Tapas is a Sanskrit word that refers to the intense quality of fire that we cultivate as we practice, burning away all that does not serve us on the path. Tapas Vinyasa classes are for both intermediate students who have some experience with flowing yoga classes, as well as more advanced students. The pace is faster than Essential Vinyasa, and advanced options are given for those who wish to explore poses deeper. Careful attention is given to safe sequencing: each class includes a balanced mix of sun salutations, standing postures, core work, arm balances, twists, backbends, and inversions. Not recommended for beginners.