choosing a class

At triyoga there is a wide ranges of yoga styles…not to confuse or impress you, but to help you find the style that would suit you best. Classes vary from the most dynamic to deeply restorative and everything in between – so whatever your age and fitness, there are classes to suit you.

There is a full a-z list of styles below, but if you don’t want to read more and just want to start yoga, there are lots of classes on the schedule which are simply called ‘yoga’ at different levels (read more about class levels). Many of the experienced teachers at triyoga have adapted or combined a number of styles of yoga to create their own individual style of teaching; they may not label their classes a particular style

an a-z of yoga styles

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acroyoga

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness and community.

anusara yoga

Anusara means ‘flowing with grace’ and following your heart. This is a uniquely integrated approach to Hatha yoga, based on the Tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness, blended with a set of Universal Principles of Alignment. These principles are firmly grounded in the science of bio-mechanics.

asana for pranayama

A class for those who want to develop a recuperative practice and prepare for the more advanced pranayama class. Suitable for those with at least one full year of asana practice.

ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga is a system of yoga made popular by Pattabhi Jois who learned from Krishnamacharya, “the father of modern yoga." Linking breath and movement, students move through a set sequence of asanas that purify, strengthen and give flexibility to the body. Ashtanga is a dynamic and spiritual practice all at once. Open to all levels and modifications will be offered. is required to start Ashtanga. See also Mysore Self Practice.

baby massage

Bond with your baby physically and emotionally in this class that will show you how to safely massage your baby’s limbs, back and abdomen.

community class

Half price yoga, open to everyone. Styles vary.

dharma yoga

Dharma yoga is a system of classical Hatha Raja yoga based on the teachings of renowned yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. Graceful, yet challenging, the Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa provides 4 levels and is suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners. The method provides techniques for proper placement and alignment of the physical body, which can lead to a shift in one's level of consciousness and a greater understanding of your true nature.

dynamic pilates

Dynamic Pilates is based on Joseph Pilates' Classical mat, which is a series of exercises using core stability and intrinsic muscles to strengthen and sculpt the body through all ranges of movement in a flowing continuum. Joseph Pilates was influenced by dance and yoga, and his work was embraced by contemporary dance and the New York City Ballet. The class puts emphasis on technique and modifications are offered.

feldenkrais method

Expand you range of motion as you enhance your awareness, improve your function and express yourself more fully on a physical level. Lessons consist of precisely structured movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity.

forrest yoga

The unique sequencing of this style of yoga created by Ana Forrest builds strength, stability and flexibility. Forrest yoga focuses on the breath, which helps generate energy in the core and unwind tension in the neck, shoulders, and hips. The strong, steady rhythm of the Forrest practice is inspiring, grounding, and deeply healing for injuries. This class is taught in a warm room. Modifications are offered.

inner axis

Max Strom’s interdisciplinary system deals directly with sleeplessness, stress, and anxiety and produces a level of fitness that makes you feel better, sleep better, and therefore function at a higher level in your relationships and your life-work. Inner Axis incorporates breath-based yoga movement and mindfulness, and every class offers several levels. As a result of its success across the world, Inner Axis is now being adopted by corporations as a sustainable wellness programme.

inner axis 30

A midday, 30-minute class designed for those who want to do something about their stress, anxiety or sleep issues, but only have a few minutes to get away. The session is gentle yet impactful. It utilises simple movement and breathing patterns that trigger the nervous system in order to relax and focus. As Max Strom says, “You will feel better after only 10 minutes. By the end of the class you will be more relaxed and clear-minded than you have been in a long time.” The practice needs no special clothing. Just take your shoes and coat off at the door.

intensive vinyasa

This is a strong vinyasa practice that links unusual poses with synchronized breath in flowing sequences. Modifications and intensifications are offered to suit every student’s ability and sense of adventure. The class finishes with inversions. This is an advanced practice so please speak with the teacher before attending the class.

iyengar yoga

The Iyengar yoga method is internationally respected for its rigorous style and its sophisticated understanding of asana. It develops strength, flexibility and endurance. You will learn precision and subtlety in your asana and pranayama practice. The method is progressive, safe and orderly. The teaching and the postures are adjusted to meet the conditions and needs of each student.

jivamukti yoga

Founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York City in 1984, Jivamukti classes integrate the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of yoga. Classes include vinyasa-based asana practice, hands-on adjustments, breath awareness, meditation and deep relaxation. Classes are themed and supported by Sanskrit chanting, eclectic music, readings, spoken word and references to philosophical texts.

kids + teens yoga

Yoga classes for children from ages 4 – 12 and young adults from 12 years upwards. Yoga can increase children’s concentration, self-awareness and self-esteem, whilst strengthening their bodies, boosting stamina and helping develop good posture and coordination. Yoga is also a great release of tension for the young body and mind. triyoga also offers yoga in schools.

kirtan

Refers to chanting, one of the main practices of yoga. Classic Indian instruments such as the harmonium and drum accompany the chant while Sanskrit mantras are repeated in a call-and-response fashion, bringing about a stilling of the mind and an opening of the heart.

kundalini yoga

The Kundalini technology was introduced to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan and provides an opportunity to work with the Divine within. Kundalini combines pranayama with posture and always includes a meditation. Experiencing a profound sense of personal transformation is not uncommon, which is why this style has a loyal following. Teachers interpret Kundalini differently and here at triyoga we offer good spectrum of their unique teaching styles.

meditation + breath

Basic breath and relaxation taught prior to meditation. Some stretches may be taught and different techniques for meditating. A refreshing dip into meditation in the middle of the day. But its ultimate fruit goes beyond the body and the mind, to connect us with a deep sense of inner awareness and plenitude – our inner Self.

meditation + mindfulness

Meditation is the process of turning your attention inward with one-pointed focus, bringing about a sense of peace and self-acceptance. There are many meditative practices and mindfulness is one where you anchor yourself into the present moment. The mediation and mindfulness teachers at triyoga will have a range of influences from Buddhist to non-secular, and they will each possess their own approach to teaching this class.

mummy + me

Yoga for mothers and movement for babies from forty days to walking.

mysore ashtanga self-practice

Mysore is named for the city in south India where Pattabhi Jois developed the Astanga yoga method, a spiritual practice that brings about a deeper understanding of the self. The class is not “led” but rather students work at their own pace and rhythm, practicing a set sequence of postures that are linked to the breath and easily memorised with regular practice. Teachers give individual attention in the form of physical adjustments and one-to-one advice. Students can come at any time during the session, and their length of practice will vary depending on their experience. Suitable for beginners.

pilates

Pilates works the entire body through a series of repetitive, low impact mat-based exercises, which improve posture and alignment and rebalance muscle use throughout the entire muscular-skeletal system. Pilates stretching and conditioning exercises build the body’s core strength, develop muscles, prevent injury and create a healthier body.

pilates for back care

A Pilates class that focuses on improving the mobility and strength of your spine. This class is appropriate for people referred on for exercise from a therapist as well as those wishing to gain greater awareness of movement and posture.

pilates for sports

Amps up the intensity of Pilates mat work and can help perfect your performance in every sport. The class will enhance agility, boost strength and prevent injury by improving the power and stability of your arms, legs, shoulders, hips and core. Learn how to isolate muscles and increase movement efficiency while emphasising core stability.

prana kriya yoga

An active practice where you’ll use the breath to activate all the chakras, stimulate the physical organs and enliven the prana (energy) in every part of your body and mind. This will increase your awareness, allowing you to witness your true Self with joy.

pranayama

Pranayama is the fourth limb of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga and is the bridge that connects dhyana (meditation) with asana and the limbs of ethical conduct. An intelligent, mindful and steady asana practice provides a strong body and stable nervous system; both are required to manage the tremendous energy that focusing on and controlling our breathing generates. Regular attendees of the class will be offered recommendations for home practice and an on-line guided discussion group. At least three years' regular asana practice is required; please discuss with the teacher before attending.

pregnancy yoga

Practising yoga when pregnant can ease aches and pains, boost circulation and strengthen the body and mind in preparation for labor. Our teachers work to create a nurturing community and help women prepare themselves mentally, physically and emotionally for pregnancy, birth and beyond. We recommend you rest in the first trimester and come to pregnancy classes from the second trimester onward.

qigong

A gentle and deeply nourishing energetic practice. It involves dynamic as well as static postures, deep breathing and visualisation techniques, designed to bring the qi, (life energy), into the body and encourage it to flow without blockage. Active movements in qigong, sometimes known as “Daoist yoga” tend to be slow, circular, repetitive, graceful and flowing. They loosen the joints, strengthen the tendons and muscles, improve circulation, and relax the nervous system.

restorative yoga/relax + restore

The postures practiced in this style of yoga are passive and designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of relaxation and enabling the body to move toward greater balance.

restorative yoga + pranayama

A perfect class for the end of the week combining specific restorative poses with controlled use of the breath to de-stress.

scaravelli inspired yoga

Inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, an Italian yoga teacher who pioneered the idea of effortless yoga. A gentle yet mentally-demanding class that focuses on developing core strength, releasing tension and creating length in the spine.

toddler yoga

For toddlers aged 2 – 3 and a half and their parent. A fun, interactive class based on yoga shapes, games and movement to develop co-ordination, creative expression and motor skills

TRE

David Berceli’s Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) are a wonderful tool to assist the body to let go of chronic stress and deeply ingrained patterns. The goals of the exercises are to allow the body to tremor naturally, providing a way to process and let go of deep tension from the body. Regular practice can bring the body and mind into a more balanced state, building resilience to deal with the stresses of everyday life. The exercises are simple to learn and the process easy to self regulate.

triyoga hot

A powerful, nurturing sequence of static postures, practised in a studio heated to between 36 and 38 degrees. Following specific alignment and timing principles, you will systematically work the entire body to facilitate a safe, deep stretch in order to cultivate balance, strength and flexibility. Arrive well hydrated and be advised that late comers will not be admitted. Great for beginners and perfect for all levels. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 16. The room is heated through a combination of far infrared heat and conventional heat.

vinyasa flow yoga

Vinyasa means “to place with special awareness and intention.” Flow suggests movement that is continuous, smooth and unbroken. Vinyasa Flow is a popular form of modern yoga that draws from traditions including Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, as well as martial arts and dance. While class pace, style and intensity vary, emphasis is placed on harmonising the movements of the body and breath in creative sequences. Short meditations and breathing techniques are also included in many vinyasa classes.

warm pilates

Practised in room heated to 35 degrees with far infrared panels, this Pilates mat-based class detoxifies and strengthens the entire body. These classes are paced slower in order to adjust to the heat and intensify the work-in and work-out.

warm vinyasa flow

A vinyasa flow class practised in room heated with far infrared panels to 35 degrees.

yin yoga

A stilling practice that cultivates a deep sense of awareness through the release of mind and body stresses. An antidote to urban life, Yin focuses on releasing the connective tissue of the body (tendons, ligaments and fascia.) Poses are held for long periods, allowing the student to relax as they express patience and quiet.

yoga + guided relaxation

A gentle, uplifting yoga practice followed by a guided, deep relaxation. You will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and mentally strong.

yoga for cancer

A free class to help cope with cancer and cancer treatments. The class will help manage the side effects of treatment, boost immunity, decrease anxiety and stress, increase well-being, strength and range of motion. Classes are for any type of cancer and at any stage of recovery, or for anyone caring for a family member or friend. You will need to be reasonably mobile and able to move independently.

yoga for sports

Yoga can help improve your performance if you are a runner, a cyclist, a footballer, a climber or a boxer. This class will help prevent injuries and aid recovery from pre-existing ones. You’ll learn how to stretch and strengthen muscle groups key to your chosen sport. Emphasis will also be placed on expanding lung capacity in order to increase breathing efficiency.

yoga gently

For students of any age and experience who wish to practise gently and relax deeply. Also recommended for those plagued with any kind of injury. Ideal for beginners.

yoga nidra

Yoga nidra, a state of conscious deep sleep, is a simple yet profound technique that unwinds the nervous system and induces complete physical and mental relaxation with inner awareness.

yoga for stress

Discover effective coping mechanisms through dynamic yoga poses to relieve the effects of stress on the body. Passive relaxation and breathing techniques are used to balance out the central nervous system.

yoga levels

what do the class levels mean?

Classes are divided into styles of yoga, but also levels. Check with your teacher before moving up a level and always inform your teacher if you are pregnant or have any injuries.

open level

Open to all levels from complete beginners to more experienced practitioners. The teacher adapts the class according to the students.

beginners courses

Introducing the basics of breathing, movement and posture. Ideally, we recommended that all those new to yoga complete a Beginners Course.

level 1

Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of yoga practice or those seeking a gentler asana practice. Experienced practitioners can also sometimes benefit from going back to this level and getting in touch with the fundamentals of yoga.

level 2

Works on deeper physical and psychological level, introducing more challenging asanas, sun salutation variations, inversions and backbends. Not suitable for beginners.

level 3

A challenging class for more experienced practitioners that assumes a good grounding in the principles of asana and breathing. For Ashtanga practitioners, knowledge of foundations of the style and the Primary Series is essential. Please be aware that this is a tough class.

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