Vinyasa Flow Yoga › Zephyr Wildman
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.
Vinyasa Flow: Space Element
This vinyasa yoga class weaves around yoga philosophy and the elements; this class works with the element of Space. Space, in Sanskrit is Akasha, the intergalactic medium that is said to be the container of all elements. It is the original element, likened to the Mother of all elements that everything came from and everything will return back to. Hatha Yogis figured out that if you create a lot of activity, you gain access to stillness in Space - that you create physical, energetic and mental effort and can abide in effortlessness on those levels. In practice we actively stretch this space and fill it with consciousness, light and awareness of awaking to the fullness of presence that is supporting us and carrying us.
Vinyasa Flow: Air Element
This vinyasa yoga class weaves around yoga philosophy and the elements; this class works with the element of Air. The focus of this class is on the breath. Moving in a variety of standing poses using different Pranayama techniques to connect with the wind element and utilise the delivery of Prana, (life force to heal, inspire and transform our physical, energetic and mental forms) to find our way back home at our true centre, our heart.
Vinyasa Flow: Fire Element
A vinyasa yoga class weaved around yoga philosophy and the elements; this class works with the element of Fire. Fire, Agni in Sanskrit, is one of the most powerful of the elements. When we tap into its energy, we bring alive a transformation within ourselves as we build and direct the heat to the attachments you want to burn through that don’t serve you any longer. Identify what your soul longs for, that burning heart’s desires and the vision of your future you want to create. Let’s build and direct this fire to give this practice more meaning and purpose.
Vinyasa Flow: Water Element
A vinyasa yoga class weaved around yoga philosophy and the elements; this class works with the element of water. This mindful flow class will use a variety of standing poses to connect to the water element within you. Connecting to the many rivers and streams within the body carrying with it Prana – this light of intelligence that is healing, inspiring and transformative. We will flow like water, following the flow of breath in as we feel the swell of the body rise like a wave, and then the flow of the breath roll out like a wave returning to the vast ocean.
Vinyasa Flow: Earth Element
A vinyasa yoga class weaved around yoga philosophy and the elements; this class works with the element of Earth. With this practice, we will stay close to the ground, strengthening, stabilising and calming the body. This is a strong practice building structural integrity through repetitive core work to target the pelvis and shoulders. Working with Hasta (hand) Mudras, Bija (seed) Mantras and imagery of this weeks topic Earth, to inspire a practice that will leave you feeling like a majestic mountain.
Slow Flow With Yoga Philosophy
A wonderfully balanced slow flow yoga class but with a difference. This class clearly explains how the philosophy of yoga can be integrated into the physical practice. This yoga class is steeped in the guidance of the ancient sage Patanjali, inspiring us to create an asana, how to practice and the results of practice. The goal is to deepen your meaning into the why and how, and to benefit from your dedicated absorption while practicing yoga. A wonderful full-body, all round practice.
Live at Yoga Garden Party: Rebalance with the Prana Vayus
This class on the Prana-Vayus is an experiential exploration into your breath-work. A must for all practitioners! Prana is lifeforce and Vayus mean the vehicle to experience the lifeforce. Starting with a short talk on the role of prana in the body, the class moves into some slow, steady vinyasa and then further breath-work followed by a long guided meditation. A truly balancing, calming and energising class, deeply rooted in the origins of yoga, perfect for finding out more about this beautiful practice. Suitable for all levels.
Morning Mindful Flow
A grounding, centring mindfully paced vinyasa flow. Bring an open mind to this beautiful flow which uses pranayama and the mantra SO-HUM is weaved throughout the class. Learn how to unify the body, mind and breath, and use your breath with the mantra to organise the mind, whilst the body is led through a mindfully paced flow class. Perfect for starting your morning in a mindful way whilst energising the body. With thanks to Emily, Founder of OurMala for joining Zephyr in class.
Happy, Healthy Hips
An artfully sequenced hatha yoga class with a focus on prana, or the flow of breath, at all times with some optional vinyasa to heat the body and open the hips. The krama (or stages) of practice lead you to ever deeper, more open hips. With options for beginners, intermediate and advanced, this class featuring various hip opening, twists and balances will strengthen as you open the body.
Reclaim yourself after a long week with Zephyr’s Sunday Chill. To soothe the body, Zephyr weaves supine poses, twists and gentle backbends. To re-energise she introduces breath-work, bringing the body and the mind back to being the finely tuned instrument which it needs to be for the week ahead. If you’re debating sofa or practice, this one’s for you. You may need a strap.
This nourishing yoga class is great for when our bodies are crying for extra nourishment and support. Perfect for the day after the night before, the day after a big athletic event, for that time of the month or for when you need to settle the nervous system. The perfect spa for body, mind and soul. Props: bolster or pillows.
Looking for a challenge this week? Zephyr leads an intermediate /advanced twist practice that utilises core strength to stretch and tone the deep fibres of hips and abs. Zephyr’s creative sequence weaves vinyasa flow and long holds to create the finest hip & spine release you’ve tried in a long time.