Vinyasa Krama

Vinyasa Krama

Based on the tradition of Krishnamacharya, the father of Modern Yoga (or ancient yoga in modern times) this practice is oriented on the breath and its inherent relationship to healthy movement and tranquility of being. A highly intentional blend of movement (vinyasa), staying power (asana and mudra), breathing with (pranayama), and mental focus (dharana) in every class offers a deep(er) experience of what yoga is.

Vinyasa Krama
  • "Movement in the spine"

    Yoga asana is more than just movement of the spine. The careful, skillful and art of yoga asana helps to facilitate movement "in the spine" ~ Paul Harvey
    This practice incorporates namaskar with mantra, a short standing sequence and long posterior stretch sequence to inspire introspection on this...

  • Full Spectrum Well-Being

    vinyasa krama for legs and spine with ample time in key mudra leading to nadi shodhana pranayama. Cleansing and calming well rounded practice.

  • Peaceful Preparation

    Vinyasa Krama for the legs and pelvis alongside Brahmari Pranayama are wonderful preparations for a peaceful pause. Highly recommend stepping right in to your own dharana or mantra practice immediately following.

  • Clearing the "mix up"

    Steady practice building to a long sequence of vinyasas in sarvangasana (the shoulder stand). Practice ends with japa on Gayatri Mantra.

  • Steady On

    This practice is good for moon days or any day you need to simple steadiness. Focused on the Supta padangustasana series and padmasana as preparation for baddha konasana practice ends with cooling pranayama.

  • Pathway to ākuñcanāsana

    In this practice Sukha (Ease/Good Space) cultivated in the meditative sequence informs our approach to ākuñcanāsana vinyasas in headstand (sirsāsana). Practice ends with prānayāma and stillness. Practice not appropriate for beginners.

  • Twist, Fold, Bloom

    Vinyasa to revolve, strengthen, relax and open. Ending with viloma ujjayi pranayama.

  • Balance and the relaxation response

    The marriage of sukha (ease) and sthira (stability) are explored through standing balance vinyasas and attention to breath. Done with attention to not only stability in the body but also fluidity and ease this practice helps us strike a balance between these two key principles. Practice ends with...

  • Massage the spine towards paschimottanāsana

    Rolling vinyasas in halasana and paschimottanasana massage and lengthen the support of the spine and bring an overall sense of calm. Ends with short pranayama practice

  • The many faces of prasārita padattonāsana

    The exaggerated spread legs pose has many vinyasas to bring strength and flexibility to the whole body. This practice explores many of them with long smooth breathing. Practice ends with pranayama.

  • Sarvānga: All Parts

    Yoga is a Sarvanga Sadhana meaning it is beneficial to all parts of the body, mind complex. Sarvangasana therefore is a powerful asana and mudra that has benefits to the entire body. Explore extended standing series leading to sarvangasana as an asana and mudra ending with pranayama and meditation.

  • Breath to Breath

    Beginning and ending with pranayama this breath and mantra infused vinyasa krama practice is deeply reverent and centering.

  • Acts of Prayer

    "Every act can be an act of prayer"- Practice moves through standing, inverted and anjaneyasana sequences and ends with nadi shodhana pranayama practice. Advanced

  • All levels ardha padma variations

  • Sarvangasana and Samantraka Pranayama

    Attention on Shoulderstand vinyasas this practice ends with Samantraka nadi shodhana pranayama. (All shoulder stand vinyasas can be done instead in the lying down position with legs raised. Substitute apanasana or supta padangustasana for halasana.)

  • Sage Strength: Vasisthasana practice

    Threading standing, standing balance and arm balance vinyasas/asanas this practice builds strength intelligently and ends with soothing/cooling pranayama

  • Complete Back Stretch- long form

    This 100 minute practice focuses on the posterior chain through standing and seated vinyasas. Strengthen and lengthen the spine while relieving tension from tight muscle groups. Ending with pranayama and dharana this is the full deep(er) practice you've come to expect every week!

  • The Sun and the Moon

    Invigorating asana, cooling and soothing pranayama- a beautiful blend!

  • Community and "Guardian Angels"

    This practice involves dharma talk on love, community and the symbology of "guardian angels." Grounding and invigorating practice with Sarvangasana vinyasas and Standing balance met with deep rest.

  • On breath, bandha and the sattvic state

    This advanced practice invites more play with bandha and deep breathing throughout the vinyasa, asana and pranayama portions of class. Must be comfortable and easeful with breath retention

  • Eagle focus

    Intelligent progression towards and from Garudasana. Bringing intense focus and smooth breathing together.

  • Sacred Sunday: On Learning and Unlearning

    Saraswati teaches us about beauty and wisdom. The beauty and wisdom of remembering who we really are. In this practice I invite you to consider that as much as learning is an integral part of remembering your Self so is unlearning- unlearning old patterns of behavior that no longer serve you….and...

  • Yoga is Intimacy

    This practice incorporates Virabhadrasana and vajrasana sub series to connect with both inner stability and resilience.

  • Peaceful Perserverance

    Our power lies in peaceful perseverance and faith. Practice includes standing and seated vinyasas preparing for the ardha padmasana sub series.