Here at Hartig Yoga, our classes are Hatha inspired.  We say ‘inspired’ because they aren’t strictly Hatha – we also incorporate some gentle Vinyasa yoga (movement with breath) and long held Yin yoga postures.  But to help you to understand what to expect in our classes, I thought I would share a brief introduction to Hatha yoga.


What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga refers to a sequence of yoga postures (asanas) that are designed to purify and align the bodys’ skin, muscles and bones.  It’s purpose is also to open the energy channels of the body, allowing energy to flow freely.

In Sanskrit, Hatha means sun and moon. Ha= Sun and Tha= Moon.  The practice of Hatha yoga aims to balance the masculine and feminine energies of the body, the masculine being (amongst other things)-  heat, active, sun and the feminine being- cool, passive, moon.  Practicing Hatha Yoga helps to balance our energies and unite these opposites.

Palm Cove Yoga Sun Salutations


The practice of Hatha Yoga brings both strength and flexibility to the body.  We train ourselves to balance effort and surrender in every pose. But most importantly, we focus on the breath.

Our focus on the breath helps us to calm the fluctuations of the mind, to access the peace and stillness of this moment and to let go of what no longer serves us. Read our blog ‘yoga and the breath‘ to find out more.

Hatha Yoga is a powerful tool for self transformation, and I hope that you come and try Hatha Yoga in Palm Cove for yourself at one of Hartig Yogas’ Hatha inspired yoga classes.


Hatha Yoga in Palm Cove.. What can I expect in a class?

-Each class is different.

-We like to give our students variety, however, you will see some of the key poses in every class.

-We often focus on a particular area of the body, or a have a particular philosophy to focus on during class.

-All levels of yoga students attend. All ages, all sizes, ALL are welcome.

-To leave feeling open, grounded and relaxed.


If you don’t feel ready to join a group class, we also offer private lessons.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Beth Hartig

Hartig Yoga