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). Still unsure of which class to go for? We also have a yoga quiz to help you determine which style best suits you.
an a-z of yoga styles
anusara flow 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 and blended with a set of universal principles of alignment to form a vinyasa-style practice. These principles are firmly grounded in the science of bio-mechanics.
Taught traditionally as it is in Mysore, India - the spiritual home of ashtanga yoga -- the full primary series begins with an opening chant and then moves rhythmically through the sun salutations, standing postures and seated postures, finishing with a closing sequence. This class is counted using Sanskrit, but with explanation of each posture. Experience practicing ashtanga is essential. This class is particularly suited to Mysore practitioners to help them refine the vinyasa technique where breath and movement are synchronised.
This is a fun and challenging practice which blends the movement and technique of ballet with the precision of Pilates. Each class delivers an energising and effective work out for the entire body, helping build alignment whilst strengthening the core and toning muscles. Exercises are sometimes performed with the support of a ballet barre, small weights, Pilates balls or resistance bands. You don’t need to be a dancer to enjoy this class and adaptations are given to suit all abilities.
Introducing the basics of breathing, movement and posture, ideally we recommend that all those new to yoga complete a triyoga course.
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 has four levels and accommodates beginners through to advanced practitioners. The method provides techniques for proper placement and alignment of the physical body, which can lead to a shift in your level of consciousness and a deepened understanding of your true nature.
Dynamic Pilates is based on Joseph Pilates' classical mat system, 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.
Expand your range of motion as you enhance your awareness, improve your body’s functioning 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.
flow + restore
This nourishing class fuses the dynamism of a smooth vinyasa class with the stillness of a deeply restorative one. It begins with breath-led, alignment-based flow before transitioning into quieter work that balances the nervous system with restorative and yin postures. The result? A state of harmony and peace in both body and mind.
Our focus in this class is on what is going to make you feel as if the wrong way up is, in fact, the right way up!
Teaching key tips and techniques for nailing pincha, handstand and other inversions, this class also builds the strength, flexibility and confidence to make the process less effortful and more enjoyable. We work hard but we also have fun!
Each session begins with a series of stretches and drills designed to warm up the body so that you stay safe and to hardwire into mind and body the correct alignment that will transform your handstanding game. We then work on specific postures, breaking down the composite elements so they are easier to understand and to “feel” in the body, and exploring the many different ways to transition in and out of inversions.
Designed for anyone who can hold a handstand against the wall for 30 seconds or more. Each weekly class has a specific focus as we delve deeper into poses, fine tune our technique, explore more advanced transitions in and out of poses and… FLY!
The Iyengar yoga method is internationally respected for its rigorous style and its sophisticated understanding of asana. It develops strength, flexibility and endurance. You learn precision and subtlety in your asana and pranayama practice through a progressive, safe and orderly method. The teaching and the postures are adjusted to meet the conditions and needs of each student.
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.
jivamukti spiritual warrior
This one-hour set sequence is taught in a vinyasa style and is designed for busy people who want a well-rounded yoga practice. Including a short warm up sequence, sun salutations, standing poses, back bends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation, and relaxation, spiritual warrior classes are suitable for students with some yoga experience, but adventurous beginners are also welcome!
The class is fast-paced and invigorating with a focus on the connection between breath and movement and on the flowing sequence of the postures. There is less theory or yoga philosophy than other jivamukti classes.
kids + teens yoga
Yoga classes for children from 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.
Kirtan is a call-and-response chanting practice that praises the divine, helping us to connect with the divinity within. Classic Indian instruments such as the harmonium and drum accompany Sanskrit mantras that are taught and sung together, bringing about a stilling of the mind and an opening of the heart.
The kundalini technology was introduced to the West in 1969 and combines pranayama with posture. Kundalini classes always include 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 a spectrum of their unique teaching styles.
Returning and senior triyoga teachers offer a weekly masterclass sharing various aspects of yoga (physical practice, anatomy, meditation, philosophy, psychology, sound and chanting) from the perspective of their field of expertise. This is an extended class that will provide expert guidance, offering you the opportunity to explore different areas in depth and to benefit from the vast experience, expertise, and knowledge of our senior teachers. We invite you to take your practice to the next level by joining the community centred around our most loved and respected teachers.
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 meditation and mindfulness teachers at triyoga have a range of influences from Buddhist to non-secular, and they each teach this class from their own approach.
mummy + me
Yoga for mothers and movement for babies from forty days to crawling to support postpartum healing, promote bonding between mothers and their babies and connect women to a community of new parents.
mysore style ashtanga yoga
Mysore is named for the city in south India where the ashtanga yoga method was developed, a spiritual practice that brings about a deeper understanding of the self. The class is not led - students work at their own pace and rhythm, practising a set sequence of postures that are linked to the breath and easily memorised with regular practice. Students can come at any time during the session, and their length of practice will vary depending on their experience. Suitable for beginners.
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, those whose backs need a little more care, and anyone wishing to gain greater awareness of movement and posture.
Practising yoga during pregnancy can ease aches and pains, boost circulation and strengthen the body and mind in preparation for labour. 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.
A gentle and deeply nourishing energetic practice, qigong involves dynamic as well as static postures, deep breathing and visualisation techniques 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.
Chill out is the theme for this class, and each teacher will bring their own interpretation to it!
We can practice yoga to connect to ourselves, our environment and maybe even something greater, but we also just want to feel better and to relax. In this class, you might begin with some gentle movement to warm and loosen the body, before your teacher guides you on an inner journey to discover a sense of ease with breathing practices and guided meditation.
Warning: Do not operate heavy machinery after this class.
The postures practised 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 towards greater balance.
Rocket Yoga was developed to tailor ashtanga yoga to the band The Grateful Dead in San Francisco in the late 80s. Creator Larry Schultz learned the ashtanga method in India, and his modifications of the first, second and third series make advanced postures more accessible to beginners. The sequence begins with sun salutations before moving on to standing and seated postures, then inversions and arm balances. Variations and modifications are always offered and students are encouraged to playfully grow at a pace that’s right for them. As with traditional ashtanga, there is a strong focus on breath, bandha (energy lock) and drishti (gaze point) as tools for meditation. Suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond.
Meaning “association with the highest truth”, satsang is a community event that welcomes everyone who’d like to connect with other yoga practitioners, share experiences and explore yoga. Held on the last Sunday of the month, our satsangs are hosted by different triyoga teachers and are opportunities for us to explore different aspects of yoga together. The format is fluid and may include chanting, meditation and other practices plus discussion, Q+A and reflection opportunities depending on need. This is a dedicated space for everyone who’d like to share insights, ask questions, support others and to use yoga to grow as individuals and to build our practice community.
Inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, an Italian yoga teacher who studied privately with BKS Iyengar and went on to pioneer a new style that prioritised effortless movement. A gentle yet mentally-demanding class that focuses on developing core strength, releasing tension and creating length in the spine.
sleep recovery yoga
Sleep Recovery™ yoga soothes, steadies, and grounds you for a relaxing evening and good night’s sleep. Pull tension out of your body gently and breathe to settle your nervous system so you rest more deeply, sleep better and feel better all day long.
Tension and trauma releasing exercises (TRE) are a wonderful tool to assist the body in letting go of chronic stress and deeply ingrained patterns. Your body will probably shake and tremor, its way of processing and releasing deeply held tension that can obstruct our natural balance, vibrancy and health. Shaking in a safe, supportive environment processes stress hormones and reconnects us with our inbuilt ability to recalibrate. These classes guide you through a simple set of exercises to help you learn how to self-regulate your body in response to both day-to-day and more longterm stress.
Our hot classes follow a set sequence of postures designed to increase circulation, flexibility and strength and improve cardiovascular health. Far infrared panels heat the studio to 36 - 38 degrees with 45 percent humidity, creating a gentle heat that deeply penetrates the body. Great for beginners and perfect for all levels.
Please arrive well hydrated and at least 10 minutes before class begins – we cannot allow you entry if you arrive late.
Please note that pregnant women or children under 16 are not allowed in our hot classes.
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 vinyasa yoga
A vinyasa flow class practised in rooms heated with far infrared panels to 30 degrees.
A stilling practice that cultivates a deep sense of awareness through the release of mind and body stresses. Warm yin is practised in a room heated at 32 degrees using infra red panels, allowing the muscles to warm and the muscles and the connective tissues of the body to stretch (tendons, ligaments and fascia). Students go deep into the postures as they’re held for periods of three to five minutes, allowing the mind and the body to relax and to experience patience and quiet.
Warm yin has a mindfulness element in that it calms the mind and cultivates presence.
Open to all levels from complete beginners to the more experienced - the teacher adapts the class according to the students.
A quietening practice that cultivates a deep sense of awareness through the release of mind and body stresses. The perfect 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 for cancer
A free class to help cope with cancer and cancer treatments. These sessions help manage the side effects of treatment, boost immunity, decrease anxiety and stress, and increase wellbeing, 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.
If you are new to the class to please arrive 10 minutes before the start time to speak to the teacher before the class begins.
yoga for sports
Yoga can help improve your performance if you’re a runner, a cyclist, a footballer, a climber or a boxer. This class helps to prevent injuries and aids recovery from pre-existing ones. You’ll learn how to stretch and strengthen muscle groups key to your chosen sport. Emphasis is placed on expanding lung capacity to increase breathing efficiency.
For students of any age and experience who wish to practice gently and relax deeply. Also recommended for those navigating practice 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 their backs, improve their posture, or alleviate discomfort.
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 + gong
This class concludes with a 15-minute gong meditation, in which students are immersed in the relaxing and healing resonance of the gong, setting the mind free to drift on the waves of sound and the body to surrender to the pull of gravity. Students may choose to sit or lie down for the gong meditation.
Used to promote healing for hundreds of years and across many cultures, the soundwaves generated by gongs are frequencies that can create sympathetic reactions on a cellular level, releasing blockages and allowing us to relax very deeply.
yoga + relaxation
A gentle yoga practice that finishes with a deeply calming, guided relaxation, taking you into a wonderful meditative state for positive transformation. This class focuses on improving mental and physical wellbeing and cultivating a positive mind set. Suitable for all.
yoga for beginners
These classes focus on the fine details of yoga postures and breathing, working on both your body and the mind. Generally, our yoga classes start with meditation and pranayama (manipulation of the breath) and warm-up postures, followed by standing and seated asanas, and a relaxing savasana to finish. You’ll hold postures longer than in a flowing vinyasa class, so you can explore the technical aspects and the effects internally. Teachers of this class come from a variety of backgrounds and will have their own individual way of teaching.
Open to all levels from complete beginners to the more experienced as the teacher adapts the class according to the students.
yoga for menopause
This class is a much-needed space for women at all stages of menopause to gather, share information and explore tools and techniques to help manage menopause symptoms. Using asana, pranayama, meditation and visualisation, we’ll build a toolkit of resources to explore and ease common menopause challenges. The teacher uses alternative frameworks of understanding, including the Chinese medicine and ayurveda traditions, to provide you with accurate and nuanced terminology that helps you name and own your experiences, and to explore aging as a cultural as well as a biological process. Each class opens with a circle for women to connect with each other and to be heard, establishing an intimate and supportive environment in which menopause can be explored with honesty, trust and vulnerability – as well as humour and fun!
yoga for mental health
Yoga is a tool for transformation at all levels, including the mind. An increasing number of scientific studies demonstrate the efficacy of yoga in improving and maintaining mental health, as well as showing the clear link between mental and emotional wellbeing and physical health, including immunity. No matter what our lifestyle, there is no health without mental health, defined by the World Health Organization as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".
This class is run by a qualified yoga therapist and mental health first aider, and is a safe, supportive and therapeutic space for anyone interested in using asana, pranayama, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and mindfulness to build resilience to stress and help restore, improve and maintain optimum mental health. It complements all styles and is open to everyone, including beginners.
yoga + somatics
Somatics is an approach to movement that focuses on the experience and the felt sense of the body. This class creates a space for students to explore movements outside of familiar forms of asanas and is an opportunity to cultivate and expand your capacity to sense and witness what’s happening within the body in each moment. This allows you to learn new ways to respond and to express yourself, as well as supporting you in daily movements, asana practice or sports. Open to everyone from non-movers to experienced movers, from beginners in yoga to advanced practitioners. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace, no previous experience required. This class will be informed by Body-Mind Centering® as well as other somatic practices.
yoga pilates fusion
Yoga and Pilates are distinctly different, one a rich system of self enquiry evolved over centuries, the other a (relatively) modern systemised approach to exercise.
However from a physical perspective they share many commonalities and when combined are effective in deepening embodied awareness.
This class aims to creatively explore mindful movement and skilled action in an open and playful environment.