One of the most popular styles of contemporary yoga, ‘Vinyasa’ is a Sanskrit term referring to the transition between positions on the yoga mat. The smoothness is what gives Vinyasa its second name, or nickname, “flow”.
Each class will start with some breathing exercises or pranayama. Breathing appropriately is of central importance to Vinyasa’s effectiveness, as it helps with focus. Gradually, new users will become accustomed to the different breathing patterns and techniques.
Next will be a round of gentle warm-ups known as ‘sun salutations’: a series of postures performed in a specific order, and designed to ready the body, enabling it to synch with the breathing exercises. Then a ‘flow’ of standing and seated poses, of which the focus will be dependent on the needs or aims of the class. Finally, each class ends with a final pose known as savasana and a gentle unwinding and relaxation on the yoga mat, where you are bound to feel relaxed.
Our classes are open to all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis. Members will be provided with props to ease in to the more difficult poses, and will be encouraged in their own time to progress naturally towards the more advanced poses.
You should leave each class feeling deeply relaxed both physically and mentally.