vinyasa yoga classes
Vinyasa yoga is a movement flow practice and one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga in the world.
vinyasa class locations + times
- vinyasa yoga classes in Camden
- vinyasa yoga classes in Chelsea
- vinyasa yoga classes in Ealing
- vinyasa yoga classes in Shoreditch
What is Vinyasa Flow yoga?
Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means “to place in a special way” and refers to a practice designed to develop and refine concentration so that it becomes single-pointed and unwavering. Vinyasa does this by placing awareness on the flow of the breath and movement of the body, and sometimes on elements of practice such as gaze point and intention. Generally, there is no set sequence of postures in a vinyasa flow class; the teacher might create a sequence around a theme that leads to a “peak” posture, or around a philosophical teaching. An extremely adaptable tool, vinyasa is used by many styles of yoga such as ashtanga, jivamukti and rocket.
What can I expect in a Vinyasa Flow class?
There are many different approaches to vinyasa flow, which means the pace, intensity and sequences will vary from class to class. Some classes will lead you through a slower, alignment-based class where you explore each posture in more depth. Other classes may be will more vigorous with fast movement-based postures and sequences. In every case though it is the breath that is the central focus and is the anchor around which everything flows.
Types of vinyasa flow classes:
- Fast flow – fast paced classes with vigorous and constant movement sequences
- Dynamic flow – energetic and activating classes with varied paced sequences
- Somatic flow – fluidly paced with attention on movement quality and inner felt experience
- Slow flow – strong and in-depth with awareness on alignment and healthy body mechanics
- Warm vinyasa – a general flow class in a room heated to 30 degrees by overhead far infrared panels
Vinyasa Flow classes can be challenging because they are often dynamic, so choose the level that best suits you.
What are the benefits of Vinyasa Flow yoga?
These classes are great for general toning, strengthening, lengthening and aligning of the body. The fast and dynamic vinyasa flow classes help develop cardiovascular fitness, stamina and endurance, whilst the slow and somatic approaches help to create strength and balance whilst activating the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the body’s “rest and restore” mode. But it’s not just a physical practice – classes use meditation and mindfulness techniques to aid concentration and improve general mental wellbeing. Vinyasa can be used as a window into our habitual viewpoints, from which we don’t usually see the relationships between external events and our inner world; it can help us break down our sense of separation from others, and reveal the potential of yoga for transformation.
Are Vinyasa Flow classes at triyoga suitable for beginners?
Yes. Complete beginners are welcome in our open level and level 1 classes. The teacher will give you modifications and variations to suit your body and your practice. However, this is a challenging class so expect to work hard and sweat.
What is Warm Vinyasa yoga?
Warm Vinyasa Flow is a Vinyasa Flow class that takes place in a room heated to 30 degrees by overhead far infrared panels. This type of heat is different from lots of other warm or hot classes because the panels heat the body rather than just the air.
How much do Vinyasa Flow yoga classes cost at triyoga?
You can attend all Vinyasa Flow yoga classes with any of our class pricing options. View all pricing options here.
“Amazing vinyasa class on Friday…one of the best teachers I’ve experienced.” Claire
“The yoga teacher who taught the vinyasa 1-2 class was honestly stunning! This was hands down the best yoga session I have ever had, and the only thing I’m upset about is that I don’t live in London, because I want to go to yoga at triyoga everyday!” Karolina
“LOVE the warm vinyasa flow classes…that’s the main reason I come.” Maria
“I like the fact that you offer plenty of vinyasa flow classes at suitable times, but what really gets me to come back is the quality of your teachers.” Xaviere