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Hatha


This class is taught by:

Barb Owen-Boerger

Yoga has been whispering to Barb for years, each time speaking a different language. At first, the whisper was somewhat medical – a nagging back ache interfered with an active lifestyle. Later, the whisper became louder and somewhat urgent. This momma needed a break! Then, the voice was friendly, inviting, fun and encouraging. It may have even texted her a few times!!!
 
So, today the endlessly interruptible mother of two teenage boys looks forward to sharing the many forms yoga has taken to find its way into her life.
 
With a BA in Sport Management/Fitness Studies, Barb is known as an anatomy geek. “I am endlessly amazed at how our bodies work! When you can get down into the kinesiology of it all, it makes sense and visually explains the how/why of each asana”, she states, with shameless enthusiasm.
 
Barb loves half marathons, is a 3 time Tough Mudder finisher, HIIT workout fanatic and credits her yoga and workout gurus with keeping her injury free well into her 40’s.
 
Barb enjoys life with her husband and two sons. She seems to find lots of interesting things to occupy her creative and boredom-fearing brain.
 
Currently deep into her 200 hour Yoga Alliance yoga certification training under replenish owner, Christa Heibel, she invites anyone who is curious yet reluctant about yoga to hang out with her for a little while. She’s probably fluent in the yoga language whispering to you, too!
What Is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Definition
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!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Wed Oct 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Thu Oct 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Mon Oct 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Tue Oct 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Wed Nov 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Thu Nov 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Mon Nov 06 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Tue Nov 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Wed Nov 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Thu Nov 09 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Mon Nov 13 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Tue Nov 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Wed Nov 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Thu Nov 16 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Mon Nov 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Tue Nov 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Wed Nov 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger
  • Thu Nov 23 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erik Silvers
  • Mon Nov 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Barb Owen-Boerger