Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa™ is a method of vinyāsa yoga developed by Dario Calvaruso to help practitioners to create their own personalised self-practice based on their current level. The name refers to 9 (nava) units of movement (karaṇa) harmoniously put together (vinyāsa) to create a sequence (krama). Minimal instructions are given during practice to facilitate a harmonious flow, rhythmic breathing, concentration and mental clarity. This class also includes traditional Sanskrit terminology, chanting of sutras (philosophical scriptures), kriyas (active cleanses), pranayama and meditation.
Suitable for intermediate yoga practitioners with a consistent Vinyasa practice. This class builds on the necessary body stability acquired in Level 1 classes to take on more challenging asanas and sequences. Classes are taught with modifications to allow an easy transition into a deeper practice. Full inversions may be included in these classes.