Hatha is a traditional form of yoga focusing on body and breath. Classes move through stretching and strengthening poses at a mindful, meditative pace, opening space for greater physical health and mental clarity. With emphasis on connecting the breath to movements of the body, hatha offers a great starting place for those new to yoga as well as deepening for those at any level of practice. Check out the class descriptions below to find the hatha class that is right for you!
In this class, practitioners explore the benefits of an “awakened” Yoga practice. Slower paced than a Hatha or Vinyasa class, we start with an intention while performing a floor sequence, especially as we gather to mid-line and create enhanced body awareness. Moving mindfully through standing and balancing postures, we refine our physical sense of meditative wholeness. Core-strengthening is emphasized throughout. Each class will end with a reflective summary of the 75-minute sequence, along with a brief breath meditation. This class is open to all levels.
deep stretch hatha yoga
From athlete to office worker, the benefits of stretching are recognized broadly. Whether you wish to lengthen tired and sore muscles or release the mental and emotional demands of life, this class is for you! Come prepared to combine breath, body and focus. Submitting requests for practice and the sharing of specific health concerns are encouraged.
Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The practice is founded on four pillars — Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit.
- teaches you to go deeper to find your truth, and encourages you to take these gifts you have earned beyond the mat and into the rest of your life.
- honors and celebrates the beauty of life and the power of Spirit. It is an inspiring yoga practice that builds flexibility, intelligence and strength while helping deepen the relationship with your authentic self. Accessing your intuition – the voice of your Spirit – builds personal strength and ushers integrity into your daily interactions.
- challenges you to heal, grow and welcome your Spirit home. And by this, it doesn’t necessarily means a spiritual practice but rather being your authentic self.”
Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.
hatha vinyasa yoga
Hatha Vinyasa combines a flowing sequence with specific attention to individual poses. The objective is to combine the physical benefits of strength and stamina with detailed attention to alignment and awareness. Each class will start with a specific sequence of poses followed by focused anatomical instruction on where restrictive movement may exist and suggestions on how to release into greater freedom of mobility.
This class will focus on relaxing the body in restful postures for several minutes at a time to create an opportunity for the body to renew and heal. Combining restorative poses with body awareness gives the yoga student the chance to go deeply into their bodies joining mind, breath and body together for a powerful healing practice. This class is open to all levels of yoga experience. We invite you to stay for a meditation session after.