Growing by Living, Loving and Learning

Writer michael vyskocil
Photographer Seth Shimkonis

Since opening on West Market Street in downtown York three years ago, House of Yoga has given a community of yogis a place to let go of their fears, breathe and stretch, embrace their potential, dream and laugh, and find solidarity among people who hold no judgments. Across the city, across York County, across Central Pennsylvania and beyond, thousands of students have given of themselves to support this house that love built. Today, love will create a larger place for people to call home.

By the end of 2019, House of Yoga will expand to close to 2,000 square feet of space.

“It will give us not only more space to practice yoga, but more space for our community overall,” says Jackie Dahlheimer, House of Yoga’s founder, owner and teacher.

House of Yoga’s physical expansion is only one part of this small business’s growth. This spring and summer, House of Yoga will hold its first-ever 200-hour RYT power yoga immersion. This training will consist of two weeklong intensive experiences where students will explore what it means to be a power yoga teacher through the study of topics such as anatomy and the power of authenticity. 

“We’re training teachers to work with energy, see beyond skin and bones, and teach from their own intuition into the hearts of their students,” she says. “Our teacher training is about self-discovery: It’s for people who want to teach yoga and for students who want to deepen their yoga practice.”

Dahlheimer believes that being open to seeing what’s possible when we are in our full power has guided House of Yoga’s growth. “We are currently in an 800-square-foot, one-room studio because we only wanted to take what we needed so that we could stay true to our mission: ‘Take what you need. Give what you can. There is always enough.’ Our vision for this expanded space will keep the edginess of what we have already created but deliver it in a grand way.”

YRK PERSPECTIVES:

How is House of Yoga making a big impact with small businesses in downtown York?

Our small business contributes to the community by helping to draw people downtown. Our yogis frequent the many downtown shops, cafes and restaurants. After a yoga class, our students are bright, lit up with love and present with the rest of the community.

— Jackie Dahlheimer, founder, owner and teacher | House of Yoga

House Of Yoga
  • 19 W. Market St. York, PA 17401
  • 717.793.2393
House Of Yoga
  • 19 W. Market St. York, PA 17401
  • 717.793.2393