Basic Introduction to Hatha Yoga
This Yoga 1 is offered as a 5-session course meeting once per week for 90-minutes. This is the best course to take if you are a beginner. You will benefit from individual attention.
Receive a step-by-step introduction to the theory and practice of classical Yoga, emphasizing the 5 points of perfect health: proper breathing, proper exercise, proper diet, proper relaxation, meditation and positive thinking.
You will also learn most of the 12 basic asanas, the sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) and basic pranayama. Explore the postures in detail, learn their benefits and practice accurately, with plenty of relaxation time.
The course will help you understand the system that is followed in all of our open, all-levels classes.
Benefits of the Course
- Expanded view of what Yoga is
- A well-rounded Hatha Yoga routine
- Ideal preparation for drop-in classes
- A solid foundation for practice at home
- Focus on individual attention
To support you in establishing your yoga practice, while enrolled in the course, take as many All-Levels Classes as you like, free of charge.
Call the Center for future class start dates. Courses form as there is demand.
After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She was initiated into sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist. She is enrolled in the 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training and a 350-hour Pain Care Mentorship Program.