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Class Etiquette

  • Please arrive early for every class. Note: The teacher locks the door after Yoga class begins. 

  • Please care for personal hygiene before sharing space with others in Yoga

  • Please do not wear strong perfume or cologne to class. 

  • Please bring your own Yoga mat. If you do not have one, we have some to borrow

  • Please leave your cell phone outside the practice space

  • Please refrain from talking loudly in the practice space

Class Descriptions

Classical Yoga

75-minutes (In-Studio)

This class begins with centering and rest and then offers ‘Satsang’ or ‘truth talk’ on yoga philosophy in everyday human and life problems, encouraging self-trust and compassion. Question/talk back time follows, before we conclude with simple yoga postures and deep relaxation. Trauma informed, empowering, IFS informed, and community building.


Slow Flow for Emotional Care

75-minutes (In-Studio)

This class begins and ends with rest and moves slowly and combines periods of flowing through simple and gentle yoga sequences with periods of relaxed stillness. This class invites an educated relationship with our emotions based in research of what specific emotions are trying to tell us or help us with. Trauma informed, IFS informed, beneficial for stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and overall health and understanding of the whole person.



Drop in Class: 20

5 Class Card: 90

Monthly Membership: 150

Private Session:

In person: 140

Over zoom: 80


Upcoming Events

 MotherHeart Yoga Hermitage will be closed from 5/19-6/4
Dawn will be at The Center of Conscious Living and Dying for her Death Doula bedside apprenticeship. Please inquire with if you or a loved one are interested in death doula care. 
Next Movie Night *showing "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Friday, May 17th @ 5:30pm


Down the The River; Grief Ritual

Friday 6/28 6-8pm

Saturday 6/29 12-5pm

Sunday 6/30 12-5pm

What to expect? This is a space to honor our more disenfranchised grief(grief for our world, parts of ourselves, our earth, etc) as well as loss of loved ones, etc. We will be spending time by the fire, creating a wailing wall, journalling, doing breathwork, resting, and spending time in the Wissahickon.  The schedule is below. If you'd like to reserve space, please send your sliding scale donation of $200-$500 via paypal to or via venmo @Dawn-Smelser with "grief ritual" in the memo. 

 *attendance all 3 days is required

Weekly Class Schedule
*new student note: studio is located on Hermitage Street in Roxborough . Address and  notes for entry will be emailed to you after you sign up for class

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