Updated: May 23, 2020
There are so many different types of yoga out there, that sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to know what you’re gonna get from a class.
There’s no right and wrong when it comes to yoga as far as I’m concerned, just different! different traditions and lineages (like your family tree of yoga teachers) can teach the same thing in different ways, bare in mind that the two men who brought yoga to the west in the 60s set up two very different styles of yoga (Iyengar and Ashtanga) and they were taught by the same teacher, so even from the start the experts had different takes on what was right and wrong, so if they can’t agree on how it should be taught then who are we to decide, now we have a multitude of different yoga teacher trainings and all teachers come with their unique styles sometimes it just takes trial and error till you get the right class and the right instructor, don’t ever be put off by one class, go try another ! whether you’re looking for traditional spiritual teachings or a fast sweaty flow to loose weight or something inbetween yoga’s got your covered !
Even when you find the right style of class for you it doesn’t mean that teacher is going to be your cup of tea.
So I’m going to go over the basics of some of the different styles of yoga you might find (although there are loads more I haven’t listed) but it gives you a place to start and maybe you have an idea of what you might want to look out for at your local studio (or online as we currently are at the moment)