The Eco-Chick on yoga styles (part 1): Vinyasa

vinyasa yoga class

Welcome to the first in a series about different styles of yoga from yoga practitioner and writer, Starre Vartan — the Eco-chick. In this series, Starre will explore the who, what, where, and why of some of the most popular styles of yoga practiced today from the viewpoint of a seasoned yogini.

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

Also called ‘flow yoga’, this sweat-inducing style is ideal for beginners and experienced yogis alike. As the athletic (and spiritual, if that’s your thing) practice of yoga has become more popular, the types have expanded. There’s Vinyasa, Yin, Bikram, Hatha, Kripalu, Partner, Kundalini and many others that you might see on the schedule for your local yoga center. I’ve tried (almost!) all of them, and am here to break it down.

One caveat – I’m an eight-years-in yoga practitioner (I started in California, and have practiced regularly in Connecticut, NYC, and Hawaii), but I’m NOT a yoga teacher, and haven’t been to teacher training – though my boyfriend, Simon Apter (who writes about yoga here) and my roommate both have and I ask them tons of questions all the time. Read the original post, “Exploring yoga styles: What is Vinyasa?”

About Starre

Starre Vartan has been an environmental journalist for almost a decade, focusing on natural beauty, eco fashion and sustainable living on her blog, She’s written for a number of online & print outlets including Elle, The Audubon Society, Greenopia, Plenty Magazine & The Mother Nature Network.

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Stay tuned for more from the series Exploring Yoga Styles from Starre…


– Your Charmed Yogi

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2 thoughts on “The Eco-Chick on yoga styles (part 1): Vinyasa

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