What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Humble as “reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission.” Further inquiry tells us that the root of this word is humus – the nutrient-rich component of soil. Merriam-Webster’s definition of Heart includes “the central or innermost part of something.”

With this in mind, Humble Hearts Yoga was named to reflect

  • humility, like humus, enables vigorous growth;
  • the heart center, the core of our being, is home to our sense of self.

Philosophy and Mission

Humble Hearts Yoga believes that yoga is accessible to every body. Can you breathe? Great! Then you can practice yoga! Yoga utilizes pranayama, breath control, to calm the body and the mind, the heart and the nervous system. Whether a restorative sequence or vinyasa flow, seated or on the mat, focus on the breath is the foundation of our practice. We begin with the breath and the postures follow, ultimately seeking sthira sukham asanam, strength and ease as we relax into each pose.

The mission of Humble Hearts Yoga is to facilitate yoga practice that opens one to humility and a true sense of self, enabling balance, presence and peace through yoga.



  • Gentle Yoga Series, a virtual space, over Zoom, offered weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.  An added benefit is that class recordings are shared with participants to supplement their home practice.
  • Yoga Vs Osteoporosis methodology, principles, and instruction over Zoom, or in your home or office.
  • Gentle, Restorative, or Chair yoga on a contract basis in local studios on Cape Cod (mid and outer Cape).
  • Customized one-on-one and small group yoga sessions in your home or office. Non-profit, senior and package rates are available.

Contact Jeanne for more information on any of these offerings, or to schedule a complementary session.