Baptiste Power Vinyasa

Definition - What does Baptiste Power Vinyasa mean?

Baptiste Power Vinyasa is a style of yoga that was developed by Walt Baptiste in 1940. The asana in Baptiste Power Vinyasa is influenced by the teachings of Krishnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar who also taught Walt’s son, Baron Baptiste. Baron continues to evolve and influence the practice of Baptiste Power Vinyasa through the Baptiste Power Vinyasa studios, teacher trainings retreats and workshops.

Yogapedia explains Baptiste Power Vinyasa

Baptiste Power Vinyasa focuses on a vigorous physical yoga practice, with meditation and active self inquiry as the way to transformation of the Self. In the practice, yogis are encouraged to accept and realize their full potential. The Baptiste Power Vinyasa practice is based around physical practice that is creatively designed so the yogi can bring passion, authenticity and confidence to their life and explore new possibilities. While the practice is known to be quite vigorous, there are different levels of classes to accommodate yogis of all ages and abilities. Sequences vary by level, but, all physical practices include postures designed around the core philosophy of Baptiste Power Vinyasa;

  • Awakening
  • Vitality
  • Equanimity
  • Grounding
  • Igniting
  • Stability
  • Opening
  • Release
  • Rejuvenation
  • Deep rest.

Once the yogi has completed the physical practice, they can focus on meditation and self inquiry.

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