Hala’s classes flow to sacred music that ranges from traditional chants to ambient grooves & tribal rhythms. Her foundation in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, as well as Somatic Psychology, are apparent in her style, which is unique, informative, creative, and playful. She is an authentic and generous teacher who strives to make everyone feel at home in their bodies regardless of ability or age.
Santa Monica Yoga
1640 Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90405
MONDAYS*: 9-10:30am /// Mixed Level Flow
(*except: 11/6, 12/4, 12/11, 1/29/18, 2/26, 4/2, 5/7, 6/11, 7/9)
FRIDAYS: 10:45-12:15pm /// Yoga for All Bodies Basics
(*except: 12/8, 1/19/18)
Mixed Level Flow is appropriate for those familiar with the basic yoga postures. Our flow is slow and thoughtful, and the option to pace yourself is always there. Hala prides herself on creating a space where students feel empowered to move in a way that works for them without pressure or shame. This class can be sweaty and challenging; we focus on standing poses and core work, and this can also be adapted for bodies that need a gentler practice. Our goal is to find presence in our bodies with compassion and also have some fun!
Yoga for All Bodies Basics strives to be a class where people of all experience levels, ages, sizes, genders, and abilities feel included. The first part of class is spent on the back doing hip and hamstring openers and simple, accessible core stabilization. Then we move into simple standing poses, ending with meditation and savasana. We will do our best to offer support to people with different abilities. As it’s a group class, not all individual needs can be met, but we will do our very best!