Upper Valley Yoga

A community of passionate students & instructors, practicing the art of yoga together.
Established 1999. White River Junction, Vermont.
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Vinyasa Flow (1-2)

Leslie Carleton

9:00 -
10:30 am

Hatha (1)

Caleigh MacDonald

11:00 -
12:00 pm

Slow Flow

Vicki Smith

3:00 -
4:15 pm


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Our studio’s philosophy is rooted in the firm belief that everyone can do yoga. Our diverse offerings reflect that belief: we meet you where you are while helping you build the tools to grow, and encouraging you to listen to your own body’s wisdom. Most of our intermediate and advanced classes revolve around fun and mindful vinyasa flow that draws on the lineages of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara Yoga.

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6:00 - 7:00 pm


Welcome the weekend with a mindful practice that will move you to a relaxed place. We will focus on movement with breath and finding equanimity throughout the class. Paced for students of every level, let's have fun leaving the work week behind! Taught by Vicki. Please sign up to save a spot; bring your mat. All are welcome!


4:30 - 6:00 pm

A Study of Inversions


Sundays, 4:30–6 pm

Oct 6–Nov 10

$100 before 9/29; $110 thereafter

Shift your perspective in this 6-week series that will focus on learning the fundamentals of inversions and arm balances.  In this series, you’ll learn a stepwise approach to crow pose, headstand, forearm stand, and handstand that will empower you to fly without fear. 

In this series, you will:

-       Learn techniques to achieve crow, headstand, forearm stand, and handstand

-       Cultivate strength, mobility, and body awareness

-       Transform your fear into confidence

Week 1: Inversion preparation

This class moves you through a full-body warmup for your inversion practice.  You’ll fire up your core, energize your body, and learn how to strengthen and stretch your shoulders and wrists.  We’ll cover foundational arm balances such as the classic crow to prepare for inversions later in the series.

Week 2:  Headstand

This class will cover proper technique and alignment for headstand.  You’ll learn a step-by-step approach allowing for safe, approachable entry and exit.  You’ll also get an inversion warm up and a wind down leaving you feeling energized and empowered.

Week 3: Forearm stand

Learn to balance on your forearms in this forearm stand tutorial.  Forearm stands require strong shoulders, flexibility, and mobility.  Expect a full-body warmup along with a stepwise approach for entering and exiting the forearm stand along with how to do this beneficial pose with safety and confidence. 

Week 4: Handstands part 1

Let’s take handstand off its pedestal by breaking it down with drills, tips, and methodology.  You’ll learn how to use the wall as a tool in order to improve your handstand approach.  The focus will be controlled entry and exit into classical handstand with an emphasis on proper positioning and body engagement.  Overtime you’ll build the strength and skill you need to move toward the middle of the room and improve your freestanding technique. 

Week 5: Handstands part 2

This class dives deeper into handstands by introducing three techniques: tuck, straddle, and pike.  We’ll use the wall as a tool to cultivate confidence and skill.  You’ll learn how to enter and exit your handstands with more strength, grace, and control. 

Week 6: Fearless Flight Inversion Flow

Let’s fly!  This dynamic vinyasa flow features inversions in a creative, fun, and safe way by using the wall for support.  The class is playful and thoughtfully sequenced to build into the foundations of strength, stability, and openness. 



  • "I have been practicing at Upper Valley Yoga since 2005. I have found safe, effective instructors here for all the phases of life and interest I have gone through since then. There is a wide range of class approaches and opportunities, from beginner to immersive and everything in between. I always recommend Upper Valley Yoga to friends, and tell them to explore all the teachers, they are sure to find the right approach for them."    - Louise
  • "Your teachers are at the top with their professionalism, expertise of yoga practice, patience and support of all in the class."    - M
  • "Yoga helps me the find the strength, flexibility, and focus to do the things I love to do in life. Practicing yoga at the Upper Valley Yoga Center feels like coming home to a warm and welcoming community."    — Karen
  • "The UVY studio is a warm and friendly place, with very special people as your teachers. So this begs the question: Does the practice of yoga make nice people, or do nice people practice yoga?"    — Jeanne
  • "The day I took my first class at Upper Valley Yoga, I knew I’d found my “yoga home”. Leslie, and all the teachers at the studio, truly practice what they preach: come to class, accept our instruction but listen to yourself and your body; honor your own best teacher, the teacher within."    - Dena
  • "Every class is a gift, not only for the yoga, but to be connected with others who are part of the Upper Valley Yoga community. An added treat is that the current space in White River Junction is spacious, sunlit and warm."    - Dena


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UVY is "Sweet 16!"

One more day to purchase this pass!

Upper Valley Yoga turned 16 on Labor Day! Woo-hoo! In honor of this milestone, we are offering the "sweet 16" pass: 16 yoga class passes, only $160, and 90 days to use them (no exceptions or extensions). Ready to re-boot your yoga practice as we shift into Fall? This pass is a sweet deal, so don't miss out! Pass will only be available for purchase now through September 16 (Monday!). Sweetness all around!



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The building itself was renovated to be energy efficient, and the room is moderately heated in cooler seasons to promote a good, healthy sweat, but not heated to an excessive or wasteful degree. There are cubbies in our large office to store your personal belongings, a spacious changing room, a comfy sofa and a water cooler (please bring a water bottle to fill, to cut down on paper cup usage). Two nice, clean bathrooms are located just down the hall. There are also cubbies in the studio itself for valuables, which students are welcome to use. We have a full lending library of yoga books, and encourage students to borrow freely. Gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount.

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Please do not wear perfume or any strong scent

People with allergies can be very sensitive to scent. Also, lots of people sweating in a closed space is less stinky than lots of people all wearing different brands of perfume or deodorant.

Wear comfortable clothing

Not so tight it binds, not so loose it gets in your way. And please do not wear clothes that “gap” and are inappropriately revealing.

Practice on an empty stomach

If possible, don’t eat at least three hours before practice. If you know that this isn’t possible for you, eat easily digested food one hour before class.

No food or outside beverages inside the studio

If necessary, bottled water is okay, but remember we are trying to generate internal heat; constant sipping cools the body. After practice, drink plenty of pure water.

Bring your own mat

Shared mats are not hygienic; you may borrow one from us if one is available, until you are able to purchase your own, but please clean it afterward with the mat wipes provided. Please understand mats may be borrowed on a first come basis….we have only a few to borrow, and do occasionally run out of them.

Keep your eyes on your own practice

The practice is richer when it happens from the inside out. It’s not about comparing yourself with the person next to you. Be present with your own experience.

Be kind and loving to yourself

Rest when you need to. Honor where you are in your practice. Use the energy of those around to inspire, not diminish, you. Remember: you are perfect just as you are now, and yoga is meant to enhance that understanding and let that perfection shine. Have fun!

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Newcomers! 3 for $30

If you are new to Upper Valley Yoga, you can purchase a 3-class pass for $30! (For our first-time guests only, package expires 15 days after purchase)

Single Class, $18

Drop in to any regular weekly class

Single Class, Student or Senior* Rate, $15

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

10-Class Pass, $145

Expires after one year

10-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $130

Expires after one year

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

5-Class Pass, $80

Expires after 6 months

5-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $70

Expires after 6 months.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

Unlimited Yoga Passes

Monthly, Auto-Renew with credit card, $99/mo

Unlimited yoga. 6-month commitment is required; early cancellation fee of $50 applies if the auto renew is canceled before 6 months. This is the best value if you plan to attend at least 2 classes per week.

One month, unlimited, $150

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

One month, Student or Senior* rate, $140

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

3-Month Unlimited, $390

Unlimited yoga, 3 months

If you don’t yet have a mat, borrow one from us and please clean it afterward with the mat wipes.

We have a limited, need-based scholarship fund available for those who are struggling to pay for classes; please email or call us to inquire. We also gratefully accept donations for that fund in any amount. In addition, there are occasional work/study opportunities. If you are interested in being on the work/study list, please let us know!

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