Our Founding & Mission
Yogasphere is a Yoga Center committed to providing excellent yoga instruction in a safe and inspiring environment supporting individuals on their path to realizing their highest potential. Rooted in our core value that “Yoga is for Everyone," Yogasphere offers an array of yoga that is modern, playful and accessible to all while maintaining the ancient wisdom and teachings of yoga. We believe in an active and supportive partnership with our staff, students and community which has enabled Yogasphere to thrive with the community needs leading the way. We further support this partnership through our dedication and involvement in local charitable organizations and events that have both a local and global reach.
In 2005, Laura partnered with Kirin Mishra (Parvathi Nanda Nath) to create Yogasphere at the original Newtown location. Inspired by Laura’s dynamic vision of offering an array of yoga, Kirin affirmed the philosophy that was in keeping with the integrity of the ancient wisdom of yoga. In April of 2016, longtime Yogasphere Senior Instructor and Business Manager, Catharine Armstrong Frank became co-owner of Yogasphere. This transition allowed Laura and Cathy to expand their long term vision, allowing Yogasphere to fully form in its mission to provide healing and community through yoga, which continues to flourish in our online community that established in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Today Yogasphere Co-Owners Laura Rothstein and Cathy Frank continue to build on Yogasphere’s founding philosophy and tradition offering “Yoga for Everyone.” Yogasphere remains committed to honoring the traditional essence of yoga in a way that is practical, uplifting, and relevant. The classes, workshops and teacher training programs at Yogasphere are rooted in a true and established desire to serve our community in inclusiveness, connection and joyfulness. As a business and yoga community, we state unequivocally our policy that everyone at Yogasphere is to be treated with respect and care, and to be able to exist in an environment that is free from harassment, threats and exclusion based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.