Hatha Flow

Hatha Flow

April 16, 2024

Flow through an easy-to-follow Vinyasa yoga practice that integrates posture, mindful breathing exercises, and relaxation to harmonize you on every level: body, mind, and spirit. Hatha Flow builds short easy-to-follow sequences, repeats them mindfully for mastery, then develops new sequences to explore. Find yourself at peace in this delicious, mindful, and moving class. All levels are welcome. 

Why Try Hatha Flow?  

Hatha Flow is a compelling practice for anyone looking to enhance their overall health and quality of life. You might just discover a profound sense of balance and well-being that enriches your life in more ways than one! 

 

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What Is Hatha Flow Like?  

In Hatha Flow, you’ll experience the breath-to-movement pacing of a short flow sequence of 4-6 postures.  Didn’t get it right the first time?  No worries—everyone has the chance to practice and perfect each sequence by repeating it three times before moving on.  Instructors will give options to help support, sustain, and advance your practice. All Hatha Flow classes focus on balance, flexibility, core work and yummy sustained Yin floor postures.  

Who Are Hatha Flow Classes Best For? 

Hatha Flow classes are designed to appeal to all fitness levels. From the beginning exerciser who has never taken a yoga class, to the advanced practitioner in the front row, Hatha Flow classes provide an unintimidating, easy-to follow practice with plenty of options for skilled yogis.   

Is Hatha Flow a Good Workout? 

Hatha Flow strengthens muscles, improves balance, increases flexibility, and sculpts your entire body with a flowing movement pattern that will leave you relaxed, long, and lean. 

  • Strength. Hatha Flow sequences link postures that engage both upper and lower body muscles as well as ignite your core. Bodyweight strength work activates muscle fibers in ways that external resistance just can’t. 
  • Flexibility. Yoga improves posture, decreases risk of injury, increases physical performance and reduces muscle soreness. Three times through the flow allows you to increase your range of motion every time, creating more room in your joints and openness in your muscles. 
  • Balance. Balance is dependent on many factors, including how much you slept the night before or how much stress you’re under.  The good news is that you can improve your balance with practice, and yoga is the perfect opportunity to try! 
  • Core Strength. The center of the body, or core, is the key to supporting virtually all physical movement. By engaging the abdominals, the lower back, glutes, hamstrings and quads, the body is able to balance better and move more efficiently. 

How Difficult is Hatha Flow? 

3/10. Hatha Flow is one of the easiest yoga classes to follow. Because the short, simple sequences are repeated three times, you’ll be able to level up your practice with every round, adding options or simplifying as needed. Work up the sweat, then finish with longer held postures designed to lengthen and de-stress.  

How Long Is Each Class? 

Hatha Flow is offered in a 60-minute or a 30-minute express format—check the app to find out the length of the class at your location.   Each Hatha Flow class begins with a warm-up of sun salutations, then builds and repeats each sequence three times for the bulk of the class.  As Hatha Flow winds down, longer-held Yin-style poses and relaxation allows the practice to be absorbed into the body. 

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What Should I Wear? 

Cover Your Business.  Typically, people wear fitted clothing what will offer ample coverage and will stay put, even in Downward-Facing Dog postures.  

Leave Your Shoes Off. Not only does being barefoot help you with stability, but your overall balance and foot strength will improve as a result of working without shoes or socks on.  

What do I need to Bring? 

Plan to bring your own yoga mat. A yoga mat is a thin, sticky mat that will allow you to protect your joints without slipping around when you’re in an awkward position. You’ll be gettnig up-close and personal to the floor, so having your own yoga mat for Loaded Yoga and other yoga classes will keep you feeling so fresh and so clean! 

What Types of Yoga Classes Are Available? 

Yoga Body Sculpt.

A strength-building Vinyasa flow class that focuses on sculpting your buns and thighs while flattening your belly and strengthening your core.  

OMHIIT.

Yin meets Yang in this yoga class serving a distinct mix of OM and HIIT. Flowing yoga sequences designed to promote strength, length and flexibility are interlaced with high intensity interval segments to deliver a singular mind-body experience. Become a powerhouse on the mat!  

Unbreakable.

Become unbreakable by utilizing the power of yoga, deep stretching techniques and myofascial release. Breathe, flow and find your way to an “unbreakable body” in this class that focuses on the power of restoration. This 60-minute class will start with traditional Vinyasa flow followed by specific releases using straps, lacrosse balls and blocks. Designed to relieve your body, calm your mind and light your soul, this class is the perfect addition to preserve and protect your most valuable asset, YOU.  

Ultimate R&R.

We all need more self-care, more recovery, more rest to continue to be our best. Ultimate R&R provides the break your mind and body need. Take the foot off the accelerator and pump the brakes, focusing on a slower, gentler yoga flow followed by longer-held restorative poses supported by blocks, for the ultimate in rest and recovery.  

Mana Flow.

Supercharge your spirit in this ultimate mind/body experience.  Mana Flow is an out-of-this world 30-minute yoga practice that focuses on the supernatural force found in everyone! Dedicated mandala flow segments alternated with superpower Mana segments utilizing Knux will leave you long, lean and lit!  

True North Mandala Flow.

Travel your mat and find your true north in this centering, creative 60-minute vinyasa flow. At each directional point, explore strength, balance, core, and breath for a fully rounded discovery of the self and a sense of balance for both mind and body.    

Loaded Yoga.

Take your yoga practice to the next level in this unique class that combines flexibility and strength. This unique class links the mind and body in a totally different way delivering a challenge to remember. Start by introducing a sequence of poses “UNLOADED” with no weights and then take it to the next level as you “LOAD” the same sequence for a challenge that demands control from both the mind and body.  

 

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Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION.

Discover your body from the inside out in this welcoming, accessible yoga fundamentals practice. Not flexible? Perfect! That just means you’ll experience the benefits that much more quickly! Learn how to explore your edge using your breath to increase strength, balance, focus, and recovery. Held in a gently heated room, this class focuses on powerful standing and balancing postures, then grounded, seated, and reclining postures that challenge you from head to toe and leave you feeling relaxed and empowered.  

Hot Yoga: FLOW.

Designed to keep you moving through thoughtfully sequenced patterns, this heated Vinyasa flow class will take your yoga experience to the next level. Taught in blocks, Flow alternates a slow sequence of yoga postures with the same pattern at an increased pace to provide a unique mind-body experience. Beautiful movements along with music that enhances the class experience will leave your mind in flight as your body flows through this unique yoga practice.   

Hot Yoga: FIERCE.

Take your yoga practice to the next level in this unique class that combines athletic movement, power yoga and balance challenges. This unique class links the mind and body in a totally different way, delivering a challenge to remember. Start seated on the mat and then transition to a vigorous standing flow. Special “fire it up” challenges inserted throughout the workout are designed to challenge both your mind and body. This one-of-a-kind yoga class will leave you with a fierce attitude and a fit body.  

Find a Hatha Flow Class at a Crunch Near You  

Can’t wait to relax, flow and shake up your Yoga routine? Then Hatha Flow is the right class for you!  Search here to find the class at a location near you!

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