Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Born from the Ashtanga style Vinyasa yoga focusses on moving from pose to pose. Movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow. This class flows slowly so students have time in each pose. Although similar to ashtanga yoga, the emphasis in this class is on flowing from pose to pose without stopping to correct finer points.

A well trained body is a beautiful instrument on which to play the melody of the present moment.
— Rodney Yee

Power Yoga

Power yoga is a western style of yoga that puts emphasis on building strength and endurance. Baron Baptiste later created a spin on Power yoga and branded it as Baptiste Power Vinyasa which is what we teach at MOVE YFD. 

“Principle I: We Are Either Now Here or Nowhere”
— Baron Baptiste

Ashtanga Flow

Ashtanga Yoga, also called Ashtanga Vinyasa, is a vigorous and flowing style of yoga developed in the 20th century and made popular in the US by K. Pattabhi Jois. It involves synchronizing breath with progressive and continuous postures, which produces internal heat while detoxifying the body. It builds strength, flexibility and stamina, while calming the mind and improving overall health.

“Simply be present with your own shifting energies and with the unpredictability of life as it unfolds.”
— K. Pattabhi Jois

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga provides healing for the body and the mind. It is especially useful when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities. It is known that restorative yoga can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables automatic control of the body. As such, the regular nervous system will be at rest, and the muscles will become more relaxed. Constant practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health. Many restorative yoga poses are similar to normal yoga poses, except that they are performed with the support of props.

“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga for beginners

Are you completely new to the idea of Yoga? Have a physical limitation? This class teaches individuals how to modify their yoga practice for their body type, flexibility and fitness level. Each pose series begins with the most basic pose modification.  As we progress through the pose series, new modifications are shown with the final pose at or near the full pose. 

Work at your own pace. Modified Yoga Plus is the only yoga class that teaches pose modification prior to full poses.  

“Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar

MOVE 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Program

Taught by Ann Kreucher, E-RYT 200, and MOVE faculty, this program is offered twice a year. Teacher trainees are required to complete 7 intensive weekends and attend 44 classes in Vinyasa Flow Yoga (at MOVE or another studio willing to sign your attendance sheet). This program is recognized by the Yoga Alliance, and all graduates are eligible to register as a 200-hour YT with the Yoga Alliance. You do not have to be an advanced practitioner to take this training. However, trainees must have at least one year of yoga study under their belts.

Course goals

  • The asanas (postures), their purpose, benefits and where to use in class.
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the asanas and proper alignment.
  • Modifications and advancements of the asanas and giving hands-on adjustments.
  • The art of sequencing classes in a way that give students a great experience.
  • Pranayama (breath exercises) with focus on Ujjayi breath.
  • Learning styles, cueing, being present with and communication with your students.
  • Yoga philosophies including the 8 limbs of yoga, the yoga sutras, meditation and the art of seva (serving and teaching others).
  • The energetic body of the Chakras.
  • The ethics of being a yoga teacher.
  • The business of being a yoga teacher.

Course Curriculum

  • Your yoga practice will be very intense during training because we need to acknowledge what it feels like in our bodies and what we are asking of our future students.
  • Teaching to others every weekend and receiving feedback.
  • Yoga, 4-5 classes each intensive weekend, plus the 44 classes required.
  • Observing/taking classes and writing about your experience.
  • Giving feedback to fellow trainees.
  • The final assignment is to teach a free community class at MOVE! This is not one of our regularly scheduled classes, but one scheduled specifically for you to invite your family and friends, teach your first full class, receive feedback and graduate.

Tuition & Fees

  • $250 application fee (due with submission of application).
  • $2,000 class tuition (due within 2 weeks of acceptance into the program).
  • Payment plan is available.


200-hour Yoga Teacher Training takes place over 7 weekends and concludes with you teaching your first class. 

Spring Session begins April 21, 2017.

Fall session begins October 6, 2017.