Hatha Yoga is a science of cultivating the connection between the physical, energetic, and mental levels of the human form. It's practice is both the development and experience of Raja Yoga (meditation).
The Hatha Yoga Shala is dedicated to teaching in the style of Shadow Yoga. Sundernath - Shandor Remete, the founder of Shadow Yoga, developed this system from his lifelong practice and study of Hatha Yoga, martial arts, and traditional dance.
Fixed sequences of movement (Prelude Forms) are initially cultivated that prepare the body and mind for practice of asana (posture). The Prelude Forms use dynamic stances that gracefully flow together with rythmic breath control.
Their practice improves the health of the bodies tissues, the functioning of all organic systems, they develop strength, suppleness, balance, and create focus and awareness for correct practice of asana.
Asanas are developed according to each individuals requirements to improve, and direct their energies into balance and health.
Gary Mills began his study and practice of Yoga at the Hatha Yoga Shala in 1998 and became a student of Sundernath - Shandor Remete and Emma Balnaves in 2000. He began dedicating himself to teaching in 2003 and became Director of the Hatha Yoga Shala in 2005.
Graham has over 20 years teaching experience and was the director of his own yoga studio for 5 years. Since 1989 he has undertaken extensive studies of Yoga in Australia and India. He has been studying the shadow style under Sundernath - Shandor Remete and Emma Balnaves, the founder and director of Shadow Yoga, since its inception. Graham's certified studies of anatomy and physiology underpin his sound knowledge and teaching of the Hatha Yoga principles. Graham is a member of Yoga Australia (formerly Yoga Teachers Association of Australia).
Peter has been practicing Hatha Yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for the last 25 years under the guidance of Sundernath - Shandor Remete, the founder of Shadow Yoga. Peter is the founder of City Yoga in Melbourne, was a teacher at the Hatha Yoga Shala from 1999 – 2004, and now teaches internationally in South East Asia and Europe. Peter holds a Ph.D in philosophy, a subject whose intersection with Yoga remains a guiding influence on his teaching.