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Claire Ferry

Yoga for Claire is beyond the physical asana practice and embraces mental calm and wellbeing. Her Iyengar 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 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 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.

Winter Update

NB: Classes are online only until 14th May. No classes 17th-21st May. In person classes should be available from 24th May (subject to government review on 13th May). Usual class passes apply, and all extant passes will be extended so you won't miss out.

  • Tuesdays 10-11.15am beginners
  • Tuesdays 6-7.15pm beginners
  • Tuesdays 7.30-9pm mixed ability
  • Thursdays 6-7.30pm mixed ability
  • Fridays 10-11.15am beginners

In the mixed ability classes (ongoing beginners and those with some experience) we may do inversions and I will give alternative poses if these are not within your practice. Beginners are encouraged to attend the specified beginners classes if possible.

Online or in-person?

We hope Maitri Studio will be able to re-open from 24th May 2021 for in-person classes. The classes will also be streamed live online. Make sure you register correctly for either the in-person or online class, depending on what you want. If you do not attend the in-person classes you will have a credit deducted as it means another person would not be able to attend. Additional online and in person information here.

Covid precautions for when we open again & for 1:1s

Classes are max 10 people in Maple room and 8 people in Lotus/Sunflower. You will lose a credit if you register then don't show, because it means someone else might have lost out on a space. Remember you need to wear a mask to arrive at the studio, but you don't need to wear it in class. All our covid precautions here.

Iyengar yoga class passes

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

You can choose a 10-class pass valid for 3 months £80, 6-classes valid for 7 weeks at £54 or a single class £10. Concessionary rates available if money is a barrier to attendance. Buy online here.

Upcoming workshops

Postponed until 2021!

Yoga retreats, 1:1 and community classes

Claire offers yoga workshops and holidays in other locations in Northern Ireland and abroad. She is available to teach group sessions or 1:1 classes. Claire's really keen to make yoga available to people who might not otherwise have the chance, so she offers classes in the community, for charities and by supporting the Prison Phoenix Trust.

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

Company number: NI635546