Rocket Yoga

The triyoga rocket yoga sequence is quite consistent across each class, which begins with sun salutations before moving on to standing and seated postures, then inversions and arm balances. Variations and modifications will be offered throughout, and you’ll be encouraged to playfully grow at a pace that’s right for you. As with traditional Ashtanga, there is a strong focus on breath, bandha (energy lock) and drishti (gaze point) as tools for meditation. Expect variations from teacher-to-teacher, and from day-to-day. Suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond.

What is rocket yoga?

Developed in the late 1980s by yoga teacher and long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois, Larry Schultz developed rocket yoga while teaching yoga to the band The Grateful Dead in San Francisco. Larry learned the Ashtanga Yoga method in Mysore, India, and went on to modify the first, second and third series in order make “advanced” postures more accessible to beginners.

Demonstration by triyoga teacher Helen Russell-Clark

Rocket yoga sequences

At triyoga, the sequence is mostly the same in each rocket yoga class, which begins with sun salutations before moving on to standing and seated postures, then inversions and arm balances. Consisting of three routines, Rocket yoga uses poses from ashtanga’s first four series with plenty of modifications to provide a weekly practice structured around building flexibility and strength.

As with traditional Ashtanga Yoga, there is a strong focus on breath, bandha (energy lock) and drishti (gaze point) as tools for meditation in the rocket yoga sequence. The rocket vinyasa sequences featurearm balances, handstands and variations, backbends, twists and abdominal strength asanas, and will focus on the mechanics of flight to build your skills in inversions, handstands and arm balances.

In these classes, you can learn effective weight transfer, floating back and forth in the sun salutations and how to create fluid movement throughout your whole practice.

Rocket yoga poses

Some favourite asanas you can expect to experience in a rocket yoga class:

  • Handstands
  • Sun salutations
  • Backbends
  • Arms balances
  • Twists
  • Inversions
    • Wheel
    • Crow
    • Peacock
    • Dolphin

Expect variations from teacher-to-teacher, and from day-to-day. Our Rocket yoga classes are suitable for students with some experience and well experienced students.

Rocket yoga in London

We’ve seen the popularity of rocket yoga in London grow so our timetable offers a variety of rocket yoga classes in London, including rocket open, rocket level 1 and rocket level 2 for those more experienced yogis.

Rocket yoga teacher training

We do not currently have any scheduled rocket yoga teacher training but sign up to our emails for news of all new teacher training courses.

Interested in rocket yoga classes at triyoga? Click here to view the timetable and book into a rocket class.

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