Yoga with Jeanne - Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Jeanne Thornton, RYT, MSW


Jeanne Thornton, RYT, has taught gentle yoga in the Kripalu
tradition for more than 20 years. This gentle,inward focused style of hatha yoga invites the practitioner to be mindful and compassionate with self. Classes are held three mornings and one evening each week in Littleton (at 2 locations).  Jeanne also offers workshops, Wise Woman retreats and private instruction.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR A SCHEDULE OF CURRENT CLASSES and visit the Events page for notification of upcoming workshops and retreats as they are scheduled.

With every class, Jeanne offers a unique theme, weaving instruction in the practice of mindful asana (movement/postures),  pranayama (breathing techniques), Ayurveda, yogic philosophy and teachings from many wisdom traditions.  The invitation in every class is to arrive on our mats in Beginner's Mind, accepting our bodies and our lives just as they are in this moment.  Our practice then naturally extends to life "off the mat" to which we bring the same intentions of non-judgment, compassion and freedom from expectations. This is the philosophy of Kripalu style yoga, which is sometimes referred to as the "Yoga of Compassion".
"I came to class to learn 'proper alignment' in the poses. What I ended up learning was more about proper alignment of my heart and spirit."
                                                                 --a Kripalu student
"Jeanne offers an approach to yoga that gives you pause for reflection in your everyday world.  Her classes introduce the wisdom of the sages that suggests we be more of who we are. 
The asanas are gentle, restorative and non-competitive.  Each participant is encouraged to honor her or his body and to respect its limitations.  I'd recommend these classes for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners."
                                                                 --Student Testimonial
"Jeanne's retreats are amazing. I look forward to the next one the day
 after each retreat ends!  Her retreats ground me, give me strength and
 joy.  I would go anywhere to attend them~it's the very best gift I give
                                                                   ~ Patty (9 retreats, so far!)


MONDAY, TUESDAY and FRIDAY mornings (9:30-11:00 a.m.) 

ON-GOING CLASSES.  Students who attend these classes will be notfiied by email if a given class is cancelled for some reason.  If you are attending for the first time, call or text Jeanne to make sure class is being held as scheduled.

Location:  Columbine United Church
6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd., Littleton                
Cost: Every class is a $15 drop-in (cash or check) for every student   

Please Note:  Enter double doors on north side.  Arrive before 9:30 as these doors will be locked at that time. 

WEDNESDAY evenings (6:00-7:15 p.m.)

This class is offered through Kosha Yoga Center which is located in the
Woodlawn Center at Littleton Boulevard and Windermere Street (1500 W.
Littleton Blvd).  Entrance is through double glass doors just to the right of the Pho restaurant--the studio is just beyond the stairwell, on your left.

You can register  for classes online at

Kosha offers several payment options.

ALL CLASSES offered by Jeanne are gentle and calming, appropriate for students at all levels of practice.


Want to jumpstart your yoga knowledge before joining a group class?  Or do you feel the need for a few "refresher" sessions or a personalized posture clinic? Are you healing from illness or injury and perhaps just want some gentle yoga guidance, specific for your unique needs?
Jeanne offers private sessions in your home. Fees vary, dependent upon arrangements






Will you or someone you know be celebrating a special occasion in the months ahead? Talk with Jeanne about creating a uniquely personal ceremony and celebration to acknowledge and honor the significance of that mile-marker occasion or time of transition in life.
Jeanne is a certified LIFE-CYCLE CELEBRANT, a specialist in creating personalized, deeply meaningful ceremony as a way of acknowledging life's mile-marker changes and transitions.

Celebrant created ceremony helps us embrace the changes retirement, milestone birthdays, coming-of-age, meaningful anniversaries, births and adoptions, Crone celebrations, divorce, loss of loved one, or any other
significant time in life that truly wants to be acknowledged. 

For more information about creating your own unique, personally-crafted event, please visit 


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