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Hatha Flow Yoga


This class is taught by:

Maritsa Papayiannis


'My love of yoga started whilst working in London. I was working hard and living the London life and I needed something to help me relax, release stress and unwind. I also trained a lot at the gym and needed something to relax tight muscles. That was 20 years ago, and I have been practicing ever since. I have practiced many different styles including ashtanga, Hatha, vinyasa, bikram and Jivamukti to name a few. They all offered something different, but for me the connection with the breath, mind and body is what truly made me continue to practice and fall in love with yoga. I had thought about doing my teacher training for quite a few years, and then when my teacher said to me at the end of class if I had thought about becoming a yoga teacher, my mind was made up! I decided to do my teacher training and later my prenatal and postnatal training. I qualified in Hatha and vinyasa and I teach both as well as pregnancy.

My style is very much vinyasa flow and even my Hatha classes I teach have a flow element to them. I like to continue my training and practice and have attended many workshops with some wonderful teachers including Jon Scott. For me, it's very important to give clear, precise instruction - I try to always offer something different in every class ensuring I concentrate on strength, flexibility, injury prevention and alignment. I like to think that my classes are open to everyone as I can offer a strong class with progressions for those that like a challenge and want to deepen their practice but I also give modifications for those who have injuries and wanting a softer practice. I believe that students should always listen to their own bodies. Mindfulness and the breath is the most important part of yoga, as without that there can be no yoga. Yoga is not about what the person next to you is doing, but about focusing on what is right for your own body, at that time and always being true to yourself'.

Hatha Flow Yoga

Hatha flow yoga is a meditative flow of a similar intensity as a Hatha class. This class incorporates all areas of a traditional Hatha yoga class focusing on steady breathing and postures but combining a flow element and slow salutations. You'll practice holding postures & smooth transitions which will help the body open gently and mindfully allowing you to move deeper into your body.

This style of yoga provides poses that range from gentle to challenging, modifications, options and progressions will be given throughout this class and emphasis is placed on safe alignment & maintaining even, steady breathing. This style will help build flexibility, stability and strength whilst always focusing on correct alignment.

This style is suitable for beginners and all levels. Experienced students who want a slower practice focusing on correct alignment and concentration will also benefit from this practice.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 16 Dec 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 06 Jan 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 13 Jan 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 20 Jan 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 27 Jan 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 03 Feb 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 10 Feb 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 17 Feb 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 24 Feb 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 03 Mar 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 10 Mar 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 17 Mar 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 24 Mar 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 31 Mar 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis
  • Sat 07 Apr 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maritsa Papayiannis