What does vinyasa yoga mean? How many different types of yoga are there? When you first start yoga you have no idea what all these esoteric terms mean. I’ll attempt to demystify the types of yoga below.

Traditionally, four paths of yoga are recognised (karma, bhakti, raja & jana).

A more modern interpretation includes diverse forms of yoga such as these:

  • Hatha
  • Iyengar
  • Kundalini
  • Ashtanga
  • Vinyasa
  • Bikram
  • Yin
  • Restorative
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Aerial
  • Acro

At Henham Yoga studios, we offer a very popular & dynamic style of yoga called vinyasa. This is a fast flowing yoga practice, linking your breath to movement in a choreographed sequence. Class will always start with a short pranayama (breath) practice followed by a warm up and building up to the more challenging poses before slowing down and taking savasana (relaxation). The class is carefully structured to blend forward folds, twists, backbends, inversions and balancing poses. Options are given continually and props may be used, allowing all abilities to move together on the mat. The core foundation of the class is the sequence of poses that constitute a ‘vinyasa’ (think simple sun salutation).