The Various Styles of Yoga | YOGA TUTORIAL

The Various Styles of Yoga | YOGA TUTORIAL


(gentle music) – Hi, I’m Rachel and I’m a yoga teacher and teacher trainer with YYOGA. And I wanted to run you through some of YYOGA’s signature styles. So that you can understand
what kind of class you might be expecting when
you come to the studios, or you’re practicing with us at home. So, the first style that we’ll talk about is a style called Hatha. Hatha is generally a
slower paced practice, it’s very alignment focused. Often times you’ll hold poses for a while. So even though Hatha’s a little bit slower and can be perfect for beginners, actually gives you an
opportunity to really get into the knitty gritty of the poses and really work them. So Hatha’s really great for all levels. Another kind of style that
we have is called Flow. Now, in a Flow-style
practice you’ll probably do similar poses that you would
do in a Hatha-style practice. But you’ll link them all together with breath and movement. So Flow will be a little bit faster paced. We do what we call Vinyasa
in that where we flow through a set series of poses. So, in a Flow practice, even though it’s usually room temperature, it’s not too hot in there, but usually you’ll work up
a little bit of a sweat. And you might do some more complex poses. In a Power-style class, well we’re really trying to work you out. So, in a Power-style class you can expect to hold poses for a while. And they’ll be very strength building and probably very challenging. You’ll also link poses with
breath and with movement. And Power classes are designed to really get you a little bit
hotter and get everything a little bit more fired up. You may do some core work, you may do some advanced
kind of poses like arm balances or maybe even
inversions at the wall. A Power class in our studios, is generally heated, it’s
at a higher temperature. So, if you’re practicing
a Power class at home, maybe you can just turn that thermostat up just a tiny little bit. Another style of class that we have is a Hot class. And Hot is going to make you sweat. So if you come into the studios, Hot is a set series of poses put together. And the poses are static. But the room itself and the temperature makes it a really intense
and introspective practice, it’s really interesting. And a Hot practice is actually usually really great, interestingly
enough, for beginners. Because you don’t do
a lot of weight baring on your hands. You have lots of time to get in and out of the poses. So even though it’s challenging, and you’re really gonna
get a great sweat on, it’s a pretty accessible practice. And just one more note, we have a couple of
more restorative styles, that’s Yin and Restorative Yoga. In Restorative Yoga you
can expect to be supported by all sorts of props. It’s really a relaxing kind of practice that anybody can do. Very nourishing for the nervous system, and really helps you
wind down and de-stress at the end of the day. A Yin-style practice is kind of similar to Restorative in that you
hold poses for a long time and you’re close to the floor. However, in a Yin-style practice, what we’re really trying to do is target connective tissue in the body. So we’re holding poses that are giving you a deep stretch. So a Yin-style practice may not be quite as relaxing as Restorative
because it’s a little bit more intense with that stretching. But it’s really perfect if
you’re a tighter practitioner if you do hiking, biking, running, any of that kind of stuff. Then a Yin practice is
gonna be really great for targeting and stretching
and opening your hips. So that’s a little bit of the low down of the YYOGA styles, and we hope you enjoy them.