Hatha and Tantra Yoga in Glasgow , Bearsden and the West end of the city

Marit Griffith

private yoga classes,
specialised wieght loss classes
and corporate classes.

Hatha - These are general style classes, which focus mainly on the physical positioning of the asanas. There is usually a short period of breathing techniques in a seated position at the beginning of the class, then some warm up exercises which aim to get the body ready for your asana practice (the intermediate and advanced classes then perform Surya Namaskara - sun salutations). We then concentrate on specific postures, beginning with standing poses and then onto floor postures, the level of the class dictating the difficulty of the positions performed. The technical aspects of the asanas will be considered and each class will focus either on a specific type of asana or a part of the body. Verbal instruction and physical adjustments will be made during the class to assist you in finding the correct body position. In the more advanced levels the asana practice will end with the inverted poses (e.g. sarvangasana - the shoulder stand, or sirsasana - the head stand). The class will then perform a guided relaxation (lying in sivasana - the corpse pose), or the advanced classes may end with a meditation.

These classes are run in blocks of 8 but drop-in students are welcome to join anytime.