About Yogahome

Yogahome offers 100 classes a week including Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Kid’s Ballet and Tai Chi! We also offer a variety of therapies and one to one sessions.

Founded in 1998, Yogahome is a friendly, relaxed centre where people can come and try something new or develop their practice further. We are easily reached from Stoke Newington, Hackney, Dalston and Islington. Set up and run by Maria Gandy and Billie Chan (right).

Yogahome is a registered charity (reg no. 1119260) and offers yoga classes and therapeutic massage to a range of schools and community groups in Hackney. These classes are funded entirely by Yogahome and are free to the receiving organisation.

Current charitable projects include:

Yoga and massage for the Elderly at:
Ashley Court N16
Benabo Court E8
Thirlmere House N16
Morel Court E2
Adelaide Court E9
Limetree Court E5
Plumpton Lodge E5
Cohen Lodge E5

"The residents always look forward to [the massage therapist] coming and ask about her... It calms them down and helps them feel emotions they may not otherwise be able to in a safe way."
"The yoga classes have been good in improving the quality of the life of our residents. [...]It gives the residents something to look forward to. It has reduced loneliness which is one of the problems of old age, not to mention the physiological benefits of the classes.[...] I have on several occasions been part of the yoga classes and I can see that it lifts the mood of the residents."
- Hanover Estate manager

Yoga for special educational needs children at:
Evering Road Playgroup E5
Pearson Street Adventure Playground E2
Orchard Primary School E9
Young Hackney E8
Mossbourne Parkside Acamdey E8
Shoreditch Park Primary School N1

"Thank you for providing the funding allowing [special yoga teachers] to deliver the sessions.....the sessions are a big hit with the young people who take part." - Young Hackney Team Leader

"[You have] delivered yoga to us over the last 6 weeks and we have seen a remarkable response from the children. In our KS2 class children are very active and find it very difficult to relax and be in the moment. Many of our children are very anxious and hyper vigilant. Each week we have seen progress from different children and this week we saw all pupils engage fully in the session and by the end of the lesson all were lay silently and calmly. This is a huge improvement and actually shows progress towards their IEP targets." -  Alix Bevington, Shoreditch Park Primary School


Yoga and massage for carers in a special educational needs setting at:
The Garden School N16

"It is so important for us parents to get help to relax, feel better, as our lives can be hard.[...] Thanks very much for your dedication and commitment." - Barbara Reissner

Yoga for schools:
Petchey Academy E8
Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Primary N1
Clapton Girls Academy E5
Baden Powell Primary School E5
Holmleigh Primary School N16
Grazebrook Primary School N16
Woodberry Down Primary School and Nursery N4
Shacklewell Primary School E8
William Patten Primary School N16

"a HUGE thank on behalf of our three schools for your fab yoga with our children." - Beverley Dickinson, Extended Schools & Community Leader, New Wave Federation

"It's such an amazing offer for schools in Hackney it really is fantastic that Yogahome has this offering. I salute you!" - Teacher Esme Daly

Yoga for Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women:
IMECE women's community centre N1

Massage for elderly and mothers' groups of African Caribbean heritage:
Claudia Jones Organisation

Massage for single parent families and families living in temporary/hostel accomodation:
Round Chapel Families Project


If you know of a group or organisation in Hackney that you think could benefit let us know!

We are at Lightsite, 14 Allen Road, N16 8SD.
There are two studios:
Studio 1: this is our large downstairs studio with a capacity of approximately 28 people
Studio 2: this is our smaller upstairs studio with a capacity of approximately 18 people.




Mission Statement

Making a happy feeling in our hidden inner city oasis of calm, with yoga, Pilates, dance and therapies.


Testimonials

“I love Yogahome's space. When I am in the studio, it is my happy place and all is right in the world. Everyone that works there is so friendly and the prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the classes and the location. Thank you!” - Amy Baker

"Yogahome's teachers are all so amazing and the vibe is just perfect."
- Laura Pison

"Yogahome is a unique place with special spirit that has been as healing for me as the practice itself."
- Anna Termite

"This is a proper yoga center, not the gym which you commonly find around London. Home environment, wooden structure and great teachers offering a variety of classes, from dynamic power yoga to alignments and meditation. I Love this place…!!"
- Nick Toledo

"This has been a great introduction to yoga. I've tried other yoga classes before but Yogahome is the only place I've felt truly at ease, totally comfortable and unselfconscious, allowing me to try yoga without feeling embarrassed by my lack of knowledge/ability. I think it's a combination of the inviting space and the loveliest of instructors. Thank you so much!"
- Natasha Linskill

"I have really enjoyed learning some new styles from your very competent yoga teachers. I like your laid back and unpretentious approach."
- Diane Ambida

"I have enjoyed the classes at Yogahome tremendously. This place is a little gem…"
- Kasia Lesiuk

"Yogahome, my place of tranquility!"
- Anna Dunkley

"Thank you for the lovely and warm atmosphere of Yogahome! I’ve been a member for about a year and a half now and this really is an important community for me."
- Anni Korkman

"Your centre is really impressive - my best find this year, certainly."
- Mark Todd

"Yogahome is one of my favourite things about stokey!"
- Leanne Dronfield

"I must say, all your teachers are individually outstanding, each one is almost impossibly better than the next! Thank you!"
- Aoife Crehan

"I have really enjoyed my membership at Yogahome, it has been such a wonderful haven and I hope I can find somewhere with even half the atmosphere and quality of teaching in Dublin!"
- Lizzie O'Brien

"a true sanctuary from frantic London!"
- Grainne Murphy

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