Yoga instructor Hannah Byrum is delighted to be back for her ninth year of this warm-weather offering. This energetic mixed-level class is donation-based, and includes warming standing sequences and a sublime supine cool-down. Class takes place on the covered deck of the gazebo and happens regardless of rain or shine. The pastoral setting and sounds of nature bring meditative serenity deep into your practice.
Hannah is a Chapel Hill native and have been teaching yoga in the area since 2007. She completed a 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in hatha yoga, alignment yoga, and kundalini. Her primary teachers are Sommer and Paul Sobin, and Dr. Douglas Brooks.
Hannah’s mom practiced yoga while she was pregnant with her, and she grew up around yogis who would indulgently accept her challenge to headstand contests. She started taking yoga classes and exploring different styles in college, but it wasn't until she did a 30-day challenge -- 30 classes in 30 days -- that she began to understand the profound power of yoga to heal the body, calm the mind, and lift the spirit. After that she began to study yoga in earnest and make it part of her life.
Her teaching style is upbeat and celebratory, and she invites students to back away from their 'edge' and instead find the expression of the pose that feels the most therapeutic and resonant throughout the body.
*Want to know if yoga is happening this Sunday? – email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about yoga this week or to join her gazebo yoga email list.