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.

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Vinyasa Krama
  • Upside down and all around

    Standing and Supine twisting series with a focus on bandha leads to a 6 minute exploration of headstand vinyasas. Relaxing and rejuvenating for the legs and spine.

  • Yoga is...

    This great tradition has so much to teach us about presence, simplicity and enthusiastic effort in the face of adversity. practice revolves around the tiryang mukha sub series with a slight modification.

  • Intimacy with Simplicity

    Breathe in, Breathe out. The place we begin is always the most profound.
    This practice focuses on creating ease in the hips and lower body with balance of invigoration and ease.

  • Monday Morning Medicine

    Ding and Surya Namaskara, tiryangmukha ekapada series preparing for back extension and sarvangasana make this practice one to return over and over again :)

  • Long form: Revolved Vinyasas and Urdhva Dhanurāsana

    This 2 hour practice expands upon the December 23rd Just Yoga practice (Revolved Vinyasas) by adding dwipadapitam and urdhva dhanurasana and a bit longer stay in meditation. Enjoy!

  • Āñjaneyāsana Vinyasa and Halasana Rolling

    This practice focuses on the Āñjaneyāsana-Hanumānāsana Viśeṣa Vinyasa and the Halāsana-paścimottānāsana Viśeṣa Vinyasa and ends with ample time in prānāyāma and meditation.

  • Posterior Stretch Sequence

    This Vinyasa Krama practice focuses on a portion of the seated posterior stretch sequence as taught by my teacher Sir Srivatsa Ramaswami, longest standing student of Sri Krishnamacharya. As always this well balanced practice ends with ample time in Pranayama and Meditation.

  • Open the lungs from the anchor point

    beginning by loosening up the spine and shoulders with hasta vinyasas and a comprehensive standing sequence we then work more with the introductory aspects of mula and uddiyana bandha in preparation for a full dhanurasana sequence. Ending with nadi shodhana pranayama.

  • Mastering the "pairs of opposites"

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali teaches that mastery in asana reveals a mastery over extremes...i.e. equanimity. This vinyasa krama practice builds up to a fun rolling plow sequence to uttana mayurasana to massage the spine and settle the mind.

  • Aham Prema

    A perfect match! Upavista konasana and ustrasana are a lovely pair- experience for yourself! Class ends with chanting for divine love.

  • Preparation and Prana

    Parsvakonasana and Ardha Padmasana Series ending with a long stay in paschimottanasana and sarvangasana mudras. 99.999% of this practice called yoga is all preparation and preservation of the sanctity of prana!

  • The Golden Belt

    This practice focuses on the utkatasana series to Kanchyasana (the Golden Belt Pose). well rounded, overall inward focusing and calming. Not a beginner practice due to pranayama ratios.

  • Shoulderstand focus

    Explore many supine and inverted vinyasas to maximize the benefits of shoulder stand such as increased interarticular joint space and relaxation of the whole body.

  • Steady breath, Steady gaze, Steady mind

    Class folds in standing and seated vinyasas with a focus on the maha mudra series leading to akarna dhanurasana and krounchasana vinyasas. Class ends with ujjayi pranayama with both antara and bahir kumbhaka. Slow, steady and focused!

  • Peaceful Warrior

    The path of the warrior. Steady perseverance and grace. This practice blends portions of the trkonasana series (virabhadrasana and prasarita padattonasana) with supine backbending. Practice ends with Shantih Mantra in Savasana.

  • Full Moon "50/50"

    Half simple and effective vinyasa krama, Half soothing and illuminating pranayama. This is a go-to for Full Moon days

  • Nourishment

    A beautiful blend of seeming opposites with the strength of utkatasana, the expansion and connection of the meditative sequence to ustrasana and the deep inward turning of paschimattanasana vinyasas. Class ends with recitation of the Ayur mantra (a mantra for healing and protection)

  • Through the body to the heart-mind

    The role of the body in yoga is to connect with the heart/mind...this practice reminds us not to limit our efforts to what yoga can do for our physical wellness but to dive deeper...

  • Back Body!

    wake up the back body with a blend of virabhadrasana, madhya setu bandhasana (mid bridge) and more!

  • Relax your knees and free your spine

    Sensitivity to the sound of the breath guides you through a soothing practice including ding namaskara, on your feet sequences and tiryangmukha ekapadasana. Feel free and easy

  • Stretching into Freedom

    Focusing on the Hanuman/Anjaneyasana Visesa Vinyasa this practice invites you to breathe and move with freedom, exploring the places we find bondage and observing them kindly rather than shoving through.

  • The Mighty Tree

    Strong, Rooted and Supple. This practice leads to the portions of the standing sequences of bhagiratasana and vrksasana. Build strength and space in your legs and hips.

  • Surprisingly Soothing

    Swim with the breath...watch the shape it takes in the gestures you make. This practice focuses on asymmetrical seated after a soothing standing start. Cultivate calm amongst the chaos. Ends with Pranayama and Dharana.

  • Happy Heron

    Strong Standing sequence blends in to the assymetrical tiryangmukha eka padasana sequence building towards Krounchasana. Practice ends with advanced viloma ujjayi. This is not for beginners. Do not retain the breath if you are new to pranayama or have contraindications.