Vinyasa 1-3

The word Vinyasa means the connection of breath to movement. Thus in Vinyasa yoga all movements are synchronized with the breath, creating a practice that is both dynamic and flowing. The asanas, or postures, are derived from the Ashtanga system. The difference between the two styles is that in Ashtanga yoga one performs the same asanas in the same sequence every time, while in Vinyasa yoga one has more freedom to improvise sequences of asanas. The basic components of a vinyasa class will be present – warm up, sun salutations, standing poses, inversions, back bends, forward folds, and a well-deserved savasana.

This is a moderate to fast-paced class combining vinyasa flow with high intensity movement and music, and will provide you with a rigorous practice if you chose to find the fullest expression of each pose. Perfect for men and women seeking a challenging and invigorating workout, excellent cross training for strength, endurance and flexibility. This is an ALL levels class so students will often be offered the opportunity to stay in a modified version of the pose and to work where they are. There will always be modifications offered as well as more advanced poses. PLEASE feel free to attend and just listen to your body!

Temperature: Very Warm
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Monday 8:30 am 9:45 am Katie Schweiss 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
Wednesday 8:30 am 9:45 am Kat Wheatley 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
Friday 8:30 am 9:45 am Kat Wheatley 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
Saturday 10:00 am 11:00 am Damian Groark 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
8:30 am - 9:45 am - with Katie Schweiss - at 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
8:30 am - 9:45 am - with Kat Wheatley - at 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
8:30 am - 9:45 am - with Kat Wheatley - at 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
10:00 am - 11:00 am - with Damian Groark - at 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037

Katharine “Kat” Wheatley was certified as a RYT-200 in 2013 with YogaWorks and is a registered member of Yoga Alliance. Kat was trained as a classical ballet dancer, studying and performing for nearly 18 years with the Fletchers and with the Land of the Sky Civic Ballet in Asheville, NC. Kat started practicing yoga occasionally at a gym almost 25 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she committed to a steady and (almost) daily practice of yoga. Kat is currently manager of Key Largo Yoga and in addition to overseeing workshops and special events, she manages the schedule, our team of teachers, and our social media connections. Kat subs classes when the regular teacher is unavailable and as such can teach any level of Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Aerial, Gentle, SUP Yoga, and Yin. Kat continues her education as often as possible through her own practice, with her mentor Kathy Shirley, and by attending multiple workshops, conferences and events throughout the year. She maintains two of her own classes on the schedule - you can find her teaching Gentle Candlelight yoga Monday evenings at our south location, or her signature Fun Flow class on Fridays at 4:30pm at our North Studio.

Katie Schweiss was born and raised in Key Largo and is proud to call this paradise her home. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a bachelors degree in English Literature and a minor in Education. Katie has been passionately practicing yoga since 2013. She is constantly inspired by the growth in strength, flexibility and determination that yoga brings to her on and off of the mat. Katie jumped at the opportunity to take a 200 hour yoga teacher training course with Kathy Shirley and graduated in May 2015. This training has been life changing for her and she is incredibly grateful for the knowledge she has gained and the friends she has made. Outside of yoga, Katie loves to enjoy the water, read, travel and laugh. She is excited to continue her journey with Key Largo Yoga and to continue to learn and grow!

Tracy has been practicing yoga for 7 years. After taking a Hot Yoga class in Virginia Beach one day she decided that she needed to share her love for yoga to the rest of the world. Shortly after she enrolled in teacher training through Yax Yoga Concepts and Yoga Alliance and never looked back! She received her 200hr certification in 2012. Yoga is not just the asana, it is also a way of life. As we are always students, Tracy believes that it is just as important to spend time on her mat as a student to continue on her path as a yogi, as she feels it makes her a stronger more educated instructor. She believes that yoga holds a unique power because everyone can do it, and everyone benefits from it..She believes our mats provide us a space to connect, be still, and heal so that we can live fully with presence and purpose.

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  I grew up playing organized sports from 5 years old all the way through college.  I attended Widener University and graduated with a BS in Hospitality Management.  After college I worked my way up the ranks running the premium service departments at the arena that hosted Philadelphia's professional basketball and hockey teams.  In October of 2003 I was given an opportunity to work and live in the keys and enjoy the "island" lifestyle, saying good bye to the cold, grey, rainy Philly winters, and have not looked back since.  I was first introduced to yoga around 2011 when I attended several Ashtanga classes at the Pattabhi Jois studio in Islamorada.  I officially got the yoga bug in May of 2013 when Kathy opened Key Largo Yoga.  I initially enjoyed the physical practice of yoga, building strength and flexibility and losing weight, however this quickly evolved into seeking out the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga.  After four years of consistent daily practice and several workshops I finally decided to take the next step in my journey and signed up for 200 hour yoga teacher training in October of 2016 and graduated in April of 2017.