Ashtanga and all Flow Classes

Heartsong Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Sheila Magalhaes, East Longmeadow, Springfield, Massachusetts Yoga Studio

Ashtanga Flow is a hot, vigorous, flowing (vinyasa style) practice. While not a more advanced style of yoga, it draws those looking for a more physically challenging pace. Ashtanga connects movement with breath in a dynamic series of postures done with calm focused attention for strength, flexibility and a quiet mind. Be prepared to sweat as you move through this meditation in motion, engaging core muscles and working with a balanced steady breath. New students and beginners (who are feeling fit and strong) are always welcome, the classes can be adapted for all levels.

We teach Ashtanga Yoga "Heartsong Yoga Style", inspired by our teacher Beryl Bender Birch of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, infused with the heart of Kripalu Yoga.  Traditional Ashtanga Yoga has poses that unfold in specific sequences, practiced in a specific order. At Heartsong, you will find that traditional style, along with the opportunity to explore these practices in an eclectic, playful, and creative way, adapted to fit into an hour practice.

Schedule at a glance

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
is inspired by Ashtanga Yoga, but with more creative sequencing, always a little different. All levels are welcome, but it is a strong practice. The poses are not complicated, but they require focus and attention and a willingness to connect breath and movement uninterruptedly. Of course you will always be offered time to rest if you want it!
Soul Flow brings in more storytelling, poetry and prayer with the Vinyasa Flow for strength, flexibility and balance.
Slow Flow gives you the chance to move from pose to pose but in a more gentle pace.

TGIFriday Flow is an eclectic, creative flowing class, welcoming all levels of students.

Morning Yoga Flow on Tuesday and Thursday mornings is from 7 to 8 am, a special dynamic morning routine designed to jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing! The sequence is based on Boomer Yoga, a balanced blend to move your body in all directions! All levels welcome to attend, Zoom Live Stream Only from the comfort of your home.