Vinyasa is the style and system of Ashtanga Yoga where breath, pose, and gaze point are coordinated together. Continued practice can have benefits for the whole body and mind.
Learn the fundamentals of tristhana (posture, breathing and gaze (where one looks)) including novice-level standing, seated, twisting, and inverted poses. Instruction includes basic anatomy and biomechanics to assure comprehension, skill acquisition, and proficiency in the flow of sequenced poses.
Low-Intermediate level standing, seated, twisted, inverted, backbend, arm-balancing poses, and binding. Binding allows the practitioner to relax, maintain the structural integrity (the “template”) of the pose, deepen and sustain the pose by being present from the meditative effect of the Ujjayi breath (breathing technique). Level 1 proficiency is required for this course.
Low-intermediate poses and development of advanced poses. Emphasis on increasing self-reliance and independence from technical guidance/instruction and the development of a "yoga I.Q" (self-awareness, critical thinking, problem-solving and self-correction of poses). Level 2 proficiency is required for this course.