I aim to provide a practice that leaves you feeling like you've come home -- becoming your body, breathing on a mat, completely in the moment. You will practice moving energy through your body using a combination of slow-flowing and longer-held postures, breathwork and guided relaxation. I love to reflect on natural cycles (like the time of year and phase of the moon) when selecting these practices. I believe that what happens in the classroom should honor and balance what is happening outside of that sanctuary. I have studied many styles of yoga including Classical Hatha, Restorative, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram and Kundalini in addition to studying the traditional Indian medicine system of Ayurveda. I bring elements from each of these teachings into my classes.
Insight Timer Online Meditations and Classes -
If you are using the Insight Timer app (available for iPhone and Android) to track your meditation practice, you can find my teachings in the guided meditation section. I have several guided meditations and chant recordings ranging from 10-25 minutes that you can access for free any time you like. Explore here.
Blue Heron Wellness Center, Silver Spring, MD -
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm - Mindfulness Meditation
This practice is taught by Rebecca Hines and I serve as her substitute when needed. It is designed to help you become more aware and accepting of the moment you are presently living. During this class, we bring attention to sensations, thoughts, and emotions with kindness and curiosity - this is mindfulness. Mindfulness leads us into the practice of meditation, where we reconnect to our best selves. This class offers you practical breathing practices, gentle movement, and seated meditation (chairs available). You may drop in or register online to secure your spot and to see who will be teaching that day.
Fridays, 6:15pm-7:30pm - TGIF Yoga
This class features gentle movement, breathing techniques, long-held postures supported by props and guided relaxation. The goal is to let go of your week and ease into your weekend. You may drop in or register online to secure your spot.
Saturdays, 9:30am-10:45am - Mixed Level Yoga
This class features beginner to intermediate movement/postures, breathing techniques and guided meditation/relaxation practices. Herbal tea and an opportunity to set an intention for your weekend are offered at the end of the practice. You may drop in or register online to secure your spot.
Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD -
Thursdays, 12:00pm-12:45pm - Wellness Program Yoga
This class features gentle movement/postures, breathing techniques and guided meditation/relaxation practices to help relieve tension from sitting at the computer, as well as, to relieve mental fatigue and stress. This class is for Faculty & Staff registered in the Wellness Program.
"Hannah does an excellent job assessing the needs of the students taking her classes with regard to past problems or current injuries. She demonstrates the poses for those of us new to yoga or just coming back. After having been away from yoga for two years, I have learned something new in each of the sessions I have taken with her." - Carolyn Gakenheimer