Vinay Jesta

Vinay is an experienced Yoga teacher from India with over 12,500 instruction hours. Growing up in India he had very easy access to Yoga, as most of the people around him practiced some kind of the practice, such as Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga, and not only as asana. Vinay's journey into Yoga began at a very young age as his parents introduced him to the practice, mainly through pranayama and meditation. Yoga was also a part of his school activities, with his first teacher being from the Satyananda tradition. He later continued his journey with teachers from different lineages. 


Alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga is his true love and his teaching style is often called by students as very “natural” and “playful” because he has been immersed in Yoga since early childhood and has witnessed the multifaceted nature of Yoga which is not dogmatic. Vinay strongly believes that Yoga online is for everyone, whether you are a spiritual seeker or a fitness enthusiast what matters the most is the Intention. He says that “Yoga is the path that leads you to be a healthier and better version of yourself. Everyone has their calling to practice Yoga and I am here to help them by sharing my knowledge and experience. Through Yoga, one can achieve a healthy body, peaceful mind and redirect their energy inwards for self-study (Svadhyaya). I love Inspiring people to make Yoga a part of their lives with my classes and workshops and courses, and this is what I find most rewarding."


Read more about Vinay on his homepage 


Vinay Jesta

3 Programs

1 week
Vinsay Jesta

Five Elements

In this Vinyasa Yoga program, we focus on embodying the qualities of Pancha Mahabhutas or 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) into the vinyasa practice. Each of the 5 elements has certain qualities and we are all an embodiment of the qualities. When these qualities are in balance we experience harmony in our life. Although vinyasa yoga is primarily a fire practice, being aware of the qualities of 5 elements and incorporating them into the practice will help us have a more balanced body and mind. Get ready to get strong, flexible, centered and more open in body, mind, and spirit.


Enjoy your practice!


3 weeks
urdhva dhanurasana

Progressive Backbends

In this program we will focus on progressive backbends when we think of backbends we should think of 2 of 2 components, back body strength and front body opening lack of either might often create discomfort in the lower back. This program focuses on progressively building back body strength and opening up front body to find ease in your backbends.


Be patient and find your way up progressively.


Enjoy your practice!


1 week
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Vinay Jesta

Five Elements Intermediate

In this Vinyasa Yoga program, we focus on embodying the qualities of the 5 elements. When these qualities are in balance we experience harmony in our life. Although vinyasa yoga is primarily a fire practice, being aware of the qualities of 5 elements and incorporating them into the practice will help us have a more balanced body and mind. Get ready to get strong, flexible, centered and more open in body, mind, and spirit.


Enjoy your practice!

9 Classes

45 min
lowlungebolster

Yin Yoga Practice for Psoas

In this Yin yoga practice, we will focus on the postures that stimulate and lengthen the psoas. It's important to keep this muscle healthy and long to have a pain free back. Make sure to avoid any discomfort in the lower back in this practice and use props as shown in the video.


45 min

Happy Yin Hamstrings

In this yin yoga practice, we will focus mostly on lengthening the hamstrings by long holds and releasing tension through the whole back of the leg. As we work through this practice remember to not experience any sharp or painful sensation in the lower back.


If you do allow yourself to modify the posture by keeping the back flat and still enjoy all the benefits from the practice as our main focus in this class is the hamstrings, calves and the Achilles tendon, use the props as needed and remember feeling is more important than form in this practice. enjoy your practice


15 min
shoulder circles

Rise and shine

A full body joint mobility practice to wake up each joint in the morning gently and keep the joints healthy and supple. It can be a practice in itself or a great preparation in the morning before Asana, pranayama or any kind of Movement practice. waking up the subtle energies of the body and get ready to begin the day.


35 min
Supta baddha konasana

Yin Yoga for A Supple Spine

In today’s gentle Yin practice we will focus on lengthening through the spine by releasing any tension through the different connective tissue surrounding it. As we float through a series of Yin asanas that allows us to do the same and leaving us relaxed and restored by the end of the practice.


Don’t be shy to use the props as and when necessary to allow yourself to completely relax and find ease in the pose and yet looking for sensations to focus on that allow is to stay in the present moment.


Enjoy your practice!


20 min
savasana

20-Min Pranayama Practice

In this pranayama practice, we will become aware of our normal breath and slowly build up into yogic breathing by separately practicing the abdominal breath, thoracic breath, and clavicular breathing and then combine it all for a full yogic breath. Followed by which we will practice alternate nostril breathing to balance our energetic body. Allowing us to breathe more deeply by the end of  the practice and find calmness through our mind and ease in the body


60 min
Lizard yoga

Happy Open Hips

In this Vinyasa Yoga practice, we will focus on opening up our hips, working through active flexibility. Progressively going deeper into hips and preparing for leg behind the head variations. Remember not to experience any sharp or painful sensations in the knee, if you feel something just back off.


Enjoy your practice!


20 min
vinay

Root Chakra Meditation

In this Meditation practice, we will focus on stimulating the Root chakra or focusing on the qualities of the muladhara chakra that we may want to embody in our day to day life. It's the first chakra(energy center) and is associated with qualities of grounding and being fully content and feeling secure with one's own self. By the end of the practice, you should feel calm, centered and relaxed. Make sure to adopt a seated posture that is absolutely comfortable for you and allows you to focus on the practice fully. Enjoy your practice!


60 min
vinay jesta yoga five elements

Evolution Flow

In this practice will we focus on gradually building up the sequence, evolving from posture to posture while we revisit the postures from the previous series to build up a longer flow. Embodying the qualities of strength, fluidity and moving gracefully. Get flowing and enjoy your practice


45 min
Vinay jesta yoga yin for hips

Yin Yoga Practice for Supple Hips

During this practice, we will focus on moving through a series of Yin yoga postures that will focus on opening up our hips. Long holds allow us to release tension and tightness through the deep connective that is not often affected in Yang like practices, allowing us to access the passive flexibility of our hips.


Hips are the area of the body where a lot of emotions from the past are stored unconsciously. Move through this practice and if feelings from the past arise just notice them and let them go, allow yourself to use props as showed to surrender more at times.


Enjoy your practice!