Hatha Yoga – Intermediate

Course Overview

Welcome to our Intermediate Hatha Yoga course where you build upon your fundamental yoga skills to improve your strength, flexibility, muscle tone and general well being. Whilst you learn to relax and concentrate using hatha yoga techniques and poses, we will integrate breathing and movement, making this an interesting and challenging 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).

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 always have a good time with a lot of laughter and smiles!

By the end of this course, you may experience an improvement in your general wellbeing, relief of stress, stabilised blood pressure, assistance in digestion and weight loss, a better night’s sleep and a positive effect on overall health and energy levels.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Vinyasa and asanas (stretching and yoga poses)
  • Variations of surya namaskar (sun salutations)
  • 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 you need to know

Entry requirements

  • Previous yoga experience

What you need to provide

  • 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

Other 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.
  • This class is teacher directed with clear explanations and demonstrations of the correct poses and alignment.
  • Poses are modified for each student as required. Everyone works within their limits.

Class details

Start Date23 July 2024
End Date03 September 2024
Time7:00pm - 8:30pm
TutorLeigh Wood
Location Online Zoom Class


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.