Narin Hassan

Restorative Yoga, First Year

Narin Hassan has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and teaching since 2004. Initially, Narin’s practice and training encompassed a range of styles, including Iyengar, Kripalu, and Vinyasa; for the past five years she has been focusing upon teaching Purna yoga and extending her study through workshops and trainings with Aadil Palkhivala and Rutu Chaudhari . Narin’s classes focus upon posture and alignment detail, careful sequencing, and therapeutic, supportive postures while combining a sense of fluid breath and movement.

In all her classes she tries to create a balance between poses that are challenging and restorative, and builds a nurturing and calming environment that can both rejuvenate and energize students. She emphasizes the role of yoga as a complete holistic method that includes the study of nutrition, meditation, and pranayama.

Narin incorporates her practice and teaching of yoga with a career as a college professor. She teaches literary and cultural studies at Georgia Tech, and one of her current research projects involves researching the cultural and historical roots of yoga in its migration to the West. She is also working on a collaborative project to organize a yoga symposium and edited book on gender, yoga, and social justice.