Starting in February 2013 is HanneHatha Yoga on Wednesday mornings at 10am.
Hanne is passionate about yoga and enjoys sharing the benefits that regular yoga practice can bring each of us.
Struggling with a lower back injury which kept her in pain Hanne decided to turn to yoga; this was about 8 years ago. It was one of the best decisions she has made. “I have now been free of pain for many years. Yoga is now a strong part of my life. I have practised yoga since 2004 starting out in West Auckland.” Hanne recently returned to West Auckland after living overseas for four years. During this time she tried and experienced a variety of yoga, including Dru yoga, Ki Yoga (Ki Yoga is derived from the teachings of Japanese Yoga Master Masahiro Oki), Satyananda Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. Hanne attended a local community yoga class whilst living in Singapore where she was the only European participant. In this setting where English is second language learning and practicing yoga became part of the Singapore Experience.
Hanne studied yoga with the Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia. This school was started by Dr Swami Savitrananda Devi in 1980 and it is now an international yoga training academy. The academy provides a sound experiential course based on the Eight Limbs of Astanga Yoga.
Hanne teach traditional Hatha yoga; a gentle style with the emphasis on movement, postures and the breath. Each session includes stretching, practising of postures, breathing techniques, meditation practice and relaxation that is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Yoga helps to release stress and fatigue from the body and restores energy levels as it clears the mind. The practice of yoga offers each person a better relationship with the body, a deeper insight into ourselves and the world around us.
Some of the comments from people who have been to her classes;
- “Hanne is a caring, committed yoga teacher and fully supportive of her students. She has a passion for yoga and teaches with love.” John B.
- “Hanne brings calmness to the Yoga room, freedom to go at our own pace, plus I enjoy the variety of movement each time.” Maggie C.