Yoga Styles

Bristol City Yoga offers a vast and varied range of different Yoga styles within Bristol city centre.

Our qualified hand-picked Yoga teachers are friendly, welcoming and attentive to you and your practice. Our dedicated Yoga studios in Stoke’s Croft are light and airy encouraging you to find ultimate relaxation. Whether you’d like to strengthen, relax, tone or become more flexible, we offer a class that can suit you. Take a look at the wide range of Yoga classes that we offer:

Ashtanga Yoga
Hatha Flow & Hatha Yoga
Vinyasa Flow, Vinyasa Fusion & Prana Vinyasa Flow
Iyengar Yoga
Broga
Restorative Yoga
Yin Yoga
Shakti Yoga
Hanna Somatics

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is an energetic and thorough practice which is great for beginners practicing Yoga for the first time. With roots in the Hatha Yoga tradition, Ashtanga Yoga contains a sequence of postures combined with deep, strong breathing. 

Derived from the teachings of K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga is an amazing method of keeping your body physically fit & supple, but can also help you explore practices of meditation, relaxation and bring a sense peace and acceptance.

Great for…

  • Developing a regular practice – in class and at home
  • Building core strength
  • Toning the body
  • Increasing flexibility and strength
  • Understanding the body’s natural flexibility

Through evolving postures within a set sequence, Ashtanga Yoga is a fantastic way of increasing flexibility and strength. In Ashtanga Mysore classes you work through the set sequence at your own pace, with one-to-one advice and adjustments from the teacher, and you can arrive and end your practice at any time during the session. Ashtanga Led classes are the same as other Yoga classes, you are led through the set Ashtanga sequence as a group.

Join an Ashtanga Yoga class by looking at our timetable and prices, we highly recommend booking in advance.

Hatha Yoga & Hatha Flow

Hatha Yoga is one of the most accessible practices for complete beginners but it can also be progressed further within our more advanced Hatha yoga classes.

Within Hatha yoga there is more emphasis on holding a pose for longer, it combines gentle postures and breath work to encourage the active release and relaxation both physically and mentally.

Hatha Flow is a more dynamic and fluid form of Hatha Yoga, you will move with the breath to help the body strengthen and release, and to stabilize and calm the mind.

Great for…

  • Yogis who want a physical workout within a calming, meditative approach
  • Flexibility
  • Developing strength and agility
  • Finding mental clarity and calmness

We offer Hatha Flow classes in Stokes Croft book a class today with Bristol City Yoga.

Vinyasa Flow & Prana Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic practice with postures threaded together on the breath. Vinyasa combines elements of both Ashtanga and Hatha yoga.

This practice provides a strong physical discipline and has all the calming effects of a moving meditation. The postures increase coordination, strength and flexibility, whilst easing tension and creating space in both the mind and body.

Vinyasa Flow classes aim to bring the breath and physical movement into harmony. Our experienced Yoga teachers will help you to move through sequences of Asana whilst breathing fully and steadily.

Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga is based on Shiva Rea’s innovative and creative methods of teaching yoga.  This slow and strong flow uses energetic alignment and progressive fluid sequencing.

Great for…

  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Improving co-ordination
  • Improving strength
  • Relaxation and rejuvination

If you are new to yoga we recommend starting with a Beginners class and we highly recommend booking in advance.

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is one of the most widely practised yoga styles in the world. Using the Hatha Yoga postures – the Iyengar approach incorporates more props and precise instruction to support alignment and stability.

An excellent method of yoga to support recovery from injury, Iyengar is a tried and trusted practice which uses props (belts, blankets, blocks) to help find ease and alignment in the body. Iyengar Yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities. This practice can bring about healing of injuries, or management of aches and pains. Be sure to tell your teacher of any injuries.

Great for…

  • Recovering from injury
  • Management of chronic conditions, such as back pain
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Learning correct alignment

We offer a range of creative and interesting Iyengar instruction where you will receive clear and simple instruction. We offer beginner and intermediate classes which you can book online.

Broga® – Fitness Yoga

Broga® is a trademark signature yoga practice designed with a male sensibility for men and women. 

It is a strong, intense and physically challenging workout with accessible postures that challenge the body in new ways, increase performance and capability in sport and reduces the possibility of injury.

Great for...

  • Developing strength and stamina
  • Increasing joint mobility
  • Supporting other sports or training

Our qualified Broga® teachers will help you achieve your true potential, book online with our online booking system.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is gentle on the body, whilst providing all of the benefits of a complete yoga practice. By supporting poses with props (such as bolsters, blankets and blocks) and by using slow, focused movements, the body has a chance to feel the form of the poses and build better body awareness.

This nurturing, healing form of yoga is suitable for those who wish to relax and centre themselves, those who have suffered an injury and anyone who needs relief from the pressures of modern life.

We will work with gentle movement, breath, and restorative yoga principles to calm the nervous system and create conditions to best support health and wellbeing.

Expect to move gently, and to rest deeply. If you have any injuries or medical conditions, please check with your doctor if you are unsure.

Great for...

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Energising the body and mind
  • Relaxation

We recommend Hatha Flow and Restorative Yoga in succession on a Friday evening, book into our Hatha & Restorative classes by using our online booking system.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical – to apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body.

Yin is a more meditative approach to yoga; it aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and peace.

Yin Yoga is not intended as a complete practice in itself, but rather as a complementary practice to balance the effects of more active forms of yoga and exercise.

Great for...

  • Improving flexibility
  • Relaxation
  • Finding stillness and calm

Shakti Yoga

Yoga for women – Shakti Yoga fuses together flowing movement, breathwork, yoga nidra and chakra healing practices to support women.

Celebrate the wild, fluid and gloriously chaotic nature of being female!

Great for...

  • Finding support through menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and menopause
  • Connecting with your body and your cycles

Hanna Somatics

A movement practice using slow, mindful exercises which reeducate the brain – releasing restrictions and tensions chronically held in the body.

This is a powerful and empowering process giving us back the ability to help ourselves find ease and comfort in daily life.

Great for...

  • Sciatica, scoliosis, back pain and recurring injuries,
  • Supporting and complimenting other more demanding physical practices such as Yoga