Hatha Yoga is an alignment based mixed levels class, offering modifications to accommodate all levels of experience, even beginners. Alignment cues are integrated into each series of poses for deeper understanding of the postures and our own body mechanics.
Students are guided through breathing techniques (Pranayama) for deeper concentration, meditation, and relaxation. Intentions are set of reach class and are woven throughout class to empower students. Learn to become mindful in the present moment to connect with the breathe and move, thus, creating space in the body for transformation.
Most forms of yoga in the west can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning that Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), and is known as the YOGA OF BALANCE. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit.
Be ready to move during this practice, it is full of dynamic and creative movement focusing on the link between how we move, breathe, and connect. Vinyasa Flow Yoga’s intention is to bring balance into the body, mind, and spirit. Each pose is linked with an inhale or exhale of breath to lead you into a deeper sensation of the asana (yoga poses).
The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students are instructed to coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Ashtanga, Baptiste Yoga, Livamukti, Power Yoga, and Prana Flow could all be considered Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe a specific sequence of poses (Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog) commonly used throughout a Vinyasa class.
Two fundamental rules of practicing yoga:
1: Listen to your body. Whether it's telling you to back-off or choosing a deeper variation of a pose, always go by how you feel in that moment. What you did during practice yesterday might not feel right today. Also, everyBODY is different, so comparing yourself with your neighbor is NOT a good point of reference.
2: Breathe! Also known as Pranayama or conscious breath work. So important, its own pillar of yoga.
On-site or in studio.
One-on-one private yoga instruction is available by appointment.
Do you have concerns about going to group classes? Do you have health concerns that you need specific instructions for? During private instruction, the yoga sequences will be gauged to your specific goals and needs. This can increase your progress exponentially! Over the course of time you choose to engage in private instruction we can work towards your goals; whether its to get into group classes, aid an injury, increase flexibility, or strengthen your overall well-being.
Private group instruction are available on-site at your home, office, or in studio at Wild Ginger Apothecary.
Building a community based environment, through physical movement. Whether its with a group of friends or with co-workers, increase connections, productivity, well-being of your group. According to the AFLAC 2012 Workforce Report, employees who took part in a workplace wellness programs are more satisfied at their jobs than those who don’t partake. By doing this, you’ll learn to connect and shift into positive and mindfulness habits!