Hannah teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. She undertook 200 hours teacher training at Abhijna school of Yoga in Kerala, India. However Hannah has 15 years experience teaching dance and yoga.
As well as teaching the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles, Hannah likes to add elements of Kalaripayattu (South Indian martial art), which she spent time in Kerala learning. Mixing elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kalaripayattu and dance makes for an energetic and creative flow. Her classes always focus on moving and breathing in unison.
"I have been teaching, studying and loving movement for 15 years and believe that dance and yoga is for everyone. My experience is broad and I have taught children to elders, people with disabilities and mental health problems and complete beginners to professional dancers.
My passion and drive in yoga is connection; connection to people and your true self."
What is Ashtanga?
Ashtanga yoga wakes up the internal fire. The vinyasa system works with the synchronisation of deep rhythmic breathing and movement. Linking postures creates a continuous flow of energy that heats up the body. The combination of ujjayi breath, bandhas (locks), drishti (gaze) and asanas (positions/state) creates a light and strong feeling throughout the body clearing the mind with a complete movement and breathing system.
What is Kalaripayattu?
Kalaripayattu is a martial art and fighting system, which originated as a style in North Malabar, Kerala, Southern India. It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving fighting systems still in existence in the world. Kung- fu, popularized by the monks of the Shoaling Temple traces its ancestry to Bodhi Dharma - an Indian Buddhist monk and Kalaripayattu master. Crafted in ancient South India drawing inspiration from the raw power and strength of the animal forms - Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, Snake, Crocodile and many more.
What is Vinyasa?
"Vinyasa" is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a special way"—as in the arrangement or the linking of one asana to the next.
The sequencing in Vinyasa has a smooth quality linking asanas together and is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It's a broad classification that encompasses many different types of yoga, including Ashtanga.