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Our regular classes

The calendar shows the regular classes and all events at Maitri Studio. Class prices vary and are listed on each instructor's page. Iyengar class passes are valid for Claire, Louise, Andrew, Rachel and Maura's classes. Click on links in the calendar below for information. Find a downloadable timetable in the FAQ section.

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What we teach here

Read a brief description of the range of yoga and other classes we offer at Maitri Studio.

Yoga Styles

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga is an overarching term for most yoga practised in the West, incorporating asanas (the physical poses) as well as pranayama (breath) and relaxation to achieve mental and physical balance and wellbeing. All other forms of yoga at the studio also come under this term, but we list the teachers who do not follow a particular style here.

Instructors: Susan - Tessa - Tomek - Nidhi

Iyengar yoga

This is a form of hatha yoga developed by Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar with the use of props such as blocks, blankets and belts. Correct alignment of the body ensures you work safely, with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing. All eight limbs of yoga are introduced, including pranayama and learning to focus attention. Iyengar class passes are valid against all of Claire, Louise and Maura's classes and some of Rachel's - buy from the 'classes' page. To find the best level for you, check our 'FAQ' page.

Instructors: Claire - Louise - Tracy - Maura - Rachel - Andrew

Pregnancy yoga

Ideal for women who are new to yoga and women who have been to classes before and want to know how to modify their practice. Join from 14 weeks, learn to adjust your movements as your baby grows or at any time along your pregnancy journey. This class is an aid to easing your discomforts and will help you to prepare mentally as well as physically for the birth of your baby.

Instructors: Miriam

Children's / Family yoga

Using postures, sound, breathing, self-massage and mindfulness, these sessions encourage children to develop their body and spatial awareness, as well as develop strength, flexibility, confidence and social skills. Suitable for a wide age range, from toddlers to teens. Family yoga sessions are a fun and interactive way to experience yoga while taking some quality time to support bonding as a family.

Instructors: Tory

Core yoga

A strong practice that combines poses from hatha yoga with the core strengthening exercises from modern fitness techniques

Instructors: Eva

Jivamukti yoga

Jivamukti yoga is a rigorous Hatha Vinyasa practice that can incorporate chanting, philosophy, breath awareness, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation, a method created by Sharon Gannon and David Life.

Instructors: Steven

Vinyasa flow yoga

A slow, flowing yoga with some static poses and with focus on placement of breath & body.

Instructors: Lisa - Oonagh - Valerie

Chakra flow yoga

A yoga practice that uses the chakra system to bring awareness to the inner body, so that you can follow your own impulse to move naturally. Orla has been strongly influenced by the Scaravelli school of yoga.

Instructors: Orla

Ashtanga yoga

A dynamic yoga practice inspired by the Ashtanga Yoga system developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India as well as the Himalayan Tradition. All classes follow a similar structure including Sun Salutations, followed by a modified Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, including standing, seated and lying down postures with vinyasa. You’ll work to develop a strong practice using bandhas, drishti and ujjayi breath. Classes are open to all levels with options offered throughout. Classes may also include pranayama, meditation and chanting.

Instructors: Nidhi

Yoga for Backs

A 12-week course proven to help with lower back health and function and effective with chronic low back pain. Includes relaxation CD and weekly handouts.

Instructors: Miriam

Special Yoga

Special yoga has become the international term used to describe yoga for people with additional needs. Special yoga therapy helps people reach their potential.

Instructors: Tory

Yin yoga

Yin yoga differs through holding poses for a longer period of time, to go deep with the pose, and deep into the mind.

Instructors: Patricia

Other Classes

Aerial yoga

Although named 'yoga' this class comes from a fitness tradition, using hammocks slung from the ceiling beams to let you swing, float and fly! Enjoy a mix of cardio, abs & core, and yoga-style poses. Let your spine hang free and enjoy cocooning yourself at the end.

Instructors: Sandra

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi is a system of holistic training, with a series of martial arts moves and techniques consisting of carefully coordinated natural movements. The slow movements of T'ai Chi are graceful, powerful, relaxed, balanced and meditative. They help improve balance, flexibility and strength, while calming the spirit and reducing stress.

Instructors: Julie-Anne


Pilates works to strengthen the centre, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, build muscle tone and gain flexibility. Pilates is excellent for rehabilitation for back, knees, hips, shoulders and other stress-related injuries. Pilates works the whole body addressing asymmetries, chronic weakness and bringing the body and mind back to balance.

Instructors: Christine - Jekaterina - Aimee


Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention with gentleness, curiosity and acceptance. Mindfulness helps to develop awareness so that we can live more fully in the present moment where we have more choice about how to respond to our experience. A regular meditation practice can help to restore peace and calm, increase concentration and efficiency and enhance communication and relationships.

Instructors: Bridgeen - Fiona - Veronica

Gong baths / sound meditations

Using the surround sound of live instruments (gongs, bowls, bells, rain sticks etc) to create a peaceful and soothing environment to aid your own meditation and relaxation through the effect of the sounds on your body and mind.

Instructors: Tessa - Lisa - Brian

Dance-based movement

There are various options for dance-based movement at Maitri Studio, and the exact type depends on the teacher, so check out their page for details.

Instructors: Tessa

Belly dance

A dance originating in the Middle East, it is characterized by movement and isolation of the torso and hips. It is low-impact exercise suitable for adults of all ages and abilities.

Instructors: Jennifer


Central to the HypnoBirthing® philosophy is the physiological reality that birth, as a natural process, does not have to involve pain. Empowered by knowledge and equipped with the tools of relaxation and self-hypnosis mothers and partners can prepare for and achieve gentle, calm natural birthing.

Instructors: Josephine


Shamanism is an ancient tradition of living in harmony with nature that strives to strike a balance between mind, body and spirit for the wellbeing of all creation. The teachings of shamanism focus on connection to nature and techniques like meditation and chanting to create trance-like states to aid individual understanding.

Instructors: Brian - Daniel - Patricia

Gateway Workshops Massage Training

One-day accredited and insurable Indian Head and Seated Chair massage courses through Gateway Workshops in small classes of 6 to 8 people with one to one attention from your tutor.

Instructors: Suzanne

Writing therapy

Writing therapy offers everything you need to move through any blocks and self limiting beliefs that may be preventing you from living in alignment with your true essence.


Reiki @Maitri

Reiki is a natural way of energy healing where we can pass on loving, healing energy to others without depleting our own energy system. The word itself is Japanese and refers to the universal life force energy. It is up to you whether you connect this to your own religious or spiritual beliefs, or simply take it as the same energy that makes the flowers grow. Learn through the Reiki @Maitri courses.

Instructors: Patricia

Dynamic meditation

Partially guided meditation to music that can include movement or dance


Class Payments

At the moment we offer online payment for Iyengar classes and Maitri-organised workshops only. All other instructors take their own payments individually.

Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546