Hatha Yoga: Hatha is a Sanskrit term that is pronounced "hut-hah". It means "force". Thus Hatha-Yoga is the Yoga of Force, this "force" being shakti, the power aspect of the divine self. Iyengar Yoga, which is the most widely recognized approach to Hatha Yoga, was created by B. K. S. Iyengar. This style is characterized by precision, performance and the aid of various props (such as cushions, benches, blocks, straps, wedges and even sand bags. Hence it is sometimes called "furniture Yoga.") Iyengar has trained thousands of teachers, many of whom are in the United States. His Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, founded in 1974 and named after his late wife, is located in Pune, India where he is assisted by his daughter Gita.
Tantric Yoga: Tantra = Tools for Expansion. Yoga = Union with the Divine. Tantric Yoga allows us yet another pathway to expand our connection with the divine (or spirit) within us. And through that deep rootedness we then expand our connection to the divine/spirit all around us. In Tantra we connect with the energy of the second chakra, the whirling disc of sexuality and creativity. When we expand this energy throughout the whole energy channel, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, we use this powerful energy more fully.