restorative yoga classes

At triyoga we offer over 20 restorative yoga classes at 5 London locations each week, taught by some of the UK’s leading teachers. So whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student, we have a restorative yoga class to suit you.

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Q. What is restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga is simply that – restorative. It is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching, centering of your breath and body, and aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer. During the long holds of restorative yoga your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress.

Q. What can I expect from a restorative yoga class?
Restorative yoga is a completely different experience from most contemporary yoga. Prepare yourself for deep relaxation. Props are used extensively to support your body so you can hold poses for longer periods of time. Postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining.

If it is chilly, keep your socks on since you will not be warming up the body the way you would be in a regular class. In some poses, the teacher may even cocoon you in blankets for extra warmth and coziness. After you are set up in a pose with all your props, you will hold the pose for an extended period, often up to ten or twenty minutes. Although you are supported, you will definitely still feel the stretching, which will probably help keep you awake.

You will continue to focus on your breath throughout. The teacher may talk you through a meditation or play music, depending on their style. You may only do four or five poses over the course of an entire class. At the end of the session, your body feels open and refreshed.

Q. How much do restorative yoga classes cost at triyoga?
You can attend all restorative yoga class with any of our class pricing options. View all pricing options here. If you’re new to triyoga we recommend:
30 days of unlimited classes for £54 or you can try one class with a 1 class pass for £17

Q. Are restorative yoga classes at triyoga suitable for beginners?
Yes, all classes are open level so are suitable for complete beginners to more experienced students.

class 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 beginners to more experienced. The teacher adapts the class according to the students.

level 1

Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of yoga practice or those seeking a gentler asana practice. You will learn the fundamentals of yoga.

level 1-2

Builds on the foundational blocks that are established in a Level 1 class. A working knowledge of yoga principles is expected.

level 2

Works on deeper physical and psychological level. Introduces more sophisticated practices that may include more challenging postures (inversions, deeper backbends) as well as pranayama, mudra and meditation. Not suitable for beginners.

level 2-3

Teaches more difficult postures and breathing techniques. Assumes an understanding of the gross as well as subtle aspects of practice.

level 3

A challenging class for the experienced student who possesses deep awareness on both a physical and mental level. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.