Have you ever been asked, “What type of yoga do you practice?” and answered, “I don’t know, it’s yoga.” You’re not alone. While yoga is yoga is yoga, there are many different types (or flavors) of yoga readily available to you. Below are brief descriptions of the primary types of yoga offered at “mainstream” studios.

Vinyasa — Vinyasa is the blanket term used to describe yoga classes that offer yoga flow. Rather than holding one pose and workshopping or fine-tuning that one pose, vinyasa classes flow from pose to pose with a focus on the breath. Most vinyasa classes are rooted in ashtanga (see below)…