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Padmasana - Lotus Pose. You don't have to be able to sit in the Lotus pose to practice Yoga
Anjaneyasana - Lunge Pose or Crescent Moon.
Trikonasana - Triangle Pose.
Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana - Revolved Seated Angle Pose.
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Raja Bhujangasana - King Cobra Pose.
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Astavakrasana - Eight Angle Pose.
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Halasana - Plow Pose
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Thai Yoga Massage - The Cobra
Adho Mukha Svanasana - DownwardFacing Dog Pose
Uttanasana - (Intense Stretch Pose) Standing Forward Bend
Vrschikasana - Scorpion Pose
Sirsasana - Headstand

Also on this page   Hatha Yoga Open Class   Seniors Yoga   Yoga Nidra   Teens Yoga   Kids Yoga   Mudras   Nia

All Yoga classes are 'drop-in' so there is no need to book in advance. Wear loose comfortable clothing. We have Yoga mats.
If you have any conditions or injuries you are worried about, let the teacher know at the beginning of the class.

Beginners Yoga

The prospect of joining a yoga class for the first time can be quite daunting.
Here we will try to answer some common questions and put right some common misconceptions.

There is no need to book a place in advance. We have quite a large hall and we'll always find a space for you.

There are no particular rules or dress code at The Yoga Hall. Wear any loose comfortable clothing, for example tracksuit trousers and a t-shirt. Some wear leggings or shorts. Some wear vests or sweatshirts. We usually practice in bare feet but it is advisable to bring some warm socks or jumper in the winter to keep you comfortable during the most relaxing parts of the class.

There are also no rules about how often you should come. You will benefit most from a regular practice. Once a week to begin with is fine. When you are inspired by your journey into yoga, you may want to do more. We have vouchers for 4 classes within one month that give you a small discount to help your commitment.

We have mats at The Yoga Hall so there is no need to bring your own, although you are welcome to do so if you prefer. We also have cushions for support if you need them. There is no other equipment necessary to practice yoga.

You don't have to be flexible to practice yoga. Flexibility, strength and balance are by-products of a process that gets your mind and body working together. Once you are in touch with how you are already, you can begin to release the resistance to becoming your best potential.

Yoga is not 'laying about, chanting'. While one of the most important aspects of yoga is to learn to relax, it can also be quite vigorous. At The Yoga Hall we practice intuitively - it's a new adventure every time.

Most other people in the class are beginners too, so you will be in good company.

Enjoy a new experience and try a class.

Hatha Yoga Open Class

The OPEN classes are intended for people who already have some Yoga experience.

The main point of a Beginners Class is to get used to how to practice Yoga. By the time you are ready for an Open Class, you already know that Yoga is not a competition or a performance. You'll be able to approach your 'edges' with interest and without straining or collapse. You will be comfortable not doing anything you feel is inappropriate for you, without feeling inadequate. You will also be prepared to try something new.
You will have at least a basic understanding of Yoga asanas (postures), Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Breath awareness (Pranayama) and Meditation.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a transformative practice that moves us energetically to greater awareness. It brings positive realisation in a short time. It is designed to give you an awareness of your soul.

Breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra (chanting), body locks and postures are precisely combined to strengthen the nervous system, balance the glandular system, expand lung capacity, purify the bloody and develop intuition. It brings balance to the body, mind and soul.

Kundalini Yoga is for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.

“You surrender to a lot of things which are not worthy of you. I wish you would surrender to your radiance ... your integrity ... your beautiful human grace.” Yoga Bhajan

Seniors Yoga

Yoga is an ageless pathway to personal health and awareness of our own place of inner harmony and balance.
A consistent yoga practice can create miracles of healing of our bodies and minds.

Yoga works. It has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, increase circulation, build muscle tissue, increase flexibility, relieve stress and stress-related symptoms, and strengthen the respiratory system. Other benefits include relief from symptoms of menopause, counteracting osteoporosis, cleansing of internal organs, energizing the nervous system, balancing out the digestive system and relief from headaches and lower back pain.

Yoga benefits the body, mind and soul. The choice to enjoy those benefits is yours.


Yoga Nidra is a path that takes us back to our own hearts. It is a guided process for entering into an effortless state of being where the mind drops away. Although Yoga Nidra is often described as ‘effortless sleep’, paradoxically it is more about awakening. In Yoga Nidra, the body does not move. As you drop into stillness your physical body actually falls asleep, while your mind stays alert.

Yoga Nidra will meet you wherever you are.

It is an excellent stress reliever and helps with insomnia, anxiety, depression and pain management. It can be used as a tool to make space for creativity to emerge. Yoga Nidra is also a form of self-enquiry; it is a direct experience that helps us to come to our own knowing.

We will usually begin with a combination of energy releasing sequences,
joint freeing movement, breath work, sound and mudra.
The session will include either one long or two short Yoga Nidras.

Teens Yoga

One of the most popular styles of Yoga in the world today, Ashtanga Yoga, was originally formulated for teenagers.
You will learn to put yourself into some quite amazing positions, at the same time improving your ability to relax and de-stress from full on learning at school. Yoga teaches us to be present and in touch with our natural selves. Then what comes easily to us, our talent, what we are best designed to be, is brought forward. We can trust our own feelings, be connected to the real world around us and yet be completely original.

Kids Yoga

Yoga for kids is split into two age groups. Each class will typically include; calming yoga exercises to help develop focus and concentration, movements designed to energise children and address frustrations, singing to assist with memory development and techniques to relax a child's mind, enabling them to become more settled and calm.
Please call Heidi for more information and to book on 01582 765626.

Meditation with Mudras

It doesn’t matter if you have no previous experience with either meditation or mudras. We usually do a few very simple asanas to allow us to sit comfortably then we practice a mixture of meditation, visualisation and mudras. Mudras are asanas for the hands and fingers. They're a great way to relax the body, calm the mind and learn how to be present.
Please call Becci for more information and to book on 07738 974708

Nia Technique

Nia is holistic movement that weaves the world of dance, martial arts and healing arts with the design of the body. Nia combines steps stances and dance moves with soulful music, creating an inspiring synergy of wellbeing.
For more information call Dorit on 07746 147345 or check out her website

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Pregnancy Yoga, Post-Natal Yoga, Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Tots Yoga.


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The Yoga Hall, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire UK, AL1 3RR.