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Open practice yoga sessions

  • by Claire Ferry - Mar 04, 2022

Find it hard to motivate yourself to commit to a regular personal yoga practice? Or lack the space or equipment to do your yoga practice (and therefore yourself) justice?

When I visited the Iyengar Institute in Pune I learned it was a daily event (except Sundays) to go to the hall for individual practice in the presence of others, and that this tradition had run for years with the Iyengar family and teachers. Mostly the practice was quiet, with people going about their own set of asanas mindfully on their own mat. Occasionally people would help each other, ask for advice from senior teachers, or more experienced practitioners might spot something they could help with and offer assistance.

I found this so helpful, and valued the spirit of community co-operation, so we ran these open practice sessions pre-covid. Happily, we're opening them up again! This time we'll make the session available on Zoom as well as at the studio, so even if you can't turn up in person you can Zoom in, be able to see the room and whoever is practising, and know that you're part of a practice community.

This is open to students of any yoga style. At the studio we will have a donation box to put a small amount towards heating and the rest to a local mental health charity East Belfast Community Counselling.

If you'd like to attend online you'll need to log in and register through our student portal, which is where you'll also find the 'view broadcast' link each Tuesday morning. The sessions are Tuesdays 7.30-9.30am, weekly.

If you're not sure about how/whether to join in, don't hesitate to drop us an email on We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Us

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

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546