Hatha Yoga Columbus OH



About Hatha Yoga

There is a great deal of variety in Hatha classes. Classes at all levels start with warm-ups and end with deep relaxation, but the body of Hatha classes varies. Some classes move rapidly from pose to pose, others move slowly through gentle joint manipulations. Some incorporate poses from all pose types in a single class; some warm up the body and then focus each class on a specific way of moving the body (back bending for example). Some classes will include partner work. Poses are often repeated several times with new details about alignment or sense awareness introduced with each repetition. Most classes are based on a simple philosophical theme.

At the beginning level the Hatha classes are generally slower than Ashtanga classes, with more focus on relaxation and alignment. At the advanced level, they are equally challenging.

Our Hatha yoga classes have evolved from classical poses and practices that are at least 1000 years old. To this ancient practice we have added information about anatomy, physiology and optimal body alignment.

Basic Beginner ►

The Basic Hatha Beginner course is a 9-week session for people who have never done yoga before.

Dynamic Beginner ►

If you are fundamentally fit, with no particular injuries or physical challenges, and you want a more challenging beginning Hatha class, consider this option.

Hatha Beginner Drop-in ►

If you want to try yoga, this class is a good place to begin. It assumes no prior yoga experience and covers basic breath work and yoga postures. Simple stretches and deep relaxation are included each week.

Level 1 ►

Level 1 Hatha is appropriate for you if you have completed Yoga on High’s Hatha New Beginner Class or have equivalant introductory yoga experience.

Mixed Level Hatha ►

This mixed level class is for level 1 and level 2 students. All poses can be modified to work for students with different levels of ability.

Level 2 ►

In Level 2 you can expect to hold poses longer than in Level 1, while exploring them in greater depth and detail. You will learn poses that require more strength and be introduced to arm balances, inversions, and full back bends.

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