“Vinyasa” is derived from the sanskrit word “naysa” which means “to place” and the prefix vi, “in a special way”. You can think of a musical arrangement as a vinyasa of sorts — notes are arranged in a special and thoughtful way to produce a song. Yoga poses are like the musical notes – each one linked to another to produce a graceful and logical flow or movement. In the yoga world the most common understanding of vinyasa is as a flowing sequence of specific asanas coordinated with the movements of the breath. Many traditions of yoga are considered “vinyasa” in nature, Ashtanga being one.
This gentle flow connects basic yoga postures through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Therapeutic in nature, you will build flexibility, while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace – allowing plenty of time to feel each pose. Expect lots of deep stretching and seated floor poses. All levels welcome.
Dive deeper into your vinyasa practice with a class full of strength, focus and advanced poses that take you to the next level. This class is for the intermediate to advanced student who is comfortable practicing inversions, arm balances and challenging sequencing.
This class begins slowly with yin (long hold, grounded) poses to benefit the connective tissue and joints and then moves into a slow vinyasa flow. Yin Yang Yoga is meditative while still allowing for physical challenge. Available to active beginners on up.