A full range of Yoga classes are offered throughout the week, including
- Beginners Yoga (level 1)
- Hatha Yoga (level 2)
- Kundalini Yoga (level 2)
- Pregnancy Yoga (from 12 to 42 weeks)
- Baby Massage with Post-natal Yoga (from 6 weeks old)
- Restorative Yoga (all levels)
- Yin Yoga (level 2)
- Seniors (all levels)
- Teens Yoga (ages 11 to 19)
- Kids Yoga (ages 2.5 to 10)
- Well Woman Yoga (all levels)
- Yoga Nidra (all levels)
- Nia Dance (all levels)
- Meditation (all levels)
- Events, Workshops, Retreats (various)
Creating a close relationship between the body and mind is as valuable now as it has ever been. As the body opens, the mind releases the tensions of a way of life that is increasingly demanding. One begins to perceive a fresh sense of connection and well being. Enjoy a new experience, try a class.
Who we are
Laura Hinde was fortunate to find her teacher, Faustomaria Dorelli, in 1992. After 3 years of increasingly immersive classes with him at his Innergy Yoga Centre in West London (Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Bhakti Yoga in the form of Kirtan Chanting), he encouraged her to take the Yoga Teacher Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Headquarters in Canada, which she completed in 1995. She remained living on the Sivananda ashrams for a year, teaching in New York State, New York City and on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, followed by a year at the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico where she continued to teach Hatha Yoga and learn about Living Foods.
Returning to the UK in 1998 she continued to teach full time at Fausto’s Innergy Yoga centre, training and being immersed in Hatha, Raja and Bhakti Yoga. Encouraged by Fausto, she began teaching women Pregnancy Yoga, first learning “on the job” with the women she taught and later training with Janet Balaskas at the The Active Birth Centre.
In 2002 she married and moved to St Albans, founding The Yoga Hall with her husband and fellow Yoga teacher, Finlay Hinde. The birth of her children in 2004 and 2008 motivated a whole new exploration of specialist women’s teachings, training with Birthlight (then Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Francoise Feldman) and Peter Walker (Developmental Baby Massage), as well as a post-natal apprenticeship with The Active Birth Centre.
Inspired by the spiritual depth of Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa‘s teaching, she travelled back to New York City in 2013 to undertake the Khalsa Way Pre-Natal Yoga training. This was where she experienced Kundalini Yoga for the first time and was deeply moved by the experience. It was particularly the quality of the women’s teachings that motivated her to a daily practice of Kundalini Yoga, and to begin exploring Kundalini Yoga more intensely.
In 2015 she took the Women in Power initiation.
Last year Laura completed The Path of Light, the first level in the self-mastery course The Masters’ Way, which has been created by In’Easa mabu Ishtar working with the Ascended Masters of Light. This year she is taking The Path of Love, the second level.
Finlay Hinde began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1994 with his Chinese Medicine teacher, Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa, and Qi Gong with Tinh Thong Nguyen. During his years as an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Sound Healer, he also practiced Kashmiri Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. In 1998 he found his teacher Faustomaria Dorelli., who could demonstrate Classical Yoga integrated with our modern western predicament. After Sivananda teacher training in 2000 he married one of Fausto’s student teachers, Laura. Together they set up The Yoga Hall in St Albans. Since then Finlay has studied spiritual philosophies with Georg Feuerstein, Thomas Hubl, Terry Patten and Integral Life. Finlay teaches all levels of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Kirtan Chanting. He is a Certified Integral Therapist practicing Upstairs at The Yoga Hall.