RED-YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Vinyasa Flow will help create an opportunity to go inward and become present on a new level. Explore your edges as you build core strength, tone, balance and detoxify your body all the while freeing your mind through the rhythm of your breath (pranayama). Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures which is sometimes why it’s called “Flow Yoga”. The opposite of this would be an alignment practice, where students engage with a posture, explore it for a period of time and then “break the posture” by coming out. “Transitions” are what connect one posture to another in Vinyasa. They are the in-between part. What is not always appreciated is that transitions are considered postures themselves.
Zen/YinFocusonyour breath—noticethebreath dropping deeperinto thebodyandbecoming slowand smooth asinternal tension releases. Engagein simplestretchesandposturesthat willcleanse,nourish, andstrengthenall areasofyourbodyandreduceoveralltension levels.Comingtothisclasswill bring calmnessandbalancetoyourmindandbody,itwill helpyou learn toregulateyourbody’senergy. Thisintimate practiceofyoga requiresstudentstobereadytogetintimatewith theself, with feelings, sensations, andemotions, this yogaisoftenusedin programsthat deal withaddictions,eating disorders, anxietyand deep pain ortrauma. This practice is especially beneficial to athletes. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not exercised very much in the more dynamic style of yoga, and are used repeatedly in yang forms of exercise. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is made up of seated or lying down postures. It's a slower practice which works on the tendons, ligaments and fascia, allowing for a deep release of tension, improved circulation and greater flexibility. Unlike in the dynamic types of yoga - like power yoga, vinyasa or Ashtanga - that develop stamina and strength in the muscles and joints. During the class your instructor will use several manual Thai yoga techniques and adjustments to help deepen your stretch and educe musclerelaxation.