Power yoga is a general term used in the West to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. Though many consider it to be “gym yoga,” this style of practice was originally closely modeled on the Ashtanga method. The term came into common usage in the mid 1990s, in an attempt to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students, though, unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses, so classes can vary widely. With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out.
Power Yoga classes are most commonly between 40 and 60 minutes. More intense classes are 90 minutes, while retreat classes can last several hours.
A greater awareness of the mind and body through an active yoga practice can profoundly impact your physical, mental and emotional well-being. It goes much beyond superficial body change as promoted by popular fitness programs and is not achieved by attending 15-day yoga courses, but by regular and energetic practice that fits into your daily life.
At Dzone Studio, beginners or seasoned practitioners are provided the right environment, the best instructions and exposure to different authentic yoga traditions and practices.