Vinyasa is Sanskrit for a style of yoga that synchronizes movement with breath, creating what is commonly called a “flow.” Participants in Vinyasa Level I classes can expect postures cued with thorough explanations, use of yoga props as needed to achieve proper alignment, flowing transitions between poses, periodic “restorative” breaks, breath practice and some meditation.
Level I moves at a moderately slow pace to explore the benefits of each pose while relaxing the mind, building strength and enjoying deep stretches. While the flow of this yoga class is slower than traditional Vinyasa classes, the challenges are found in holding the poses and maintaining focus.
Level I provides a safe environment for beginners as well as more advanced practitioners desiring a slower pace to complement their regular practice. Cues for more advanced variations of poses are offered, as well as modifications for newer practitioners, making this class appropriate for students of all levels.