Hatha Yoga in Tampa
The Sanskrit word हठ hatha literally means “force” and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. Hatha is the branch of yoga in which we use the physical practices – including postures, breathwork, and meditation– to build better control of our thoughts in order to move ultimately toward union of our body, mind, and soul.
In our yoga practice, we strive to balance the seemingly-dualistic aspects of body and mind, with the understanding that these polarities are a natural part of life and are always in fluctuation. In this awareness, we strive to move toward greater harmony while also increasing our understanding of and identification with the greater principles that transcend these dualities.
Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies, we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.
Our Hatha Yoga class offers a focus on stress relief, stretching, and strengthening through body and breath awareness. Expect to flow slowly and mindfully – all levels welcome! From newer yogis to those looking to play with their personal edge. You’ll leave feeling relaxed and ready for whatever life has in store for you.
This is the perfect way to introduce or reconnect your mind, body, and spirit to the practice of yoga. This class provides an opportunity for those who are completely new to yoga or coming back to yoga to to reap yoga’s physical and mental benefits. This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to go slow and learn how to make the practice fit the needs of their unique body.
This class will give you a chance to learn or re-learn the importance of:
~conscious & balanced breathing
~balancing your energy
~learning alignment cues
~how to use yoga props to modify all poses for your unique needs.
All-Levels Hatha Yoga
Beginner & Beyond Hatha Yoga is a hatha yoga class designed to guide clients new to yoga into the practice while allowing more seasoned practitioners to adjust the practice to suit their individual needs. Hatha Yoga uses postures called asanas and conscious breathing to develop awareness of the physical body, build strength and flexibility, restore and maintain the natural mobility of the joints and provide relaxation. Yoga props--blankets, blocks, and straps-- will be used to help students modify poses as needed.
Most forms of yoga are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half of our body, the muscular “yang” tissue. Yin Yoga safely works the other half of the body, the deeper tissues of our ligaments, joints and fascial networks. Yin is a slower, more introspective practice, and a great compliment to any yang activity. This practice is open to all levels.
Vinyasa & Slow Flow
Moving a bit faster now!! These two classes are rooted in Hatha Yoga but focus on flowing from pose-to-pose in with the breath. It's this union of breath and movement fosters a sense of being present in the moment.
Vinyasa classes will move faster than Slow Flow classes. Both practices will bring students into a meditation in motion.
Yoga for Seniors
It’s never too late to enjoy the many health benefits of yoga!!!
This is a gentle yoga class designed especially for baby boomers and folks who live each day with chronic health issues.
Benefits include increased mobility and energy and less chronic pain, as well as improved balance and an overall sense of tranquility and well being.
Please join us in lighthearted camaraderie, in the absence of judgment or struggle. This class is donation only.