Classical Hatha Yoga

Thursdays 5:30–6:30pm
@ Belconnen Arts Centre
Term 1 2018: 18 January – 12 April

Hatha Yoga was first created to bring harmony to our beings. If we can master our bodies and our minds, then we will be able to delve deeper into our consciousness and spirit. Just as the Chinese philosophers believed that the opposites of Yin and Yang co-exist in all beings, the Indian philosophers believed that we each possess two energies, Ida and Pingala, which must be in balance in order for us to find happiness and bliss. The physical practice of Hatha Yoga is designed to bring balance to these energies so that we may live harmoniously with ourselves and others.

Each class will be like a mini workshop with a focus on a specific area of the body, ultimately to improve one’s mastery of Asana (physical postures). There will also be more attention given to Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana  (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation). We will take more time to explore each posture more deeply in order to improve technique and knowledge, thus enabling you to create a practice of your own so that you may begin your journey to self-discovery.

This class will appeal to students of all levels, who are in relatively good health. Modifications will be given to make the class accessible to beginners, and more challenging options will be suggested for more advanced practitioners. You may also be interested in these classes as well: Vinyasa Yoga for Power & GraceBeginners, LunchtimeFamily, and Private & Corporate Yoga.

For Your First Class

If you are registering for the first time, please follow this link to begin: First Visit.

What to bring:

  • Yoga Mat*
  • Yoga Props (optional)*
  • Single bed-sized blanket or 2 beach towels for padding
  • Water bottle

*Yoga mats and props are available for use, if you do not have these items.

This article on Yoga Class Etiquette will give you some insight on what to do when you arrive to your first class.

I also encourage you to check out the Resources Page for my video tutorials. I’ve created these videos to address many topics that come up frequently in class.

If you are concerned about a pre-existing condition, please read more about Risks Associated with Yoga.

Children over the age of 7 are allowed to attend any class with their carers as long as they participate fully and behave in a mindful and mature manner, bearing in mind that this class is designed for adults, not children (except Family Yoga which is absolutely designed for kids).