Hatha Yoga - Intermediate

Hatha Yoga - Intermediate

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Hatha Yoga – Intermediate – Sydney Course

In this intermediate Hatha Yoga course, you can go at your own pace to gain strength, flexibility, muscle tone and general well being whilst you learn to relax and concentrate using Hatha Yoga techniques and poses. We integrate breathing, movement and relaxation into an interesting and challenging class. We use Hatha Yoga to focus on long-term health and wellbeing.

Every term is different, so even if you have attended previously, you will still be challenged by something new.

In Hatha Yoga, we cover the whole body but will focus on one particular area each term, such as core strength and stability. The classes vary with the seasons. In the warmer weather we move more slowly and stretch more, in cooler times we work on increasing your metabolism and creating heat in the body. And amongst that, we have a good time – a lot of laughter and smiles!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mount Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques);
  • Vinyasa and Asanas (Stretching and yoga poses);
  • Variations of Surya Namaskar (sun salutations); and
  • Yoga Nidra (meditation and relaxation).

During the course, we progress from an introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga to experiencing the connection or union between the breath, movements and the mind.

Course Outcome

By the end of this course you will have experienced a range of Yoga practices that enhance your wellbeing, improved flexibility and strength and experience a sense of centeredness.

Yoga can also assist in the relief of stress, stabilise blood pressure, assist in digestion and weight loss, assist in achieving a better night’s sleep and have a positive effect on overall health and energy levels.

What to Bring

  • Yoga Mat (sticky mat to assist in standing and seated postures).
  • Blankets (to sit on and use throughout the class).
  • Comfortable and flexible clothing. It is recommended that women wear wire-free bras for comfort.
  • No drinks in class.
  • Blocks and ropes will be provided if needed.

Pre-requisites: Essential

  • Previous yoga experience

Important Information

  • Students sign a medical/ information form at the first class.
  • If you are new to exercise or have a pre-existing condition, please seek information from their GP before participating.
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal two hours before the class. Please do not drink for one hour prior to class or during the class. Please have plenty of water earlier on during the day.
  • Ladies: For comfort, avoid bras with underwire for yoga classes.
  • Student’s health needs are considered and alternative postures are provided to meet individual health issues, level of strength, flexibility and fitness.

Delivery Mode

This class is teacher directed with clear explanations and demonstrations of the correct poses and alignment.

The class is delivered in a classroom and we all work together. Poses are modified for each student as required. Everyone works within their limits.

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Course testimonials:

  • Jeanette said: At the end of Leigh’s classes, I feel all my joints and muscles are looser and more relaxed.

  • Megan said: Great course content each night building up each term. Leigh is a great tutor.

  • Andris said: (Leigh Wood is) the best yoga class and teacher that I have had.