choosing a class
so many classes, which style would be best, which teacher?
The question we ask you is: what would you like from your class? Maybe it's to de-stress or work out, relax, lose weight, stretch, tone, to follow a meditative or spiritual practice ̶̶ or any combination of these. Also, there may be days when you want to try something different. triyoga is the perfect place, with a wide range of styles and extensive class schedule. There is no set formula for choosing the right class. Styles of teaching vary as well as styles of yoga, so sample different ones and feel what resonates best with you.
If you want to know details about a specific class or teacher at triyoga, go to the class schedule and click on any class for a description of what each class is like, so that you can see whether it might be suitable for your needs.
styles of yoga
There are lots of different styles of yoga. Many classes are simply called 'yoga', as teachers often incorporate different elements from various yogic traditions and styles. Every teacher is different and you may want to sample a few and see what resonates with you.
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.
Introducing the basics of breathing, movement and posture. Ideally, we recommend that all those new to yoga complete a Beginners Course.
Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of yoga practice or those seeking a gentler asana practice. Experienced practitioners can also sometimes benefit from going back to this level and getting in touch with the fundamentals of yoga.
Open to all levels from complete beginners to more experienced practitioners. The teacher adapts the class according to the students.
Works on a deeper physical and psychological level, introducing more challenging asanas, sun salutation variations, inversions and backbends. Not suitable for beginners.
A challenging class for more experienced practitioners that assumes a good grounding in the principles of asana and breathing. For Ashtanga practitioners, knowledge of the foundations of the style and the Primary Series is essential. Please be aware that this is a tough class.