Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition is taught as an integrated practice, which includes: centering, basic relaxations, correct breathing, breath-awareness, stretching sequences using the Joints & Glands movements, asana refinement, subtle-body relaxations, pranayamas, and meditation. Hatha Yoga is defined as the “forcing” of the subtle energies and also as “the balancing of solar and lunar energies.” In the Prana-Vidya Hatha Yoga style of doing asanas, one’s concentration is not only on positioning the body correctly, but also on experiencing what is happening within and how the prana body expresses itself. There is reverence and gentleness in one’s hatha practice and one’s hatha teaching. There is subtle observation in the mind, moving from inside out, and the ability to totally relax non-active parts of the body and move prana into tense areas by means of concentration and the breath. Also, Hatha Yoga, as taught by Swami Veda, is understood as “a continuum” involving all the angas (rungs) of Raja Yoga, especially Ahimsa (non-violence).
Series classes (6 week sessions)
Drop-In Classes – Open to all. Join any class:
- Wed – Gentle Hatha – 10:30 AM – Noon (weekly)
- Thurs – Hatha for Everyone! – 6-7:00 PM (weekly)
- Sat – Integrated Hatha – 9-10:15 AM (weekly)