Vinyasa Flow yoga is a dynamic form of yoga where flowing movement is linked with the breath, with a focus on increasing core strength and flexibility.
WHY VINYASA FLOW YOGA?
In my Vinyasa Flow class you will move more continuously and more dynamically than in my Hatha Flow Yoga class. Flowing movement is connected with the breath to strengthen and energise the body. This practice benefits both the body and the mind and you can read about the benefits on my yoga page.
ANYBODY CAN PRACTICE
For this class, some prior experience of yoga is ideal, but not essential. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how big or small your body is or whether you’re male or female. There’s a yoga mat waiting with your name on it. You don’t need to be super flexible or strong to start. That comes as a consequence of practicing yoga; it’s not a prerequisite. In everyday life, there’s a tendency to compare your body and its capabilities with that of others, but yoga isn’t about the ego. I encourage you to remain focused on your own practice and to let go of any self-judgement or frustration. Just accept where you are in that moment. Your strength and flexibility will grow week by week, at your own pace, without you even realising it.
WHAT TO EXPECT
My Vinyasa Flow classes always start and end slowly, so that the body gradually has time to warm up and open and then gently stretch and release at the end. In between I guide you through sequences of flowing movement with an emphasis on postures which develop core strength and flexibility. Some parts may be challenging and intense but there is always the opportunity to rest if needed. There is also the opportunity to develop your practice with more advanced postures.
Despite being faster than my Hatha & Hatha Flow Yoga classes, the pace is still steady and considered, and I teach with a strong focus on alignment and precision. The class environment is open, non-competitive and supportive; I am highly aware of each individual’s physical and mental needs and remain attentive to this throughout, no matter whether you’re working with injury, pain, illness or stress.
SEE YOU ON THE MAT!
I provide all the mats and props for my classes but you are also welcome to bring your own. It’s best to wear comfortable clothing and you don’t need footwear as yoga is done with bare feet. You might like to bring a bottle of water and it’s also nice to bring a blanket or something warm to pop on for the savasana (relaxation) at the end, so you’re nice and snug.
A 60 minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga class is £7 when booked as a block of classes, or £8.50 to drop in.