Yoga Drop In Classes
Body and Mind Healing's Yoga Classes in Chiang Mai are based on opening the body, with Yoga Asana for purification, relaxation and meditation. Working on integrity in your Yoga & meditation practice, will allow you to have a better and deeper Yoga connection leading to profound states of meditation.
Our Traditional Hatha Yoga classes are intermediate Hatha Yoga Style with a blend of Iyenger Yoga for alignment, Ashtanga Yoga for development and stamina, Vinyasa Yoga for the Yoga flow and movement, and Vini Yoga for internalization and softening, allowing our Yoga students to work on harmonizing their breath, mind and inner core with the physical aspects of your Yoga Asana practice, helping to improve overall Yoga practice and energy flow, within body and mind.
Deepening our Yoga Practice
The led yoga sessions held at Body and Mind Healing offers a method of Yoga, which allows the Yoga student to go into more deeper aspects of their Yoga practice, bringing the external and internal elements of Yoga into balance, therefore we also focus on the meditation aspects of Hatha and Raja Yoga, to help our Yoga students further develop their spiritual potential.
Traditional Hatha Yoga & Meditation Classes
Vinyasa Krama Yoga / Raja Yoga
Hatha Yoga Open Intermediate Class
Yoga - Wednesday and Fridays.
@ 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.
Main gate opens 7.20am; Class starts 7.30am:
(Yoga classes held depending on demand - Please contact us to reserve your space )
Hatha Yoga Open Class Fee
300bt Yoga Drop In
Please check our calendar HERE for confirmed dates
for open Yoga classes.
Next Beginners Yoga Course
5th to 9th September 2022
@ 3pm to 4pm:
All Yoga classes Includes free use of Yoga Mat and Props
Simple and effective way to work with Yoga.
Respect yourself and your Yoga:
Improve your method of Yoga practice
Practice Yoga with conscious awareness, to awaken the power of light within:
Yoga to improve relaxation of Body & Mind
Yoga to empower your body and mind with good intentions:
Yoga to awaken the spirit within to unify your consciousness, to higher states of awareness:
Yoga to Improve Health and Vitality to live a more fulfilling and Happy Life (-:
(Vinyasa Krama Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga)
Body and Mind Healing's Hatha Yoga classes, are open to all yoga levels and the focus is on posture alignment, body, mind, breath awareness and yoga meditation. Our yoga classes in Chiang Mai Thailand are based on traditional Hatha Yoga and integrate a yoga vinyasa flow with the standing yoga poses, we focus on yoga postural alignment, the breath, a period of mediation to deepen our yoga experience, yoga practice and awareness.
Our morning yoga & meditation classes are open level or for those wishing to improve their yoga practice, therefore some experience in yoga will be of benefit for our morning led yoga open drop in classes, we practice the fundamental yoga poses without going too extreme, so those with good flexibility may join if they have limited yoga experience. For those with no or very little yoga experience, we highly recommend our 5 day Yoga Beginners Chiang Mai Course, where we can help prepare you to join, our main Yoga sessions.
Our Chiang Mai Yoga Teacher
Your resident yoga instructor Rod at Body & Mind Healing, has practiced yoga meditation for over 27 years and only took up yoga teaching training after 9 years of personal yoga study. The classes are focused on Traditional Hatha Yoga and Dynamic Yoga, including Raja Yoga Meditation. Rod has been certified to teach Dynamic Yoga by its founder, Godfrey Devereux and also Yoga certified another 450 hours, studying Iyenger Yoga with Karon O'Bannon at the Parmath Nikitan ashram in Rishikesh India. Rod has been teaching Yoga in Chiang Mai Thailand since 2007
Come and join us for Yoga
The yoga poses offered in our yoga classes at Body and Mind Healing have an element of dynamism, plus offering a direct awareness on the Yoga poses practiced, which can help regular yoga practitioners to deepen their Yoga, your Yoga teacher will help guide each student deeper into those yoga poses in a centered and focused way, allowing the Yoga student to relax into their inner core. Utilizing the concepts of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Krama Yoga (step by step) and we incorporate elements of Iyenger yoga for it's yoga postural alignments, allowing you to practice yoga safely and with a deeper respect to yourself and your yoga practice.
Check out this short Yoga video of the son of Krishnamacharya the father of modern day Yoga, explaining Vinyasa Krama Yoga.
Hatha Yoga a more a traditional and authentic style of Yoga found in Chiang Mai, using asanas (postures), Pranayama (enhancing energy through breath), kriyas (cleansing and purification) and meditation. Traditional Hatha Yoga dates back at least 500 years ago, when Yogi Swatmarama composed a well known Yoga text known as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Hatha Yoga aids in balancing lunar and solar energies (Yin & Yang) in the body, an ideal balanced style of Yoga in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Iyengar Yoga is named after the founder BKS Iyengar, one of the first Yoga teachers and yoga practices to influence the west from the 1950's, this style of Yoga is more technical and focuses on Asana alignment, Pranayama and includes therapeutic Yoga. Iyengar Yoga in Chiang Mai is not so predominant, though many of the modern systems of Yoga in Chiang Mai incorporate various elements of Iyengar Yoga, as it is one the most respected asana Yoga systems being practice today.
Ashtanga Yoga, is a strong and Vinyasa yoga style (flow), first rediscovered by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya in the 1930's and later gaining popularity in the west in the 1970's, by Yoga instructor Pattabi Jois. Ashtanga yoga is a Vinyasa flowing sequence and challenging style of Yoga with 6 levels of practice, which could prove challenging for a complete Yoga beginner in Chiang Mai. Ashtanga Yoga is great as it gives a physical direction to follow, though it does not offer more then Yoga Asana, as its primary focus.
Dynamic Yoga, is a mix modern style Yoga, influence with elements of Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. Dynamic Yoga was developed and created by Godfrey Devereux, it does not follow any mysticism or esorteric methods, it's focus is to harmonize body, mind and self via self-inquiry, when you practice Yoga Asana. Various modern styles of Yoga are being tuaght and popular in Yoga Studios in Chiang Mai, all modern styles of Yoga, have elements of older styles of Yoga.
Tantra Yoga an ancient method of yoga dating back a few thousand years, involves deep esoteric Yoga traditions which can also be find in elements of Hatha Yoga. Tantra Yoga is very popular and appealing due to sexual overtones in some of its classes and courses. Once in a while you will find schools that will offer Tantra Yoga in Chiang Mai, they can be very popular, though caution is needed, as some of the practices and methods are not suitable for everyone.
Raja Yoga, known as the Royal Yoga is a step-by-step process for developing the mind and consciousness mainly focusing on Mediation. Every yoga eventually leads to Raja Yoga, it is the goal of all Yoga to have complete perfection of self. Raja Yoga follows the 8 limbs of Yoga of Patanjili, one of the first yoga text written, to aid the aspiring Yoga student to the highest level of Yoga. This is where our main Yoga practice lays at Body and Mind Healing, Chiang Mai Thailand