The literal translation of vinyasa from Sanskrit is “connection,” (according to Ellen Stansell, Ph.D., RYT, and scholar of yogic literature and Sanskrit.) In terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath. Vinyasa is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes, and is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.
Vinyasa yoga benefits the mind, body and soul. From relaxing the chatter of the mind, to helping release any blockages of energy flow throughout our bodies, vinyasa is a great way to balance the yin and yang. Physically vinyasa builds strength, endurance, improves flexibility and re-energises our bodies. Mentally, vinyasa helps create space within, helping us deepen our connection to ourselves and the world around us. Practise if you are feeling…
What is the difference between Dynamic, Open, Mindful & Sadhana Series?
Vinyasa Dynamic is a fast-moving sequence with music, coordinating breath and movement to flow from one posture to the next. Designed to challenge the body, you will move through a series of standing and seated poses, as well as being encouraged to play with inversions and optional intermediate poses. Some yoga experience is recommended.
We offer 60 or 90 minute classes, as well as a Vinyasa Dynamic Warm class (90 minute), where the room is heated to 30 degrees.
Vinyasa Open is a class open to all levels, following a variety of teachers and sequences. You will move at your own pace, following the teachers verbal and possible hands on guidance. Posture options will be given for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. These classes are creative and fun, helping to find your connection to your inner teacher. Expect music and if you’re lucky a head massage. We offer 60 or 90 minute classes, as well as Vinyasa Open Warm classes (60 and 90 minutes), where the room is heated to 30 degrees.
Vinyasa Mindful is a slower paced sequence with music, where you will be encouraged to explore feeling and listening to the subtle messages of your body. It’s all about moving mindfully, following your breath to a focused, non-judgemental awareness of each moment. Open to all levels and a great place to start for people new to yoga.
We offer Vinyasa Mindful as a 60 class.
Vinyasa Sadhana Series is our teacher training sequence! This class is open to all levels, following the same sequence on a weekly basis, to allow to you explore modifications and intermediate poses. It covers fundamental Vinyasa poses taught at a steady pace, allowing you to link movement with breath and pay attention to your form whilst respecting the boundaries of your own body. This is a versatile class, which will allow you to track your progress as beginner, intermediate and advanced options will be given to you.