Both Flow & Vinyasa are styles of yoga that have some movement for the first half of class. We follow our breath as we move through poses. The last half of class is filled with some nice deep stretches and then relaxing in Savasana. Basic Flow (Wed 7:30 pm) is a beginner level Flow class and excellent for anyone who wants to try a Flow class or begin a Flow practice. Vinyasa Flow (Sun 6:30 pm) is an Advanced Beginner to Intermediate class that does NOT contain any advanced poses (headstand, handstand, backbends, arm balances, etc). New students are always welcome.
Flow & Vinyasa are excellent choices for someone who is a Type A personality. Those of us that have fast paced minds need to move through some poses first before we can sit and hold some nice stretches. This type of yoga appeals to student's whose mind is quick and who need to wear out a little physically to reduce the tension in their body and to quiet their mind. At the end of class there is finally a feeling of bliss with the muscles relaxed and the thoughts, worries and anxiety prioritized and lifted.
Don't be afraid to try different styles and different teachers. You will be sure to find one that you love and your practice will become an important and valuable part of your week.
Namaste, Lisa Phillips, Registered Yoga Teacher 500 RYT & 200 E-RYT
Note: Vinyasa is a style of yoga that Seane Corn (in picture above) created, teaches and trains yoga teachers in. It is based on following your breath as you move through poses.