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What is Hatha Yog?

Hatha means ‘forceful’ in Sanskrit and it refers to a school of yoga which focuses on the mastery of the body to attain a state of internal balance in which the mind is withdrawn from external objects. It is an ancient system of self-discipline that includes the practice of asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) which prepare the body for deeper practices such as meditation. 

What to expect from a Hatha Yog class?

Hatha yoga classes focus on using the breath to create a link between the body and mind. They feature slower-paced stretching-focused sequences with breathing techniques, proper relaxation and silent observation. They present an opportunity to stretch, unwind, and release tension while providing a good counterpoint to both busy lifestyles and cardio workouts. This well-rounded style helps to develop body awareness and freeness.  The gentle pace of hatha yog builds flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury which is why it is the most accessible and comfortable style of yoga for people from all walks of life. 

 

So, if you’re seeking an opportunity for whole-body stretching and toning, as well as an overall sense of balance in the body and mind, a regular hatha yoga practice could just be the thing you need. 

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Hatha Yog Class Types

Hatha Yog Basics is a 4-class course that caters to beginner & first-timer yoga practitioners. The course centers around the philosophy of the 5 Aspects of Yoga. Students will be introduced to each aspect, foundation poses and yogic breathing techniques with step-by-step verbal descriptions and demonstrations.

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Hatha Yog 1 is designed for beginner and regular practitioners who wish to build and secure a solid foundation in yoga.  Instructors will work with students to better their alignment, develop strength and flexibility as well as hone their mastery of traditional breathing techniques & concentration. 

Hatha Yog 2 moves beyond the foundation level of yoga and is catered to students who are ready to take the next step. The classes include a wider variation of intermediate poses and sequences while still allowing students to remain grounded to their foundation practices of yogic breathing techniques & concentration.  

Meet Our Instructors

Sudha

Sudha was initiated into raj yog in 2012, at the raw age of 16. Her spiritual guru had ignited her passion for hatha yog in 2014 and she has been practicing both styles of yoga with utmost devotion since then. She soon realised that she wanted to share the profound inner tranquility and growth she had experienced along her spiritual journey. With her guru's guidance and after six months of rigorous training, she took up the title of "Teacher of Yoga and Satsang" with Narayana Lotus Satsangha in Bangalore, India in 2017. She continues to refine her knowledge in the finer and subtler elements of traditional yoga – one that blends asana (yoga poses), pranayama (yogic breathing methods) and dharana (concentration). She believes that this powerful combination is an important step for healing the being.

 

Sudha's gentle and compassionate demeanour translates into her classes when she approaches students with patience and understanding. She believes that everyone has their own personal journey and it can be tumultuous at times, so she does her best to provide individual attention to each of her students so that they may progress at their own pace.

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