Hatha

Yoga fundamentals for beginners and experienced yogis

The most popular yoga forms in the West today derive from Hatha Yoga, including (but not limited to) Bikram Yoga, Iyengar, Jivamukti and Ashtanga Vinyasa.“Hatha” means “force” in Sanskrit, and refers to yoga as a system of physical techniques. Hatha Yoga is mentioned early in both Hindu and Buddhist contexts, with the earliest records of the term “Hatha Yoga” being found in Buddhist Tantric works from the eighth century. However, according to legend, Hatha Yoga was developed by Buddhist/Hindu saint Matsyendranath (c. early tenth century), who overheard Shiva describing the principals of yoga and from this founded Hatha Yoga. Even though Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice, the most influential work on Hatha Yoga is medieval: Svami Svatmarama’s fifteenth-century Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Among other things, his work contains descriptions of postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayamas), power centres (chakras), and meditation. During India’s movement for independence from the British Empire in the 1920s and 1930s, the interest for Hatha Yoga grew enormously. Hatha Yoga became so popular in this period because it was considered a symbol of national unity, Indian traditions, and freedom, as opposed to imposed “Britishness”.


With Hatha Yoga’s popular rise in the 1920s and 1930s, it was also greatly developed in this time period. Some of the most influential revivers and reformers of Hatha Yoga were Tirumalai Krishnamachayra, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Bishnu Ghosh. They all had in common that they focused more on the asana practice than had been done before, and they also worked on optimal sequencing of and alignment in asanas. However, all of them primarily taught the 84 classical Hatha Yoga asanas. These 84 classical asanas are also the focus of the Hatha Yoga offered at Yogateket. In our classes, we combine deliberate breathing with static postures, and in so doing create a strong foundation for your yoga practice. After some time, you might even find meditation and relaxation by staying in the postures. 

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20 min

Shoulders and hamstrings

A gentle Hatha practice designed to open up the shoulders and hamstrings. Moving through different shoulder opening postures and lunge variations to prepare your body for deeper hamstring and shoulder work.
20 min

Open your hamstrings

Twenty minutes to bring all your awareness to your hamstrings. Take your time and stretch the back of your legs in different ways to slowly reach splits. 
20 min

20 minute pigeon

Take 20 minutes for yourself and do some nice hip-openers, yogi!

20 min

20 minute plank

In the next 20 minutes, You are going to become intimately connected with your core. Thank you static holds!

20 min

Yoga 15: Post-Workout Maintenence

Do you run, cycle, or do anything else besides yoga? Take 15 minutes after every workout to maintain that flexibility you work so hard to create.

30 min

Halftime: Happy Baby Flow

Arguably the most relaxing-sounding yoga pose, Happy Baby is a great platform for hip-opening and core awareness. Take 30 minutes to experience the majestic beauty of the Happy Baby Flow.

45 min

Go With the Flow: Cosmic Egg

Don't check out during yoga, check in with your body's full movement potential! This session is built around moving into, arriving, and flowing our from Cosmic Egg. Harder than you think!

45 min

Happy Hour: Pigeon Pose

This 45-minute “Happy Hour” gives you plenty of time to move towards, release into, and explore awareness around Pidgeon Pose. Perfect for tight hip days.

45 min

Happy Hour: Seated Twists

This 45-minute “Happy Hour” centers around your spine and how to best rotate your torso around it; learn to twist from the inside out, unwinding your body’s inner tension.

30 min

Halftime: Standing

This 30-minute class is built around standing poses, so expect a good amount of leg and core work mixed with smooth transitions and single-leg balances.

20 min

Yoga 20: Stand Tall

For the next 20 minutes, you're going to work on standing postures and balance poses. Your legs, feet, and hips will thank you!
30 min

Halftime: Seated

This 30-minute class is composed mainly of seated postures and is designed to help you open up twists, forward folds, back, and hips.
20 min

Yoga 20: Stand Tall 2

For the next 20 minutes, you're invited to do even more work on standing postures and balance poses. Stand tall, intrepid yogi!
20 min

Yoga 20: Shoulders

Time to open your shoulders, neck, and upper body with 15 minutes of mindful yogic movement.
20 min

Skandasana Tune-Up

Want to play around with some lateral hip-openers while crawling around on your mat? This 20-minute session is perfect for you.
15 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 1

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 2

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 3

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 4

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 5

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 6

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.