Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & all our Flow Classes

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

Ashtanga Yoga is a hot, vigorous, flowing (vinyasa style) practice. While not a more advanced style of yoga, it often draws those looking for a more physically challenging pace but is accessible for all levels. 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 a lot as you move through this meditation in motion, as you engage core muscles, work with a balanced steady breath. Beginners are always welcome, the classes are designed to be all levels.

We teach Ashtanga Vinyasa "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, designed to be supportive to all students, of all levels, who come to classes to study at Heartsong. 

Ashtanga Full Primary Series (90 minutes) moves through the full traditional sequencing of postures for with plenty of options and modifications for the new as well and seasoned students to enjoy. (to be added to the schedule post COVID)
offers the dynamic practice with options geared to the students in the room and for time, so it is accessible to new students. For those familiar with the practice, the class invites in meditation in motion for a quiet mind and a strong healthy body.
Ashtanga Present Power offers a sequence that is mostly Primary Series but then adds postures to round out the practice that are considered back and shoulder therapy. All Levels.  The Present Power Hour condenses the practice to 60 minutes.
Ashtanga Primary/Second  Sun Salutes and standing poses then transition to the a selection of postures from the 'second series" of Ashtanga Yoga, made accessible to the students who are in the room. (not traditional) Friday mornings at 9 am.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is inspired by Ashtanga Yoga, but with more creative sequencing, always a little different. All levels are welcome. 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!

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.