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Iyengar yoga classes online & in person - sign in details

  • by Claire Ferry - May 07, 2020

Welcome to online and in-person Iyengar yoga classes with me, Claire Ferry. I hope these instructions will help you join the classes easily. Do email me on or call 07743 841415 if you're stuck!

In person or online?

Maitri Studio is opening with a limited timetable from 10th July. I will teach my classes in person to a maximum of 10 people, and stream live at the same time.

NOTE: there are in person and online versions of each class on the timetable. Make sure you sign up for the correct one!

Which class for me?

Tues 10am and Fri 10am beginners, welcoming complete new starters as well as ongoing beginners.

Tues 7.30pm and Thurs 6pm are mixed ability - students from Rachel, Andrew, Maura and Louise's classes all welcome as well as my regular ongoing students and students from other styles of yoga. We may do inversions and I will give alternatives for those who are not yet at this stage in their practice.

Pay and register for the class

You must register online to attend the class, either to join the physical class or to see the online zoom broadcast. To register, you will need to purchase single or multi-class passes – we now have 10 and 6-class pass options as well as drop-in. You can pay and register for the classes through the class calendar page on the Maitri Studio website.

Visit the Maitri Studio class calendar - make sure you have logged in at the top right of the calendar where there is a log in/create account link...this is your Tula account password (see below).

Next to the class you want to attend there will be a ‘sign up and pay’ link, or if you have class credits already it will just say ‘sign up’. Click on that and follow instructions, including agreeing to the health waiver.

Remember to choose the in person or online class, depending on what you want.

If you change your mind and can no longer attend, this is where you also click the ‘deregister’ link.

I am limiting class numbers to 10 in person and 16 online so that I can see you all on the Zoom screen. NOTE if you register and then do not attend, you will forfeit a credit as it means someone else would not be able to take your remember to deregister if you can't attend.

Attending in person

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have had contact with someone with Covid in the last two weeks. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. If in any doubt, attend online from home or miss a class to recover. If you attend and are found to have covid-19 it has serious consequences for your friends in class and the studio has a whole. Especially take responsibility if you are in the high risk group for infection or live with people who are.
  • Be at the studio at least 15 minutes before class and queue outside.
  • Be in your yoga clothes already so you don't need to change at Maitri. You might need layers - we will have the windows and doors open for ventilation.
  • Bring all your own equipment - at least a mat, and anything else you have. We sell equipment if you need more.
  • I will let you in about 15 minutes before class so there's time for you to file in while distanced and take up your places.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided (or bring your own).
  • You will walk into the studio, place your mat as shown, and set your shoes, coats, keys/mobile/handbag by your mat in your allotted space.
  • Toilets will be accessible but to minimise risk go at home/work beforehand!
  • Facemasks optional.
  • Remember, the best advice is still to wash your hands for 20 seconds regularly and not to touch your face.

Attending at home online

You will need to be logged into Zoom and Tula, and have a suitable tidy space with your mat and any other equipment at home. Scroll down for more details at end if you need them.

Make sure that you’ve told me about any health issues you may have – especially if you’re new to the class or I haven’t seen you for a while.

I look forward to seeing you,



Tula Software additional information if needed

You need to have an account at so that you can log in to your Tula account with Maitri Studio. If you already buy passes online with us, you will be familiar with this.

If not, you need to add your email and if you don’t think you have a password yet, click the ‘forgotten password’ link at the bottom right of that page. You will be sent an email with your password. These are the details you will need to login, purchase passes, register for and take part in the class via the class calendar on the Maitri website.

If you're an Apple user, you can download the Tula app

Attending at home - more detail


Some people using phones or tablets find it hard to either see me (screen too small) or angle the camera lens so that I could see them - so if you have a laptop it might be easier for you. But don't worry, we'll manage! Make sure you don't have any back ups or other apps running in the background which can make your internet connection slower.


You need to have downloaded Zoom onto the device you will be using to watch the class.

  • If you don't have a pre-existing Zoom user account, create one here:
  • If you do have a zoom account but who have forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking "Forgot password" on the following page: as you will have to be signed in to Zoom for this all to work
  • (if you want more details on Zoom, scroll to the bottom of this page)

Class preparations

Make sure you have sufficient space to practice and have any yoga equipment to hand. If you do not have blocks and bricks, use folded blankets or pillows. A strap of some kind is useful - if not a yoga belt, then a dressing gown belt, or a length of cord...whatever you have! A study chair may be helpful too. Test your video to check that I will be able to see you when you’re on your mat.

Attending the class

You will need to be logged on to Tula in the app or at the calendar pages (as above for registering). About 30 minutes before the class starts another link will appear ‘View Broadcast’. Click this, and Zoom will open automatically if you have it set up on your device. Follow the Zoom instructions. You will be let into a waiting room and I will need to admit you. I will not let anyone in after the start of class.

** If you are asked for a password, it is because Zoom needs you to log in. Some people have found it easier to go back out again, separately open Zoom and login to that, then go back to the Tula app or calendar and click 'view broadcast' again.

On entry into the class your mic will be on (unless you’ve turned it off!) so that I can say hello and make sure you’re viewing and hearing OK. Once the class starts, I will mute everyone and then give instructions about how to communicate with me.

Contact Us

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

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546