75 minutes/85-90 degrees
All Levels: beginners to advanced encouraged.
Welcome to the ONLY regularly scheduled Rocket Vinyasa class currently in Baltimore.
Rocket Vinyasa is based on the traditional Ashtanga series of postures, but doesn’t stick to the usual script. Rocket was created in the 1980s by Larry Shultz, a California-based instructor known as the “bad man of Ashtanga” for his habit of skipping ahead in the series. Some of his earliest students were members of the band the Grateful Dead, and it was musician Bob Weir who came up with the name for the practice — “because it gets you there faster.” This is a fast-paced class with several opportunities for inversions and arm-balances (or options to keep your feet on the ground.) Expect to work, expect to sweat and expect to learn. Students should be familiar with Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutations) A and B. We will progress through the Rocket standing series, followed by a modification of either the Rocket I or II seated series, closing with the finishing postures to cool down. Though every class will follow a familiar sequence, each class is tailored to the general ability level of the students present.
What you'll need: Yoga mat, mat towel and water.
What to wear: Most women prefer leggings for this class and compression shorts for men. Loose running shorts are not a good choice for men or women.