For more experienced yoga practitioners, our vinyasa yoga flow classes combine strength, flexibility, and some light cardio while providing the opportunity to find stillness through movement. It’s a great practice that will keep you moving and challenge you to find that wonderful, magical ‘flow’ state of being.
Just like our slow flow classes, you’ll find plenty of strength building in yoga flow. Using your body weight as resistance, you’ll move through a sequence of poses (asanas) that will help you develop strength throughout your body. Also, arm balances and inversions may be included in your flow - offering additional challenge and fun!
You can expect to experience plenty of muscle stretching asanas in this class. Vinyasa flow yoga may include seated, standing, supine, prone, and/or inverted positions that will help you develop or maintain full body flexibility. With each practice being unique (we don’t do corporate script classes), your flow will stretch and lengthen your body.
While these classes are unlikely to max out your heart rate, they can certainly get your heart pumping at an elevated rate. This can be ideal cardio work, that will keep you in the endurance training zones which are ideal for wellness. Oh, and since you’ll work up a sweat, it’s a good idea to bring a towel for your yoga mat.
stillness through movement
Yoga flow classes include persistent movement. It can be hard to imagine finding stillness while moving from pose to pose with only a breath or two in between, but trust us when we say it is a magical experience. As your yoga practice matures, you will find moments when everything around you slows, and your mind achieves perfect clarity and stillness. This is the ‘flow state’, and it’s an amazing experience.
Frequently asked questions
I’M BRAND NEW TO YOGA, SHOULD I START WITH Yoga FLOW?
No. Please start with a beginner or slow flow class so you can learn the poses and transitions before moving into this faster paced class. It can be a truly awful experience to walk into a more advanced class like this without knowing any of the poses. Start slow and build from there, you’ll be glad you did.
I’ve been taking slow flow for several weeks now, am I ready for yoga flow?
Probably. The biggest difference between the two classes is pace. If you’ve been taking slow flow for a good while, you should be familiar with most of the poses you’ll experience in yoga flow, and your body will have grown accustomed to these movements - having built the strength and flexibility required. Also, if things get moving too fast in your first yoga flow class, be patient with yourself - it will come to you with time and practice.
I’m having difficulty with pose X, what can I do?
There are a couple options. First, talk to your instructor after class and see if they have a tip that can help you unlock a particular asana. If there isn’t a quick fix, you can request a peak pose class that can help you. To request a peak pose class, click the button below. Also, we offer arm balance and inversion workshops from time to time, so check your email or visit our events page.
I HAVE AN INJURY AND YOGA WAS RECOMMENDED AS PART OF MY RECOVERY. SHOULD I START WITH yoga FLOW?
No. While yoga is great for injury prevention and recovery, the practice has to be tailored to the injury. We suggest starting with a restorative or yin class first so you can listen carefully to your body, identify what movements are and are not accessible, and have more time to better assess yourself. Also, be sure to arrive 15 minutes before class and discuss your injury with your instructor.