Heart of the Village Yoga Studio & Boutique
A Compassionate Place to Be
Heart of the Village Yoga is a warm, inviting yoga center nestled in historical Manchester Village. They offer over 35 yoga classes weekly in styles ranging from gentle, restorative and yin yoga classes, to flow yoga to stand-up-paddle board yoga to advanced yoga classes. They also offer yoga teacher trainings and workshops presented by local and nationally recognized Master Teachers. Their students range from 3-year-olds to 89-year-olds.
The third floor studio features bamboo flooring, warm colors, a cathedral ceiling and breathtaking mountain views. The second floor studio, also with large windows and natural light, provides a space for Aerial Yoga classes, private and group sessions, and other specialty classes.
Owner/Director Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500 has over 20 years of combined training in Power Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Adaptive Yoga and Yin Yoga. She has studied with Beryl Bender Birch, David Emerson, Matt Samuelson, Angela Farmer, Eoin Finn, and Biff Mithoefer and been influenced by other teachers along the way. Her personal experience with Post Traumatic Stress has allowed her to practice, teach, understand and know yoga as a life changing, life saving science. All the teachers at Heart of the Village Yoga have extensive training and have been teaching for many years.
The studio also boasts a unique Boutique featuring yoga clothes and props, jewelry, spiritual decor and more.
Heart of the Village Yoga Studio opened their doors in 2013 and have since become a passionate, caring community of yogis, new and experienced. “I know what you’ve done,” said one of their practitioners, “You’ve created a community where there was none.”
"Heart of the Village yoga studio is beyond beautiful. The atmosphere is so welcoming, the teachers are amazing and there are so many classes to choose from. There is something for everyone!"Barbara L. (source)
Yes, you may drop in to yoga classes. You may also pre-register online, complete our waiver and pay in advance. Reservations are requested for our Aerial Yoga classes as the venue is small and class size is limited to 6.
Yes, we have ongoing beginner and gentle restorative classes. We also offer private sessions for beginners.
We recommend bringing your own yoga mat. We have them available for sale at our Boutique. We do however have yoga mats you may borrow.
Yoga is practiced barefoot. We recommend wearing breathable comfortable clothing that stretches, and dressing in layers so you can shed them when you get warm and replace them when you cool down at the end of class. It is best not to eat within an hour of practicing yoga and to arrive well hydrated. And hydrate again after class.
Once a week is better than not at all. Twice a week is better. and three times a week really integrates yoga into your daily life. Practicing yoga 3 or more times a week is exponential. You find yourself living yoga in your daily life: moving with awareness, breathing with awareness, and experiencing reduced and increased joy.