NEW! Open-level Hatha Yoga classes with Anthony Middleton
FREE taster on Saturday 23 June, 10:30am – 11:45am
Then every Saturday, 10:30am – 11:45am from 30 June – 21 July
These new classes are suitable for adults of any level, whether you’re a complete newbie or are experienced in Yoga practice, come along and try it out for FREE on Saturday 23 June!
Yoga, in its most basic translation, means ‘union’. The focus is upon uniting the breath, body and mind, to enable you to live a more conscious and aware existence.
Hatha Yoga is a more steady-paced class, where Anthony will guide you through a specifically constructed series of postures. This new class is open to adults with any level of experience. Anthony’s class has a strong focus upon the connection of breath and body as well as clarity in alignment and the release of tension, both in sustained postures and controlled transitions.
Anthony was formerly an internationally competitive Acrobatic Gymnast and is currently a professional dance choreographer. He completed his 200 hour teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram Bahamas in 2016, and has since been teaching his own approach to Hatha Yoga, Acrobatic Yoga and somatic dance practices, integrating the various skills from his experiences as a gymnast and dancer and yoga practitioner.
After class, why not relax and take in the picturesque views of Bradford Cathedral and Little Germany in our Rooftop Cafe and take advantage of our post-Yoga pastry and hot drink offer for only £2.75 – exclusive to yoga participants!
What is Hatha Yoga?
In Hatha Yoga, this is often a more steady-paced class, where the teacher will guide you through a specifically constructed series of postures, built around a theme, giving space within the practice to delve a little deeper into the alignment, releasing of tension and to give particular correction and alterations. Within class there is always some form of ‘Pranayama’ (breathing control techniques), Asana (postures) and meditation.
These are open level classes, meaning that people with any level of experience are welcome to join the class, as modifications and up-levels, to both increase or decrease the complexity of postures will be available. Ultimately, Yoga is a self-practice, so you will be encouraged to make decisions and to listen to your own body and practice, to decide if you would like to up-level or modify.
Read more about Anthony‘s Yoga journey:
“My journey to find Yoga practice came through years of exploring methods to gain a greater sense of understanding and connection to the physical body. As a former acrobat and professional dancer, my life has been focused around understanding the mechanics of the body, to challenge the body, whilst caring for it. However Yoga offered me new opportunities, to explore the connection between mind and body, to explore the healing benefits of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath-control) and Yoga philosophy. I hope to share my continuously growing knowledge of the various aspects of Yogic practice with each and every person. My Yoga teacher training was formally completed in 2016, at the Sivananda Bahamas retreat, receiving my 200hr certification.
Since then, I have trained with various highly regarded international teachers including Simon Borg-Olivier, Ana Forrest and Jules Febre (Jivamukti Yoga).”