Some things never go out of fashion. Great yoga is one of them. Based on the Hatha & Iyengar yoga traditions we take you back to where it all began with our offering of classes designed to allow time to explore and really understandeach pose in full.
Hatha yoga is a generic term that encompasses all styles of physical yoga practice. Strictly speaking, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Pre & Post Natal yoga, kids yoga are all forms of Hatha yoga. However, the common understanding today is that a Hatha yoga class will be focused on working within the poses themselves, rather than moving from pose to pose. One pose is completed, then another is explored and they are not linked with breath and movement. Some flowing movement may be included at the beginning of the practice solely for the purpose of warming up the major muscle groups prior to the practice of asanas, but flowing through is not integral to the practice style. Often the poses are held for longer periods than flowing styles and this gives a great advantage in exploring alignment, increasing range of movement, building stability into the physical body, and improving your proprioception.
While most Hatha yoga practices will include breath work and meditation – they are often taught and practiced separately from asana. BKS Iyengar, who along with K. Pattabhi Jois, was also a student of T Krishnamacharya preferred to teach yoga in this way.
This group of classes is taught by some of our most experienced teachers, all with over 20 years of practice behind them. They offer the opportunity to explore each posture in depth, with a strong focus on finding and refining alignment, increasing flexibility and gradually building long lean muscle and strength. Expect to smile your way in and out of some fun yoga challenges during one of our hands down, truly fantastic, ‘old school’ yoga classes.
We offer several classes in this style to cater for all ability levels. If this sounds like the right yoga for you, look for the following classes on our timetable.
Align & Flow – Level 1/ 2 / 3
I Heart Hatha for Beginners – Level 1 class
I Heart Hatha –Level 2 class
I Heart Hatha Advanced – Level 2 /3 Class
Sunday Best – Level 2 / 3 class