Vinyasa is also called “Flow” yoga. All yoga should have some natural flow to it, and Vinyasa yoga focuses on natural sequences of yoga poses, that create flow, and feel natural to the body. Vinysasa yogais a derviative of Ashtanga Yoga.
Relaxation is a benefit of Vinyasa Yoga because this type of yoga marries movement with breathing. Using the breath with flowing movements can cleanse the body of both stress and toxins. Vinyasa yoga is perfect when set to the right music.
The pace of Vinyasa Yoga classes varies with each instructor. Some Vinyasa Yoga classes are slow and thoughtful, others flow faster. If you enjoy Vinyasa Yoga, also take some Ashtanga Yoga classes.
Vinyasa Yoga in Massachusetts
Yoga studio prices and schedule offerings can and do change. Call before you go. And remember to go with the flow!
Acara Yoga Studio
11 Main Street
Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
Acara Yoga Studio teaches “Mellow Vinyasa” yoga classes. Yoga students can drop in for $17/class or purchase class passes.
Back Bay Yoga Studio
1112 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
The Back Bay Yoga Studio has a selection of Vinyasa Yoga classes for different levels of yoga students.
Vinysasa Flow is for all levels of students.
Advanced Vinyasa Flow is not for beginners, according to this yoga studio.
Yin Vinyasa is another variantion of Vinyasa Yoga. Yin Vinyasa is a two-hour class in which students work ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ exercises to become more balanced, physically and mentally.
191 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Charlestown Yoga offers a 90-minute, all-level Vinyasa Flow yoga class that focuses on motion, and on breath.
28 Arlington Street, Massachusetts 02116
Exhale mindbody spa offers Vinyasa yoga classes available on a $15/class drop-in basis or a pre-paid class pass.
384 Main Street (Route 10)
Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
South Towne Commons
479 West Street (Route 116)
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Mama Nirvana yoga classes accept drop-ins. They offer Vinyasa yoga classes with choreographed poses in a a specific sequence. The Vinyasa Yoga classes include a relaxation sequence, and depending on the class and the teacher, may also include meditation. The pace of the Vinyasa Yoga class is moderate to fast and you can expect to sweat. Students taking this class should already be somewhat flexible.
Old Common Yoga
57 Old Common Road
Auburn, Massachusetts 01501
Old Common Yoga offers small hatha style yoga classes which combine Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga. The classes are suitable for all levels. Because of the small class sizes, individual attention is given to each yoga student. A drop-in class is $12.
Prana Health & Yoga Center
7A Colonial Rd.
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Prana offers moderate to vigorous Vinyasa-style yoga. The Vinyasa Yoga class helps students stretch their shoulders, spine, hips, legs and lower back with a combination of flowing poses and breath work.
Yang’s Fitness Center
5 Dundee PArk
Yang’s Fitness Center has recently added Baron Baptiste Vinyasa Yoga to their schedule. Challenge yourself with this heated version of Vinyasa yoga, and enjoy the flowing poses as the body releases toxins.
Students who enjoy these classes should aslo try Ashtanga yoga.