About Flow & Fly
Learning to fly can be scary and maybe even intimidating. Overcome the fear of falling when you discover the freedom of flying! Through skillful instruction, this class enables practitioners to understand the alignment and biomechanics of arm balances and inversions, while incorporating it into a vinyasa practice. Flow and Fly is held in both the Transform and Create Studios. Recommended for the intermediate or advanced practitioner, with at least one year of regular yoga practice experience.
“Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links
each action to the next, on the mat and in our lives”
– Shiva Rea
What is Vinyasa yoga
- It’s not about exercise.
Vinyasa yoga is literally defined as an intelligent sequence of postures, but most people equate it with the ability to sweat or “yogacize,” and that draws a lot of people to it. Vinyasa yoga is a very subtle, beautiful, introspective practice, and exercise can be a side benefit. Yoga is about getting to know yourself better and learning how to love yourself.
- It’s all about the organs.
It’s appropriate to focus on stretching and strengthening in the beginning of a vinyasa yoga practice. Once your muscles are open, the practice turns toward the joints. And once the joints are open, you can access the organs. Vinyasa yoga has so much to do with improving circulation and alleviating congestion in the organs.
- It’s a meditation in motion.
Meditation is focusing the mind, and vinyasa yoga focuses the mind because it gives you something to focus your mind on. It’s a dynamic meditation. Whether it’s the breath, the movement, the bandhas, or the asanas, there’s a very strong mental component to vinyasa yoga practice. Vinyasa yoga can be instrumental in stabilizing and focusing your entire life.
The level for this type of yoga should be determined by the instructor after having gone certain tests in order to