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The Sanskrit word vinyāsa is often used in relation to certain styles of yoga usually referring to the transition or flow between āsanas. Sanskrit words are very rich in meaning. It is instructive to look up their literal meanings. The Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary lists the following meanings for vinyāsa:
• putting or placing down
• a deposit
• putting on (ornaments)
• movement, position (of limbs), attitude
• arrangement, disposition, order
• scattering, spreading out
• establishment, foundation
• putting together, connecting, composition
• any site or receptacle on or in which anything is deposited
This seems to indicate a concept similar to āsana but on a higher level of organization.
If āsana is a "seat", "dwelling", "abiding", "encamping", etc. then vinyāsa as applied to āsana is then placing down, putting on, or depositing into this seat, or an putting together, composing, assembling these seats. In this workshop We will explore/experience what this might mean.
Jim Benvenuto is a certified Junior Intermediate III Iyengar instructor who has been teaching yoga for more than 25 years. He has been fortunate enough to study under the guidance of Senior Iyengar Instructors Faeq Biria from France, and Manouso Manos from San Francisco, both who have been his main influences. He has also studied with the Iyengars on numerous occasions in India. He has a methodical and strong teaching style, preparing you step by step to make the poses more accessible, allowing you to experience the joy of yoga. He currently resides and teaches classes and workshops regularly in Los Angeles, California.
putting or placing down, a deposit, putting on (ornaments), movement, position (of limbs), attitude, arrangement, disposition, order, scattering, spreading out, establishment, foundation, putting together, connecting, composition, assemblage, any site or receptacle on or in which anything is deposited