Hannah has been practicing various styles of yoga since 2003. Starting from self-study, her curiosity quickly grew to exploring the various yoga studios in her hometown of Hamilton, New Zealand. As her first solid stepping stone into the world of yoga, Hannah devoted several years to Iyengar yoga practice. Over the last decade, Hannah has evolved her own unique style featuring a blend of fluid movements that emphasize healthy alignment and encourage nourishment of the inner spirit.
Hannah is RYT 500 certified, having recently completed her 300hr YTT with Jason Crandell in San Francisco in 2017.
To complement her personal yoga practice, Hannah has incorporated weight training into her fitness routine, discovering not only increased strength in her yoga practice, but also a deeper understanding of our physical structure itself. With her unique skill set and experience in teaching students of all ages and backgrounds, wherever you are—or want to go—in your yoga practice, Hannah is ready to help you discover and be your best self.
Hannah teaches in both English and Japanese and, when not engaged with students, you're likely to find her sipping coffee at a local cafe or strolling along one of the many beautiful beaches that border her current home in coastal Virginia
Follow her on Instagram at yoga_with_hannah, Facebook at Hannah.hooper.yoga or her website, hannahhooperyoga.com
Class Description – Arm Balance Flow
An intermediate to advanced class, but is open to all students who want to learn how to break down arm balances in a logical method while still flowing and moving with the breath. Expect a well-rounded practice with emphasis on core awareness and strengthening, and also learn ways to stabilize the shoulders and wrists in postures like bakasana (crow), vasisthasana (side plank) and play with other related arm balances before finishing with deep hip-openers and a relaxing savasana.