Hannah is a Boston native who has spent most of her adult life living abroad between India, Brazil, Guatemala, and Peru. Through these extensive travels, Hannah learned over and over again that home is where her mat is. Her yoga and Pilates practices have allowed Hannah to maintain a sense of strength, presence, and happiness no matter where in the world she has found herself. This important role that yoga and Pilates have played in Hannah’s life is evident in the passion she brings into her classes. After making the decision to make well-being her full-time career, Hannah dedicated her time to the appropriate studies. She completed a 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training, Pilates Mat teacher training, Usui Reiki Masters, and Ayurveda Massage training. She continues to further her education in Pilates apparatus and is soon to complete her teacher training in the Alexander Technique. Hannah is thrilled to bring her variety of disciplines to the community at Down Under Yoga. Whether you take a yoga or Pilates class, you will have the opportunity to kindly explore your body and mind in a variety of well-sequenced postures and movements. You will be challenged to try new things and revisit old habits, all with a strong concentration on breath use, core strength, and spiritual rejuvenation.
Pilates: Twist, Stretch and Breath • Hannah Adams • 30 min
Enjoy this Pilates practice filled with feel-good stretching, fiery core-work, spinal twisting, bridges, cat cows, lunges, side planks, and more. This is a great sequence to get your body ready for the day ahead.
Flow: Morning Movement • Hannah Adams • 25 min
Enjoy this Flow practice filled with varied Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), soft back-bending, big breaths, and Savasana (Corpse Pose). This sequence will reenergize the body and center the mind – a perfect way to begin your day.
Flow: Organize and Strengthen with Breath • Hannah Adams • 20 min
Use focused Pranayama (breathwork), like Kapalabhati (fire breathing) and lions breath, and movement and to help you reorganize any misplaced tension and practice being with moments of discomfort with a bit more strength and ease.
Suggested props: Blanket or towel for knee sensitivity.
Pilates: Powerful Planks • Hannah Adams • 25 min
Enjoy this Pilates class filled with dynamic plank variations to wake up the power of your core.
Flow: Side Crow (bakasana) Tutorial • Hannah Adams • 15 min
Refine the basic elements of your entrance into Bakasana (Crow Pose). One step at a time, practice patience and breath.
Flow: Crow Pose (Bakasana) Tutorial • Hannah Adams • 10 min
Flow: Classical Headstand Tutorial • Hannah Adams • 20 min
This tutorial explains and demonstrates the steps to entering a classical Sirsasana (Headstand Pose). Before we go upside down, we will explore the shape of headstand on our feet and backs. When we do go upside down, you are welcome to work near a wall for extra support. You are encouraged to mov...
Power: Straddle Press Handstand Workshop • Hannah Adams • 40 min
Move through some flow-styled drills to introduce the components of your straddle press: legs, hips, core, arms, and hands. In the end, we will put the pieces together and try to straddle press to handstand. The expectation is that you use the drills to both strengthen the body and your understan...
Pilates: Legs, Core, and More • Hannah Adams • 45 min
Enjoy this Pilates class filled with intelligent core movement, lots of leg work, and plank variations, all with a feel-good balance of stretching and strengthening.
Flow & Restore: Hip Opening • Hannah Adams • 50 min
Enjoy this restorative flow that brings you through a variety of deep hip-opening poses and movements. Practice your ability to relax into available support, find your breath, and let things go.
Suggested props: Block or sturdy book, bolster or couch cushion, blanket or towel.
Flow: Craft your Crow (Bakasana) • Hannah Adams • 45 min
Learn or refine your Bakasana (Crow Pose), while also enjoying a variety of standing poses, wide legged folds, gentle spinal bends and twists, and Savasana (Corpse Pose).
Flow: Finding Support • Hannah Adams • 50 min
Flow through a supine exploration of standing poses and Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) to feel a deep sense of direct support from the ground and your core. Then apply this sense of support to the familiar upright variations of these movements and poses, finishing with Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (...
Flow: Splits and Backbends • Hannah Adams • 60 min
Enjoy this Flow class filled with movement, moments of stillness, and breath. Work gradually through a few lunge and split variations, Ardha Ustrasana (Half Camel Pose), flip-dogs, and Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward-Facing Bow Pose).
Suggested props: Two blocks or sturdy books, strap or belt, bolste...
Flow: Mandala Movement • Hannah Adams • 70 min
Move through a circular sequence with an attentive exploration of inhale and exhale. Poses in this practice include Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Tabletop), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Fold), Virabhadrasana II and III (Warrior II and III Poses), Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended S...
Flow: Sensing Center • Hannah Adams • 75 min
This class flows through hip-opening, back-bending, balancing, twisting, and folding postures. As we bring the body through such a variety of shapes and transitions, we will utilize breath and inclusive awareness to gain a deeper sense of our center and navigate with more ease and being on the ma...
Flow: All the Feels Flow • Hannah Adams • 80 min
Enjoy this Flow class filled with breath and balance, stretch, and strength. Explore a variety of poses and movements to wake up your body from head to toes. With this heightened sense of awareness, return to a meditative center, cultivating a deep sense of stillness.
Suggested props: Two block...
Flow: Jaw, Neck, Core, and Hips • Hannah Adams • 80 min
Flow through a variety of poses to find strength and ease in the body, beginning with the jaw and finishing with the hips. The breath will be our tool for both letting go and feeling centered. Some of the poses we will move through include: forearm plank, Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose), Urdhva Pr...
Flow: Twisting Movement • Hannah Adams • 20 min
This 20-minute flow class is filled with twisting, head/neck movement, and breath. It’s a great way to begin or break up your day. Enjoy! Suggested props: 2 blocks, strap
Flow: Backbending • Hannah Adams • 80 min
This full-length flow class will bring you through a variety of back-bending poses, all with a gentle approach and an emphasis on breath.
Suggested props: 2 blocks
Flow: Stretchy Movement • Hannah Adams • 75 min
This class brings you through a lot of stretchy poses and movements for the legs, shoulders, and spine. We will work gradually towards hanumanasa- split pose- finding as much ease and support as possible with props and thoughtful awareness to the natural support available from the ground and brea...
Flow: Twisting Movement • Hannah Adams • 75 min
This Flow class incorporates lots of twisting, side bending, and moments of pause to reassess the quality of our breath. As we become better at finding our breath in stillness, we become better at finding it in our movement and maintaining a state of flow. Poses we will explore include: eagle, tr...
Flow: Cooling & Grounding • Hannah Adams • 70 min
Enjoy this slower-paced flow filled with cooling breaths and a variety of feel-good poses to keep you cool.
Suggested props: 2 blocks, strap
Flow: Wild Thing • Hannah Adams • 60 min
This class will bring you through a feel-good flow with some focus on 'Wild Thing'. Other poses include dancer, eagle, twisted lunge, half split, and half pigeon. There's plenty of pauses to ensure you're moving with your breath and staying present. Enjoy!
Pilates: Flow Fusion • Hannah Adams • 30 min
This class brings you through a strengthening flow including acute abdominal and glute exercises, feel- good twisting, side bending, and shoulder stretching. This is great for a morning or mid-day practice!
Suggested Props: Strap, Blanket for kneeling sensitivity