We are a locally owned, community studio. We are dedicated to honest, true yoga — postures that have been practiced for thousands of years. We believe in the healing power and health benefits of an authentic yoga practice. Our core values are kindness, service and community. We take the time to know our students, and they know each other. We are so much more than a place to get your workout. Come and see what we can offer you.
Whether you want to relax, meditate, reduce stress, improve balance and flexibility, or work on your core strength, we are here for you.
Our teachers strive to make each class personal to your practice.
With the charm of a 200-year-old historic building, our studio is warm, comfortable and unique.
Our community is like none other – welcoming, non-judgmental and kindhearted.
Vinyasa yoga practice connects individual poses with deep breaths in a series of flowing sequences movements
Yin yoga works deeply into the body with passive, longer-held poses.
Slow Flow is a beautiful combination of strengthening the body through effort balanced with developing softness through the mindful practice of ease in a posture.
Yoga makes you feel good …
in body by improving balance, strength, flexibility and overall health
in mind to bring you more balance and calmness
in spirit, as yoga teaches us that joy is always available to us no matter the circumstances
We’re here to help you on your yoga journey.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Every time I’m heading to classes at this studio my heart smiles. I love everything about it: teachers, location, community. It is a charging station, place to start, and a place to rest. It seems that teachers always know the right thing to say, aiming right at the heart through the breath and body awareness. I love you, Branches, and I’m very excited to see you evolve
I practice yoga regularly. Moving back home in a pandemic, my practice changed and I had to work through an injury. Branches has filled the void I was missing. Branches Yoga, formerly known as Yogasmith, is located in downtown Portsmouth. Branches is an inviting all levels studio. Props and blocks available; Covid safe. Morning and evening classes! Check them out!
Branches Yoga Studio is home to me. This past summer, I made a commitment to practice weekly yoga in this space now known as Branches Yoga Studio. I was delighted to know that a fellow practitioner invested in maintaining this unique, and sacred space within downtown Portsmouth. The membership rates support accessibility. Instructors are experienced, and offer something more than just exercise. My favorite phrase as a practitioner is to “take your yoga of the matt and out into the world”. In other words, practicing yoga is a commitment to self, the community, and the greater good. Branches Yoga Studio is the embodiment of that philosophy. And, that is why I recommend you to become a part of this inclusive community.
Join us for something a little extra special.