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Our studio is located in PORTLAND, Maine, which is a part of the the unceded Wabanaki
territories.

As a business that teaches barre and YOGA, we believe in the support and connection of
bodies to their own agency and wisdom, while honoring the roots and lineage of practices and
cultures that have been colonized by western practices of profit.

Our PROJECT is to facilitate a community in-process, constituted by people who are in-process.
Our commitment is to make sure that the trajectory of our process is toward the common good.
As a business that is run by and primarily serves people with unearned privilege, we commit to
actively making our space safer for as many people as possible. We commit to elevating the
behaviors and expectations of the yoga industry in whatever ways we can, including but not
limited to: better teacher pay and benefits, justice and equity oriented political activism,
community engagement and the sharing of our financial resources.

Financial Accessibility:
We offer a tiered pricing model for all of our classes in order to increase access to movement
practices for those who cannot otherwise afford to practice at a standard rate.

Employment for Teachers:
We offer competitive wages and part-time employment to our teachers. Benefits include paid
time off, continuing education stipends, and paid parental leave.

Expertise:
Our teaching staff is composed of highly educated and experienced teachers from a variety of
movement traditions, lineages, and specializations. Our teachers are committed to continuing
education, safer teaching practices, and ethical conduct.

Equity and Inclusion:
Our pursuit of justice, equity, inclusion and diversity is and always will be ongoing. We recognize
the work of self-reflection on the ways in which we as individuals and as a culture are steeped in
white body supremacy, colonialism, and heteronormativity is essential and urgent.

 

We offer 60 classes/week varying from vinyasa, barre, gentle flow, restorative, yin, Katonah
flow, hatha, ball rolling, and more! Additionally, our studio offers free classes to the community
like BIPOC Vinyasa and Queer Yoga.
On top of our regularly offered classes, yearly we hold the following:
>200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
>300 hour Yoga Teacher Training
>Barre Teacher Training
>Yin Yoga Teacher
>Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
>various workshops & series!

Photo credit: Bonnie Durham Photography

Excellent
5.0
Based on 252 reviews
Pepper Binkley
Every teacher I tried was excellent during my stay in Portland. I'll definitely be back whenever I'm in town. I especially loved Stephen's classes (great focus on body mechanics) and Victoria's class (loved the pace/space and use of music)
Stephen Veroneau
I recently moved back to maine after a career away. over the past 4 years I have tried several studios. A 30 pass at Portland Yoga Project was the perfect fit. There was no hesitation in continuing with a monthly membership.it's a great value and I'm looking forward to years of practice there.
Grace Harrington Murdoch
I had the most wonderful Yin Yoga training with Cathleen and Hannah Wasielewski at The Portland Yoga Project. Their space holding was incredible & it was one of the safest spaces I have been in, in many years. I feel confident to teach Yin Yoga and excited for the potential they brought to my life and that of my students and clients. Gratitude doesn't even cut it! If you see this training again with them, go! You will not regret it.
Adria Moynihan Rusk
PYP is a welcoming and supportive place to build community and muscle at the same time. I started out slowly and have continued to build up my routine over time and I'm seeing incredible results. The teachers are fun, kind, challenging, and encouraging. A variety of payment options keeps the classes and trainings accessible. I feel grateful to have found PYP and I couldn't recommend it more!
Ryan Pierce
Great studio space with experienced teachers. Plenty of changing rooms and bathrooms for all. Check in is quick and signing up for classes on mind/body is a breeze. Plenty of parking. Overall a wonderful yoga experience.
Theresa Kluck
This is a fantastic studio with a range of class offerings. I felt immediately welcome and safe practicing yoga and barre here, and would recommend to anyone in the Portland area. PYP rules!
Robert Graziano
PYP is the premier yoga studio in the Portland area.The owners are warm and welcoming. The teachers are empathetic and knowledgeable. The facilities are modern and clean.I highly recommend this studio to anyone and everyone. From those taking a class for the first time, to the more seasoned practitioner. PYP provides for all.
harley farkas
My experience at Portland Yoga Project has been wonderful. The space is extremely clean and comfortable and the classes have been really fun! I am doing the 30 day trial and it feels good to be able to try out different classes and figure out what I like!
Melissa Frans
Staff at The PYP was welcoming and helpful during my first visit. I've taken a few yoga and matte classes and have enjoyed all of them so far. They have a variety of offerings and I appreciate being able to schedule online. Classes can get a little full and being that close to others while having freedom of movement can be tricky. Overall, I definitely recommend checking them out!
Bryan Gallant
A new year had brought big changes to my life, with more free time and also added stress. The Portland Yoga Project has been a welcoming space to get back to my self-care. It's a great space to relax and connect with my body and breath. I was a steady practitioner of yoga years ago and this new space with a diverse class offering and instructors is a welcome part of my weekly routine in 2024.
Jordan Sherman
Portland Yoga Project in Maine offers a blissful haven for yoga and barre enthusiasts. The meticulously crafted schedule caters to all levels, ensuring flexibility for even the busiest schedules. The studio's ambiance is enchanting, creating a tranquil space that fosters mindfulness and introspection. The diverse group of instructors brings a unique style to each class, offering adjustments and modifications for individual needs. Overall, Portland Yoga Project is a gem, providing a well-rounded and rejuvenating experience. Highly recommended!
Sofija Razgaitis
My favorite yoga studio in town! Great classes, wonderful instructors, and a warm and inviting overall environment. Also love their commitment to community—both within PYP and with the Portland area. Highly recommend!
Angela Parker
I came to Portland Yoga Project feeling super awkward about showing up as a beginner to a really cool space and I left knowing I had found something really special. The classes are incredibly welcoming for all types and all experience levels. The staff comes across like they're genuinely happy to see everyone - even random people who stop in just to say hi. It's an "everyone is family" vibe. I love it here.
Robert Howe
I come up from New York every 2-3 months to visit my daughter. She Loves this Yoga center & started taking me there. It's been such a positive experience that I now do yoga every morning rather than a few times a week. Love the instructors who are very tuned into that class .
Caroline Chaloner
Hands down the best yoga and barre studio in Portland - the teachers are amazing, the owners are excellent and the classes are fabulous. They have plenty of times available and accommodate to people of all abilities. I recommend this studio to everyone I meet, including people traveling to Portland.
Meg Barhite
I love The Portland Yoga Project! The classes as accessible to many levels of fitness, and are so much fun. I started out having only done pilates in at-home videos, and felt immediately comfortable participating in barre and matte classes, and try to come back each week if I can! The staff are all so kind. The space is gorgeous and inviting. I especially love putting my time and money behind a studio is mission-driven, working to create community and with solid equity practices and programs.
Tyler Faust
The Portland Yoga Project is outstanding in every way! As a relative newcomer to yoga who has tried out different studios in the area, I can confidently say this is my favorite spot.The space is top-notch, the instructors are world-class and customize their approach whether you’re a beginner or have a ton of yoga experience, they have a diverse range of classes that always seem to fit my schedule, and the overall vibe is just right. If you’re looking for yoga in Portland, this is the spot!
Anna Parker
I love Portland Yoga Project! It's such a special place and the team here makes such an effort to ensure this is a space for everyone. I started barre classes a few months ago and I tell everyone coming to these classes has changed my life! I really believe it. Not only do I feel stronger, but I more connected and part of something really beautiful.Thank you, PYP!
Wendy Mann
This studio is so welcoming and focused on the practitioners experience. There are many different styles of classes that make each class a unique experience depending on what you have chosen. Never taken a class they offer, try it. This is studio is one of my happy places and enjoy being a part of the community.
Jessi Dobbins
Wonderful studio! Kind, knowledgeable, friendly teachers who create an environment of inclusion, safety, and fun. Not only will you work hard, but you'll have a great time doing it! Classes are welcoming to all levels of student. Highly recommend!
Tamarah Rapacioli
Portland Yoga Project is a great place. I started taking classes with their awesome intro special $30 for unlimited classes for a month and really enjoyed all the classes they had to offer. That inspired me to get a monthly membership. Their teachers are wonderful, would definitely recommend!
Chloe Dorgan
I was recommended this studio from a friend, and I tried out the $30/month intro pass (which is a fantastic price for the quality of classes). I’ve attended the barre, matte and yoga classes and have loved every single one! All the teachers have been so knowledgeable and welcoming, the studio definitely feels like a judge free space. If you’re looking for a new studio or want to try out something new, the Portland yoga project will not disappoint !
Thomas Donnellan
I cannot express how happy we are that we joined Portland Yoga Project. I have never tried yoga before until my first class here about 2 months ago. All of the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly.I’m a bigger build, stiff, and have sustained injuries from sports throughout the years… within just 8 weeks I can’t believe how much better my body feels. I can’t wait to see how I feel in another 8 weeks!
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Jun
19
Wed
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR WOMEN at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR WOMEN at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

This class is designed for women survivors of trauma, including those experiencing chronic pain. The focus of this class is to befriend our bodies through movement, breath, and self-awareness to help regulate the nervous system, manage stress, and cultivate a sense of calm and groundedness. We will explore sensations of comfort and ease and emphasize listening to our own body’s wisdom, needs, and boundaries in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We believe in the healing power of community and connection.

This class offers a supportive space for you to connect with fellow participants who share similar experiences and challenges. We will foster a sense of belonging and solidarity as we journey together towards healing and growth.
No prior experience of yoga is required! All women are welcome.

What to Expect—

  • Participants can choose to be on a mat or in a chair depending on their level of comfort.

  • Classes begin with breathing exercises and warm-up movements that are widely accessible for various levels of mobility

  • Maria will guide participants through a program to stretch, strengthen, and balance their bodies.

  • Each class will end with deep relaxation.

Learn more about Maria!

Jun
26
Wed
BIPOC VINYASA at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
BIPOC VINYASA at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

WITH VICTORIA RUTLEDGE

4TH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH | 7PM-8PM |FREE

PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

Join Victoria on the 4th Wednesday of every month for a BIPOC only yoga class. BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, indigenous, and people of color.

This space is intended to be a safe and joyful container in which historically underserved and excluded populations can move, breath, and experience the practice of yoga. You can expect fun music, a vinyasa style classes with modifications for more or less intensity, and a space that is for us, by us. Blood quantum, colorism, sexism, transphobia, and homophobia are not allowed!

As people of the global majority, this is our space to gather and celebrate our differences and similarities.

Jul
3
Wed
Queer Movement at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Movement at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

QUEER MOVEMENT

with Lauren Znachko

1st Wednesday of every month | 7:00pm | FREE

Our queer yoga class is meant to provide safer space for queer and trans folks to gather together and move our bodies. The guidance and facilitation is trauma informed with the intention to decenter cis-het notions of bodies, language, and togetherness. Movement will be gentle and by invitation, modifications and rest will be offered and encouraged, hands on guidance is based on explicit consent, which is never assumed.

Wear whatever feels most comfortable for you. If your movement is limited for whatever reason, we will make accommodations so that you are able to feel at ease and a part of the group. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to make requests ahead of time, please feel free to email us.

Pre-registration is recommended.

Jul
10
Wed
Not Your Average Barre Class at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
Not Your Average Barre Class at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

NOT YOUR AVERAGE BARRE CLASS

with Sandy Betz

2nd Wednesday of every month | 7:00pm | FREE

This class is offered with the intention of bringing more accessibility to barre and fitness. Sandy is passionate about creating a space where you can feel confident, have a lot of fun, and know that your body can do amazing things! If you have ever felt intimidated by a barre class for any reason, this class is meant to be radically welcoming and to help you feel that you can move with strength, ease, and confidence.

Pre-registration is recommended.

Jul
17
Wed
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR WOMEN at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR WOMEN at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

This class is designed for women survivors of trauma, including those experiencing chronic pain. The focus of this class is to befriend our bodies through movement, breath, and self-awareness to help regulate the nervous system, manage stress, and cultivate a sense of calm and groundedness. We will explore sensations of comfort and ease and emphasize listening to our own body’s wisdom, needs, and boundaries in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We believe in the healing power of community and connection.

This class offers a supportive space for you to connect with fellow participants who share similar experiences and challenges. We will foster a sense of belonging and solidarity as we journey together towards healing and growth.
No prior experience of yoga is required! All women are welcome.

What to Expect—

  • Participants can choose to be on a mat or in a chair depending on their level of comfort.

  • Classes begin with breathing exercises and warm-up movements that are widely accessible for various levels of mobility

  • Maria will guide participants through a program to stretch, strengthen, and balance their bodies.

  • Each class will end with deep relaxation.

Learn more about Maria!

Jul
24
Wed
BIPOC VINYASA at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm
BIPOC VINYASA at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

WITH VICTORIA RUTLEDGE

4TH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH | 7PM-8PM |FREE

PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

Join Victoria on the 4th Wednesday of every month for a BIPOC only yoga class. BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, indigenous, and people of color.

This space is intended to be a safe and joyful container in which historically underserved and excluded populations can move, breath, and experience the practice of yoga. You can expect fun music, a vinyasa style classes with modifications for more or less intensity, and a space that is for us, by us. Blood quantum, colorism, sexism, transphobia, and homophobia are not allowed!

As people of the global majority, this is our space to gather and celebrate our differences and similarities.

Aug
7
Wed
Queer Movement at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Movement at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

QUEER MOVEMENT

with Lauren Znachko

1st Wednesday of every month | 7:00pm | FREE

Our queer yoga class is meant to provide safer space for queer and trans folks to gather together and move our bodies. The guidance and facilitation is trauma informed with the intention to decenter cis-het notions of bodies, language, and togetherness. Movement will be gentle and by invitation, modifications and rest will be offered and encouraged, hands on guidance is based on explicit consent, which is never assumed.

Wear whatever feels most comfortable for you. If your movement is limited for whatever reason, we will make accommodations so that you are able to feel at ease and a part of the group. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to make requests ahead of time, please feel free to email us.

Pre-registration is recommended.

Aug
14
Wed
Not Your Average Barre Class at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
Not Your Average Barre Class at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

NOT YOUR AVERAGE BARRE CLASS

with Sandy Betz

2nd Wednesday of every month | 7:00pm | FREE

This class is offered with the intention of bringing more accessibility to barre and fitness. Sandy is passionate about creating a space where you can feel confident, have a lot of fun, and know that your body can do amazing things! If you have ever felt intimidated by a barre class for any reason, this class is meant to be radically welcoming and to help you feel that you can move with strength, ease, and confidence.

Pre-registration is recommended.

Aug
21
Wed
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR WOMEN at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR WOMEN at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

This class is designed for women survivors of trauma, including those experiencing chronic pain. The focus of this class is to befriend our bodies through movement, breath, and self-awareness to help regulate the nervous system, manage stress, and cultivate a sense of calm and groundedness. We will explore sensations of comfort and ease and emphasize listening to our own body’s wisdom, needs, and boundaries in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We believe in the healing power of community and connection.

This class offers a supportive space for you to connect with fellow participants who share similar experiences and challenges. We will foster a sense of belonging and solidarity as we journey together towards healing and growth.
No prior experience of yoga is required! All women are welcome.

What to Expect—

  • Participants can choose to be on a mat or in a chair depending on their level of comfort.

  • Classes begin with breathing exercises and warm-up movements that are widely accessible for various levels of mobility

  • Maria will guide participants through a program to stretch, strengthen, and balance their bodies.

  • Each class will end with deep relaxation.

Learn more about Maria!

Aug
28
Wed
BIPOC VINYASA at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
BIPOC VINYASA at The Portland Yoga Project @ The Portland Yoga Project | Portland | Maine | United States

WITH VICTORIA RUTLEDGE

4TH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH | 7PM-8PM |FREE

PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

Join Victoria on the 4th Wednesday of every month for a BIPOC only yoga class. BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, indigenous, and people of color.

This space is intended to be a safe and joyful container in which historically underserved and excluded populations can move, breath, and experience the practice of yoga. You can expect fun music, a vinyasa style classes with modifications for more or less intensity, and a space that is for us, by us. Blood quantum, colorism, sexism, transphobia, and homophobia are not allowed!

As people of the global majority, this is our space to gather and celebrate our differences and similarities.

Open now

  • Monday6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Sunday8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
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