Venue classes - currently closed, until further notice!
Interactive On-Line Hatha Yoga classes via Zoom
Hatha Yoga promotes wellbeing, incorporating healthy breathing,
alignment and balanced energy flow.
Create your space
You will need prepare your yoga space at home. You will need enough room to layout your yoga mat, with space around you to bring your arms up overhead and to the sides, ensure that furniture is far enough away from you and your practice area to avoid injury and be please be mindful of any pets who share your space.
It is recommended that you have a blanket or extra layer for relaxation; blankets/towels are also good for padding under the knees or for sitting on. If you have a yoga block that might be useful, however we can be creative with household items too; for example a sturdy book or a strong box.
What to wear
Wear clothes that are comfortable and non restricting, women usually wear leggings and a T-shirt. Men usually wear training bottoms/shorts and a T-shirt. Bare feet is normal during class, (non slip socks could be worn in winter).
Try to allow at least two hours after a meal before you join the class (have a light snack if necessary), have some drinking water available during practice.
Yoga Kula / Community
Kula is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as 'community', 'clan' or tribe. A sense of inclusion and belonging that can be cultivated through yogis coming together to practice yoga. The kula is considered sacred because it is a group of people who come together freely, with intention and a shared sense of purpose. In this way, the traditional idea of yoga as a personal and individual practice can be expanded to include more social aspects and experiences of connection with others as well as the self. If we harness the power of connection with loving intention, we can influence even greater positive changes in the larger community outside our yoga world.
'Our yoga practice allows us to know and trust ourselves more fully'.
Designed to align your skin, muscles and bones, and open the many channels of the body, so that energy can flow freely. Hatha is also translated as ha meaning "sun" and tha meaning "moon". This refers to the balance of active, hot, sun and receptive, cool, moon within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path towards creating balance and uniting our opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and stability. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Classes are mixed ability, Hatha yoga promotes wellbeing, incorporating healthy breathing, alignment and balanced energy flow. I invite you to 'Shine out from the inside' - courageously and skilfully exploring the boundaries of your perceived limitations.
Previous experience of Hatha Yoga required.
Details of any health conditions that will affect your practice of yoga will need to be provided to your teacher on request.