rather a spontaneous, evolving sequence of poses that differs with each class. Prepare to sweat, have fun, and grow!

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