Power Vinyasa is a fitness-based vinyasa practice. An offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, it has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction. The sequence differs each time, leaving room for ample improvisation & experimentation, while students synchronize their breath with their movement. The original Power Yoga was developed and founded by Beryl Bender Birch, but is now a term used to describe many vigorous vinyasa styles. This practice is intense in nature & offers room for exploration & advancement of students who are already into consistent practice of yoga or other body discipline.