Hatha Yoga is a category that has many offshoot styles such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga etc. The word Hatha means moon (Ha) and sun (Tha), and represents the principles of yang and yin, light and dark, hot and cool – balance.
Hatha consists of practising a sequence of postures that, with a steady rhythm of breath, cultivates strength in the muscles, lengthens and creates space in the joints, and brings balance to the body and mind.
I give my students time and space to explore and respect the fact that every ‘body’ is different. Under my guidance, students are encouraged to work to their boundaries, listen, go within, and approach their practice from a place of intuition, feeling their way into movement, rather than thinking it. My older students benefit from a practice that helps them maintain mobility, and can contribute to alleviating pain. They learn how to work with their body for more grace, energy, freedom and control.
Breathing, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation are woven into the practice.
Whether you are practising yoga for physical health, to achieve a calmer state of mind, or connect with a deeper part of your being, the practice will accommodate you.
I really enjoy Claire’s classes. I like that each class is different, and I continue to explore new positions/sequences and discover new muscles and stretches every time. Weekly classes help me with my back discomfort caused by my desk job, and also give me general body strength. I also noticed that my posture is becoming better and my mind feels calmer too. Claire has been really encouraging and also correcting where necessary, so that I learn to do the postures in the right way but also helpful in finding ways that work with my body. Very happy I found her class.
— K. Dziekan, UK, July 2017
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