Yoga Styles

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is the branch of yoga that typically comes to mind when you think of yoga in general terms. The practice involves breath, body, and mind. In Sanskrit, Hatha means force. Hatha yoga breathing techniques can be traced back to the 1st Century in both Buddhist and Hindu texts, but it was another 1,000 years before the use of yoga postures, or asanas, and breath control was recorded as a way to enhance vital energy.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by linking and sequencing poses together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with “power yoga“. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.

Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga is a style of yoga as exercise. It was created by and named for Ana T. Forrest in 1982. It is known for its long holding of positions, emphasis on abdominal core work, and standing series. Reputed for its intensity, the style emphasizes connecting to one's feelings to work through physical and emotional trauma.

Universal Yoga

Universal Yoga was created by Andey Lappa, a Ukrainian Yoga teacher.  The goal of USY is to achieve harmony and balance between the human being and the outer world. For that, USY uses a wide choice of practical exercises.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held longer than in other styles. Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fasciae, and ligaments—to increase circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.