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
Anusara means ‘flowing with grace’. 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.
Pattabhi Jois popularised this energetic style of yoga where you move rhythmically through a set sequence of asanas that purify, strengthen and lengthen the body. See also Mysore Self Practice.
ashtanga yoga guided full primary
Taught traditionally as it is in Mysore, India – the spiritual home of Ashtanga yoga – the full primary series begins with the opening chant and then moves on to sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finally the closing sequence. Teachers count using Sanskrit and explain each posture (in English!). Experience practising Ashtanga is essential.
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.
This is a fun and challenging practice that blends the movement and technique of ballet with the precision of Pilates. Each class delivers an energising work out for the entire body, helping build alignment, whilst strengthening the core and toning muscles. Dance experience is not required.
This class is taught using a chair and makes yoga accessible to anyone who wishes to move and breathe in a gentle way. The body will be honoured no matter what its physical challenges or limitations. The class will include simple movements, adapted yoga postures, breath awarenes, meditation and relaxation.
Half price yoga, open to everyone. Styles vary.
Based on the teachings of renowned yogi Sri Dharma Mittra, Dharma yoga is graceful, yet challenging and is open to beginners as well as 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 one’s true nature.
This 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.
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.
Ana Forrest created the unique sequencing of this style of yoga that works on strength, stability and flexibility. Teachers help you unwind tension in the neck shoulders and hips. It’s strong and steady and taught in a warm room. It’s particularly good for healing injuries.
inner axis yoga
Max Strom’s interdisciplinary system deals directly with sleeplessness, stress, and anxiety. It 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. Inner Axis is exclusively offered at triyoga London.
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.
This is an exacting and rigorous style of yoga developed by BKS Iyengar where you work on precise alignment of all body parts in a posture. The method is progressive, safe and orderly. The individual condition of each student is always considered and adjusted for.
iyengar yoga with ropes
These classes will incorporate rope work, or Yoga Kurunta – a way of using wall ropes to learn and access yoga asana. Using the ropes passively and actively helps develop strength, mobility and relaxation. The techniques have been developed by B.K.S. Iyengar.
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 and references to philosophical texts.
baby + 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.
Chanting is one of the main practices of yoga. Alongside classic Indian instruments like the the harmonium and drum, the Kiratan leader sings Sanskrit mantras and you repeat them, in a stilling of the mind and an opening of the heart. It's simply beautiful.
Yogi Bhajan bought the technology of Kundalini to the West in 1969. It features pranayama (breath work), mudras (hand gestures), asana (posture) and always meditation. Experiencing a profound sense of personal transformation is not uncommon. Some students wear white to absorb energy and light but you can come wearing whatever you want.
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 baby yoga
Yoga for mothers and movement for babies from 40 days to walking.
Named for the city in south India where Pattabhi Jois developed the Astanga yoga method, Mysore is not “led” but rather students work at their own pace and rhythm, practicing a set sequence of postures that is easily memorised with regular practice. You can come at any time during the session, and the length of practice will vary depending on your experience. Suitable for beginners.
Read more about Ashtanga and Mysore Self Practice
You will work 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. 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.
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
This class intensifies 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.
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 is the fourth limb of Patanjali's Ashtanga yoga. You will learn how to control your breath, generating energy and developing concerntration. It’s important to have a strong body and stable nervous system before practising pranayama and that’s why we ask for at least four years of regular asana practice.
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 ask that you rest in the first trimester and come to pregnancy classes from the second trimester onward.
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. The slow, mostly circular movements help loosen the joints, strengthen the tendons and muscles, improve circulation, and relax the nervous system.
You will use lots of props in this class and relax completely into them. Restorative yoga works to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of deep relaxation.
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.
A style of yoga that embodies elements of yoga and martial arts in a rhythmic flowing sequence. Shadow develops concentration and builds subtle as well as gross body awareness.
A class for teachers and experienced students alike to come together and deepen their skills and experience of yoga practice amongst a sangha, or community, in a friendly, non-competitive learning environment. With yoga philosophy woven throughout, this alignment based class flows with basic (as well as advanced) asanas, pranayama and meditation. Teachers and experienced students from all styles are welcome.
For little ones aged 2-to-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.
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. Your body will probably shake and tremor, its way of processing and releasing deeply-held tension.
A powerful sequence of static postures, practised in a studio heated to between 36 and 38 degrees using far infrared technology. You will sweat! Our teachers follow specific alignment and timing principles, resulting in safe, deep stretching. Sorry but we do not allow latecomers, those pregnant or anyone under 16 years of age.
Vinyasa means “to place with special awareness and intention”, and movement is continuous, smooth and unbroken. It's one of the most popular forms of yoga, drawing from Ashtanga yoga and Iyengar yoga. Short meditations and breathing techniques are also included in many vinyasa classes. Savasana is guaranteed.
Practised in room heated to 30 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.
A vinyasa flow class practised in room heated with far infrared panels to 30 degrees.
The yoga wheel is a unique prop that can help you work more deeply and safely in a variety of postures. The Level 1 class can help open the front of the body (the hip flexors, abdomen, chest and shoulders) as you roll on the wheel, massaging the spine and releasing tension in the upper back. The Level 2 class might work more deeply on backbends as well as inversions.
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 + gong meditation
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.
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, 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 back care
This class provides individual attention to students who need to strengthen thier backs, improve thier posture or alleciate discomfort.
yoga for stress
Discover effective coping mechanisms to relieve the effects of stress on the body. Passive relaxation and breathing techniques are used to balance out the central nervous system.