Hatha Yoga Classes

Yoga classes, taught by Lisa Zaytoun and Sherry Boehme, meet every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. These 1 1/2-hour sessions are $10/each or $80/10-class pass.

Lisa teaches Beginner/Intermediate Yoga on Wednesdays from 10:30am-12noon. Sherry teaches Multi-Level Yoga on Saturdays from 8:30-10am, and Intermediate Yoga on Sundays from 10-11:30am.

Beginner/Multi-level Hatha Yoga - With a focus on breath awareness and proper alignment in foundational Hatha Yoga asanas, this class will guide students toward safely developing a yoga practice that meets their personal needs and includes modifications for students new to the practice, and challenges for continuing students.

Intermediate level Hatha Yoga - This class will challenge the student with a regular Hatha yoga practice to deepen into the next level, as we explore: holding of the joint stabilizing and muscle strengthening asanas; detoxifying with deeper twists and bandhas; finding balance and reducing effects of gravity with inversions; and practicing purifying pranayamas.

Yoga Basics - This class is based on physical postures (asanas), breath awareness (pranayama), mindfulness and listening to the body. Emphasis is placed on alignment, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. For beginning and continuing students.

 

What is Hatha yoga?

It is one of the most traditional types of yoga, dating back 5000 years and includes: postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), purification techniques (shat karmas), and energy regulation techniques (mudra and bandha), as well as devotional practices.

The physical practice of Hatha yoga, the postures (asana), bring stability to the body as they increases the lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons and build muscular strength. Combined with the breathing techniques (pranayama), Hatha yoga allows the body systems to detoxify and alternately become more completely oxygenated during its practice.

Studies in the field of medicine suggest that Hatha Yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the entire body, because it massages all of the internal organs and glands. This, in turn, reduces the risk of many diseases.

Other benefits of Hatha Yoga include: Improved balance, posture and coordination; Alleviation of lower back pain and other chronic pain, through increased flexibility; Nourished bodily systems including: glandular, nervous, cardiovascular, and digestive; and increased metabolism.