Which class is right for me?
Vinyasa Flow, Power Vinyasa & Ashtanga
These are dynamic and invigorating types of Hatha yoga. Fundamentally, work is done by performing yoga poses, or asanas, with rhythmic movements and breath (UJJAYI). ASHTANGA is more traditional and it always follows the same sequence, while in two other styles, which were born from Ashtanga, the sequence changes according to the instructor’s approach. Vinyasa Flow is more like a mixture of Hatha and Ashtanga, apply Iyengar and/or Anusara alignment and use props such as blocks and straps. Dynamic yoga is an excellent exercise to develop mental strength and improve fitness. They are like meditation in movement.
Although any of the ‘physical’ yoga styles can be described as Hatha Yoga, today Hatha is associated with being a more leisurely style. Asanas (postures) are often performed as long and constant poses. It’s about finding a balance between ease and strength. It works with body alignment, conscious breathing in combination with physical strength and endurance. It is suitable for all levels and ages. Recommended to beginners.
Yin, Yin-Yang, & Restorative
These are quieter, passive and meditative styles. They are like medicine for modern life. It is a slow and gentle practice that directs attention inward. In Yin Yoga, the asanas are done on the ground for 2 to 5 or even 7 minutes, allowing the fascia to be released, lubricating the joints and strengthening the tendons and ligaments. It incorporates the breath work and meditative practice. In restorative yoga we also combine work with tennis balls to release tension. Recommended for all levels and ages, excellent for people who want to slow down and combine with a more invigorating yoga style or sports.