Intro to Flow

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.6 (157 votes)
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Break down of the elements of vinysasa flow yoga, including how to do ujayi breath and move through sun salutations safely. This is meant as a starting point for people new to this style of yoga.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


Nicole Tremblay 2 days ago

Wonderful start to my day. Can I ask the purpose of the type of breathing, the oceanic back of throat breath? Just curious why this is good. Thank you for a beautiful session.

Hi there, Ujayi breath has many benefits. It extends and deepens the breath, makes breathing audible as a reminder to call continue, and regulates the breath. It is a balancing breath, so it both relaxes and energizes, which is a beautiful contradiction. Feel free the research it for more info.

nadonado 4 months ago

Fundamentals of flow, a nice refresher course. Thank you.

jbee56 8 months ago

One of the benefits of doing DYWM's challenges is finding classes like this. What a wonderful way to start the day! I will definite;y revisit this class as a warm-up or when I need a refresher on proper alignment. Thanks for everything you do to make yoga a wonderful experience for my home practice!

Melanie Lichtinger 11 months ago

Loved this Back-to-Beginning class with Crista!
Her Spirit is always light and inviting, and I feel regenerated and lighter afterwards.

HannahA 1 year ago

A lovely flow class. I really appreciated the instructions and the pacing. Very helpful. Thank you.

EmBe 1 year ago

Excellent introduction to Vinyasa Flow. I’ve done Vinyasa studio classes, and feel I benefited from the slower pace of this class. Christa’s instructions were easy to follow when I couldn’t see my iPad screen.