Hatha yoga is not a specific type of yoga, but rather encompasses all of the asana, physical posture, systems. Like all Sanskrit words, “Hatha” has many meanings, including “force” or “effort” as well as “sun/moon” (“ha” – sun + “tha” – moon); that is, the archetypal uniting and resolution of opposites. In the context of a modern asana practice, the general term Hatha has come to be used in the specific, describing a more classic approach, a one-pose-at-a-time style class, with focus on alignment, anatomy, body mechanics, and mindfulness. In our Hatha classes, we offer an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease, a pursuit of effortlessness even as we work out the body’s patterns. Relaxation is our primary focus as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion including standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers to each class.