About Ling Hanson

Ling completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) training under Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga. She is grateful to all her teachers for sharing the gift of yoga, especially Kim Manfredi, Kathryn Budig, Shiva Rea, Maria Garre, Jason Crandell, Dharma Mittra and Michael Carroll.

She teaches flow yoga, where she emphasizes stability over flexibility and uses different postures to encourage an intimate understanding of proper alignment. Her teaching style is influenced by various yoga styles such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa flow, Jivamukti and Iyengar, as well as tai chi, QiGong, martial arts and Budokon. She incorporates many styles from her diverse fitness background into her own classes to add variety. Ling is a cyclist and also teaches spin at Columbia Athletic Club and Aqua Spin at Haven on the Lake.

Ling understands that every person is different and she offers her students the ability to learn from these diversities by acknowledging that yoga is a practice with the self, not against the self or others. Ling guides her students with the goal of creating and maintaining a pain-free body and forming a clear, relaxed mind. She encourages a nonjudgmental environment and consistent practice within the abilities of each individual, allowing for constant change and growth.

Yoga changed Ling’s life; it inspired her to uncover her fears and hesitations, which allowed her to grow and move past them, reaching new undiscovered and unexplored potential. It is her hope that her students will find the same and leave her classes feeling open, calm and energized.

What is your favorite form of mind body movement or lesson you teach, and why?
My favorite fitness form is cycling. I help my students improve cardiovascular health in a low- and high-impact workout, all while achieving toned legs, strengthening the abdominals and building good mental health. In a mind body class setting, riding alongside one another gives students the opportunity to encourage each other — and inspire each other — to reach their goals.

What is your favorite song or type of music you listen to when teaching?
I play different songs in many classes. Barre and spinning classes vary from rock to Latin; yoga music varies from relaxing spa music to Liquid Mind music.

What inspires you?
My students inspire me! I’m inspired by them as I witness their dedication to their practice and when I see them applying the principles of yoga to their daily lives.

What is a quote that you live by?
My favorite quote that I live by in my everyday life is, “May I live this day compassionate of heart, clear in word, gracious in awareness, courageous in thought, generous in love.” ~John O’Donohue

What is your haven?
My haven is to always return to a safe place, to sit, meditate, receive and reconnect.

Classes

Aqua Spin

ALL LEVELS. Aqua cycle on special hydrorider bikes in the water.

Date Time Site Location Seats Register
09/16/2019 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM Haven On The Lake Pool 14/14 Class Full
09/18/2019 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Haven On The Lake Pool 4/14 Register Now
09/23/2019 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
09/25/2019 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
09/30/2019 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
10/02/2019 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
10/07/2019 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
10/09/2019 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
10/14/2019 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now
10/16/2019 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Haven On The Lake Pool 0/14 Register Now

Energy Medicine Yoga

Develop an intimacy and a deeper understanding of the body's energy systems in order to support physical and emotional well-being and healing. Experience the art of energy in action by learning to communicate with the body in a language it understands through tapping, thumping, lymphatic massage, and acupressure points - all while practicing yoga postures you are already familiar with.

Date Time Site Location Seats Register
09/24/2019 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Haven On The Lake Flow Studio 0/30 Register Now

Open House Aqua Yoga

ALL LEVELS. Enjoy the benefits of yoga in a supportive aquatic environment to enhance flexibility and strengthen the body. This gentle class is appropriate for everyone, including pregnant women, those recovering from injuries, and participants with arthritis, fibromyalgia, other neurological conditions or weight issues.

Date Time Site Location Seats Register
09/21/2019 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Haven On The Lake Pool 6/30 Register Now

Wall Yoga

The support of the yoga wall and other props allows students to safely explore and deepen yoga postures, including inversions, with specific focus on form and alignment. All levels.

Date Time Site Location Seats Register
09/22/2019 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Haven On The Lake Energy Studio 0/15 Register Now
09/29/2019 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Haven On The Lake Energy Studio 0/15 Register Now
10/06/2019 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Haven On The Lake Energy Studio 0/15 Register Now
10/12/2019 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM Haven On The Lake Energy Studio 0/16 Register Now
10/13/2019 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Haven On The Lake Energy Studio 0/15 Register Now

Yoga Basics

BEGINNER. Build the foundation of your yoga practice as you develop a physical and mental connection with the breath. Fusing the concepts of Hatha and Vinyasa, each class focuses on mindfulness, meditation, sun salutations, postures, alignment and introduces yoga philosophies.

Date Time Site Location Seats Register
09/29/2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Haven On The Lake Flow Studio 0/30 Register Now
10/06/2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Haven On The Lake Flow Studio 0/30 Register Now
10/13/2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Haven On The Lake Flow Studio 0/30 Register Now