Every now and then when looking for vinyasa class planning inspiration, all you need is a picture of one fun, funky, surprising, modern yoga pose variation. That one, where you go "Ha, I've never tried that".
Then you roll out your mat, play with the pose variation, break it down, and your whole class sort of unfolds. Vinyasa is beautiful that way, as teachers we are free and unlimited to explore, play, offer up new exciting dishes and flavours.
Just remember that including a funky yoga pose will ask something from you. Make sure you try everything about the pose, transitioning in and out of the pose, find the easier versions of it to guide it well to all levels of yogis, and of course sequence it into your class in a sensible, pedagogic and intelligent way. Have fun sequencing your next funky and playful vinyasa class!
1. Humble Flamingo
2. Variations of Camel pose
3. Goddess pose variation with a big smile
Photo: Pinterest/Christina Michelle
4. Crazy triangle pose
5. Forearm wheel with lounge legs
6. Pistol squat hold
Photo: Pinterest/Erica Tenggara
Articles about the world of teaching and living Vinyasa Flow Yoga by Elin Jensen and Lisa Andersson Rhodiner