Hatha Yoga

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Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a broad yoga term and describes a yoga practice using more static yoga postures compared with styles like Vinyasa flow that allows a slower pace of stretching and you will learn basic breathing exercises (pranayama) and sometimes a short meditation.

Hatha classes are a great way to start your yoga journey with us and grow confidence to explore the other styles.

Our teachers offer various class times, explore the timetable.

Teachers: Rachel Antill, Frayah

Class Instructor

Hatha Yoga Studio at YogaSpace yorkshire

Name: Rachel Antill, Frayah

Class: Hatha Yoga

Rachel Antill writes

Rachel began her personal practice in her late teens. As a climber and fell runner yoga provided a space to recharge and explore body movement in an alternative way. Later the practices and philosophy of yoga began to inform how to move within the landscape without pushing and with more mental and physical balance, yoga came to inform all aspects of life.

Training at first with the British wheel of yoga, and then as an experiential yoga therapist with Yoga Anubhava through the British based Sara Delamore and Indian based Dr. Mukund Bhole (joint director of research until 1995 of the Kaivalyadhama yoga research institute).

Rachel guides you through a practice to find space and clarity within your internal frame, helping you to engage with each practice at a level that is right for you, encouraging each student to think openly and independently. You will find the practices precise but without limitation, fun and reflective, encouraging, and supportive and encompassing all aspects of the eight limbs of yoga.

Frayah writes

I have grown up with yoga in my life, having parents who practiced. As a teenager and young adult, I used to dance and saw yoga as a wonderful way to aid that. However, it wasn’t until I came home to North Yorkshire in 2012 after getting my degree in Animation from Bournemouth Arts College that I properly brought a regular yoga practice into my life. 
Yoga has helped me in so many ways in my life. Emotionally and physically. 
I trained with the British wheel of yoga and teach Hatha yoga though have an interest in many different styles and so incorporate lots of other traditions into my classes. I am also a big believer in taking yoga off the mat and into your everyday life. I have always been interested in the philosophy and mysticism that surrounds the practice. Along with living in connection to nature and our authentic selves as best, we can. 
Hatha translates from Sanskrit as ‘Ha’ meaning sun and ‘Tha’ meaning moon. It is all about balance, the balance of masculine and feminine, the balance of day and night, the balance of mind,  body, and spirit. It is a wonderful practice for all levels, practicing the poses often in a staged approach so there will always be a level for everyone no matter what your experience so far of yoga. 
I have also recently trained in a method called Sound Moves Yoga, with Noah McKenna. Which uses resonant frequency breathing to aid the body’s nervous system while practicing. It is an incredible method and something I will be incorporating into my classes and hopefully doing specific workshops with.  

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