Modern Derivatives of Ashtanga Yoga – The Vinyasa Flow
This style, like many other dynamic forms, has been developed from the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga style. During the nineties in the US it was probably Brian Kest and Beryl Bender Birch who popularised Power Yoga. In the UK it is the Vinyasa Flow Yoga style that made its name well known. There are now many Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes throughout the country. Some of our classes are in some ways similar to these.
The main reason for these new styles having been developed over the years is that the traditional Ashtanga Yoga style is not so easily accessible to the general public. The Mysore style of teaching is not one that sits comfortably with Western learning expectations and the prevalent ‘gym culture’. Getting started is particularly difficult, as the challenges posed are unfamiliar and the teaching methods are often lacking in detail. This is very much an evolving, changing environment, there is much to learn for all, not least the teachers…
You are welcome to explore this further by talking to us. If you’re a beginner, you’re likely to be directed to the Dynamic Yoga Primer or ‘K-1’ level first, so you have some experience of the form and then you can move from level to level as your practice develops.
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