Hatha is considered a gentle yoga that focuses on static poses and is great for beginners. However, even though it is gentle, it can still be physically and mentally challenging.
Classes typically start with a gentle warm-up, advance to more physical poses, and end with a short period of meditation.
Most hatha yoga classes start with a period of focus on your breath or pranayama. As you go through the poses, your teacher will continue to remind you to focus on your breath and may offer different breathing exercising to try.
Yoga poses, also called postures or asanas, are a series of movements that help improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Poses range in difficulty from laying flat on the floor to physically challenging positions. If at any time during your class, a pose is too difficult, your instructor can provide you with a modified posture.
If you go into a Hatha class and it feels too slow or not active enough, don’t give up, try our Vinyasa Yoga Flow or Power yoga classes instead.
If this class feels too advanced, try our Gentle Yoga class for beginners.
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