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20 Yoga Class Themes to Inspire

What is a class theme and do I have to have one?

A theme can help your students escape their minds and get into their bodies during class. You can use it to take them on a journey.

girl walking on beach shore with shoes in hand as the sun sets
take your students on a journey

You’ve done your YTT (yoga teacher training) and have been told you need to come up with a theme for your first class. Or you’ve been teaching for a while and just low on inspiration and looking for a list. You’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of 20 places to find inspiration for your perfect theme for you.

What is a theme?

A theme is a thread that pulls your class together. It may be a quote you come back to that pulls your poses together throughout the lesson. It may be a lesson you’ve learned during the week that you want to share. Or, it may be as simple as a peak pose.

So where can you get ideas from and what might they look like?

Patanjali’s Sutras

  • Yamas

  • Niyamas


  • Love