Beginning Saturday July 11th, 2009, Donna Newton will be teaching HATHA Yoga classess at The Verandahs B&B By The Lake. The class will be 75 minutes in length, running from 11:15am until 12:30pm each Saturday. The fee for each class is $12 per person. A series of 10 classes may be purchased for $108. Registration and class size is limited to 10 participants.
Donna is a FOYT-R (Federation of Ontario Yoga Teachers) Certified Yoga instructor. She has been instructing HATHA Yoga for the past five years. Currently she leads two classes per week; one with Sunshine Racket & Fitness Club and one at the OPP General Headquarters Building. Donna received the 2 year Georgian College Yoga Certificate in 2004 and became FOYT-R certified in 2005.
What most people refer to as simply “yoga” is actually Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is a system of yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a yogic sage in the 15th century in India. This particular system of yoga is the most popular one, and it is from which several other Styles of Yoga originated including Power Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga. The word “hatha” comes from the Sanskrit terms “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon”. Thus, Hatha Yoga is known as the branch of Yoga that unites pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system. It concentrates on the third (Asana) and fourth (Pranayama) steps in the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
Hatha Yoga tries to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses or Asanas, Breathing Techniques or Pranayama, and Meditation.
For more information and to register for classes, please contact The Verandahs B&B By The Lake at 705-487-1910