what is hatha yoga?

Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means to bind together or “to yoke.” This ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice has roots going back 5,000 years to India. The essence of Hatha Yoga is the transformation of the mind, body and spirit.

Hatha Yoga is a classical system which coordinates body, breath, and mental focus. These are all systems of the body that regularly interact with one another. Yoga will increase your flexibility, balance and strength, while reducing stress, allowing the body to look and feel better.

what can I expect from yogabody classes?

We can help deepen awareness and practice, and guide you in the development of an individual yoga “body”.

At yogabody, each class is an eclectic blend of elements from various Hatha Yoga styles with attention to alignment and sequencing (Iyengar yoga). We teach how to breathe, relax, feel, watch, and allow the body to develop and transform. We use props to allow each body to perform and access all the poses safely and with ease.

Each class begins with a brief meditation and centering to encourage an inward focus and to quiet the mind. Next, a joint freeing series is used to warm up and free restrictive joints which prevent the coming into or holding of a pose. Then, the class flows through a combination of asana (isolated postures) and vinyasa (a series of poses linked together with the breath) increasing range of motion to create a feeling of lightness and exhilaration. Finally, the savasana (relaxation) at the end of a class will allow the body and mind to fully absorb the benefits of the practice.

We encourage students to just observe what is being felt without any judgment and to enjoy the yoga. Yoga is a practice as well as a process. Be patient and allow the changes to happen gradually.

You will leave class feeling refreshed, renewed, and revitalized!

how can I find more information?

Please contact us for more information about yogabody!

What people are saying...

"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that I really enjoyed your class. As I mentioned to you, this was my first yoga class, and I really did not know what to expect. Although I was sore the next day, I can feel that my body is beginning to get stronger and more flexible. The breathing exercises have helped me feel better as well. Every time I get stressed out by something or someone, I always think of your class, and am better able to handle the situation. You are a very caring and kind person, and I am glad that I attended your class. Thanks again for all your inspiration, encouragement, and compassion." Linda W.