The word Vinyasa means the connection of breath to movement. Thus in Vinyasa yoga all movements are synchronized with the breath, creating a practice that is both dynamic and flowing. The asanas, or postures, are derived from the Ashtanga system. The difference between the two styles is that in Ashtanga yoga one performs the same asanas in the same sequence every time, while in Vinyasa yoga one has more freedom to improvise sequences of asanas.
- LEVEL 1 – These classes are ideal for practicing beginners to build breath awareness, strength and flexibility at a gentler pace. With more guidance from the teacher to learn proper posture and breath rhythm.
- LEVEL 2 – These classes are intermediate-fast paced, though practicing beginner students are welcome to attend at their discretion. As class will progress at a faster pace less instruction will be given and students are expected to be familiar with basic postures and breath exercises. Inversions, arm balances and more advanced back-bends are introduced.
- MIXED LEVELS – These moderate paced classes are open to all levels: active beginners, continuing students as well as advanced practitioners. Students are given deeper variations depending on their possibilities or props as needed to allow the body to achieve each pose.