Hatha yoga is composed of pranayama (breathing exercises) and postures which are usually held for a few minutes. This makes Hatha great for muscle strengthening, and also allows the focus to be on alignment and connection to your breathing.
This style enables you to enjoy developing flexibility and strength at a steady pace. Hatha yoga also helps to relax the body and alleviate stress. The class is more challenging than Beginners/Improvers, but is suitable for beginners who already have a good level of fitness.
Before your yoga class
If this is your first class at Yoga House, please arrive 10 minutes early for registration.
Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.
Please bring a yoga mat or, if you prefer, these can be rented at the studio for 50p.
The yoga studio opens 15 minutes before the class begins.
Please consult your GP if you have any personal concerns about practicing yoga
Studio Etiquette and Cancellation Policy
◊ Please switch off your mobile phone before the class begins.
◊ Take off your shoes once you've entered and place them on the shelves provided.
◊ Please make sure that you arrive on time. About 5-10 minutes before the class begins is perfect. Not only does this allow you to relax a little before we start, but ensures that the class is not disrupted by a late arrival.
◊ Be mindful of personal hygiene. We practice yoga in close proximity and often barefoot. Whilst your neighbour respects you, he/she does not want to catch a whiff of body odour or smelly feet!
◊ Which brings us to the next point: take it easy on heavy perfumes and colognes. Some people are allergic or sensitive to certain smells.
◊ You may cancel your booking any time up to 4 hours before the class begins, and your credit will return to your account to use another time. Regrettably, we are unable to return credits to your account with less than 4 hours cancellation notice. Workshops usually have a longer cancellation period, which is written in the workshop description (in the Class Styles section).
◊ Non-attendance is not refundable
- Feel a stronger mind-body connection
- Improve your flexibility
- Good for muscle strengthening
- Calm your mind