Power Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga asana practice with roots in Ashtanga Yoga, dating back to 200 BCE. Sometimes referred to as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the practice consists of a series of postures, or “asanas,” linked together by a specific sequence of movements known as the “vinyasa” that unite breath, movement, and attention for a meditative and purifying practice that strengthens and stretches the body while calming the mind. Brought to the West by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the early 20th century, Ashtanga Yoga has continued to be practiced in its original format that connects asanas in a specific order in levels that practitioners work to advance through in their set order.  The philosophy is that the series should be mastered in their original order, beginning with the Primary Series and advancing to the Sixth Series.

The practice of Power Yoga or Power Vinyasa, though adapted from Ashtanga, can be more varied in its approach to ordering and holding duration of asanas. With the same intention and many of the same benefits as its original predecessor.  A vigorous practice that detoxifies the body, strengthens, tones, and stretches muscles, and improves Self-awareness, resulting in a balanced Mind/Body/Spirit.