Essential Vinyasa classes center around a core set of shapes from each major category, presenting a balanced workout for the entire body that helps to reset the mind. Strength, stamina, and flexibility are equally emphasized, with a pace that is notably quicker than Gentle Flow. Movements are synchronized with the breath, and the pace is steady, with poses flowing from one to the next in a mindful way. Not recommended for complete beginners. This is a Level 1.5-2 class whereas “Vinyasa Flow” is Level 2-3.