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Instructor

Claire Ferry

Yoga for Claire is beyond the physical asana practice and embraces mental calm and wellbeing. Her classes will help you to find your inner sense of peace as well as strength and flexibility

About Claire

Claire is one of a handful of Level 3 (formerly called Junior Intermediate 3) Iyengar yoga teachers in Northern Ireland and has developed Maitri Studio as a base for Iyengar yoga in Belfast. Claire's training and practice has spanned many years (and continues!) and she brings her extensive experience to all classes. Many people will know that Iyengar yoga training is rigorous and thorough, covering all aspects of traditional yoga. In particular the Iyengar method is known to be helpful for all, whether already active and fit, or suffering from aches, injuries or various health conditions. Read more about Claire on her site, and about Iyengar yoga on the IY(UK) website.

Classes

All classes use the single, 6- or 10-class passes available to purchase online here.

  • Tuesday 11.30am-12.45pm chair yoga - no need to get on the floor, ideal for mobility issues. £50 for 6, £90 for whole term of 12, drop-in available on usual class passes.
  • Tuesday & Friday 10am yoga, suitable for all including aged 55+
  • Tuesday & Thursday 6pm active beginners keen to move and learn
  • Tuesday 7.30pm ongoing students - includes asanas from syllabus Level 1-3

Beginners are encouraged to attend the specified beginners classes if possible. Claire is supervising a beginners course for trainee teacher William from 4th April Thursdays 7.30-8.45pm - special offer £30 and details here.

Online or in-person?

The Tuesday 10am, Tuesday 7.30pm, Thursday 6pm and Friday 10am classes are hybrid. If you do not attend the in-person classes having already registered you will have a credit deducted as it means another person would not be able to attend.


Iyengar yoga class passes

You can use your Iyengar class pass to attend classes with other Iyengar-trained teachers at Maitri - Maura and Eva.

You can choose a 10-class pass valid for 12 weeks £80, 6-classes valid for 7 weeks at £54 or a single class (valid for a week) £10. Concessionary rates available if money is a barrier to attendance. Buy online here.

I offer 1:1s at £50 for an hour or £225 if you block-book five.

Workshops

I teach 2.5hr workshops at weekends, 10.30am-1pm on either Saturday or Sunday. These cost £25 - book via the student portal.

Retreats

My next weekend retreat is at Carlingford Yoga.

  • 5-7 April 2024: A yoga weekend suitable for all. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the hills behind Carlingford and above Dundalk bay, home-cooked vegan meals (all delicious), comfortable shared accommodation in small 2-4 bed rooms (with privacy curtains around the platform beds), 4 yoga classes, a meditation session, a guided afternoon walk and a morning mindful walk (or second meditation depending on the weather). All for €395! Book directly with Carlingford Yoga.

More information?

Interested in reading more about Iyengar yoga? Read our article here on the Maitri website. There's a great resource online at YogaVastu, including online classes. We also recommend YogaSelection (website) and RoadsToBliss youtube channel for online videos to help your home practice.

Claire's Timetable

Studio Calendar

Contact Us

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

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428
Email: info@maitristudio.net

Company number: NI635546