Power and Gentle VinyasaYoga
The vinyasa style involves synchronizing the breath with progressive series of poses, a process producing intense
internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light,
strong and more flexible body, and a calm mind. Unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow
a set series of poses. Therefore, any power yoga class can vary widely from the next. What they have in common is an emphasis
on strength and flexibility.
Instructors: Jenny Doyle, Linda Seelig, Candace Kirchgeßner, Marissa
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
is a vinyasa-style practice that follows a set series of poses, established by Indian
guru Sri Krishnamacharaya. The Ashtanga system has three groups of sequences.
- The Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) detoxifies and aligns the body.
- The Intermediate Series (Nadi Shodhana) purifies the nervous system by opening and clearing the energy channels.
- The Advanced Series A, B, C and D (Sthira Bhaga) integrate the strength and grace of the practice,
requiring higher levels of flexibility and humility.
Each level is to be fully developed before proceeding to the next, and
the sequential order of asanas is to be meticulously followed. Each posture is a preparation for the next, developing the
strength and balance required to move further.
Linda Seelig, Jenny Doyle, Jaquelin Babcock
Every exercise is performed with attention to proper form and efficient movement patterns.
Pilates strengthens the core, teaches awareness of the alignment of the spine, improves balance and posture, and increases
coordination. It meets the needs of anyone who is looking for a safe exercise program and wanting to improve their ability
to move with strength, ease and grace.