Beginner's Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Sophie Cleere
This is a graceful flowing practice that creatively fuses the elements from other hatha methods, primarily Ashtanga and Iyengar, depending on the approach of the particular teacher. Each class is original and creative, focuses on the marriage of breath and movement and blends the artistic expression of the human heart with universal principles of alignment or bio-mechanics of the body.
Like Hatha, Vinyasa is a general term that is used to describe many different types of classes. Vinyasa, which means breath-synchronized movement, tends to be a more vigorous style based on the performance of a series of poses called Sun Salutations in which movement is matched to the breath.
A Vinyasa class will typically start with a number of sun salutations to warm up the body for more intense stretching which is done at the end of class.