North End Yoga

BostonYoga, Barre, Pilates



byTori Scott, October 10, 2016

Don’t let the quiet, soothing Sanskrit music fool you: this is not Yin yoga. North End Yoga is a traditional yoga studio which draws dedicated, seasoned, and serious yogis (no corporate takeovers here). Serious yogis mean serious, professional, well-seasoned teachers; the cream of the crop. Which is exactly what Tim Kelleher is. He sequences beautifully, cues specifically, and adjusts safely. If you are looking to improve your practice, get yourself (ASAP) to North End Yoga and let Tim Kelleher take you on a journey.



The class was an hour and fifteen minute All-Levels Vinyasa. Tim guided us through a heart opening sequence that can best be described as a slow burn. Each pose opened the heart and chest while another part of the body was building fire and supporting the shape. We worked into advanced poses like King Pigeon and Eka Pada Koundinyasana (Google it). The class followed a typical Vinyasa class sequence, which is mainly to ensure safety and allow the body to warm and open before moving into advanced poses: Supine heart opening, Sun As, Sun Bs, standing poses, hip openers, backbends, twists, savasana.


Everyone and their mother teaches yoga in Boston but not everyone has the skill to teach other teachers. North End Yoga instructor Tim Kelleher is the teacher that should (and does) develop teachers. Throughout class, not only did he reference readings from the Bhagavad-Gita and specific quotes and teachings from the Sutras, but he also pointed out specific muscle groups and relevant anatomy terms to help students better understand their movements. In other words, we were blown away by the depth of his knowledge and teaching experience. Our room was filled with his dedicated students that follow him around town and abroad. Tim is phenomenal.


North End Yoga is what a yoga studio should be: dimly lit, quiet, clean, tranquil, inviting, and relaxing. There is a large reception area when you first enter where you can relax and browse the small retail section or purchase a Vita Coco before class. The studio has three practice rooms, all with wood floors, large windows, and bright colors. The website claims the practice rooms are “”India-inspired”” adding to the traditional yoga studio feel but we’re not sure we’d say that.

Additionally, the studio has bathrooms, changing rooms, and cubbies lining the hallway, but only one shower. The shower does have shampoo, conditioner, and soap for students to use. The class we took was in the afternoon, but we can only imagine the cluster it would be to try and get the shower after the early morning classes end before work – no thanks!

North End Yoga

256 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
North End Yoga $

North End Yoga

North End Yoga, Barre, Pilates $

256 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

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