Downtown Iowa City Yoga Classes

Despite our studio being closed during this challenge with COVID-19, we are still offering essentially a full schedule online using the ZOOM platform.

To join a class, simply visit OUR SCHEDULE, choose your desired class and payment amount (you can pay regular price as a way to support our small business or chose a discounted price that we are offering during this time period), and you will receive an email after purchasing the class with a link to join our zoom class.  It’s easy!

If you’ve never done yoga before, we encourage you enrolling in our Brand New Beginners Series! (This series is currently on-hold until we can resume classes in the studio.  Please check back soon.)

  • Heartland teachers are skilled in offering modifications so all participants in the class can have a fulfilling practice. We believe you should listen to the wisdom of your own body and approach classes at the pace, and with the props, most appropriate for you.
  • All of the classes currently offered are all levels classes, meaning they are appropriate for all students, not matter ability level or experience. Modifications are provided so both beginners and experienced yogis alike are able to have a deep and fulfilling practice.

Heartland Yoga Studio offers a variety of yoga styles, some of which are not available at other local studios.

We hope you join us for a class! Following yoga, sip tea and meet others to help build and support our yoga community in the heartland of Iowa City.

For accessibility, we have provided two free guided practices on relaxation, breath & movement below. Password “Namaste”.


Breath & movement:


Heartland Instructors

Brand New Beginners

This series is 4 consecutive classes. If you’ve never done yoga before or feel intimidated by starting in a class of all levels, this is the perfect way to get comfortable with the poses.

Sundays at 5:30PM – 6:45PM.

The class curriculum is designed to cover all the major yoga poses, so that by the end of the series, a student will feel comfortable and confident taking any all levels yoga classes at Heartland. Various Heartland Yoga staff will teach the course, giving students an opportunity to experience different teaching styles. Each class will provide handouts to take home. All yoga mats and props are provided.

Cost is $49 for 4 classes. We recommend trying to take the classes 4 weeks in a row. However, if you miss one of the weeks, you can make up that class anytime during the next month.


Betsy Rippentrop

Alignment Flow

Flow through poses at a slow to moderate pace with specific focus on alignment as a way to safely attain balance, strength, and flexibility.

Props may be used as a way to open and increase your body’s potential.  Each class tends to work with a theme and/or a focus on a specific aspect of the practice (such as hip openers, twists, inversions, backbends etc).

As you learn the basics of alignment, you can experience greater stability and comfort, not only in the body, but also the mind.


Kimberly Jaeger- Arjes

Kid/ Teen & Family Yoga

With 95 hr Training through Challenge to Change in Dubuque, Kimberly will offer the use of mudras, asanas and self regulating skills to accompany each child’s yoga practice. These classes will provide themes on focus, peace, balance and connection as well as self exploration in breathe techniques and celebration of joy.

Breath & Movement

Breathe and move as your explore the body in a curious and sustainable angle. Kimberly guides through asana, pranyam as well as focusing on alignment oriented movement, dynamically and statically, creating space to take in and give back.
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Heartland Instructors

Community Yoga

The class is donation based…pay what you can.

“Recovery is the bridge between who you were and who you are.”

There are multiple ways to check-out from the present moment (caffeine, sugar consumption, over/under eating, drugs and alcohol, Facebook, gambling, sex, shopping and/or continuous connection to your phone).  Checking-out causes a sense of separation from ourselves and others. Addiction is the ultimate form of disconnection and separation.

Yoga, on the other hand, is about connection. Through the exploration of breath, meditation, and movement this class will offer the opportunity to reconnect to yourself within a community of folks who desire the same.

This class is open to all body types, recovery paths, and abilities. Donation based. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Q-munity Yoga for LGBTQ Community

With Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, Shawn Westbrook, V Fixmer-Oraiz, Zachary
Rochester, and Leah Allen. Engage in community building and self-care while
practicing all levels, life affirming yoga with other queer, radical, gender
creative, and otherwise non-conforming folk. The Q-munity Yoga teachers and
Heartland Yoga offer this class free of charge for our community.

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Heartland Instructors

Restorative Yoga

This class has been paused during studio closure. 

Restorative Yoga consists of relaxed postures that are held for several minutes at time. Practitioners use a variety of props to support the body and maximize comfort. Restorative poses are designed to induce the relaxation response in the body, allowing the body to “rest and digest,” both reducing and preventing physical and psychological stress.

This class combines Restorative postures in a calming and rejuvenating practice. It is ideal for stress relief, provides an excellent balance with other forms of yoga and exercise, and is effective in preparing practitioners for meditation. It is appropriate for beginning and seasoned yogis alike, as all postures can easily be adapted to fit the individual.


Joyce Snyder

Gentle Yoga and Breath

This is an easy flow, gentle movement class offering a blend of sun salutations, standing & sitting postures and intentional breath work.
We will use the breath to guide us through our asana practice (modifications offered).
Our practice closes with savasana and meditation. You will leave feeling refreshed, ready for the weekend. All are welcomed.

Diana Gallegos

Slow Flow & Restorative

This class—set to healing music—will flow through sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, and end with a soothing restorative pose. You will work your entire body, clear and calm your mind, and leave feeling more balanced and refreshed for your day. This is the perfect fun noon activity to slip into your day! All levels of students are welcome.

Gentle Yoga & Restorative

This class has been paused during studio closure. 

Half gentle yoga and half restorative yoga. This is a great class if you need to learn how to slow down; or if you have fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, or an injury. It’s also just a FEEL GOOD yoga class to relax your body and mind. You will feel nourished and cared for from head to toe!

Sound Bath & Restorative Yoga

This class has been paused during studio closure. 

The stress-melting sound bath will include various instruments. After gentle and restorative yoga to help you settle, you will relax to the healing frequencies and vibrations of Tibetan Singing bowls and gong, frosted crystal bowls and tuning forks. This class will release deep layers of tension in your physical and energetic body, helping you to return to a calmer, clearer state.


Jackie Kamradt

Vinyasa Flow

The first half of class will be an inspiring vinyasa slow-flow that will build on traditional Sun/Moon Salutations. As always, modifications will be offered, and creating your own flow, at your own pace (i.e. skipping plank, cobra, etc. in favor of something more nurturing for your own body) will be encouraged. Class will flow to music and gentle adjustments will be offered.

This will prepare us for the second half of class, where we’ll settle into stillness, using supportive props for maximum relaxation. An eclectic mix of meditation, mudras, and breath work will also be included.

Who is this class for?

This class is well suited for anyone interested in a well-balanced, 75-minute retreat, with openness to a physical and mental challenge. This class will leave you feeling like you accomplished a sufficient physical practice, while also feeling rested, refreshed, and focused to smoothly transition into your week.

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Josh Hoeks

Ebb & Flow/ Guided Self- Practice

Guided Self-Practice is an approach to yoga where students work closely with the teacher so that each student develops at their own pace. Verbal as well as consensual hands-on assists provide instruction on techniques for movement, posture, breathing, concentration and stabilization. Guided Self-Practice Yoga is a way of practicing that seeks to restore normal
movement, unlock the breath, harness concentration and down regulate of the nervous system. The uniqueness of each posture and movement is an invitation to meet these conditions. To encourage this process, students work closely with the teacher so that each student develops at their own pace. Instruction is offered by way of verbal and consensual hands-on assists. As the conditions are met, the teacher provides instruction for new movements and postures and then the cycle begins again.

Registration + Costs

When registering and paying for a class, you can do so from the Schedule page, each individual class event. Or you can email us at

The price for a 10-week session is $135 or $120 (student)

You can join a session at any time. If you join after it has already started, we will prorate the remainder of the classes so you get the reduced rate.

We understand the need for flexibility, so drop-ins remain welcome! Cost for a drop-in is $16 / $13 (student).