Hatha yoga classes focus on correctly aligning the body to improve general posture, breathing and circulation. The classes flow steadily giving you time to slow down, tune inward and develop awareness.
Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class is derived from Hatha, however is most often used to describe a slower-paced class. My classes aim to be accessible and inclusive. I am happy to adapt and modify the poses for injuries and to suit the quirks of our different. My aim is that everyone is able to develop their own yoga practice. This style of yoga is suitable for all levels. Hatha Yoga can help to
* Improve your posture * Build strength and flexibility * Develop awareness and control of your breath * Boost your circulation * Learn relaxation techniques * Improve the quality of your sleep * Lift your energy levels * Enhance feelings of wellbeing * Become better able to switch off from the stresses of daily life.
Meditation and Pranayama (breathing): The class begins with meditation and breath work to focus the mind and create space for moving. Warm Up: A series of gentle movements to mobilise the body. The Asanas (Poses): The practice continues with a series of strengthening and stretching poses held for 5 to 10 breaths. We will build on the poses each week. Savasana (relaxation): The class ends with a silent or guided savasana.
WHERE, WHEN AND WHAT TO BRING
Autumn Term Dates - Week Beginning Monday 12th September - Monday 10th October
Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Alston Masonic Hall, King's Arms Lane, Alston, CA9 3JF
Wednesday 6.15- 7.15pm, Gilsland Village Hall, Gilsland, Northumberland, CA8 7BE
Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes to move in. Don't forget the water to keep you hydrated.
Alston Classes are £8.50 a class paid termly at the start of term.
Class Dates Term 1 £42.50
13th, 27th September 4th, 11th, 25th October
Term 2 £51.00
1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th November 6th, 13th December
There are no classes on the third Tuesday of the month as Alston & District Flower Club use the hall.
Single drop in class price: £9.50
Gilsland Classes £8.00
Class Passes are available