Vinyasa refers to 3 movements/postures – plank, upward dog (Cobra) and downward dog. These 3 postures are used to link other postures together to create a seamless flow of movement. We offer heated and unheated Vinyasa Flow classes (albeit there may be some residual heat from a previous hot class).
The purpose of the flow is to keep your practice moving which helps to improve cardio and stamina as the body is moving moderately or vigorously (depending on your level of fitness) for an extended period of time.
It has a similar effect to other cardio workouts such as running and aerobics but without the stress on the joints and with the added benefit of improving flexibility and core strength. It really is a total body workout.
The addition of the heat helps to increase your cardio workout and aids with detoxification through sweat and well as helping you get further into postures.
Vinyasa Flow classes are fun and varied, so don’t expect the same class each time although the key postures will be practiced each time these could be in a different sequence.
Suitable for beginners and those who are already regular practitioner’s classes will often follow weekly themes and will be fine-tuned to the level and abilities of students.
Larry Schultz created The Rocket® Routines in the 1980s. Rocket Yoga comprises a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series including Surya Namaskar, standing, seating and twisting postures with the addition of handstands, arm balances and inversions.
These routines are appropriate for all levels of students, with plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy creating the perfect marriage of tempo and sequence.
It’s a strong, powerful practice which is done to music using both breathe and movement.
This vibrant routine is called the “Rocket” because, “it gets you there faster.” The Rocket® is designed to wake up the nervous system and the sequences will leave you with the feeling of being stronger, lighter and more flexible. Sweating is encouraged to purify and reshape your body.