Embracing diversity and honoring that which connects us all, our mission is to establish a community model that celebrates physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness for JP and beyond.
Welcome to JP Centre Yoga
We drafted our mission statement (above) in 2012, prior to opening. We made our wish known - and it has been a dream to watch the studio become a vibrant community space and feel fulfilled in our mission! We welcome one and all, whatever your age, your gender, race, religion, body type or abilty. Just come... you belong. We are here to support and encourage you to explore your yoga practice as it relates to your own body and personal path.
JP Centre Yoga classes are designed both to challenge and to unwind, all in a non-competitive environment. Most classes are threaded in vinyasa, a breath-synchronized style of movement, promoting strength, flexibility, and mindfulness practices. Music may often accompany a class. We regulate the practice room temperature to about 78 degrees, except for Hot Yoga, which is heated to 90. With over 60 classes per week, we offer several classes catering to specific topics including: Fundamentals, Yin/ Restorative, Pranayama, and Yoga for Healthy Aging and Recovery.
In an effort to make yoga affordable to all, students have the opportunity to trade their time for classes though our work-study program. We also provide weekly $6 community classes, discounted hour-long classes, and reduced rates (with valid ID) for students/seniors/active military.
While in class, a yoga teacher may offer gentle manual assists to help you better understand the alignment within a posture. Hands-on adjustments are just one of many helpful tools we use to help you better understand the practice. If you prefer not to be touched, please let the teacher know at the beginning of class or if they come up to you during class. We recognize that adjustments are beneficial to some and not to others and we honor whatever works best for you.
JPCY founders, Daniel and Sejal, shared a singular vision to create a unique and community-centric studio in the heart of JP, their home neighborhood. Housed in one of Jamaica Plain’s most historic buildings, once a masonic temple, the studio is conveniently positioned at the center of town. Transformed from what was an abandoned warehouse space, the studios have high ceilings and are comfortably spacious. Filled with natural light, our wide open studios feature minimalist clean lines that provide the perfect backdrop for a peaceful yoga class.
We request that you leave your shoes outside the door and keep cellphone use outside the practice rooms. All furnishings are intentionally upcycled or repurposed and our lobby showcases unique locally sourced art, all for sale. Other amenities include a spacious lounge for the community to gather, a treatment room for private sessions, a shower, and filtered water.
Our team consists of yoga instructors, massage and bodywork therapists, nutrition/wellness coaches, and an acupuncturist.