Hatha Yoga


This class is taught by:

Karen Iles

Karen came to yoga to alleviate back pain and stress from long hours at work. Her passion for yoga grew, and in 2013 she decided to travel to India and Nepal for 6 months, where she completed her teaching training in Sivananda Hatha Yoga.
She went on to teach yoga and meditation in Sydney and Fiji before returning to the UK. In 2015 she took further teacher training with Sarah Powers in Yin and Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.
Yoga and meditation are an integral part of her life, and she loves to share with others the benefits for body, mind and spirit.
 
Karen teaches Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. 

Derek Elliott

Derek was prodded into going to his first Yoga class by his daughters. Now when they complain that he has become a Yoga obsessive, he knows where to point the finger! He has complemented his martial arts and meditation background with Yoga Teacher Trainings in Hatha and Restorative Yoga at Triyoga London with Joey Miles and Anna Ashby and Astanga Yoga with John Scott. Derek believes that the best teacher is the student themselves and that the teacher’s job is to provide the best conditions in which this can flourish.

Derek teaches Restorative Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Lucie Spence

Lucie discovered yoga during her first pregnancy while living in Montreal in 2008. Having enjoyed the immediate relaxation and physical benefits of prenatal yoga, Lucie continued practicing yoga thereafter, dabbling in different yoga styles. However, it wasn't until Lucie attended her first Vinyasa class in 2011 that she became completely hooked. In 2012, Lucie completed a 200 hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Erika Blitz and a Yin yoga teacher training with Corina Benner, and has been teaching both Yin and Vinyasa since then.

Having a background in Medicine, Lucie is convinced of the enormous health benefits - both physical and mental - that a consistent yoga practice provides and loves seeing these health benefits manifest over time in her students.

YogaVenue’s Hatha Yoga classes offer a gentler, usually slower-paced style of practice. They include none or few of the Sun Salutations which are a feature of Vinyasa classes.

Hatha Yoga is a very broad term referring to the physical practice of Yoga asanas (postures) and the style and particular focus of the class may vary. Hatha Yoga classes provide an opportunity to stretch, unwind, and release tension, offering a good counterpoint to both busy lifestyles and cardio workouts. In Hatha Yoga we bring awareness to our mind, body and breath as we explore ways of 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. You may leave class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed. Expect downward facing dogs, warrior poses, gentle twists, backbends and forward bends.

This class is perfect if you are new to Yoga or returning after a break, as well as if you have a regular Yoga practice. The teacher will offer alternative, gentler modifications where needed.

Hatha classes are 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 24 Jun 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sun 25 Jun 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Derek Elliott
  • Wed 28 Jun 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Karen Iles
  • Wed 05 Jul 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sat 08 Jul 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sun 09 Jul 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Derek Elliott
  • Wed 12 Jul 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Karen Iles
  • Wed 19 Jul 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sat 22 Jul 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sun 23 Jul 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Derek Elliott
  • Wed 26 Jul 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sat 29 Jul 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lucie Spence
  • Sun 30 Jul 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Derek Elliott
  • Wed 02 Aug 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sat 05 Aug 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Karen Iles
  • Sun 06 Aug 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Derek Elliott


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