Primary and Intermediate series
This style of yoga is a series of postures designed to strengthen and open up the body. The Primary series focuses on forward bending. The Intermediate series is more about backbending, arm balancing and inversions. The sequence of postures is the same every practice. This a a vigorous style of yoga, be prepared to sweat. The series build on one another, practice of primary series is required before moving onto intermediate ashtanga. Each class opens with sun salutations, and closes with a backbending and inversion sequence.
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For your body…stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh.
For you mind…calm restless thought, cultivate concentration, support mental clarity and confidence.
For your spirit…encourage self-acceptance, honor inner wisdom, and invite deep peace.
What to expect in a Kripalu yoga class:
Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation and meditation. No previous yoga experience required. To learn more about Kripalu Yoga, click here.
"Vinyasa" is from the Sanskrit term "nyasa", which means "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a special way". This flowing practice encourages the conscious connection and placement of the breath and the movement as the practitioner transitions from one posture to the next. As this connection grows it creates an inward appreciation also known as a “meditation in motion”. This class focuses on these qualities as well as on alignment, posture, strength and flexibility. This is a great practice for both the beginner and experienced yogi.