Hatha Yoga Center is proud to be recognized as the first professional yoga center in Shanghai, teaching in the tradition that it’s founders learned from the great Iyengar of India. Throughout China, Hatha Yoga Center is respected and well-known by serious yoga practitioners and those new to the practice alike. All the yoga classes taught by the teachers at the Hatha Center are authentic and true to the classic yoga styles, especially the Hatha style- which is taught in the pure, original and ageless style of the Indian masters. Once the Basics of Hatha yoga are studied properly, all the yoga styles practiced will benefit. Now the Hatha Yoga Center offers classes of Bikram Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Flow, Hatha, Intro to Yoga, Power, Iyengar, Yoga Dance, and Dance Meditation, with even and more classes to be offered in the future. The Teachers at the Hatha Yoga Center come from a variety of backgrounds-Chinese Senior teachers, American, and Indian Yoga Masters.
Hatha yoga center has had a long history of co-operation with the NW Yoga College of India, and the Australian Yoga College including the class of “domestic and international yoga teachers training” from which students can gain the seal of yoga teaching from India and Australia. After passing the exam students can receive the international yoga teaching license, with the opportunity to visit the schools in India and Australia. In addition, the Hatha Center publishes the Yoga Mook Magazine and is the sponsor of the hugely popular G1 International Yoga Competiion.
At present the Hatha Center has multiple locations in Shanghai, and over 30 other franchises in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Hunan. The experienced teachers at all the centers offer teaching styles to satisfy any students’ wishes.At the top of the teachers list is Wei Li Min, who is one of the most famous masters in China. He has a background of study with many Indian masters, and continues to have his lessons and writings on yoga published in journals, magazines and on television. (Namely: Shanghai Walker, Jian Yu Mei Health and Beauty magazine, Mei Rong Ke Shui hairdressing publication, Suan Xiou Re weekend magazine, Shanghai morning and evening newspapers, Young Adults paper, Life Weekly, City Health Weekly, Week in Shanghai, SengJian newspaper, Shanghai Wednesday, Shanghai TV, Playing Shanghai, IN magazine, City Information, Life Express ) Shanghai East Television also featured a class of Mr. Wei’s on its Saturday Date program. Another class was the highlight of Young’s TV channel weekend show.
Since it’s inception in 2000, Hatha Yoga Center has been held in high esteem- it’s slogan being ‘professional/health/harmonious/perfect”. In the last six years, they have been working hard to pass the yoga knowledge on to the public through it’s magazine publication and yoga competitions, speeches and seminars at Shanghai Fudan University, JiaoTong University, Second Industry University, and at the Shuen Bi water beauty yoga show. In the year 2005, over 1000 people practiced yoga together at the Shanghai Sports Exhibition under the guidance of the Hatha Yoga Center teachers. Similar shows and programs have been staged at HongQiao Hotel, Ba Bai Ben shopping mall, Number One shopping mall , 2006 China report year, China mobile phone, China music, and companies like Industrial and Commercial Bank, Roche, Pacific Instruments, and Putou Young Peoples union center. These effort put forth by the Hatha Center has made a pivotal difference in making the benefits of yoga known to all throughout China.
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