I began practicing a combination of ashtanga, vinyasa and rocket yoga in 2002 while playing various contact sports. For me, yoga was a method to cross-train and build strength through flexibility. However, after moving from Texas to DC and on to California and Virginia, I grew more comfortable with different styles and definitions of yoga other than my own. My hope is to showcase a playful practice with inversions and twists to delight the senses. I welcome all students regardless of their experience or perceived abilities to join me and let loose on the mat.
In this 60 minute class, you can expect to work on building all over mobility, flexibility, and strength while exploring some of the more complex, or advanced yoga postures within a sequenced vinyasa flow.This class will start with a slower warm up then move into a more powerful Vinyasa flow adding in detours along the way to play with binds, arm balances, or inversions safely with guidance from the instructor. Some familiarity with crow and a strong Chaturanga are highly recommended but not required, as options for all levels will be offered. Come ready to fly with an open mind and playful heart.
This 60-minute vinyasa is a free, pay-by-donation class. You may donate to Karma Yoga via Venmo @karmayoga. Vinyasa is the flow that occurs when we connect movement with breath. In the practice of power yoga each cycle of breath sets the tempo of movement and creates momentum. Momentum builds heat and cardiovascular health. Each pose, and the pose between each pose, occurs with an inhale or an exhale. There is fluidity in vinyasa that brings freedom to the body and a “moving meditation” that frees your mind. You will find that even in relative stillness, each moment of vinyasa has movement and holds opportunity for exploration. In vinyasa you will think less and be more, staying out of your head and letting your body and soul shine. Creativity and discovery await if you surrender, let go, and flow.