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. Level 1 students continue the study and practice of Hatha yoga fundamentals including warm-ups, asanas (the physicial postures), breathing and deep relaxation.
Attention is given to increasing body awareness and relaxation within a wide range of poses. Types of poses include: hip and shoulder openers, seated poses, standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and preparations for inversions. Many Level 1 Hatha students spend a year or more at this level, developing strength, flexibility and body integration.