Vinyasa Flow › Liz Lark
Vinyasa flow is dynamic flowing style of yoga. It's really popular and we love it because it covers a real breadth of teachers and teaching styles from a fast 'power' flow to an alignment based or more meditative flow. Vinyasa flow is when we harmonize breath and movement to give strength, grace and freedom.
Rainbow Vinyasa Purple(5): Transcendence
Rainbow Vinyasa Green/Blue(4): Free As A Bird
Fly like a bird and find freedom in this short but intense advanced vinyasa yoga class focusing on hip and shoulder opening. To achieve full variations of these yoga poses you may need to have already have warmed up with a less intense yoga class, perhaps try practicing the other classes in this Rainbow sequence to build up to this? This vinyasa is sequenced with variations on our usual bird poses, expect to fly into poses including pigeon, working with low lunges ready for bird of paradise, firefly (titibasana), side crane, then working with more shoulder opening to peacock pose, pincha mayarasana and then dropping back into wheel before shoulder stand variations. Enjoy the freedom!
Rainbow Vinyasa Yellow(3): Solar Yoga Flow
A perfect morning energiser yoga class. Invigorate with the focus of fire!! This Invigorating vinyasa yoga class starts with breathwork including Kapalbhati breathing. Try some eye yoga, and mudra to centre and clense. Then build tapas (heat and focus), with a creatively sequenced fire practice focusing on backbends, core work and twists.
Rainbow Vinyasa Orange(2): Water Element Flow
This all-levels vinyasa yoga class is beautifully creatively sequenced inspired by the water element. If you’d like to feel more flow in your life and enjoy a fluid vinyasa flow yoga class, you’ll love this energising but grounded flow in which we harness the water within the body to mobilise, move and flow.
Rainbow Vinyasa Red(1): Embodiment
A grounded yoga class focusing on rooting energy and bone stability. Warm up with gentle floor-based side bends, spinal twists and gentle somatic movement. Build stability and a strong and stable grounding as well as building bone strength with warrior sequences. Continue your strengthening yoga class with some challenging balances, this yoga class is wonderful to keep strong and healthy bones, helping to prevent osteoporosis. You will need a yoga block.
Gentle Vinyasa: Butterfly Metamorphosis
This transformative, gentle vinyasa is perfect for early evening or early morning, or when you're looking to transform your body and mind via vinyasa. The class isn't beginners level, but includes more gentle vinyasa than the rest of the Metamorphosis sequence, including some yin poses to counterbalance all the yang in our lives.
Dawn Vinyasa: Emerging Metamorphosis
This strong, intermediate vinyasa practice is great to get you started in your day and emerge renewed. With a focus on stretching and strengthening the side body with side plank variations, moving through vinyasa to standing stretches, and moving into headstand variations, it is a great way to emerge, refreshed and renewed into your day.
Feisty Vinyasa: Exploring butterfly
Exploring the butterfly theme. An adventurous, advanced vinyasa class which opens up the shoulders, chest and features backbends as well as balances. We recommend that you're already warmed up and ready to go, and the class flows swiftly into challenging poses and sequences. You'll need to finish the class with a long relaxation, so do go ahead and pick a relaxation class for afterwards. Expect variations on inversions and backbends and prepare to explore the transitioning butterfly.
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Advanced Vinyasa - Flow & Balance
Sun & Moon Balancing Vinyasa
This is a wonderful advanced class balancing the yin with the yang to create a physically stimulating yet spiritually fulfilling vinyasa. If it is in your practice you can enjoy strong inversions including headstand and handstand but also plenty of opportunities to honour the resting moments, dropping deep and surrendering the mind.
Balancing of the Seasons
An intermediate class to balance into the seasons. Some shoulder releases and then heat-inducing core warm ups prepare the body for a short yoga class including forearm balance, headstand with headstand variations, some vinyasa to lengthen and strengthen and then shoulderstand variations. Finished off beautifully with a lovely, long, nourishing relaxation. Perfect yin and yang sequencing featuring balances to balance seasonal fluctuations.
Journey into Backbends (3)
This is a challenging backbending class, only for those ready to take the next step in their journey into backbends. The class features some pretty tricky backbends, again with twists to support the spine, but this class is mostly balancing backbends. Remember to engage your core to keep safe and just relax in child's pose for any poses your body isn't ready for. This short vinyasa sequece goes straight into some deep backbends, we recommend you warm up first, maybe withJourney 2 before this sequence, or give yourself the full Journey 1-3 for a real treat for your back. You will need a strap.
Journey into Backbends (2)
This backbending and twisting class will suit improvers/advanced but there are plenty of modification for those feeling less mobile. Backbends lift the spirits, open the heart and energise. This sequence is characteristically playful with plenty of twists to ease and align the spine during class. A great class to get you moving in the morning!
Journey into Backbends (1)
A fun, creative vinyasa sequence which focuses on keeping the spine healthy and freely moving through backbends. This is the first of three progressivly tricky backbending classes. The class features various backbends, cleverly sequenced with counter-poses, hip openers and twists to release and encourage movement and strength in the spine. This is great for those who already have a practice and will suit starters/improvers to yoga who have a good range of movement already. Keep a block handy.
A strong, creative vinyasa sequence focusing around the Warrior poses. Beautiful, creative sequencing in this yoga class bringing strength, willpower and determination.Then a beautifully restorative, meditative counter-balance to the vinyasa sequence. The first part is intermediate, but we encourage improvers to just try - and everyone will enjoy the second, releasing part.
Beginners Creative Vinyasa
A lovely introduction to the standing poses or for when you don't feel like a more dynamic practice. This is a slow, nourishing vinyasa without a sun salutation in sight. Highly recommend also for advanced level practitioners who are having a slower day. This sequence is highly restorative, as well as benefiting from being a breakdown of some of the more familiar poses.