Class levels at Hatha Yoga Desha reflect the progressive nature of the Shadow Yoga preludes.
Each course consists of chalanas (churning warm ups) followed by a given prelude consisting of squats, viraparamapra (warrior/martial stances), suryanamaskara (sun salutations), asanas (seats), yoga-asana and conclusion.
By learning a set sequence you can focus on the natural folding and unfolding of the body while cultivating rhythmic breathing.
Because of the sequential and progressive process it is important to come to every class, each of which will include some demonstration by the teacher, verbal instruction and where appropriate personal adjustments. New elements are continually introduced and the final class in each course is a led practice to allow students to flow through the practice with the emphasis on smooth breathing, while working at their own level.
Simple and more complex variations of stances, suryanamaskara, seats and yoga-asana will be given and can be modified to accommodate people with injuries or medical conditions.
HYD fee policy & gift vouchers
Course fees are non-refundable* and may be paid via cash, cheque or direct deposit. Missed classes must be made up during the course term.
Gift vouchers are available on request and can be redeemed against publications and classes (some exclusions apply). Contact us for more information.
*All pre-COVID class credits will be honoured in full.
Face-to-face courses at HYD Studio
8 week course $210
9 week course $235
10 week course $260
Nṛtta Sādhanā Intro course: $180 (6 weeks)
Self practice $270 (9 weeks)
Private tuition is available by request.
Casual participation (not available during COVID-19 restrictions):
$30 pay as you go
$160 for 6 classes | valid for 10 weeks
$290 for 12 classes | valid for 10 weeks
Online group sessions for Shadow Yoga Intro, Prelude Intro and Prelude level sessions.
Days: Mondays and Saturdays
Cost: $20/class (limited class size)
Online and in-person consultations
Online Cost: $70/hour or $35/half hour
In-person: $80/hour or $40/half hour
Note: Preload Zoom.us to your device to participate in HYD online sessions.