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Our regular classes

The calendar shows online classes taking place while we are closed due to covid-19 regulations "circuit breaker". Some teachers are offering online classes or in-person 1:1s. View their profile pages on the 'studio' tab for more details.

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Studio Calendar

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 - Diana - Lucie

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. Buy Iyengar yoga class passes and register online for in-person or online classes.

Instructors: Claire - 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. Currently online classes only. Contact us for teacher recommendations.

Instructors: Adrienne

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 - Patricia - Geraldine

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

Menopause Yoga

Yoga to help women during all stages of the menopause. Includes asanas, breathing techniques, meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy strategies designed to help alleviate symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and brain fog.

Instructors: Jackie

Vinyasa flow yoga

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

Instructors: Oonagh - Valerie - Danielle - Jackie - Lucie

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: Lucie

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 - Geraldine

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 - Valerie - Danielle - Xenia

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 - Aimee

Meditation and Mindfulness

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: Fiona - Veronica - Jampa Ling

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. Magdalena teaches zumba.

Instructors: Tessa - Magdalena


Nia is a non-impact, expressive movement programme designed to achieve whole body fitness and cardiovascular conditioning

Instructors: Rose

Red Tent / Red Thread

These are gatherings for women to meet and chat in a supportive atmosphere, sharing stories and providing mutual help.

Instructors: Patricia - Aideen


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 - 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

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

Art / Creativity

Ranging from specific art therapy to creativity circles, these events help you express yourself through art and craft.

Instructors: Aideen

Life drawing

Life modelling is an opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts to work on a real-life study for their portfolios or as a hobby. The craft of life modelling is an empowering and fulfilling experience which gives you the opportunity to gain in body confidence: by accepting yourself as the magnificent structures that you are - no flaws, only shapes, colours and a history...

Instructors: Skye - First Saturday

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. PLEASE NOTE we have a NO REFUNDS policy. 10-classes passes are valid for 3 months after date of purchase. Other passes will indicated validity in title and/or receipt email. If you make a mistake when booking, notify us IMMEDIATELY to get a refund. CONCESSIONARY rates are to help people for whom money is a barrier to attendance. This may include, for example, full time students not earning, those on state pension only, people on full benefits or those with carer’s responsibilities and associated costs. Do speak to us if this affects you. Documentary proof must be supplied if requested.

Contact Us

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

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546