What Is Hatha Yoga?
In its most basic usage, hatha means yoga. The word hatha describes any kind of yoga in which poses are done. (Remember that yoga has eight limbs, only one of which, asana, is concerned with yoga poses.)
How Hatha Is Used Today
Given that the word has such an open meaning, what should you expect if you attend a hatha yoga class?
These days, hatha is most often used to describe gentle, basic yoga classes with no flow between poses. Expect a slower-paced stretching class with some basic pranayama breathing exercises and perhaps seated meditation at the end. Hatha classes are a good place to learn beginners' poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga.
Is this OPEN Hatha Yoga Class for You?
Try one of our OPEN Hatha classes if the idea of gentle yoga appeals to you or seems right for your level of physical fitness. It can be a great introduction to yoga, but shouldn't be mistaken for easy yoga since it can still be challenging both physically and mentally. If you go into our OPEN Hatha class and it feels too slow or not active enough, don't give up on yoga completely.
There are many faster-paced, more athletic ways to do yoga. Try our Vinyasa Class
and see if that is more your speed.
This is considered a Walk-In Class, or can be scheduled ahead of time on this page. All Walk In classes are beginner friendly. Classes are taught with pose modifications for Beginner, Level I and Level II.
Our OPEN Hatha classes are available at a variety of times including mornings, lunch, afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Check our schedule below to see which Class fits in your schedule!