About Us

about usThe Yoga Loft is a welcoming and community-minded center located in Bethlehem’s vibrant SouthSide. Our facility includes three spacious studio rooms with wood floors throughout, and a comfortable lobby and boutique. The Yoga Loft also hosts Ollin Studio, where one-on-one Pilates and Gyrotonic classes are held. The yoga school was founded in 2006 by Jessie Thompson, originally from South Bethlehem. Jessie began her yoga practice in 1991 while living in New York City. She went on to study yoga in Los Angeles before returning to Bethlehem in 2004.  Since opening in 2006, The Yoga Loft has developed and trained over 250 teachers, and currently has more than 20 local teachers on faculty. Yoga classes for all levels are offered, from new beginners to experienced practitioners. In addition to Yoga, The Yoga Loft offers Tai Chi and Pilates programs with expert teachers. The Yoga Loft has become well-respected for it’s compassionate and skilled teaching staff, and is a friendly and welcoming environment for all.  Our mission is to provide tools for living well, and to offer classes, workshops and trainings that will inspire, heal and uplift our community.