Hatha Yoga aka Classical Yoga is the physical practice known as Asana or postures, combined with breath work seeking to balance the body with the mind; The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us.
Join our Physical Therapist and Yoga Certified Instructor, Elaine Waksman Fridays from 9-10:15am as she guides you through a warm up consisting of Sun Salutations, followed by a sequence of postures combined with guided breath work and develop a balance of strength and flexibility, while learning to balance your effort, and surrender in each pose. This class is ideal for beginners, intermediate levels and those individuals who are curious but have never tried Yoga.
Elaine will hold Sacred Space for a 15 min meditation immediately following the Hatha Yoga Class
Continue your journey towards transformation as you are guided on a Silent Hike in the beautiful setting of the Palisades and Rockleigh Woods. At 10:45 we will all drive to a hiking location from the L’ifestyle Lounge to a nearby trail where we will connect with nature and yourself while creating mental equilibrium, emotional health, calmness, sensitivity to yourself and others.