What Is Present Power? (And Why You CAN Do It)

Have you ever looked at our schedule and noticed our Present Power classes? Maybe you have tried it before. Or, maybe the word “power” scared you away. Well, I’m here today to tell you that Present Power is nothing to be afraid of.

First of all, this it not what you would typically picture as “power yoga”.

It’s not a bunch of people in yoga onesies grunting and excessively sweating (although check out this post to read why sweating is good). Present Power is actually the name of a sequence. This class closely follows this sequence, introduced by Beryl Bender Birch in her teacher trainings in recent years.

While we do follow this sequence, this class is suitable for all levels. In fact, it is traditional for all levels of students to practice together. Present Power (and all of our classes) are intended for each individual to do as much or as little as they choose to do. As we often say, the only thing you HAVE to do is breathe.

The Present Power sequence is closely related to Beryl’s other sequences, which many of our classes follow closely. That is to say, you are not likely to see many new postures in this class that you haven’t done before. If one or two new postures do come up, do the best you can. I bet if you sneak a peak around the room you’ll notice that you’re not the only one doing something a little different.

Present Power class is an opportunity to just flow through the practice and breathe.

Yes, you may notice things move a little faster in this class sometimes. But that doesn’t mean YOU have to. This is an opportunity to focus on your breath and, you guessed it, do the best you can.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this, or any of our other classes! We are happy to answer them for you.