Congratulations. You’ve bought the intro offer at triyoga – now what? It all depends on your schedule, and what you want to practice. Perhaps you know already exactly what you want to do and when you want to do it. Off you go!
Yet with more than 750 classes on the schedule across five centres, it can be a perplexing pick for someone new to yoga. We’ve devised one way to navigate our rich offering of authentic styles that will allow you to understand the difference between a Jivamukti, Iyengar and Yin yoga classes. This guide will help you try a range of styles and understand them better. All that’s left for you to do is unroll your mat from Week 1 to Week 4 and see what kind of magic happens.
Click on each of the styles below to view the schedule.
Week 1 – The Alignment Week
Week 2 – The Dynamic Week
Week 3 – The Still Week
Week 4 – The Something Different Week
For your first week of practice, try classes that focus on alignment, or the ideal way a posture should be practised (don’t be scared by the words “ideal” and “should” – our teachers recognise and accommodate for the many variations in human bodies). Try any open level, or level 1 class from our offering of yoga, Hot yoga, or Iyengar yoga classes. The teachers of these styles will provide rich, nuanced instruction on the placement of the body parts, and will instruct on the breath.
In your second week, pick two or three classes from the dynamic range – that would be Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Jivamukti. Again, they should be open or level 1 classes. The teacher will lead you through more flowing, physically demanding practices but always safely and with instruction that connects the breath to movement.
The third week is all about being still. Restorative, Yin and Meditation classes will give you the space to look inward as the body becomes restful and quiet.
Week four is what we call “The Something Different’ Week”. Pilates, Scaravelli and Kundalini each have a unique history, bought to the fore by charismatic creators. Joseph Pilates created a method that focuses on core stability; Vanda Scaravelli created a method that emphasises effortless effort; and Yogi Bhajan bought Kundalini to the West, which works on the energetic, spiritual body
By the end of your 4-week intro offer, you should have a better understanding of what works and appeals to you. Perhaps it’s a combination of styles, or maybe just one. Either way, you’re on the yoga path and it’s a beautiful place to be.