|What is Power Yoga?
Power Yoga combines dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement to create a high–heat, high–energy workout. The power
yoga sequence of postures flows from one to the next—building heat, building strength, loosening and rebuilding tight joints and muscles.
The term "power yoga" came into common usage in the mid-1990's, when several yoga teachers were looking for a way to make
Ashtanga yoga and vinyasa-style yoga more accessible to Western students. Two American yoga teachers who are most often credited
with the near simultaneous naming of power yoga are Beryl Bender Birch, based in New York, and Bryan Kest, based in Los Angeles.
Evansville Power Yoga follows the program of power yoga teacher, Baron Baptiste, of the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute.
A typical class is built from up to 53 possible poses in 11 series, linked together by connective momentum. Depending on the length
of class and class dynamic, the instructor can vary the sequence from week to week, providing the student with a challenging yet
familiar practice that doesn't become routine.
What to expect/classroom setting.
Power Yoga is not "hot yoga"; however, the temperature is set above room temperature, ideally between 80 and 90 degrees. Because
of the nature of the flow, be prepared to sweat. Be prepared for a workout. All classes are 65 or 75 minutes long; this includes a five
I'm a beginner. Will this be too hard for me?
Absolutely not. We welcome beginners, and offer Level 1 Ultimate Beginner's classes especially for those who are totally new to yoga. In these classes, we work one on one with students, teaching the individual poses used in the Power Yoga flow sequence.
We also offer our regular Level 1 classes. These have the same standard flow as our Level 2–3 classes, but the sequence
moves at a slower pace.
We encourage students to respect their current fitness level, and to allow their practice and ability to grow in a natural way.