HATHA :: Intermediate


This class is taught by:

Matthew Clark

Matthew is a professional drummer, yoga instructor, chef, edible gardener and nature enthusiast. He has toured all over the US and Europe with various bands and finds a similar meditative space in music as he finds in yoga.

Trained in India and in the US Matthew combines the two worlds in his classes, the spirtual east and the physical west. Matthew often plays records in his class. Come to his hatha yoga class for some good music, a steady, mellow stretch, some core work and detoxifying twists, guided by the rhythm of your breath.

Sondra Sun

Sondra Sun is a musician and artist whose practice of yoga began in 1998 and is informed by a lifelong interest in health and healing, as well as a passion for helping others. She obtained her 200hr teacher certification from Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn NY and shortly after, began her 300hr certification with Yoga Sukhavati.

She sees yoga as a powerful instrument for change in mind, body and health and is continually integrating her practice with her personal interest in nutritional/naturopathic healing and experience growing up w/ Chinese traditional medicine. Sondra's classes focus on alignment and moving w/ mindfulness of body and breath, respecting that every body is unique and different.

Nora Brank

Nora has been practicing yoga and meditation since she was a very young child. Her dad was an avid yogi and introduced her to the sun salutations at the tender age of five. These days, Nora starts every day with a sun salute and thanks her yoga practice for her health and well being. She believes that yoga can instill all of it's practitioners with a flexibility, resilience and grace that they can use both on and off the mat.

Nora has a MA in philosophy from a program that allowed her to study both Eastern and Western texts. Her love and knowledge of the mystical traditions included in the Vedic texts guides and deepens her yoga practice. You can find her blend of attention to the physical, and knowledge of the ancient, traditional, and spiritual in her Yoga & Meditation classes at Namaste Highland Park.

In this steady-paced yoga class traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment with emphasis on building core strength, stamina, flexibility and balance as well as improving concentration and breath control.
**Focused on refinement of the basics, the practice of Sun Salutations and introduction to revolved standing poses, hand balances, inversions and backbends. Using props when necessary, we move at a faster pace than in an All Levels class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Aug 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Fri Aug 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Aug 27 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Aug 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kendra Baranko
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Aug 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Nora Brank
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Aug 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Nora Brank
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Fri Aug 31 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Sep 03 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Sep 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Nora Brank
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Sep 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Nora Brank
    at Namaste Highland Park