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
  • 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.

  • Pārśva bakāsana

    90 minutes of vinyasa krama, deep hip opening and specific work in the side crow arm balance (Pārśva bakāsana). Ending with prānāyāma and meditation this is the full practice recipe you've come to love :)

  • Land Lightly

    Working deep within the utkatasana and supta padangustasana krama this class brings stability and space to the lower body

  • Maha Mudra Vinyasas and Friends

    hasta vinyasas, parsva bhangis, utanasana and utkatasana vinyasas, sarvangasana and maha mudra vinyasas to krounchasana. Ends with pranayama.

  • Our first mantra

    Our first mantra- the heartbeat. This practice encourages a deep listening as we navigate standing, seated and inverted vinyasas and asana to open the hips and thighs and to build resilience in the upper body. Ending with meditation on the breath.

  • Prasarita Padottanāsana and Samakonāsana

    This week's Just Yoga practice focuses on standing and seated wide legged folds and inversions, pranayama and dharana on the breath.

  • Vinyasa to Krounchasana

    a continuation on the sequence through akarna dhanurasana practice this class offers vinyasas for the hips and legs to prepare for krounchasana (the heron pose). Ending with pranayama.

  • Marichyāsana and More

    This week the physical practice involves vinyasa krama with progressions to the Marichyasana series, a nice long Paschimotansana, inversions, pranayama and dharana. Yoga Sūtra focus is on PYS 2.30 and the 8-limbed path.

  • Our Constant Choice

    This 90 minute practice is a continuation of the shorter practice "Lessons from a Banyan Tree." Opening with a discussion on purification and pure awareness. Practice involves deep leg and hip work leading toward standing balance. Ends with pranayama and pratyahara.

  • "Simple and Steady"

    An all levels mindful practice focused on the length and texture above the breath above all. "...dirgha suksmah"