Vinyasas are progressive sequences that unfold with an inherent harmony and intelligence. The word "Vinyasa" is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a special way"—as in the arrangement of notes in a raga, the steps along a path to the top of a mountain, or the linking of one asana to the next. In the yoga world, the most common understanding of vinyasa is as a flowing sequence of specific asanas coordinated with the movements of the breath.
the great South Indian master Krishnamacharya, championed the vinyasa approach as central to the transformative process of yoga. He saw vinyasa as a method that could be applied to all the aspects of yoga. Krishnamacharya also emphasized vinyasa as an artful approach to living, a way of applying the skill and awareness of yoga to all the rhythms and sequences of life, including self-care, relationships, work, and personal evolution.
Best Starter Class: Fundamentals of Flow, Power Vinyasa, Restore & Renew, Soul Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Vin-Yin, Yin Restorative or Yoga Sculpt.