styles of yoga
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 + choosing a class). Many of the experienced teachers at triyoga have adapted or combined a number of styles from within Hatha and Classical yoga to create their own individual style of teaching; they may not label their classes a particular style.
an a–z of yoga styles
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness and community.
Anusara means ‘Flowing with grace' (going with the flow) and following your heart; this is a uniquely integrated approach to Hatha Yoga, based on a Tantric philosophy of intrinsic Goodness powerfully blended with a set of Universal Principles of Alignment. These principles are firmly grounded in the science of bio-mechanics.
The most athletic and physically demanding form of yoga. The foundation of this ancient system, discovered by the late Sri T. Krishnamacharya and his disciple Pattabhi Jois in the 1930's, involves a series of set postures practised in sequence (vinyasa). There are 6 sequences in all, the first is known as the Primary Series. A certain level of fitness is required to start Ashtanga. See also Mysore Self Practice.
Give your baby the best start in life with Baby Massage (6 weeks to crawling). Please bring a long your preferred oil to this class as triyoga does not provide the oil for these classes. Prior to the class please test your baby's skin with the oil you will be using. This can be done on the inside of the upper arm and about 60 minutes observation time should be allowed. We recommend you use organic sunflower seed oil, organic grapeseed oil, organic virgin coconut oil or organic light olive oil. triyoga provides towels for these sessions.
Half price yoga, open to everyone.
Dharma yoga is a system of classical Hatha Raja yoga based on the teachings of New York's renowned yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. It is a devotional practice that emphasises radiant health, a clear mind and a compassionate heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring students closer to the goal of yoga - self-realisation. Graceful, yet challenging, the Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa provides 4 levels and is suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners and accessible to so many because it is designed to meet each individual's needs.The method provides techniques for proper placement and alignment of the physical body which can lead to a shift in one's level of consciousness and a greater understanding of your true nature, which is reflected in all aspects of the Dharma Yoga system.
An approach to working with people which expands their repertoire of movements, enhances awareness, improves function and enables people to express themselves more fully. Lessons consist of precisely structured movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity.
Forrest yoga is built on the pillars of breath, strength, integrity and spirit. The unique sequencing in Forrest yoga is brilliant for building strength, stability and flexibility, with a strong focus on breath, generating energy in the core and unwinding the next, shoulders and hips. The Forrest yoga practice is very effective for creating healing around injuries. Modifications will be offered.
friday night yoga
A more challenging class that expressively targets each student's own particular strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes difficult, always fun, this is a class for those interested in ending their week by setting their practice free.
Gyrokinesis is the ‘matwork’ of the gyrotonic method and the essence of the whole system. Exercises are designed to work the entire body through spinal movement and joint articulation. Movements are fluid and rhythmical and matched with corresponding breathing patterns so that gyrokinesis feel like a hypnotic, breath-generated dance.
Max Strom's interdisciplinary system, Inner Axis, deals directly with sleeplessness, stress and anxiety and produces a level of fitness that makes you feel better, sleep better and therefore function at a higher level in your relationships and your life-work. Inner Axis incorporates breath-based yoga movement and mindfulness and every class offers several levels to accommodate your capacity. As a result of its success across the world, Inner Axis is now being adopted by corporations as a sustainable wellness programme.
The Iyengar method is internationally respected for its vigorous style and its sophisticated understanding of the yoga asana. It develops strength, flexibility and endurance. You will learn precision and subtlety in your asana and pranayama practice. The method is progressive, safe and orderly. The teaching and the postures are adjusted to meet the conditions and needs of each student.
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. Theme of a class is supported by Sanskrit chanting, eclectic music, readings, spoken word and references to yoga philosophy texts.
kids + teens yoga
Yoga classes for toddlers, kids from 4-12 and young adults from 12 years upwards.
triyoga also offers yoga in schools.
Refers to chanting, one of the main practices of yoga. Classic Indian instruments such as the harmonium and drum accompany the chant while Sanskrit mantras are repeated in a call and response fashion bringing about a stilling of the mind and an opening of the heart.
A comprehensive teaching of exercises, breathing, meditation and mantras introduced to the west by Yogi Bhajan as ‘the mother of all yogas'.
The core practice of yoga, which brings about the full awareness of our true nature. Though simple and easy to practice, its results are powerful and far reaching. A growing body of modern research has shown the benefits in terms of deep relaxation, emotional balance, creativity, a sense of well-being and many others.
But its ultimate fruit goes beyond the body and the mind, to connect us with a deep sense of inner awareness and plenitude – our inner Self.
meditation + mindfulness
Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that can help you change the way you think about experiences and reduce stress and anxiety. This class combines meditation, breathing techniques, yoga and guided visualisation which can be integrated into your everyday life.
mummy + me
Yoga for mothers and movement for babies from forty days to walking.
mysore ashtanga self-practice
The traditional form of Ashtanga yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Some people describe it as ‘a private session in a group environment'. Mysore Self-Practice allows students to work at their own pace whilst receiving individual physical adjustments and personal attention from the teacher. Students can come at any time during the session. Length of practice varies according to each student.
For those of us who think we're too old, stiff or unfit for yoga (and it's not true because it's never too late).
Read more about yoga for seniors here.
Specialist teaching and guidance for birth preparation and support for mothers-to-be.
Read more about pregnancy yoga here.
Specialist teaching and guidance for recovering and strengthening the mind and body after giving birth.
Read more about postnatal yoga here.
restorative yoga / relax + restore
Specific restorative poses which are passive, designed to adjust the nervous system and rest the adrenal glands, enabling the body to move towards balance.
restorative yoga + pranayama
A perfect class for the end of the week, combining specific restorative poses with controlled use of the breath to de-stress.
scaravelli inspired yoga
Inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. A gentle yet demanding class concentrating on developing core strength through releasing tension and creating length in the spine.
trainee teacher community class
This is a community hatha yoga class, taught by one of the top graduates from our teacher training programme. The teacher will rotate every 6 weeks.
For toddlers aged two to three + a half and their parent (or other adult). A fun, interactive class based on yoga shapes, games, sounds and movement with the aim of developing the toddler's spacial awareness, co-ordination, creative expression and motor skills.
A powerful and nurturing sequence of static postures practised in a heated studio, which facilitates safe, deep stretching and a detoxifying sweat. Following specific alignment and timing principles you will systematically work and rejuvenate your entire body, cultivating balance, strength and flexibility. Arrive well hydrated before class. Great for beginners and perfect for all levels. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 16. The room is heated through a combination of standard and far infrared heat.
A dynamic flowing style of yoga, harmonising breath and movement to give strength, grace and freedom.
Practised in a far infrared heated room, heated to 30 - 35 degrees, this Pilates mat class detoxifies and strengthens the entire body. These classes are slower paced, both to adjust to the heat and intensify the workout - physically and mentally.
warm vinyasa flow
A vinyasa flow class practised in a far infrared heated room, heated to 30 - 35 degrees.
A stilling practice which cultivates a deep sense of awareness and the capacity for limitless potential through a profound release of mind/body stresses and conditioning. The perfect antidote to urban life, Yin focuses on releasing and letting go via the deep musculature of the body and connective tissues, aiding physical, energetic, mental and emotional flexibility. It is the ideal complement and balance to ‘doing' a dynamic practice.
yoga + guided relaxation
This class is specifically designed to revitalise your spirit and restore balance to your mind and body. A gentle uplifting yoga practice followed by a guided deep relaxation, combined with positive, creative and healing suggestions to leave you feeling calm relaxed and mentally strong.
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.
A dynamic, flowing class combining yoga and Pilates.
yoga for back care
This is a series of small group classes, limited to no more than 10 people, providing individual attention to each student and the back condition presented, whether to alleviate symptoms of discomfort, strengthen the back or simply to improve posture.
yoga for runners + sports
Learn how yoga can improve performance and reduce injury; focusing on exercises to create better alignment, stretch muscles properly, develop critical strength and utilise the breath for increased efficiency in running or any sport.
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 to balance the central nervous system.
For students of any age and experience, who wish to practise gently and relax deeply; recommended for 'bad backs' and injuries and ideal for beginners.