Why the Name Yama Yoga?

Compiled by the Sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, the Eight Limbs of Raja or Royal Yoga are a progressive series of steps to purify the body and mind, ultimately leading the yogi to complete enlightenment. The first, and perhaps most important of these limbs is the Yamas. These are the ideals that Yama Yoga strives practice daily.

The Yamas are five ethical codes of behavior
to be practiced in word, thought and deed:

  • Ahimsa - non-violence
  • Satyam - truthfulness
  • Brahmacharya - moderation in all things (control of all senses)
  • Asteya - non-stealing
  • Aparigraha - non-greed

Since 2005, Yama Yoga has been providing a safe, welcoming environment for yogis to cultivate and expand their practice.

Located in the heart of Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, Yama is a beautiful and calming yoga haven adorned with cream city brick, gleaming hardwood floors and studios filled with natural light and charm.

Yama’s diverse schedule offers something for everyone. For over 10 years they have continued to host some of the finest and most knowledgeable certified yoga teachers in the Milwaukee area, who share their practice and experience with students seven days a week, in a variety of styles, intensities and experience levels. Yama offers a wide range of classes; from a beginner's basics program for the student just starting their yoga journey, to relaxing and restorative classes, to alignment, to power vinyasa and heated flow classes and even prenatal. Throughout the day, Monday through Friday, Yama offers refreshing morning classes, hour-long Noon Express classes for the busy professionals, followed by a mix of evening classes in two different studios. You can always find what you are looking for at Yama Yoga.

Weekends are filled with exhilarating morning practices, and educational workshops and immersions taught by local and nationally acclaimed yoga teachers that allow students to dive deeper into their personal practice. Private yoga classes are available to accommodate student's desire to deepen their practice in ways that fit into their busy schedules and focuses on achieving individual goals.  Yama Yoga also offers corporate packages in studio, onsite employee instruction and prearranged yoga parties and events for celebrations such as birthday parties, pre-wedding bridal activities and more.

In 2011, Yama expanded their mission to provide a source for yoga knowledge by offering a Yoga Alliance and State of Wisconsin approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification program and in 2016 will be adding on a graduate program of 300 additional hour for teachers who want to bring their yoga training to the next level.

Before or after rejuvenating body, heart and mind with Yoga Yoga’s offerings, The Historic Third Ward provides a delightful neighborhood atmosphere, filled with top-notch art galleries, the Milwaukee Public Market, fine restaurants, fashionable boutiques, nearby lakefront, summertime concerts, and so much more.