The term Vinyasa is composed of two roots: "vi" which means "in a specific way" and "nyasa" which means "to place". Vinyasa yoga is a series of dynamic movements, initiated and harmonized by the breath.
It is a tonic, fluid and rhythmic practice that is physically active while working on the alignment of the body. Inspired by Ashtanga yoga, which consists of performing a series of postures in a specific order, Vinyasa yoga is more freeing and creative.
Vinyasa classes are accessible to all levels; the sequences can be adapted to the needs and expectations of practitioners as variations and modifications are offered.
Yinyasa, created by Mathieu Boldron is a fusion of Yin yoga and Vinyasa yoga.
Yin yoga is a powerful practice derived from traditional Hatha yoga. The focus is placed on the joints, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue). Yin yoga combines stretching with slow and deep breathing, while holding postures for several minutes. Over time the body and mind becomes more synchronized. Yin yoga increases flexibility, releases tension in the body and improves the health of bones, joints and organs.
Yinyasa classes begin with Yin postures to prepare the body and mind for the more dynamic practice of Vinyasa Yoga. Yinyasa allows the body and the mind to evolve in a balanced and progressive way to create a dynamic and therapeutic flow.