Vinyasa Flow · Hatha · Yin
The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way”. Vinyasa yoga is a very subtle, beautiful, introspective practice, that threads postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.When we step into a practice where we are being cued to breath in unison with everyone else in the room we can actually deepen our connection both to ourselves and to those around us. At Indi we specialize in bringing a great deal of individualization and physical awareness into the practice while honoring the fluid elements of Vinyasa, creating both new exciting possibilities as well as safety in the class.
Our All Levels Yoga and Intermediate Yoga classes are taught in the Hatha Yoga style. Hatha Yoga is a term that traditionally refers to the physical practice of yoga postures. In this day and age, Hatha Yoga is usually defined by a slower- to medium-paced practice, with careful attention to biomechanics (the way the body functions in movement), alignment (proper form–which at Indi we understand as being unique to each individual!) and breath. Classes typically build progressively toward a peak pose, allowing you to progress in ways that best fit your unique body and energy level.
A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes or more, accessing deeper layers of fascia. The longer holds and relaxed states allow Yin yoga to offer deep states of meditation while applying moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments— which increases circulation in the joints and improving range of motion. Additionally, Yin yoga targets the nervous system which is regulated through deep rhythmic breathing, relaxed postures and guided visualizations, building resilience in the nervous system responses and providing relief from daily stressors, anxiety- even long standing chronic pain. Yin yoga as taught by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers is intended to complement to more active forms of yoga and exercise and serves as a potent antidote to our fast paced lives.