In these classes you can expect a more basic and gentle practice with a focus on alignment and the physical and mental benefits of each posture.

Postures are likely to be stepped into rather than flowed, potentially bringing down the pace making these classes an excellent option for beginners.

The classes may include pranayama exercises (controlled breathing techniques), mudras (hand gestures) and meditation for personal spiritual growth. Hatha is a Sanskrit word that can be translated to ‘Forceful’.

When broken down, the ‘Ha’ translates as Sun and ‘tha’ as Moon, thus Hatha being a practice that brings about balance.