Hatha Yoga and Meditation
at The Angel Hall, Totnes
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
at The Angel Hall is suspended due to Covid-19.
We hope to be back with you soon!
Location & Times
14 September – 17 December 2020
Every Monday & Thursday
Hatha Yoga: 5.30pm-7pm
The Angel Hall @ Bowden House
Green Lane, Totnes
Devon TQ9 7PW
All meditation classes are offered on a donation basis.
£10 per class / £40 for 5 sessions / £70 for 10 sessions.
Your first class with us is complimentary!
About Hridaya Hatha Yoga
Hridaya hatha yoga is a form of classical hatha yoga practiced in a contemplative style. We often describe it as ‘meditation in motion’.
The practice is mostly performed with the eyes closed and we generally hold the āsanas for longer than other styles. This helps us to interiorise and connect with the more subtle aspects of our being.
The practice is slow and gentle and at the same time, deeply energising. We practice with a non-pushing attitude, striking a balance between effort and relaxation.
Level: Hridaya Hatha Yoga is for all everyone! People of all ages, body shapes, sizes and ability are welcome. No prior experience necessary, you will be fully guided throughout the session.
Please let us know, prior to class commencing, if you are pregnant or post-natal or if you have an injury. This way we can tailor the class, so it is safest for your body – there are lots of easy ways to add variations and make the whole class accessible to everyone.
If you are new to yoga, then check out some of our handy tips and hints.
About Hridaya Meditation
Hridaya meditation is a practice intended for the revelation of our true nature. The technique consists of three main attitudes:
- The awareness of the heart centre
- The awareness of short pauses after inhalation and exhalation
These three attitudes are tools that are used as a way to reveal a deeper dimension of our being.
Connecting to this dimension of love and unity naturally fosters a sense of openness. We open more and more to life and to the present moment. We can experience more kindness, acceptance, selflessness, compassion and love for ourselves and each other.
Practitioners of Hridaya Meditation often experience a profound feeling of ‘coming back home’ to who we really are, beyond who we perceive ourselves to be as individuals. With this there can be a deep sense of calm, wholeness and contentment.
“Through his calm and loving presence, Adam creates a space where one really feels at home and his classes mirror the depth he has reached in his own practice. Such a gift to be able to go on this journey inside with him. Sabina emanates so much love and motherly care in her classes and through this really makes it easy for her students to go deeper and fully let go, meeting the present moment in a loving embrace.”
What to Bring
Please bring your own mat, blanket and any props you may want to use during the session. Please bring your own water in bottles (the water dispenser will not be available).
Hatha Yoga: Wear comfortable clothing that you feel confident to move in. Layers are recommended, so you can best regulate your body temperature. It is particularly important that we have warm layers (especially jumpers and socks) for the shavasana at the end of class.
Meditation: It is important that you remain warm throughout the session. The body temperature can naturally fall when we sit still for long periods of time. For this reason we recommend wearing warm clothes. A snuggly blanket can also be helpful, especially during the colder months. We find it most comfortable to use a yoga mat or blanket, with a couple of cushions to sit on. The mat or blanket takes some pressure off the knees and the cushions help to raise the hips above the knees which allows us to sit more comfortably. If you have a meditation bench you are welcome to use this.
From the A38, take the A384 towards Totnes / Dartmouth as far as Dartington/Shinner’s Bridge. Turn left on to the A385 towards Totnes. Just past the Police Station at the lights, turn right onto the A381 towards Dartmouth. Once on the A381, keep going up the hill until you see a sign for Sharpham/Ashprington. Turn left on to that road and follow it for 1 mile until you see the sign for Bowden House.
Free parking is available on site.
Covid-19 Class Guidelines
Please do not come to class if you are unwell and kindly inform us, so Angel Hall can advise other hirers and take appropriate action.
We will be observing social distancing. All individuals are required to keep 1 metre plus distance (unless you are part of the same household). For hatha yoga, mats will be spaced a minimum of 1.5 metres apart.
Hand sanitiser will be available: 1) in the porch as you walk in, 2) on the table as you enter the room, 3) on the little table at the back of the room. We encourage you to please use this at the beginning and end of the session.
You will need to bring your own yoga mat, props and mediation equipment. We will provide chairs, which we will wipe down with anti-viral spray after use.
We are not requiring students to wear masks, but you are welcome to wear a mask if you are comfortable doing so. Generally it is not advised to wear a mask during hatha yoga.
Please wipe down the toilet with the antiviral spray provided after use, and kindly dry hands with paper towels after washing.
If you are unable to comply with the above guidelines, we ask you to please not participate in our classes.
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